Tag: Q&A

Ask the Editors: ATVs More Affordable Then or Now?

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Dear ATVC: I’m wondering if ATVs are a better deal today than they were back when they first came out. The prices seem so high now but I realize too that the machines are also much more advanced. K Simms That’s a really good question. In 1970 Honda would have sold you the US90 3-wheeler […] More »

  Comments | By - February 1, 2016

Ask the Editors: Let There be (Head)Light

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Dear ATVC: I was wondering if it is possible to put a headlight on a 1986 Honda trx70? If so what wires would I use? RickandTracy It’s definitely possible but considering the stock ignition and stator weren’t designed to accommodate the electrical load of a headlight, your best bet would be to simply pick up […] More »

  Comments | By - January 25, 2016

Ask the Editors: How Important is a Solenoid?

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Dear ATVC: I have a Champion ATV winch (model no. 100243 3500) with no solenoid and only a remote. Will running it this way damage my winch or anything else? Olie The starting solenoid to any electrical device performs a very crucial function- it acts as an electrical current valve. To summarize its function as […] More »

  Comments | By - January 17, 2016

Ask the Editors: Dry Gas Needed With Ethol Blends?

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Dear ATVC: I’ve always added a few cap-fulls of dry gas to my ATV’s tank to keep condensation from freezing during the winter months. The gas station attendant told me that there’s no longer a need to do this with modern blends. Is this true? Believe it or not, yes but depending on what kind […] More »

  Comments | By - January 11, 2016

Ask the Editors: Jacking Up My UTV

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Dear ATVC: When it comes to jacking up a full-size side-by-side to change tires, are automotive jacks the only safe bet to dealing with that kind of weight? We’ve used them with decent results but there is often the risk of damaging the UTV’s under body by lodging a jack plate designed for a car’s […] More »

  Comments | By - January 4, 2016

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