Tag: q & a

Ask the Editors: How to Trust a Non-Running ATV

Dear ATVC: I’m looking at an 01 Warrior. I’m told that it doesn’t run and that it’s a “bad magneto.” Pics look good but I’ve not seen it in person yet. I’ve looked online and found parts and videos on how to change that. I’m fairly mechanical so it looks like it would certainly be […] More »

  Comments | By - March 20, 2017

Ask the Editors: Should We Oppose E15 Gasoline?

Dear ATVC: I come from a corn producing area and have been hearing a lot lately about gasoline moving up to E15 being a good thing for the economy & environment. Why is the AMA going out of their way to fight against this? The short answer: It means big trouble for small engines. Politicians […] More »

  Comments | By - June 22, 2015

Ask The Editors: How To Give My Brakes a Proper Cleaning

Dear ATVC: I took my quad mudding last weekend and had a riot. I’ve since pressure washed it good and clean but the brakes don’t feel right. They’re kinda spongy and gritty-feeling. Think this is coincidence or did I mess them up with the mud bath? It’s probably not a coincidence although the good news […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2014

Ask The Editors: Arctic Cat Versus Polaris

Dear ATVC: A friend of mine says Polaris and Arctic Cat are divisions of the same company. I couldn’t find any info on this being true online and figured I’d get the facts straight before arguing with him. These rumors have been floating around for years on account of the fact that both companies are […] More »

  Comments | By - December 30, 2013

Ask the Editors: Fluid Shear Braking Lesson

Dear ATVC: In my mechanics class we were discussing fluid shear brake systems. Can you explain how these work and have they ever come on an ATV? A “traditional” braking system works by turning friction into heat energy- in the case of your average ATV, a disc rotating with the wheel stores the energy of […] More »

  Comments | By - April 1, 2013

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