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  1. ATV Cleaning Tips - Pro Remedies With the help of some of the best mudders in the business we have a few mud tips to keep your paddles turning.For a growing number of ATV and UTV enthusiasts, dirt and water have become the key ingredients for the ultimate weekend adventure. While these muddy conditions have the distinct ability to initiate a chain reaction of mechanical chaos, equipment and rider failure can be avoided if proper preparation is performed. We picked the brains of several top mud racers for a few secrets that help propel them through the mud and look good doing it! Photo Gallery: ATV Cleaning Tips - ATV Rider Magazine Read More | Digg It | Add to del.icio.us More...
  2. Just wondering if anyone has used these....I put one on the wifes Quad a few yrs ago....Makes it sound Much Better....Thats all I thought it would do.....I just got one for my Quad....(God,,,I never thought I would type that sentence,,,LMAO!!) After Pulling out the Stock Sparky and Tip.....I notice that it is VERY RESTRICTIVE IN THERE!!! Now the damn thing Sounds GREAT!!! Im sure it helps a bit with performance,,,,,But who cares right now....It sounds Pissed.... eBay Motors: Yamaha Raptor Exhaust Outlet Power Tip 350 660 700 700R (item 120387635249 end time Apr-04-09 12:13:45 PDT) Installed Stock one
  3. Polaris ATV Valve Adjustment Tips | Expert Village Videos
  4. These are tech tips compiled fron various posts on various boards, very useful information for new owners! · When changing oil take the fill plug out to let the frame drains flow faster and let the drain for ten minutes or so to get it all out. It also helps totip the quad on its side to aid drainage and prevent oil from running between engine and skid plate. · Also tip the quad when reinstalling tranny filter. Gravity will keep the filter in the bolt. Don't ever force it! · Use a 6 point wrench on the aluminum drain plugs to keep from rounding them off. · Always use antiseaze on the transmission drain bolt. · Do not over fill your quads oil . Even a couple of ounces will blow out all over your air filter. · You have to do the engine stud updates now, do not put it off . If one of these bolts come out you will pay dearly. Its not that hard and kind of fun (at least for me) · Make sure to check your battery connections because if they are loose the ecm with cause all sorts of weird running problems. And load test the battery once in a while to be sure of quick starts and prevent plug fouling. · Use star lock washers between your battery terminals and you battery · Don’t turn the idle down because you think its idling to fast. 2200 to 2300 is where it should be. If you have trouble starting it and it starts easier if you give it just a little gas chances are its to set to low. · If you run in mud a lot turn your headlights off. If they are caked with mud they will heat up the housings and deform the lenses. · If you need to get the flywheel off and dont have a puller cruise over to your local stihl chainsaw dealer ,the puller they use on the larger chainsaws works on our cannons. They did mine for free but I purchased the puller anyway afterwards. Part number is 1106 890 4501 A · When starting let it run for at least 2 minutes to burn the raw fuel off the plug before shutdown to help prevent fouling it. · Dont panic and overthink the problems if they occur , I thought my engine blew chucks while hauling the mail down a dirt road and it backfired and came to a stop. Turned out just a plugged fuel filter from a dirty gas can. Im glad they are see through. · Replace those steel fender screws with some stainless steel ones(couple bucks) · Buy a D&M kit the basic one is only $300 and if you ever have a problem you will save countless hours asking questions, hunting dealers, and generally being in a bad mood when you could have diagnosed your problem in just a few minutes. That also goes for getting the free service and parts manuals available on this page. · Inside the fuel tank fitting is a stainless steel strainer ,mine was plugged tight with the nastiest brown goo. While your checking it it is a good time to install new o-rings on the fitting shut off valve. a size r-01 seems to fit good. The one that swells is not the one you can see when you disconnect the quick coupler. · There is a mini tach from Track Master Inc Part number tr99 that you can install on the quad to check your idle speed if your don’t want to buy the D&M kit. It installs without cutting into the wiring harness because it is a self contained ,waterproof with inductive pickup that you just need to wrap the wire around the coil to make it work. · Don't leave the key in the on position, for some reason it draws down the battery · Use Di-electric grease on all of the electrical connections. Just pull the connectors apart and fill them with the stuff. · If you have access to the Maintenance & Diagnostics kit, reset the throttle position and idle regularly - I do it about every oil change. · Keep an eye on the rear hubs, they tend to loosen up and they will strip out · Check the swingarm buffer (chain slide) often, I've seen a few that where never checked and the chain had eaten holes in the swingarm. · Pull the a-arms and grease up the bushings really good once in awhile, they don't have much grease from the factory and bind up. · Pull the swingarm and clean/grease up the pivot bearings good at least once a year, the seals tend to leak and the bearings will rust. · For oil changes, tip the quad on it's side to aid drainage and prevent oil from running between engine and skid plate. · Reroute the tranny vent line up by the airbox if you play in