ATV Basics Manual: Haynes Techbook

How To Buy, Maintain and Ride ATVs for Recreation and Utility

by Mike Mavrigian & J.H. Haynes

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A guide to ATV ownership, including a buyer's guide, tool list, maintenance and troubleshooting information, descriptions of accessories, and 'How It Works' information on mechanical systems.

The Haynes ATV Basics Techbook is a do-it-yourselfer's guide for maintaining, buying and riding ATVs, for recreation and utility.

Includes tips on finding the right ATV for you and maintaining it for the long haul. Selecting trailers, plows and other accessories.

Plus how to operate your ATV, safely!

Contenets:
● Types of ATVs
An overview; Drive systems; Engine types; Brake systems

● ATV Terminology

● ATV Buyer's Guide
Determining your needs; Inspecting the used ATV

● Tools
Tools; Tool buying tips; Minimum tools for ATV service; Advanced list of basic tools; Specialty tools (useful for all motorized vehicles); ATV-specific tools; Chemicals; Working facilities

● Safety
Age group recommendations; Safety materials and training; Safety gear; Pre-ride safety inspection; Safe operating practices; Tread lightly; Workshop safety

● Accessories
Covers; Racks; Lighting; Winches; Plows; Hitches; Carts/trailers; Brush guards/bumpers

● Brake Systems
General information; Drum brakes - general info; Disc brakes - general info; Hydraulic disc brake operation; Hydraulic disc brakes - caliper types; Brake fluid - general info; Brake inspection and service

● Fuel and Exhaust Systems
General info; Air cleaner - filter element and drain tube cleaning; Fuel tank; Exhaust system - inspection and spark arrester cleaning; Carburetor - general info; Carburetor maintenance; Carburetor overhaul

● Suspension, Steering and Frame
General info; Front suspension (three-wheelers) - construction and operation; Front suspension (four-wheelers) - construction and operation; Steering (three-wheelers) construction and operation; Steering (four-wheelers) construction and operation; Rear suspension - construction and operation; Rising rate suspension; Oil-damped coil spring/shock absorber units; Spring preload adjustment; Frame - general info

● Electrical System
General info; Electrical troubleshooting; Battery - inspection and maintenance; Battery - charging; Fuses - check and replacement; Lighting system (battery-equipped models) - check; Bulb replacement; Headlight aim - check and adjustment; Taillight and brake light bulbs - replacement; Starter motor - construction and operation; Starter solenoids; Starter motor - overhaul; Starting circuits; Charging systems - general info; Flywheel generators and alternators - construction and operation; Charging system (battery equipped models) - testing; Ignition systems - construction and operation; Spark plug - replacement; Ignition system - check

● Tyres and Wheels
Tyre and wheel sizes; Tyre designs; Tyre inflation; Wheel removal and installation; Tyre mounting and dismounting; Tyre inspection

● Seats
Seat removal and installation; Seat care

● Engine Maintenance
Engine oil; Engine oil filter; Engine air filter; Valve lash adjustment; Camshaft chain tension adjustment; Spark plug installation

● Clutch, Transmission, and Final Drive
Clutches - general info; Centrifugal clutch - construction and operation; Centrifugal clutch - inspection and service; Multi-plate clutch - construction and operation; Multi-plate clutch inspection and service; Release mechanisms; Transmission - general info; Constant mesh transmission - construction and operation; Transmission - inspection and service; Final drive - general info

● Troubleshooting
Engine starting; Clutch adjustment; Brakes; Rear axles; Steering/handling

● Cleaning Your ATV
Cleaning materials; Washing/cleaning; Polishing/protecting

● Storing Your ATV
Engine; Fuel system; Frame, cables, atc.; Battery; Tyres; Covers; Bug- and mouse-proofing the ATV

● Transporting Your ATV
Loading into a truck, van or trailer; Securing the ATV

Haynes repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and illustrations guide you through every job, from basic maintenance and troubleshooting, to complete teardown & rebuild.

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  • Publisher: Haynes Publications USA
  • ISBN: 1563921472 (1-563-92147-2)
  • ISBN-13: 9781563921476 (978-1-563-92147-6)
  • Format: Softcover, 192 pages
  • Date Published: 01-04-1996

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