Posts Tagged ‘ ATV Tech ’

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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September 8th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Why Are The Back Tires on Performance Quads So Little?

Dear ATVC: I’ve always wondered why the rear tires on sports quads are so small compared to other ATVs. I always thought it looked kind of ridiculous, especially when the front tires are normal sized. What is the reason for this? Excellent question and indeed, it can look a little disproportionate when compared to the [...]

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September 2nd, 2014

Ask the Editors: Checking My Piston Rings Without X-Ray Vision

Dear ATVC: I’ve got a YFZ450R and I’m a little paranoid about top-end maintenance and don’t want to blow up my engine. I ride pretty hard and race the open class on weekends. Is there any way to tell if my top end (rings specifically) are wearing or worn down without actually tearing into the [...]

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August 25th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Replacing the Endless Chain

Dear ATVC: I’m dreading replacing my ATV’s drive chain. I picked up a chain breaker because I heard it saves you the work of having to grind down or cut a link. Quick question, what’s the difference between an endless chain and a regular chain? Replacing the chain on a chain-driven ATV is a matter [...]

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August 18th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Can I Turbocharge My ATC 350X?

Dear ATVC: Can you put a turbo on a 350x?? If you can is it easy and what do you recommend? Tackler147 To the best of our knowledge, no company (or even independent fabricator) offers up a bolt on turbocharging kit for the Honda ATC350X. However, that’s not to suggest it’s impossible. We have heard [...]

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