Tag: How To

Ask the Editors: Sparkly Oil

Silver in the black pool. Dear ATVC: I recently drained my quad’s oil for a change and was shocked to discover metal filings within the old oil in the catch pan. Does this mean the end of my engine is near? We’ve certainly been there before but surprisingly, no, the presence of metal particulates in […] More »

  Comments | By - April 14, 2019

Ask the Editors: Why Were There So Many Suzuki LT230 Models?

One of many Suzuki LT230s. Dear ATVC: I just picked up a 1986 Suzuki LT230 GE Quadrunner. Been searching everywhere online with little help. What is the difference between the GE model from the rest? I need to order some parts but want to make sure I’m ordering the right parts. So what’s the difference, […] More »

  Comments | By - February 18, 2019

Ask the Editors: Why Isn’t My Quad Faster?

Prepare to break the sound barrier. Dear ATVC: The top speed of my 2000 Yamaha Big Bear 400 is indicated at 30mph! Is this normal? According to our own testing, on a flat surface with a fairly light rider in the saddle, we could achieve top speeds to the tune of 42mph (this being the […] More »

  Comments | By - January 27, 2019

Ask the Editors: Mysterious Black Goo

Considering your machine is equipped with a manually-activated, sealed rear drum system, we can immediately rule out common culprits like a leaking cylinder spilling hydraulic brake fluid into the assembly.

  Comments | By - January 6, 2019

Ask the Editors: Make My Quad Wheelie Happy

Your machine is geared too low for what you are looking to do with it; or another way of saying it – the current gear ratio is designed less for low and mid range torque and instead for top speed.

  Comments | By - December 31, 2018

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