Tag: ATV Tech

Ask the Editors: Let There be (Head)Light

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Dear ATVC: I was wondering if it is possible to put a headlight on a 1986 Honda trx70? If so what wires would I use? RickandTracy It’s definitely possible but considering the stock ignition and stator weren’t designed to accommodate the electrical load of a headlight, your best bet would be to simply pick up […] More »

  Comments | By - January 25, 2016

Ask the Editors: How Important is a Solenoid?

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Dear ATVC: I have a Champion ATV winch (model no. 100243 3500) with no solenoid and only a remote. Will running it this way damage my winch or anything else? Olie The starting solenoid to any electrical device performs a very crucial function- it acts as an electrical current valve. To summarize its function as […] More »

  Comments | By - January 17, 2016

Ask the Editors: Dry Gas Needed With Ethol Blends?

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Dear ATVC: I’ve always added a few cap-fulls of dry gas to my ATV’s tank to keep condensation from freezing during the winter months. The gas station attendant told me that there’s no longer a need to do this with modern blends. Is this true? Believe it or not, yes but depending on what kind […] More »

  Comments | By - January 11, 2016

Ask the Editors: Did My Blaster Come With a Key?

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Dear ATVC: I have a 1999 Yamaha Blaster I bought on kijiji in October and there is no key. You just kick start it. I have seen videos on YouTube and you can sometimes see people turning a key. I am wondering if one of the previous owners of my blaster took it off or […] More »

  Comments | By - December 20, 2015

Ask the Editors: How to Speed up a KFX Mini?

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Dear ATVC: Can someone please please point me in the right direction to speed the Kawasaki KFX50 up? I’m looking for an aftermarket CDI. Dirty South We have some good news for you. The aftermarket does offer a high performance adjustable racing 12v DC CDI box designed to eliminate that irritating rev-limiter that is keeping […] More »

  Comments | By - December 14, 2015

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