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ATV Maintenance

Common ATV Maintenance Mistakes That Can Damage Your Vehicle

Regular maintenance is important for any vehicle, and an ATV is no exception. Driving rashly, crashing your quad, or submerging it in the mud are just some of the ways of ruining your vehicle. Not giving your quad the TLC it deserves means it won't last for long. To ensure the longevity of your ATV, don't make these common mistakes. Not cleaning the air filter Engines wear down quickly if they are filled with dust particles along with air. Though you can buy a new engine, why waste your money when you can avoid…

FOUR-STROKES FOR DUMMIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels FOUR-STROKES FOR DUMMIES. Power is something humankind craves, but off-road riders lust for it entirely. We want engines that push more ponies and rocket our wheeled steeds onward with an epic forcefulness you won’t feel elsewhere. There are a variety of methods that will let your machine gain more power, but some come at a cost. We filled this article with all the info you need to figure out what will work for your horsepower needs with some help from Duncan Racing International.…

8 CHEAP THINGS TO DO TO YOUR ATV WHILE OFF WORK

Anytime you have extra time on your hands, is the right time to work on your ride. These 8 things you can do to your ATV while off work cover a wide range of issues older or well used quads face. They should help you pass the time until the next riding trip. Nearly every ATV comes with very thin, plastic skid plates. They work fine if you don’t use them. But if you are like us and go on as rough as trails as possible, the stockers don’t hold up. This article will help you choose the right tool for the job. HOW TO…

FUEL PETCOCK REBUILD KITS

-- Moose Racing keeps your older machine going strong -- ATVs are designed to be rugged machines that can last for a long time, if they get maintained and serviced on a regular basis. One area that doesn't usually get much attention is the fuel petcock mounted at the bottom of the fuel tank. Over time the rubber gaskets can get brittle and start to leak. This is especially true if ethanol fuel has been used. Well, Moose Racing has you covered with their fuel petcock rebuild kits. They range from $12 to $25 and are…

HOW-TO: Expert Maintenance Tips

The snow is beginning to melt, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping. Spring is finally here, and, for most Dirt Wheels readers, it couldn’t have come faster! The harsh winter months had you cooped up in front of a fire and your ATV in storage. It’s time to get off your lazy bum, thaw out, throw on some gloves and get your quad prepped and ready to ride. If you rode your quad at all during the winter, the onset of spring is even more important in terms of maintenance, because winter riding is usually hard…