Posts Tagged ‘ ATV Question ’

February 23rd, 2015

Ask the Editors: Is That A Second Clutch Lever on my Quadsport?

Dear ATVC: I have a 1990 Suzuki LT230E I was wondering about the lever on the left handle. It looks like a brake or clutch lever, but it doesn’t seem to do anything. This bike has a sequential shift. It has the little button that you push down like a parking brake. Thanks for the []

March 24th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Need to Register Before Selling an ATV?

Dear ATVC: I purchased 2 ATVs about 4 months ago. When I purchased them from the original owner, he gave me both a bill of sale and the original titles to each. We are now contemplating selling 1 of the quads as we’ve since purchased a larger one. My question is, I have not titled []

June 11th, 2012

Ask The Editors: Fuel Injection Introspection

There are certainly some advantages in the real world- namely saving you from having to make carburetor adjustments to compensate for things like elevation, temperature, humidity and modest modifications. Additionally throttle response across the entire RPM range is typically improved and fuel injectors are less susceptible to fuel varnishing that takes place during long periods of inactivity/ storage.

May 14th, 2012

Ask The Editors: Predicting Ring Wear Without X-Ray Vision

Dear ATVC: Back in the two-stroke days, I used to freshen up the top end of my quad with regular frequency but quite frankly, the complexity and cost of a modern four-stroke engine intimidates me. Is there any way to know when I’m due for fresh rings without actually tearing down my top end?   []

April 23rd, 2012

Ask the Editors: My ATV Thinks it’s a Pogo Stick

Dear ATVC: My quad’s rear shock feels really springy- it still seems to be working but the rear of the machine bounces more than I remember over rough terrain. My friend says it means the shock is blown and needs to be rebuilt. I thought a blown shock wouldn’t work at all. Please help. Sadly []