Posts Tagged ‘ Suspension ’

August 11th, 2014

Ask the Editors- Tell Me About My Shock Springs

Dear ATVC: I have a few questions about shock springs. First why when a shock blows does the ATV ride bouncier? Secondly, I had my shocks serviced after blowing the rear and notice the outer spring has more coils than it did stock. Do more coils on a shock spring make it stronger? For starters, [...]

May 5th, 2014

Ask the Editors: Help Me Choose a KTM!

Dear ATVC: I’m 6’2, 340-pounds and want a KTM quad with the ability to make suspension modifications and be able to ride it with my stature. Any suggestions? Biggreg98 We definitely have some good news for you- all four of the KTM ATVs ever produced come standard with fully adjustable (and rebuildable) suspensions in the [...]

June 10th, 2013

Ask the Editors: The Secret Techniques of Jumping an ATV

Dear ATVC: I took my first trip to the dunes the last couple days, and had a great time. I had never ridden in the sand let alone went up large inclines or attempted jumps before. My friends said I did excellent for my first time out, but I am sure I have much more [...]

February 12th, 2013

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 [...]

April 23rd, 2012

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 [...]