deep water. · Do replace your worn tie rod ends with something other than stock. · Never throw away old parts. · Always keep fuel filters and gas line quick connect orings on hand. · Always use locktite on sprocket bolts and visually inspect before every ride · NevRDull and a fine ScotchBrite pad works wonders on that state of the art ALUMINUM frame. · Counter sink your tranny filter bolt so it will help self centering the filter · Always pull your fuse if you are working anywhere near your fuel pump you will short it out if you touch it with something · If you install nerf bars make sure you lube the holes in the frame with lots of antisieze or you will never get the bars out because they will gall in. · Dont let morons on your quad that dont have a clue how to start it because chances are they will get out of sight and stall it and try starting it like their quad and crank the snot out of it while pumping the throttle "personal experience"
  5. ATV Maintenance And Garage Tips - Pro Remedies More often than not, it's the simple things that turn a good day sour. With a few tricks of the trade under your hat, you could be the one who saves the day.Shielded From The Elements On a wet day it's a good idea to place foam into voids around the airbox. The foam will prevent excessive amounts of splashing water and debris from reaching the filter and stalling the machine. The last thing anyone wants is to end their day with a swamped quad. Photo Gallery: ATV Maintenance And Garage Tips - ATV Rider Magazine Read More | Digg It | Add to del.icio.us More...
  6. Garage Tips And Tricks - Pro Remedies Here we compile a list of garage tips and tricks each month in preparation of a "MacGyver" moment. Send us your remedy and it just might be a the tip that saves a fellow rider's day.It's the little things that can make the difference from packing up and heading home or letting the sun set on your back as the day turns to night. If you have any tips that you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you. Heck, you might even save someone's day. We'll be sure to give you credit for your remedy. So send them our way! E-mail us at [email protected] or via snail mail at: Photo Gallery: Garage Tips And Tricks - ATV Rider Magazine Read More | Digg It | Add to del.icio.us More...
  7. Being female’s in a male dominated sport, we have quite a few different struggles. One of the things that are often overlooked is maintaining a "girly" image, even when we are riding in the dirt and mud, and smell like gas and sweat. So, What to do? Not to worry, QuadGirls.com is here to help! We have the tips and tricks to stay beautiful at the track after the helmet comes off. Dirt on your face? Never a disgrace! Situation: You had a great race, and came off the track to have a bunch of people waiting to take pictures, and congratulate you. Problem? The track was dusty, and you know your face is probably covered with the dirt and grime. No time to get to a shower, and no place to wash your face and nowhere to hide. What to do?! Solution: Baby wipes can be a racing girls best friend. From dirty hands, to your face, a quick wipe can be perfect to clean up fast at the track when your away from a sink. Not to mention, they are ‘throw-aways’ and wont need washed which is especially important when you come back home. Ware Wolf Legs Without the Full Moon? Situation: You’re at a really warm track for the weekend with your truck, a tent, and a handy dandy port-a-john. After the race, you want to put some shorts on, but your legs are hairier than most of the men there. What to do? Solution: Leg hair can grow so fast, but there are many ways to slow it down. Of course there is the traditional waxing gimmicks that supposedly “don’t hurt”, and I wish you luck with that. But for me, keeping my legs clean shaved starts before I leave for the weekend. Shaving with hair conditioner will leave you leg hair thinner, softer, and less noticeable. This quick fix will last a few days, and although your hair will grow, it wont be as easy to see. Crampin Your Style? Situation: It’s that wonderful time of month once again, but this time its also a big race or ride. Your cramping up so bad you can barely stand up, let alone ride. To tell the guys “I can’t ride today” is defiantly out of the question, but riding seems to be to much too. What to do?? Solution: For some time now, women have been able to look to menstrual pills such as Midol to solve some of the cramping and bloating. Midol can often be a very useful tool, and for some, is enough. For other ladies, a stick on heating pad by Playtex can be a great relief, and will move with you when your ride. Helmet Fro’s are for the Bro’s Situation: You just came back from a great ride, and you’re about to take your helmet off and strut your stuff through the pits, until you remember what’s under that helmet… HELMET HAIR!!! Solution: When you’re riding, a helmet is always a must, which also means helmet hair. Not to fear, lady racers/riders have been working on this folly for quite some time. Racers such as Angela Moore and Heather Byrd wear their hair in a French braid to keep it neat and together under the helmet. For the ladies who don’t have the dreads for braids, try using a bandana. Bandana’s are cheap, and can be stylish. It’s easy to get a color that matches your outfit, and can be worn under the helmet and will keep sweat out of your eyes. All In all, as ladies and racers, we have a little more to struggle with than just the average guy. Keep these tips in mind and you can keep beauty in racing. ________________________________________________________________ What are some beauty tips you ladies have to share?
