Tag: Top End

Ask the Editors: Mini Troubles and Shady Mechanics

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Dear ATVC: I allowed a mechanic to upgrade my 50cc to 80cc . After completing the upgrade, I had it for 12 hours and it stopped working; no longer cranks. His excuse to me was that I messed up the cylinder head and need to buy a new one. Is it my fault? He said […] More »

  Comments | By - May 31, 2016

Ask the Editors: Smokey 250X

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Dear ATVC: I have a 92 Honda TRX250X, and about to buy an 87 250X that smokes a lot. I’m thinking rings, but anything else it might “commonly” be? Bclamp Go with your gut on this one – the air cooled Honda TRX250X is a relatively simple design. It is possible, however, to get smoke […] More »

  Comments | By - April 25, 2016

Ask the Editors: Are All Suzuki 230s Created Equal?

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Dear ATVC: Could somebody tell me if the top ends from a 1987 Suzuki Quadsport 230 and an 86 230 Quadrunner (shaft drive model) are the same? Any help is appreciated. 86230lt We spent many hours staring at OEM catalogs to determine parts compatibility and unfortunately it looks like none of the parts numbers match […] More »

  Comments | By - November 30, 2015

Ask the Editors: Checking My Piston Rings Without X-Ray Vision

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Dear ATVC: I’ve got a YFZ450R and I’m a little paranoid about top-end maintenance and don’t want to blow up my engine. I ride pretty hard and race the open class on weekends. Is there any way to tell if my top end (rings specifically) are wearing or worn down without actually tearing into the […] More »

  Comments | By - September 2, 2014

SprocketList Weekly ATV Find: Sniffing Out Good Deals So You Don’t Have To

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Each week we rummage around SprocketList in the hopes of uncovering some spectacular deal on a nice used ATV so as to offer hope to those in need of a new (or new to them) set of wheels for the upcoming season. This week we happened across an ad that takes us to a place […] More »

  Comments | By - July 18, 2012

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