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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 stock jets. So, I bought a stock exhaust, but that didn’t cure the problem. I took it to the local Honda mechanic and he said all the jets were fine and the floats were not sticking. I don’t know what else to look for. I have seen oversized float bowls for dirt bikes, but don’t know if they…

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 seems to help. My dealer says the bog will always be there because it has a flat slide carb. What do you think is the problem? I don’t know what else to try. Thanks for your time.Reggie HackettWooster, OHMy guess, son, is you are getting fuel slosh away from the jets during landing producing…

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 through and maintained using these 15 maintenance tips. Don’t worry; even the editors at Dirt Wheels have committed their share of minor neglect during the winter months. Of course in California the lows range somewhere in the mid 60s with nearly no chance of rain or snow. Whether it…