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    I saw this article on Motosport and thought it was pretty good. Anyone add anything? You might think hopping on-board an ATV and going for a spin is just as easy as taking your regular 4-wheel car for a ride around the block. After all, both have four wheels. How hard could it be? In many respects, you're right. Some adventure riders choose quads over their two-wheeled counterparts of the dirt because there's less chance of crashing and it's easier to learn. ATVs also offer more manageability for younger riders to get acquainted with outdoor riding than a dirt bike. However, beginner riders on ATVs tend to make the same mistakes that result in crashes, roll overs and injury that could be avoided with some instruction and know-how. If you're looking at a fun family outing by renting ATVs or want to get into the sport take advantage of the following points and avoid the same mistakes so many other first time ATV riders make that end their day early or before they barely get started. 1. Nerf Bars Get Nerf bars. These are not soft cushy add-ons that are cousins to the football you use during backyard football games. In many respects, Nerf bars are gigantic foot pegs. Don't bother with traditional foot pegs because you'll constantly slip off and because of the "I feel safe factor" that comes with riding a quad you'll also have a tendency to let your feet drag when riding. That's a recipe for getting one or both of your feet caught in the back tire resulting in serious injury. Nerf bars allow you to stabilize your feet and get maximum control over the ATV Rest your feet easy on Nerf bars 2. Rolling Over Believe it or not, it's fairly easy to roll an ATV over. And you don't want to be on the bottom of that sandwich. The most common way of ending underneath a quad is looping out. That's done by hitting the gas and having little to no experience with the power of an ATV. The front spikes up like an out of control stallion, throws you onto your back like a bucking bronco and then pins you like a UFC Champ. The second way is when you're having a bit too much fun sliding around in mud or other slick conditions, the tires finally do what they're designed to do and grip the ground but the rest of the bike, with you on it, keeps going. Finally, those who think they've found their bearings take aim for a steep slope and try to conquer it only to end up upside down or in their attempt to arch alongside said steep hill, tumble over the side. 3. False Sense of Security This goes somewhat hand-in-hand with the roll over capability that many riders fail to appreciate therefore they also neglect wearing proper protective equipment. Don't think wearing jeans, t-shirt and sneakers is adequate protection when riding a 4-wheeled machine powered by a gas engine that doesn't have seatbelts. You need a helmet, goggles, gloves and riding boots at a minimum. Once you start ripping it on the track or trails add a chest protector, neck brace, knee brace, etc. 4. Throttle Control Everybody wants to skip the kiddie stage and get right into hair-raising speed when it comes to riding ATVs. OK, most everybody. But for those who do so many put on the cloak of invincibility and think a quad is merely a mini car that finally enables them to release all sorts of pent up childhood inhibitions. So they jab their thumb into the throttle with the expectation of a controlled roller coaster ride. Instead, they loop out and end up underneath the quad or manage to stay seated only to careen off course and introduce their 4x4 to a large tree. ATVs normally have a thumb throttle and most have an automatic clutch so the clutch is one less thing to worry about. So go slow and figure out how much "thumb" is too much and get used to the speed and power an ATV delivers before really going for a ride. Oh, one more thing, learn to take your thumb off the throttle! It's not to hard to loop out on an ATV 5. Loading the ATV Never, ever ride an ATV up a ramp into the back of a pick-up. If you want to know why just go to YouTube. If you want to know how to load an ATV check out this fine piece of quality information on How to Load a Motorcycle, Dirt Bike or ATV into a Truck. The bottom line to riding an ATV the first time is treat it like you would anything that comes with a modicum of danger. Careless behavior endangers you and others but with common sense and a willingness to learn you'll enjoy of lifetime of riding quads. For additional information on riding and/or maintaining ATVs see: 10 Quick Safety Tips for ATV Trail Riding Tips for New ATV Owners Choosing the Best ATV for Beginners 10 Things That Alter Your ATV Performance Written By: AndrewT
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    What Ajmboy was referring to was the post. This website has a lot of technical resources available for the users of the site. Its a website and unlike social media, you don't get an instant response. Those who have the resources to share are only here on their spare time so a reply may be a day or two. Plus the way it was posted "I am just here to get a manual" is outright saying "once I get this manual, im gone" I wouldn't be too inclined to help that person either. Then on top of that to post 10 replies with only a number is childish, another reason to not help them either. A forum board is a community. There is already a lot of people who do come here to ask a question about a problem, then someone provides some suggestions to help solve it, and they never post back that it fixed the problem, so we never know if our suggestions worked. We assume it did, because otherwise they would post back that it didn't work. Mike
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    2018 Textron New Product Additions Accessories & Gear Wildcat, Prowler, HDX, ATV
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    2008 Kawasaki KRF750 Teryx Service Manual KRF750A8F KR750B8F
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    View File 2017-2019 sportsman 450/570 with eps factory service manual This is the factory service manual for the 2017-2019 factory service manual for the sportsman 450/570 with electronic power steering Submitter colin james Submitted 09/06/2018 Category Polaris ATV  
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    View File 1999 Polaris 500 Diesel Service Manual This is the factory servicefor the 1999 polaris 500 diesel Download all the chapters for the complete manual or just download the section you need Submitter colin james Submitted 09/05/2018 Category Polaris ATV  
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    VIN View /// AnalogX
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    This 1998 Polaris Sportsman 500 has a nonworking cooling system; the fan does not turn on. In this video, Jonathan explains how he tested the fan & thermal switch to identify the cause of the problem. Resurgence Small Engine Inc.
