Tag: Suspension

Ask the Editors: Unlocking Seized Forks

Dear ATVC: I just purchased a Yamaha 225DX, great condition EXCEPT it has been sitting for a while in a garage and the front forks are locked up. Any suggestions on ways to free them up? Thanks! KStarkey When it come to the subject of seized suspension components, your best bet is to either open […] More »

  Comments | By - April 3, 2017

Ask the Editors: Setting the Sag

Dear ATVC: Just built up a 2008 Can-Am DS450 for trail riding and maybe some enduro racing. I’m a little intimidated by suspension set up though. What exactly is the importance of proper sag, how do I measure it and what am I aiming for? Thanks. D.Avello272 Don’t let sag intimidate you- at its simplest […] More »

  Comments | By - July 18, 2016

Ask the Editors: Modern Quad with Banshee-like Suspension

Dear ATVC: While I was at the dunes I rode a friend’s Kawasaki KFX450R and an other friend’s Banshee. The Banshee’s suspension (which is stock) was way smoother than the KFX. I was thinking of getting a Banshee but I really want a four stroke. So my question is what are some 4 stroke quads […] More »

  Comments | By - February 22, 2016

Holiday Gift Idea: Shock Candy

Imagine it, you and your high-dollar side-by-side are blasting through the dunes. You air it out after having spent thousands on custom valved and aftermarket sprung suspension only to land and experience the same old harsh bottoming as when the machine was bone stock. What’s going on? According to Desertcraft, you’re likely bottoming out the […] More »

  Comments | By - December 3, 2015

Elka Suspension Stage 5 Shocks Giveaway

Elka Suspension is currently running a giveaway on their website to win a free pair of front Elka Stage 5 ATV shocks. The Elka Suspension Stage 5 ATV shocks are the latest evolution of their high-performance racing platform. It is designed around 3 key performance factors: high hydraulic flow, lightweight components and low-friction internal and […] More »

  Comments | By - March 4, 2015

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