Tag: ask the editor

Ask the Editors: What is My Kodiak Gauge Measuring?


Dear ATVC: I have a 2001 Yamaha Kodiak 400 4×4. On the speedometer there is a counter what is that reading? Is it a trip meter- miles or hours? Drewg821 What started out in our opinion to be a simple question actually revealed some interesting facts. Not all 2001 Yamaha Kodiak 400s came equipped with […] More »

  Comments | By - September 26, 2016

Ask the Editors: DS650 CDI Blues


Dear ATVC: I bought a DS 650 with no CDI box. Last owner wired in new box that did not work. I since got a factory CDI but don’t know where wires plug in. I have a connector but don’t know order in which to place wires. Can anyone send me picture please? sailorjack50 Why […] More »

  Comments | By - March 28, 2016

Ask the Editors: Winch Induced Electrical Trouble


Dear ATVC: I was putting an electric winch onto my 1998 Arctic Cat 300 4×4 (I didn’t touch any wiring at all) and when I went to go start it, nothing would happen. No headlights, neutral light, nothing. I already tried all the fuses with no luck. I have no clue what it could be […] More »

  Comments | By - March 14, 2016

Ask the Editors: Honda Big Red Frames


Dear ATVC: Hi, I’m rebuilding an 82 Honda Big Red with hi/lo range and it looks like I can get an ’84 motor and transmission with shaft drive and reverse. So is there much difference in the frames or is the ’84 completely different? I’m handy with a mig welder but don’t want to rebuild […] More »

  Comments | By - March 7, 2016

Ask the Editors: How Important is a Solenoid?


Dear ATVC: I have a Champion ATV winch (model no. 100243 3500) with no solenoid and only a remote. Will running it this way damage my winch or anything else? Olie The starting solenoid to any electrical device performs a very crucial function- it acts as an electrical current valve. To summarize its function as […] More »

  Comments | By - January 17, 2016

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