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Ask the Editors: Help Me Identify My Project Quad

Mystery machine. Dear ATVC: So I bought this ATV for a cheap price but need help identifying it. I could not find engine serial # or any kind of VIN on the frame. Don’t know if the pics help. Jorge Ornelas Based upon the pics, particularity the plastic molds, we would guess that you have […] More »

  Comments | By - January 7, 2018

ATV Industry Facts: Did You Know?

CVT. It’s easy as 1-2-3. When it comes to ATV transmissions, the CVT reigns supreme. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) was known primarily for snowmobiling prior to making its way to the ATV scene. It’s an automatic system that uses two cone-shaped pulleys connected by a V-shaped belt. The taper of the pulleys can be […] More »

  Comments | By - January 5, 2018

Ask the Editors: 2-Stroke ATV Revival?

Will the glory days return? Dear ATVC: My friend says Honda is manufacturing an all new fuel-injected, environmentally friendly 2-stroke engine for racing. Does this mean we expect a return of the 250R? Your friend speaks the truth- Honda did indeed file for a patent for a unique (modern) 2-stroke engine design back in 2015 […] More »

  Comments | By - December 11, 2017

Ask the Editors: Help Me Find My Rectifier

Dear ATVC: Anyone know where the regulator/ rectifier is located on a 2006 Yamaha Kodiak 450? Bobbyray You’ll find the rectifier on the left side of the machine (if you were in the saddle) just past the rear fender. The following diagram demonstrates it well- # 16: Got questions for us? Ask them here!

  Comments | By - December 3, 2017

Ask the Editors: Wouldn’t Metal Brake Pads Destroy Rotors?

What’s in a name? Dear ATVC: Is it true sintered brake pads use metal shavings? Wouldn’t this damage metal rotors? KRand It is true that brake pads are often sold under two banners: Sintered and organic though the labels can be slightly misleading. Organic pads are made from a mix of fibers and fillers bound […] More »

  Comments | By - November 27, 2017

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