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    Welcome to new members I have found this site very helpful. I'm sure you will too.
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    New atv/utv also cost insane amount of $$$. Have a 20 year old polaris diesel ATV, still runs great.
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    5851c45072d56_1981-2008ATVHISTORY.pdf Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle History 1981-2008
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    Kazuma Falcon 150 ATV Owners Manual
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    Also when at tdc everything lines up on top end except for flywheel mark doesnt line up on case mark.pickup coil instead lined up with raised edge on flywheel either idk if that's normal or not.?
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    Kazuma Dingo 150 and 250 Owners Manual
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    2004 Bombardier Service Manual
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    That's interesting that they want to pull the head off and suggest boring it out already. I'm assuming they took a look at timing, fuel, spark, etc. Unless it ran without oil or overheated, I wouldn't start opening the motor. Have they run a compression test? As far as how much to put into an ATV, I would look at book value vs how much you have invested with the purchase of the ATV and then how much it would cost you to get another one. Looks liek that machine is valued around $2k and if you cant get another one for $1k, I would probably fix it. http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/2003/Polaris/SPORTSMAN-500-H-O-499cc/Values If it's going to be around $2k, you may want to look for another machine for $2k and sell this one as is for $500 to $1000 or so to make up some money.
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    Im new to ATVs. Rode buddies before but thats it. My first is an 89 Yamaha Big Bear 350. A full time 4x4 utility with an auto clutch. I guess it depends on your riding. I love having a utility around the house. I do want more of a sports to jump over stuff when the mood arises, selectable 2/4wd would be nice. My neighbor has a newer suzuki 4x4. He rides butt on the seat on rocky terrain I need to squat for because I have a solid rear. For a first quad I dont need more than a 350. I get over anything. 5up speeds, I top out a lot slower being full time 4x4, but I dont care about top speed but rarely when Im going down a road a bit to get to another trail. Its an old quad, which suits my style, cheap, easy to work on. Unfortunately not a huge aftermarket for parts. I can still get OEM replacement parts though. Kinda pricey. Might be biased since Im a mechanic, but the best first ATV is an older model with a good aftermarket and upgradable parts that fit from a newer model. (like switching to front disc brakes)
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    That's our feeling, but the Can am fit us best for our riding style. When asked, I tell folks to select the machine by riding one. It' the only way to really know. What is right for me, is not right for another usually.
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    My top 2 picks if i was to buy new today would be either a Honda or Yamaha. Owned and rode both and find them to be great machines. Honda are a little more money than Yamaha, but equally as good IMHO. Yamaha seems to deliver more bang for the dollar. Any of the major brands now are good machines and i would persuade everyone to stay away from the Chinese ATVs. Again, JMHO ...
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    here you go ... 2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 Service Manual part I.pdf 2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 Service Manual part II.pdf 2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 Service Manual part III.pdf
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    Here is the diagram for the 2008 model, its probably the same. Mike 2008 700 EFI Wiring diagram.pdf
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    I live in Norhtern California, I've lived in the Bay Area all my life! I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, (I'm on my 2nd Husband, lol) I do the book keeping for my husband's business, and I got started riding when my Husband (then boyfirend) insisted I had to try it! Next thing I know, he bought a 50cc quad for my son (who was 4 at the time) and I had to ride too or get left at home!
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    Hi, I'm new too, both to riding and this forum. I ride a 250 Arctic Cat, it's my 1st quad. Welcome to this forum!
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