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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

Ask the Editors: Humming Warrior, Hidden Dragon

Please don’t serenade me. Dear ATVC: I have an 01 Yamaha Warrior that I got badly stuck. It ended up rolling down an embankment that required use of ramps and heavy throttle to get across thanks to wet tires and multiple rocks. So the machine kept getting revved in first gear and you could hear […] More »

  Comments | By - June 26, 2017

Ask the Editors: Husqvarna SxS – Yay or Nay?

You down with HUV? Dear ATVC: Going to look at a used Husqvarna HUV for my 95 year old dad. Anybody know anything about them? Guy is asking $3,000. I know they made a Kubota 3 cylinder diesel model, but this is a gas model. Anyone ever see or use one? Where are they made? […] More »

  Comments | By - May 22, 2017

Ask the Editors: Yamaha Blaster Gasket Blues

Is a new gasket the only answer? Dear ATVC: I ordered a new top end kit for my Yamaha Blaster from Everest parts, and everything seems to be legit. I accidentally put a very very slight tear in the paper gasket (which has decent thickness to it) but do you think this will cause a […] More »

  Comments | By - May 15, 2017

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