What are the most essential components of an ATV?

What are the most essential components of an ATV?

by Michael Seitz on November 17, 2023 Categories: News

ATVs are amazing and consists of components for it to perform in an optimal level. If you love riding your ATV solo or with a group, it is important that you are aware of its major components especially if you are to do maintenance, repair or performance improvements.

Here is a list of the essential components of an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicles).

1. Engine
An ATV engine is one of the major component for your ATV vehicle, providing the propulsion and power. There are two types of engines, which are the two-stroke and four-stroke engines.

Two-Stroke Engines
Two-stroke engines provides the necessary power to run your ATV on flat roads and slightly elevated humps. 2-Stroke engines doesn't normally use valves to regulate the fuel and air intake, which makes it much lighter manouver compared to four-stroke engines.

Four-Stroke Engines
Four-stroke engine has a more powerful capability in providing propulsion while being fuel efficient. 4-Stroke engines circulates oil throughout to lubricate all moving parts inside an engine through an oil sump. It also helps disperses heat and removes impurities in suspension until you perform an oil change.

Regular maintenance and proper care of your engines are essential for the longevity and reliable performance of an ATV.

2. Suspension
Another important component of your ATV are suspensions. Suspensions allow your vehicle to navigate through rough terrains without damaging your wheels and other parts of your vehicle. It also plays a vital role in maintaining the riding comfort and stability of your ATV when riding out. Make sure to also keep your suspension shocks lubricated at all times when you're riding out.

3. Handlebars
Handlebars for ATVs allows you to steer and navigate while also controlling the throttle and brakes of your vehicle. This is also where other functional controls such as ignition switches and light controls are located.

Handlebars also comes in different sizes, depending on your ATV's build and weight. Just like motorcycles, handlebars of your ATV provide stability while riding and also ensure you have reach to functional controls.

4. Transmission
ATV Transmissions comes in manual transmission and automatic transmission.

Manual Transmission
Manual transmission on an ATV requires the traditional method by using a clutch, throttle and a shift lever to control the speed of your vehicle.

Automatic Transmission
While Automatic transmission doesn't use any clutch control, and simply allows you to just use a throttle to manage your ATV's speed and driving performance.

5. Wheels and Tyres
An ATV vehicle is consists of 4 wheels, supporting the vehicle load, transmitting traction, road shocks absorption and changing direction of travel.

There are different types of tyres for ATVs, depending on the various conditions and the course you navigate when riding out. There is the all-purpose ATV tyre, mud off-road tyre and sport performance tyres. There are also different design features which are suitable for certain road surfaces. This includes thread pattern, lugs and ply rating.

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