ON A SPORT ATV
Making your quad ready for
the days to come
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
❏ Keeping your sport quad in tip-top shape is something
that we should all do; jobs like washing your ATV, changing your oil, changing your oil filter, lubing your chain,
and checking over your bolts to make sure they’re tight
to name a few. Because, let’s face it, the sport isn’t cheap,
and purchasing a quad usually isn’t cheap, either. Check
out some simple tips below to keep your sport quad ready
for your next ride.
WASHING YOUR QUAD
Always wash the quad after a ride. Some soil and mud
could stain the engine or possibly other components if you
don’t address it quickly. It is easier to work on the machine
when it’s spic-and-span. Start by putting an exhaust plug
in so we don’t jeopardize the exhaust packing. Then you
can remove the air filter, block the intake opening with a
plastic bag and secure it in place with the air-filter clamp.
You can also simply keep the air filter installed, as we
suggest cleaning it after each ride.
After drying your ATV, it’s time to get your hands dirty,
and we suggest having disposable latex or nitrile gloves.
We start by draining the engine oil. Place your oil-catch
container underneath your quad and remove the engine-oil drain plug. Note: The TRX450R has a separate gear box
from the engine, so it requires the removal of both engine
plugs. The same is true of some KTM and KTM-powered