Posts Tagged ‘ ATV Tech ’

July 28th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Is All Sand Created Equal?

Dear ATVC: I was prepping up my Banshee for sand duty at Glamis and my friend told me that Glamis is known for its soft sand and should be set up differently than most other desert conditions. Is there truth to this and how do you set up a quad for soft sand if so? [...]

July 13th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Help! I Loosened the Wrong Drain Plug

Dear ATVC: I went to change the oil in my new Coolster 110cc atv and instead of the drain plug I removed the smaller plug on the opposite side. A spring came out and then a small metal shaft. The shaft has a black plastic cap on one end and I’m not sure which end [...]

June 23rd, 2014

Ask the Editors: Does Premium Gas Keep Internals Cleaner?

Dear ATVC: Note, that this is not about octane. The question is, has anybody noticed if premium gasoline prevents the build up of carbon on internals such as valves, and pistons better than regular gas? First, I KNOW that gasoline should NOT be used as a solvent/parts cleaner, but I have used it for this [...]

June 16th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Green Gunk in Carb

Dear ATVC: My quad had been sitting a few years and when I opened up the float bowl to clean out the carb, the inner walls were coated in green crust What is this and how do I get rid of it? Green is the telltale sign of corroded cast aluminum. Contrary to common misconception [...]

June 8th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Help Me Identify This ATV

Dear ATVC: Found a pic of this quad on the net and can’t figure out what it is. Obviously a Kawasaki of sorts but I never saw its like in any of the product brochures. Indeed you aren’t going to find this ATV’s exact match no matter how thoroughly your scour Kawasaki’s product brochure archives. [...]