  8. The Dirty Cycle, Two-Stroke Myth, Non-Loctite Insurance Policy, Chain Reaction, The Proper Antifreeze Mixture, Stiction Business, and Jet Tuning. More...
  9. Swingarm Bearing Swap, Leaky Valves, Free Tie Rods, Silicone Just Can't Hang, Lube It Up, Run It Then Clean It, Quick Clip Fix, Locked-Up Clutch, Play It Safe, and the FAQ. More...
  10. USEFUL HOLIDAY EATING TIPS.... 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas! 3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat. 4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission. 5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? 6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog. 7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again. 8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day? 9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards. 10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand , martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and Screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!
  11. These are some tips that are specific to the LTR but easily transferrable to other machines: This is specific to the LTR 450 from another forum, but i think some of these tips from a pro mechanic can be used on any machine: The following tips are directly from the track to you. Ryan Cox, Factory Suzuki engine builder and Jeremiah Jones mechanic writes down these tips all throughout the season. This section will be continually updated. As Ryan sends these tips in, we put them on the site. ROCK DAMAGE We have had a DNF and some problems in testing with rocks flying up and damaging the ECU, plugs, relays, and the backside of the key switch. We recommend zip-tying closed cell foam (found in Home improvement centers) around these areas. It’s one of those things where a little bit of protection can keep you from having a DNF. Jeremiah had a stone break of the back of his key switch at Gatorback and stop hum dead in his tracks. Unusual- but it does happen. REAR BRAKE FOAM It’s a good idea to zip tie some foam in between the rear brake foot lever and the frame also. This is to prevent rocks from lodging between the frame and lever, thus rendering the rear brake useless. Both Digger and Jeremiah have been doing this for the last few seasons and it works well. Cheap insurance. SEAT PINNING Having your seat fall off in the middle of a race is no fun. Those seat frame rails get pretty hard when your butt is bouncing off of them! There are several aftermarket pin/safety latches out there that are good. Or, simply do it yourself. The stock LT-R seat latch is pretty good as most quads go. But- the machine comes with a hole already in the fender designed to hold a seat pin. To put a pin system in, we use a 3/8” x 2” pin from the hardware store. Ask a store clerk to help you find the pin that comes pre-drilled in four spots for cotter pins or clips. Buy a clip or pin, that fits into the pinholes and then install. Now- remove the seat cover and foam from the seat pan, then. Determine and mark where the pin will go through the fender and proceed to drill through the seat base and install the pin in the correct spot. Once installed. Stick the cotter pin in and it should sandwich the rear plastics snug. No more seat worries! FRICTION STRIPS (3M Grip Tape) Roadracers started using friction strips years ago to keep from sliding off of the seat under hard acceleration. Around 1995 motocross guys started using these same strips on their frames for much the same reason. It was easier to grip the frame with their legs with the friction strips there. Originally, riders used the friction strips used to keep people from slipping on stairs or bathtubs. Those same strips still work, but there are many aftermarket companies selling custom strips now. We use 3M Grip Tape- it works great!. In addition to giving you more grip between your boots and frame, these strips also protect your frame from getting scratched and battered by your riding boots. Simply cut the strips to cover the areas that get the most abuse from our boots peel off the backing and stick the strips on. PLASTIC One thing that everybody tends to look for is how to lighten up his or her bike. A quick, simple, and free improvement is simply cutting down your front fenders. This reduces a fair amount of weight. On the LT-R450, there’s a big hoop bracket for the front fenders that runs through the frame and to the back and the front part of the fenders. When you trim the fenders, trim them in such a way that you no longer need the bracket. (See Figures 1-3) Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Once you trim one side, make a template from some sturdy paper or the cut off piece of plastic. Flip the template over and trace it out on the opposite side so that it