Tag: ATV Tech

Ask the Editors: American-Made 450 Race Quad?

Dear ATVC: Wasn’t there a new American made ATV coming out a few years ago supposed to be on par with the Japanese 450s? What was it called and what ever happened to it? KTEdwards From the sounds of it, we’d guess you were speaking of US Highland. These guys were on the fast track […] More »

  Comments | By - January 9, 2017

Ask the Editors: Get Me More Juice Through My Sprockets

Dear ATVC: So I have a 110cc semi-auto atv (only foot shifter). Anyway. As soon as I press the gas in, roughly 1 second later I have to upshift gears. Then about 3-5 seconds later I have to shift to third (top gear). I was wondering if by changing the sprockets I could maybe make […] More »

  Comments | By - December 12, 2016

Ask the Editors: A Stronger Reed Valve

Dear ATVC: I was wondering why reed valve petals aren’t made of something more durable, like thin metal. This is the second time I’ve had to replace them on my 89 LTR250 in five years. You’re logic is sound but you’re thinking is taking you in the wrong direction. Early reed valves were indeed equipped […] More »

  Comments | By - November 28, 2016

Ask the Editors: Suzuki Starting Trouble

Dear ATVC: Last weekend I rebuilt the carb, cleaned the gas tank and valves on my 86 Suzuki LTF230. I was able to crank it by hooking up a car battery – I put the negative to the negative lead and touched the positive directly to the starter. Vroooom…. things are looking good. This was […] More »

  Comments | By - November 21, 2016

Ask the Editors: Help Me Identify My New ATV

Dear ATVC: I bought a cheap off-brand 4-wheeler for my stepson and I to play around on. I bought it at an estate sale so not much info came with it. It’s a 110cc 3-speed with reverse and electric start. It’s a big 4-wheeler but have no clue what it is. Clueless110 When it comes […] More »

  Comments | By - November 13, 2016

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