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Ask the Editors: Fuel Gauge Right on the Gas Cap?

They aren’t common. But they do exist. Dear ATVC: Is there a gas cap with fuel gauge that would fit a Coolster DX 150 so I can easily tell how much gas is in the vehicle? peekdvm The good news? These things certainly do exist! The bad news is that there isn’t one that we’re […] More »

  Comments | By - November 20, 2017

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: What is a Non-Serviceable ATV?

No-name troubles. Dear ATVC: I bought a used Bode 500cc side-by-side that needed some transmission work but when I called the local dealers, they told me the machine was non-serviceable. What in the world does this mean? Shouldn’t a mechanic be able to fix such a machine regardless of branding? TIaslle What you are encountering […] More »

  Comments | By - October 30, 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

Ask the Editors: How to Trust a Non-Running ATV

Dear ATVC: I’m looking at an 01 Warrior. I’m told that it doesn’t run and that it’s a “bad magneto.” Pics look good but I’ve not seen it in person yet. I’ve looked online and found parts and videos on how to change that. I’m fairly mechanical so it looks like it would certainly be […] More »

  Comments | By - March 20, 2017

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