Tag: Top End

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


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


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


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

ATV Tech: The Mysterious Reed Valve


In this day of four-stroke domination, many riders will never have had the experience of wringing out a high-revving two-stroke quad. This is a shame because two-strokes created a type of power delivery that even the peppiest four has difficulty reproducing. Best of all it managed to do it by weighing less, containing far fewer […] More »

  Comments | By - June 14, 2012

ATV Tech: The Ins and Outs of Big Boring Your Engine


  A common misconception in the world of engine performance is that going bigger bore on the cylinder is a shortcut to limitless power gains. The editors of ATV Connection have done their share of boring read… erm, cylinders, throughout the years.  Let’s clear up some of the common myths and facts to the weird and […] More »

  Comments | By - May 25, 2012

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