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5 Mistakes ATV Beginners Make

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On 1/2/2019 at 5:36 AM, Alexandre Leblanc said:

I just buy a kodiak 450 do you have hints to put it in the back of a pick up?

in terms of loading/unloading: borrow/find some wood (plywood?) or if you are committed.. invest in some aluminum atv loaders (amazon/etc): Aluminum Tri-Fold Ramp

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I like my 230 but when seeing others then I start to question myself. 

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Never, ever ride an ATV up a ramp into the back of a pick-up.

I still do.

what could go wrong with this?

8:33 in video

 

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The vent hose coming from the top of my carburetor attaches to a small metal tube that is connected to the frame. Its located underneath the seat. I have an 07 honda trx400ex so I'm not sure if it will be the same for yours. 

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Good article especially about the foot pegs.

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even now when im completely comfortable on any atv in any terrain, i ALWAYS take it slow when on an unfamiliar bike or in a new place.  there have been too many close calls where ive run up on a unknown ditch or sink hole in a field and have come close to flipping twice.

Once i get acquainted with what im sitting on and the terrain, then i let her lose and the fun begins!😁

even now when im completely comfortable on any atv in any terrain, i ALWAYS take it slow when on an unfamiliar bike or in a new place.  there have been too many close calls where ive run up on a unknown ditch or sink hole in a field and have come close to flipping twice.

Once i get acquainted with what im sitting on and the terrain, then i let her lose and the fun begins!😁

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as to riding atvs up rams into the bed of a pickup, i do this too although we usually trailer my bikes places.  three things never to do when loading an atv with ramps is:

never go to fast up the ramps (you wont have a rear window in your truck)

never stop on the ramps and then try to start off again (the ramps will no longer be under your atv and we all know how gravity works)

never miss the ramps (no duh but way to many of us dont know how to aim soooo)

its important to know your quad inside and out as loading with ramps is a more involved activity and its important to keep a even throttle to avoid busting your butt and ruining your bike.  so i would agree for beginners, either go buy a trailer or make sure you video it so when you screw up the rest of those beginners out there might be able to learn from your stupidity

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55 minutes ago, Rich1028 said:

I gas it then coast up the ramps.

this works too🤭😆👍

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I fall to blame for improper unloading. I was unloading my quad off the side of a trailer and the throttle stuck open. Well long story short. I jumped it off the trailer and cleared a good 6 ft. The rear wheels never hit the ramps. Good thing I know how to handle that situation. I almost wound up in a shed and a tree. Close. So listen up people. Things happen and all it takes is knowledge of what could go wrong before you do it.


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Im known to do stupid chit from time to time so I wear all the safety gear i can  find !! I alway make sure my ramp are tied down when I m loading  my quad in my truck !!

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Always watch when you have a passenger (if you do). I've seen so many people on the rear of an ATV that isn't intended for two riders get their feet caught in the back tires. This is especially easy on sport ATVS because the fenders don't protect much.

 

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On 2/22/2020 at 11:29 AM, Jennifer Schuler said:

Always watch when you have a passenger (if you do). I've seen so many people on the rear of an ATV that isn't intended for two riders get their feet caught in the back tires. This is especially easy on sport ATVS because the fenders don't protect much.

 

oof yea i wouldnt doo that...  on the other hand i say free for all on utility atvs...  my buddy and i had 8 people on a sportsman 500 once..  fun times👍

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