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RAPTOR REFUSES TO RETREAT

Dear Boss,I have a 2004 Raptor 660 and it seems to think I don’t need reverse. It backfires and quits running whenever I shift to reverse. It runs fine in all of the forward gears. Also, I have a problem with the cooling fan shutting off…
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JUST QUIT YOUR STALLING

Dear Boss,I own a ’06 Honda 450R electric start. My problem is it stalls out a lot. After riding it hard and coming to a stop, it will idle fine. But when I go to take off again, it will stall most of the time. Sometimes it also does this…
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TWIN-PIPER RAPTOR BLUES

Dear Bossman,I have an ’07 Raptor 700 and just installed a DMC afterburner comp twin exhaust, a DMC control module, and a velocity air filter kit with the airbox lid removed. The problem is it keeps fouling sparkplugs now. I was wondering…
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A GRIZZLY’S FAST RETREAT

Dear Boss Sir,A while back you responded to someone about bypassing the reverse rev-limiter on his Honda. Would this also work on my Yamaha Grizzly? I have the same problem and need more power when I’m backing up. How can I increase my…
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GOT THE BOGGY BLUES

Dear Boss, I have a 2006 Special Edition YFZ450. It has a low-end bog when I come down hard from a jump or punch the throttle hard off the line. I’ve tried rejetting it and also tried the Boyesen Quick Shot Fuel Accelerator, but nothing…
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WHEELIE KILL SWITCH

Dear Boss,   I have a 1993 Honda 300EX that I bought about a year ago. Whenever I do a wheelie, the motor tries to quit running as soon as the front tires drop back down to the ground. It came with a DG pipe, but the carb still had the…
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DIRT WHEEL’S TOP 15 MAINTENANCE TIPS

It’s about that time a year again when the flowers are blossoming, the trees are in full bloom, the birds are chirping and the trails are in their prime. It has been since fall, and before the harsh winter season, that your ATV was gone…
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