Posts Tagged ‘ Ask the Editors ’

October 12th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How Important Are Suspension Travel Numbers?

Dear ATVC: Concerning the difference between front and rear suspension travel numbers, does it matter if the rear travels more than the front, or vice versa? Would too great a difference create an imbalance? FindTheBest Interesting question and the short answer is absolutely. When we head to our local dealership sales-floors or browse the product [...]

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October 6th, 2014

Ask The Editors: What Makes a Helmet Worth $800?

Dear ATVC: I’m in the market for a new helmet and happened upon one that cost $750. I’m all or safety but what makes a helmet command such a price tag? Is it really 7-times better than the $99 one I’m considering? You are presumably referring to the ATR-1 from relative newcomer to the helmet [...]

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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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