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#3254690 - 05/25/13 10:56 AM Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape
pastorbmp
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I am referring here to older ATV's with carbs. I have had problems on and off with my ATV not starting, won't idle, battery not enought juice to turn it over, etc. I finally hit on a regiment that keeps my ATV starting and running like a champ. I hope this helps someone else:

1. Never use gas with Ethanol

2. I ALWAYS add Sea Foam to the gas I put in my ATV. This is some of the best stuff ever invented!!!!

3. I bought a $12 Trickle Charger (it has a computer chip in it that will not let it overcharge your battery) and keep it hooked to my battery year round.

4. Start it up about once a month and let it run til it warms up good. (Really with the other 3 steps, I do not think I would need to start it that often.)

After years of aggravation, I haven't had any problems since I started this regiment.
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#3260651 - 06/03/13 03:18 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: pastorbmp]
ROD
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good info
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#3265651 - 06/10/13 08:57 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: ROD]
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Your preaching to the choir! I do the same.
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#3277918 - 06/28/13 03:56 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: Pine Ridge]
treefarmer
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I have used Sta-bil in the past. Does Sea Foam work better?
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#3279266 - 06/30/13 08:23 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: treefarmer]
pastorbmp
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
I have used Sta-bil in the past. Does Sea Foam work better?


I think Sea-Foam is better. It not only stabilizes your gas, it cleans carbon build up. Sea Foam is best gas treatment I have ever used.
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#3280529 - 07/02/13 10:36 AM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: pastorbmp]
treefarmer
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I'll try it. Thanks for the tips.
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#3298660 - 07/22/13 12:19 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: treefarmer]
J.Maples
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thanks, I'll try it in my 86 Honda 250 carb.
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#3344195 - 09/01/13 09:39 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: pastorbmp]
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I concur exactly!!! if you use ethanol you will have carb repairs!
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#3345097 - 09/02/13 08:25 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: Boone 58]
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I have a buddy that hasn't learned his PM yet. Yep 4 times taking the carb. off and cleaning!!

Thanks for sharing the infor.
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#3357595 - 09/12/13 11:49 PM Re: Tips for keeping your ATV in tip top shape [Re: 280longshot]
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great advice I run mine year round a whole lot so I have minimal problems i use sea foam but my brother in law is a dealer for amsoil and he gave be a bottle of this stuff called quick shot i believe and i run it in my mower and four wheeler and its the best ive seen so far. atleast its equal if not a touch better than sea foam. but those steps you gave above sure will save a whole lot of headachs later.
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