Category: ATV_Tech

Ask the Editors: Bringing a 250R Back to Life

Back from a 30 Year Nap. Dear ATVC: I bought a Honda 250R and a 180S when my wife and I were young for trail riding back in the 1980s. I saw the 250 parked in the basement last weekend and thought I would service it and fire it up this weekend. It only has […] More »

  Comments | By - July 24, 2017

ATV Industry Facts: Did You Know?

How it all began. Back in 1962 Ontario Drive & Gear Limited (ODG) was founded in Kitchener, Ontario. It was the subsidiary of a German company, built in Ontario to design and manufacture power transmission and gears for the North American market. Specifically ODG developed and manufactured a special transmission for a 6-wheel-drive, skid steer […] More »

  Comments | By - July 21, 2017

Ask the Editors: Quadrunner 250 No Vroom Vroom

When the magic button isn’t so magic. Dear ATVC: I had a Quadrunner 250 given to me and the guy said that it hadn’t been touched in 4 years. The last time his son had it running but it needed a carburetor so he parked it. I hooked jumper cables to my truck and had […] More »

  Comments | By - July 17, 2017

Ask The Editors: Why Do ATVs Have Thumb Throttles?

Dear ATVC: I have a question related to the ATV industry. Have ATVs always had thumb throttles? Did the early ATVs have twist grip throttles? I was wondering when thumb throttles came to be and why? dbj216 Believe it or not, the very first ATV to be manufactured using motorcycle controls (unlike earlier ATVs, which […] More »

  Comments | By - July 10, 2017

Ask the Editors: Jump Start Won’t Work

Hard to ride when I’m attached to the hood of a car. Dear ATVC: I ran my quad’s battery down trying to start up on a cold morning. Strange thing was I could get it to turn over and fire just fine with a jump start but the moment you disconnect the jumper cables, it […] More »

  Comments | By - July 3, 2017

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