Tag: Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors: Can I Use an Auto Oil Filter on my ATV?

Are all filters equal? Dear ATVC: Will a Fram PH4967 pro filter work on my 2002 sportsman 500HO freedom series? Jeff Knowles We wouldn’t chance it were it our machine. There’s a very good chance the threads won’t properly match up and cross-threading there can mean big trouble. The correct Fram unit for your make […] More »

  Comments | By - November 6, 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: Which Sport Quad is Right for Me?

Dear ATVC: Been looking for some opinions. Currently been riding a Yamaha Warrior 350 for the past 6 years. Only quad I have owned and know em pretty much in and out. That being said I like the quad but been looking for something more.. I’ve been eyeing up the 450 class but the main […] More »

  Comments | By - February 27, 2017

Ask the Editors: How to Get Ready to Shred Dunes

Dear ATVC: I have a chance to go duning up at Glamis over winter break. I’m excited but wonder what to expect riding in deep sand for the first time. Does it require a different technique than riding in other conditions? Absolutely- and the degree of difference in technique has a lot to do with […] More »

  Comments | By - February 5, 2017

Ask the Editors: Which Exhaust Is Right for Me?

Dear ATVC: I have a Honda 400EX that I just ride in the dunes. Want to do a slip on exhaust and decided I want an HMF but am not sure if the Performance series or the Competition series is right one for my quad. Just want a little wake up, I don’t race or […] More »

  Comments | By - January 23, 2017

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