Tag: tech

Ask the Editors: Bringing a 250R Back to Life

Back from a 30 Year Nap. Dear ATVC: I bought a Honda 250R and a 180S when my wife and I were young for trail riding back in the 1980s. I saw the 250 parked in the basement last weekend and thought I would service it and fire it up this weekend. It only has […] More »

  Comments | By - July 24, 2017

Ask the Editors: Quadrunner 250 No Vroom Vroom

When the magic button isn’t so magic. Dear ATVC: I had a Quadrunner 250 given to me and the guy said that it hadn’t been touched in 4 years. The last time his son had it running but it needed a carburetor so he parked it. I hooked jumper cables to my truck and had […] More »

  Comments | By - July 17, 2017

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

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