Posts Tagged ‘ Ask the Editors ’

June 30th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Is Suspension Sag Eating Up All My Travel?

Dear ATVC: When I sit on my friend’s Raptor, it feels like the rear shock sinks into half its travel. he says that it’s because he has the sag set to his weight (which is admittedly 85-pounds less than mine). Still, it seems to me like running sag gives up a lot of your suspension’s [...]

June 23rd, 2014

Ask the Editors: Does Premium Gas Keep Internals Cleaner?

Dear ATVC: Note, that this is not about octane. The question is, has anybody noticed if premium gasoline prevents the build up of carbon on internals such as valves, and pistons better than regular gas? First, I KNOW that gasoline should NOT be used as a solvent/parts cleaner, but I have used it for this [...]

June 16th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Green Gunk in Carb

Dear ATVC: My quad had been sitting a few years and when I opened up the float bowl to clean out the carb, the inner walls were coated in green crust What is this and how do I get rid of it? Green is the telltale sign of corroded cast aluminum. Contrary to common misconception [...]

June 8th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Help Me Identify This ATV

Dear ATVC: Found a pic of this quad on the net and can’t figure out what it is. Obviously a Kawasaki of sorts but I never saw its like in any of the product brochures. Indeed you aren’t going to find this ATV’s exact match no matter how thoroughly your scour Kawasaki’s product brochure archives. [...]

June 2nd, 2014

Ask The Editors: Is Dry Gas Pointless?

Dear ATVC: My buddy insists dry gas is no longer needed with modern gasoline. If that’s true, why would they still sell it in stores? Believe it or not, your buddy is partially correct. Why only partially? Because it depends upon where you live. Dry gas is, after all, an alcohol additive. If you happen [...]