Tag: Q&A

Ask The Editors: Yamaha Blaster Rock Master?

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Dear ATVC: Hi, I’m thinking about getting a Yamaha blaster for trail riding but I was wondering if it could handle the trails in Colorado. I was wondering specifically if it can handle going over the big rocks. Thanks. drewy2dope The oil-injected 195cc Yamaha Blaster 2-stroke enjoyed a massive following in its 1988 to 2006 […] More »

  Comments | By - July 26, 2015

Ask the Editors: Why No Fuel Injected 2-Strokes?

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Dear ATVC: I’m fairly new to ATVs and picked up a used 1987 Honda TRX250R (2-stroke). The jetting needed a little work and that got me wondering why none of the manufacturers offered a fuel injected 2-stroke. That would forever solve jetting worries and probably create less pollution in the process. Or is injecting a […] More »

  Comments | By - July 20, 2015

Ask The Editors: Mojave Timing Blues

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Dear ATVC: I have a 1988 Kawasaki Mojave 250. When I set it on timing and try to kick it over, both intake and exhaust valves open when piston is returning to TDC. I’ve got it in a trade so I can’t really tell you the history behind it but all I know is that […] More »

  Comments | By - July 12, 2015

Ask the Editors: What Sets These Two Yamahas $800 apart?

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Dear ATVC: Regarding the 2016 700 Kodiak SE (above) & 700 Grizzly (below), why is the Grizzly $800 more? The only difference I see is 26″ vs 25″ tires, LED headlights and half an inch more “front only” suspension travel for the Grizzly. The Kodiak SE has nicer looking and lighter alloy rims vs the […] More »

  Comments | By - June 28, 2015

Ask the Editors: Should We Oppose E15 Gasoline?

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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

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