Tag: ATV Tech

Ask the Editors: Suzuki 230 Cover


Dear ATVC: I have a 1987 Suzuki LT230E and I need to know the name of the cover behind the chain. The case saver and all is missing but the mag case is not cracked.. Thinking transmission cover but not really sure? I also need to buy that part if anyone can help.. Please my […] More »

  Comments | By - September 28, 2015

Ask the Editors: Disappearing Antifreeze


Dear ATVC: I have a 2004 Kawasaki KFX400 that is losing antifreeze after a short ride. While idling it doesn’t smoke, but when you rev it while idling it will blow out white smoke from the exhaust, not a lot but the first rev can be quite a bit. It doesn’t completely lose antifreeze but […] More »

  Comments | By - September 21, 2015

Ask the Editors: Sloppy Throttle Cable


Dear ATVC: Do throttle cables stretch over time? Mine seems to have become loose. firsttimerider Absolutely- like any manual metal cable, the throttle cable is not immune to stretching over time. Keeping the cable and its housing well lubricated is a means of extending its life. Keeping water out of the rubber housing is another. […] More »

  Comments | By - September 7, 2015

Ask the Editors: Are Wider Handlebars Better?


Dear ATVC: I have extended handlebars on my Dinli 450cc off-road quad not sure if I should keep them on or run narrower bars. What has better control guys? Ashley S Ready for the short and generic answer? Run whatever feels more comfortable to you. That’s probably not the type of insight you’re seeking but […] More »

  Comments | By - August 24, 2015

ATV Tech: Fluids, Let’s Talk Synthetic vs. Conventional


We all know that everything we hear about on commercials can’t possibly be true. We also know that company marketing teams can make a whole lot of promises; oftentimes superseding the capabilities of even the best possible product. Yet when it comes to the fluids in our ATVs, we’re generally presented with the option of […] More »

  Comments | By - August 20, 2015

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