Now that fall is underway and winter is approaching, it is time to begin to prepare your ATV for winter storage. This is an opportunity to complete some regular maintenance and upkeep while you get your ATV ready for use next spring. Here are some tips to help you winterize your ATV for storage.
Wash the Exterior
After a season of driving your ATV over trails and rugged terrain, it can accumulate a great deal of dirt, bugs, and debris, even if you wash it regularly.
Properly adjusted motorcycle chains can make a huge difference in the quality of the driving experience. If the chain is too tight, it will cause quicker wear to the chain and the sprocket, which will ruin the countershaft; however, if the chain is too loose, the driveline will be negatively impacted. The rule of thumb is to have about 1 to 1.5 inches of slack. If you don't know whether or not your motorcycle chains need to be readjusted, look out for these 3 indicators.
If you're new to the exciting sport of riding motorcycles, you're probably enjoying the attractive gear that participation in this activity requires. However, besides looking good, the gear also has to serve a protective function. Many motorcycle riders choose leather for boots, vests, jackets, pants, and gloves because it's thick and durable. Good boots are important because there are multiple bones in the foot that could potentially be broken in the event of a mishap on the road.