will look even. (We have posted two templates here for your convenience). Once the fenders are trimmed down, you can unbolt the hoop bracket and bingo…you will lose a ton of weight off of your LT-R. Template 1 Template 2 Another advantage is less wind resistance, especially on days when it is very windy and there are lots of big jumps. Also- keep in mind that if you race in mud a lot- you may want to leave the fenders stock, or- have a full set with the loop bracket, and a cut down set- so that you can be prepared for any condition. FUEL FILTER Inside the swirl tank (small reservoir attached to the petcock) there is a small fuel filter. This filter needs only to be replaced maybe every six months to a year if you run pump gas. But- with some race fuels, the filter needs to be changed frequently. Some race fuels will dissolve the filter. The symptoms of a bad filter are when the bike inexplicably starts to cut out. Usually in the air off of jumps with a chopped throttle. If your LT-R starts to show these symptoms, go to your dealer and buy a few of the filters and the O-ring gasket for the swirl tank (just in case you break the original) and replace the filter. We recommend cleaning the fuel pressure regulator at this time as well. FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR ISSUES If your LT-R becomes hard to start and is running poorly, for no apparent reason, often times it could be the Fuel Pressure Regulator. Or, if you’ve had fuel filter issues due to corrosive race gas, the units can become clogged from either debris or corrosion. The normal 42psi pressure can be reduced below 40psi, and things start to go bad. The unit can be cleaned by removing it from the quad, and cleaning with contact cleaner and. We also like to use an air hose to blow out any potential debris. FUEL LINES Keeping your fuel lines and water lines cool and protected will make the rubber last a lot longer by protecting it from the heat. The race team uses a heat wrap that is made by CV-4. It looks good and improves durability. SPARK PLUG CAP HOLDER The older your LT-R450 gets, the looser the spark plug cap holder becomes. We created a hold down device (Part# 2190-SPH-K) to solve this problem. The inexpensive part is a must have fix to solve the problem. TIRE BALL TIPS Any racer using Tire Balls will find from time to time that if these balls shift their positions inside the tire they can end up covering your valve stem… cutting air flow and making it impossible to check air pressures. We recommend making small grooves in an “X” pattern on the ball end of the valve stem which will allow air out if they happen to shift. PANTY HOSE When a rider decides to ride in muddy conditions, whether it’s trail riding or racing, the chances of over heating are considerable. The fins in the radiator often become clogged and will not allow air to flow through and cool the bike down. If you take a pair of panty hose and put them over your radiator it will help keep the mud out as well as make washing your LTR quick and easy. Cut the legs off of the panty hose and then seal the holes by tying knots. Place the panty hose over the radiator, then zip tie one corner to keep it tight. REPACKING Yoshimura tells all of their customers that it is important to repack your silencers every ten hours if racing. A Pro racer runs at or near 100% throttle settings a lot more then a “C” rider will and as a result the Pro’s go through packing after maybe 2 hours. You can tell when your quad will need it; it gets loud and doesn’t run as good. Keep track of the hours in between re-packs and act accordingly. Repacking also prolongs the life of your silencer. Yoshimura sells re-packing material as well as your local dealer/ATV shop. Make sure to always have plenty of packing on hand. TIP OVER SENSOR On the LTR-450 there is safety switch named the “tip over sensor”. If you have ever sat there scratching your head in frustration after flipping your quad over or even tipping it up to wash it, but couldn't figure out why it wouldn’t start afterwards, there is a sensor to reset. To do this you must turn your ignition off then back to on. This may sound simple, but if you don’t know this and you’re in the middle of an important race it can be critical. All Team Yoshimura/Suzuki riders shave the standard keys down very small; to avoid accidentally turning them off while racing. But if you are unfortunate and tip your LT-R over, don’t forget to turn the key on and off once before trying to start it.
  12. There are certain pieces of advice picked up along the way that make life easier. You know, those valuable little lessons, like when your Mother told you to eat your vegetables, or when your Dad said "buy cheap, buy twice." More...

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