Posts Tagged ‘ Ask the Editors ’

September 29th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Want to Remove the Quiet Core from My Stock Muffler

Dear ATVC: If i take the silencer/ quite core out of the stock muffler of my 2007 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE, do I have to make any changes to air or gas flow? peslraptor Generally speaking, no, removing the baffle within your Raptor’s muffler shouldn’t require adjustment of the fuel & air ratios. In the [...]

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September 22nd, 2014

Ask The Editors: What Does Can-Am Offer in the Sport ATV Department?

Dear ATVC: Wondering what Can-Am makes for sport quads. I think one is called the DS XMX and another just X… I’m wondering if they make a model for trail riding. Redexrider The model you mention in your question is Can-Am’s 450cc manual clutch performance model, the DS450. In addition to its base model (yellow [...]

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September 15th, 2014

Ask the Editors: 1200cc Can-Am on the Way?

Dear ATVC: Was at the local dealership and they told me Can-Am is releasing the industry’s first 1200cc in the fall. I also heard that it may have slightly smaller displacement but be turbo or supercharged. Any truth to any of this and why hasn’t any other manufacturer released a stock turbo or supercharged ATV/UTV [...]

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September 8th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Why Are The Back Tires on Performance Quads So Little?

Dear ATVC: I’ve always wondered why the rear tires on sports quads are so small compared to other ATVs. I always thought it looked kind of ridiculous, especially when the front tires are normal sized. What is the reason for this? Excellent question and indeed, it can look a little disproportionate when compared to the [...]

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September 2nd, 2014

Ask the Editors: Checking My Piston Rings Without X-Ray Vision

Dear ATVC: I’ve got a YFZ450R and I’m a little paranoid about top-end maintenance and don’t want to blow up my engine. I ride pretty hard and race the open class on weekends. Is there any way to tell if my top end (rings specifically) are wearing or worn down without actually tearing into the [...]

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