Tag: Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors: Suzuki Starting Trouble


Dear ATVC: Last weekend I rebuilt the carb, cleaned the gas tank and valves on my 86 Suzuki LTF230. I was able to crank it by hooking up a car battery – I put the negative to the negative lead and touched the positive directly to the starter. Vroooom…. things are looking good. This was […] More »

  Comments | By - November 21, 2016

Ask the Editors: Best Choice for Cleaning an Air Filter


Dear ATVC: I’m due for an air filter clean and the last time I used dish soap, the sponge started to crumble apart shortly thereafter. What do you recommend that is strong enough to clean up a pretty dirty filter but gentle enough not to destroy the material? AsterIk You’re in luck – the perfect […] More »

  Comments | By - October 30, 2016

Ask the Editors: Zebra Mini Needs New Stripes


Dear ATVC: Bought a Zebra International 110cc ATV . Need a replacement body kit for it so my daughter can enjoy it! Finding it hard to find because obviously it’s not a name brand! Please help. Dustinweed It appears Zebra International, like countless other off-brands from the early 2000s long since disappeared and pulled part […] More »

  Comments | By - October 24, 2016

Ask the Editors: Are My Tie Rods Toast?


Dear ATVC: What does it mean when an ATV turns in one direction during hard braking? I heard it means your tie rods are shot but I hope not. DarEnn It could but that’s more of an ending diagnosis than a starting one. There are many, much simpler potential culprits to rule out before replacing […] More »

  Comments | By - October 3, 2016

Ask the Editors: Maintaining a Maintenance Free Battery


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

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