Tag: Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors: Maintaining a Maintenance Free Battery

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Dear ATVC: I’m wondering why ATV batteries are called “maintenance free”. It’s my understanding that they require as much maintenance as any other battery. LenC487 You’re absolutely right, a majority of the batteries nestled within our ATVs are the same lead-acid boxes that have been firing up automobiles and lawnmowers for decades (there are some […] More »

  Comments | By - September 19, 2016

Ask the Editors: Need a Work-Ready SxS

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Dear ATVC: I’m looking for help choosing a used SxS with 4×4 grip and the torque to climb steep hills with a load of grapes and brake with all four wheels (btw, does any machine give 4 wheel parking brakes for steep hills?) Reliability is a huge concern. Speed is not. Dump bed would be […] More »

  Comments | By - September 12, 2016

Ask the Editors: I Wanna Go Wider

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Dear ATVC: I have a 1996 Honda TRX300EX that does okay keeping up with my friends’ newer and bigger sport quads on the trails in the engine department but I need to go wider to slide around corners like they do. What is the easiest way to widen an ATV? HonFan1984 When it comes to […] More »

  Comments | By - August 29, 2016

Ask The Editors: What Size Chain Do I Need?

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Dear ATVC: I have a 2007 Yaoyao ATA110cc/H1 youth ATV. Wondering the correct chain size and length for this machine. Jnette There is very little information on the brand Yaoyao these days but that is often the case with off-brand imported minis. The good news, however, is that regardless of the branding on each, most […] More »

  Comments | By - August 21, 2016

Ask the Editors: Winching with a Snatch Block

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Dear ATVC: Just got my first winch installed on my quad and am wondering about proper winching techniques. The dealer told me to consider picking up a snatch block. What exactly is that and what does it do? KTonic Your dealer is giving you solid advice- a snatch block is a fairly simple and inexpensive […] More »

  Comments | By - August 15, 2016

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