pressure is probably the easiest and fastest thing you can do check and
adjust to improve performance and handling a low pressure tire gauge is
not only inexpensive but a valuable part of you ATV tool kit along with
a portable air compressor both can be purchased just about anywhere for
under $30. keeping the tire pressure even and correct will improve the
safety and handling of any ATV not to mention tire ware and traction.
Think of it this way if you on a slow trail with lots of rocks snow or
mud try a lower pressure better traction and improved ride. If your
flying down a trail sliding corners and concerned about tire roll try a
little higher pressure. Just a couple of things to keep in mind. Always
check the recommended tire pressure for your tires.
is simple as well sticky cables suck...no other way to put it I found
that WD-40 works well and use the small hose that come with it to get
the fluid into the cable sheath. Keeping your cables well maintained
could save you a lot of heart ache out on the trail. Also keeping your
cable at the prop0er tension can improve their performance and life.
is a no brain-er right? check the oil and all of your fluids. here is
the problem I don't know how many times Ive spent alot of time trying to
get my tire pressure just right before a ride just to get an hour from
home and realize I’m low on oil not a good way to start the day. Grease
is cheep and should be used often a little maintenance today could save
you alot of money in the future. Fuel, yep its a fluid and a vital one
as well. ever had this happen? loaded up with all the gear and friends
on your way ride for a couple of hours 40+ miles away from anything,
Light bulb goes off in you head did I top this off with fuel? not going
to name names but that can be a real bummer.
socket wrench and five minutes before each ride can save you a bunch of
frustration. Check the tightness and condition of the lugs enough said.
I keep a small tool kit in my bag that I can use to do minor repairs
and maintenance while on the trail.
you have a hard time remembering your maintenance schedule like I do
make a list of tasks things to check before every ride things to check
after each ride and things to check on a monthly bases. Check your
owners manual for service recommendations.