Tag: Shocks

Ask The Editors: Is the Yamaha Raptor 700R Right for Me?


Dear ATVC: Thinking of getting a 2007 Yamaha Raptor 700. Just curious of opinions compared to other race quads. I’m 115 pounds and know the quad’s got power. I was told there were issues with the front end lifting when going too fast. Eastcoastgal94 The Yamaha Raptor 700R is a very versatile sport machine with […] More »

  Comments | By - May 4, 2015

Elka Suspension Stage 5 Shocks Giveaway


Elka Suspension is currently running a giveaway on their website to win a free pair of front Elka Stage 5 ATV shocks. The Elka Suspension Stage 5 ATV shocks are the latest evolution of their high-performance racing platform. It is designed around 3 key performance factors: high hydraulic flow, lightweight components and low-friction internal and […] More »

  Comments | By - March 4, 2015

Ask The Editors: Is Suspension Sag Eating Up All My Travel?


Dear ATVC: When I sit on my friend’s Raptor, it feels like the rear shock sinks into half its travel. he says that it’s because he has the sag set to his weight (which is admittedly 85-pounds less than mine). Still, it seems to me like running sag gives up a lot of your suspension’s […] More »

  Comments | By - June 30, 2014

Ask The Editors: Why Does Soft Suspension = Stiff Ride?


Dear ATVC: I’m having a hard time dialing in the suspension on my Polaris Outlaw MXR and wonder if you could help. You guys have said that harsh feeling suspension can mean I’m running my settings too soft. I can’t really wrap my head around this concept. Please explain. Sure- the reason for this seemingly […] More »

  Comments | By - February 12, 2013

Ask the Editors: My ATV Thinks it’s a Pogo Stick

Dear ATVC: My quad’s rear shock feels really springy- it still seems to be working but the rear of the machine bounces more than I remember over rough terrain. My friend says it means the shock is blown and needs to be rebuilt. I thought a blown shock wouldn’t work at all. Please help. Sadly […] More »

  Comments | By - April 23, 2012