Tag: Q&A

Ask the Editors: Vibrating Blaster Blues


Dear ATVC: I have an 02 Yamaha Blaster that shakes like crazy in low gears. I barely press the throttle and it is shaking. Anyone know how to fix it, or if this is normal? XblasterX 2-strokes are known for excessive engine-induced vibration and the Yamaha Blaster is certainly no exception. Yamaha did attempt to […] More »

  Comments | By - October 10, 2016

Ask the Editors: What is My Kodiak Gauge Measuring?


Dear ATVC: I have a 2001 Yamaha Kodiak 400 4×4. On the speedometer there is a counter what is that reading? Is it a trip meter- miles or hours? Drewg821 What started out in our opinion to be a simple question actually revealed some interesting facts. Not all 2001 Yamaha Kodiak 400s came equipped with […] More »

  Comments | By - September 26, 2016

Ask the Editors: Maintaining a Maintenance Free Battery


Dear ATVC: I’m wondering why ATV batteries are called “maintenance free”. It’s my understanding that they require as much maintenance as any other battery. LenC487 You’re absolutely right, a majority of the batteries nestled within our ATVs are the same lead-acid boxes that have been firing up automobiles and lawnmowers for decades (there are some […] More »

  Comments | By - September 19, 2016

Ask the Editors: Need a Work-Ready SxS


Dear ATVC: I’m looking for help choosing a used SxS with 4×4 grip and the torque to climb steep hills with a load of grapes and brake with all four wheels (btw, does any machine give 4 wheel parking brakes for steep hills?) Reliability is a huge concern. Speed is not. Dump bed would be […] More »

  Comments | By - September 12, 2016

Ask the Editors: I Wanna Go Wider


Dear ATVC: I have a 1996 Honda TRX300EX that does okay keeping up with my friends’ newer and bigger sport quads on the trails in the engine department but I need to go wider to slide around corners like they do. What is the easiest way to widen an ATV? HonFan1984 When it comes to […] More »

  Comments | By - August 29, 2016

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