Tag: transmission

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: Prairie Popping Out Of Gear

Tranny troubles. Dear ATVC: My 2002-2004 Kawasaki prairie 650 makes a horrible ratcheting noise the second I hit the throttle in low gear. Also in high gear sometimes when I’m going down hills or just letting of the gas, the machine will make another ratcheting noise and pop the gear shifter into neutral. Anyone know […] More »

  Comments | By - September 25, 2017

ATV Industry Facts: Did You Know?

Putting the power to the ground. Nearly all of the ATVs sold on the market today come equipped with fully automatic transmissions (except for a small percentage of the market consisting of sport and race models that use a manual clutch transmission) but this wasn’t always the case. Throughout most of the 80s and on […] More »

  Comments | By - May 19, 2017

Ask the Editors: How to Trust a Non-Running ATV

Dear ATVC: I’m looking at an 01 Warrior. I’m told that it doesn’t run and that it’s a “bad magneto.” Pics look good but I’ve not seen it in person yet. I’ve looked online and found parts and videos on how to change that. I’m fairly mechanical so it looks like it would certainly be […] More »

  Comments | By - March 20, 2017

Ask the Editors: Big Bear Oil Cooler on the Cheap

Dear ATVC: Anyone ever jury-rig or make an oil cooler fit? I need one for a Yamaha Big Bear but don’t want to sink $200 into a used radiator to make it happen. DoctorQuad You’re in luck- thanks to the global nature of eBay, you can pick up a brand new universal oil cooler for […] More »

  Comments | By - February 12, 2017

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