Posts Tagged ‘ Q&A ’

October 20th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How to Combat Mushy-Feeling Brakes

Dear ATVC: I have a 2006 Honda TRX400EX that I love in every regard except for one: I got new brakes put on late last season and they feel mushy to me. Not as crisp as the stock ones were new. Is it because I went with cheaper aftermarket stuff rather than OEM Honda? We’re [...]

Read more...
October 12th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How Important Are Suspension Travel Numbers?

Dear ATVC: Concerning the difference between front and rear suspension travel numbers, does it matter if the rear travels more than the front, or vice versa? Would too great a difference create an imbalance? FindTheBest Interesting question and the short answer is absolutely. When we head to our local dealership sales-floors or browse the product [...]

Read more...
October 6th, 2014

Ask The Editors: What Makes a Helmet Worth $800?

Dear ATVC: I’m in the market for a new helmet and happened upon one that cost $750. I’m all or safety but what makes a helmet command such a price tag? Is it really 7-times better than the $99 one I’m considering? You are presumably referring to the ATR-1 from relative newcomer to the helmet [...]

Read more...
September 29th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Want to Remove the Quiet Core from My Stock Muffler

Dear ATVC: If i take the silencer/ quite core out of the stock muffler of my 2007 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE, do I have to make any changes to air or gas flow? peslraptor Generally speaking, no, removing the baffle within your Raptor’s muffler shouldn’t require adjustment of the fuel & air ratios. In the [...]

Read more...
September 22nd, 2014

Ask The Editors: What Does Can-Am Offer in the Sport ATV Department?

Dear ATVC: Wondering what Can-Am makes for sport quads. I think one is called the DS XMX and another just X… I’m wondering if they make a model for trail riding. Redexrider The model you mention in your question is Can-Am’s 450cc manual clutch performance model, the DS450. In addition to its base model (yellow [...]

Read more...