Anatomy of an ATV

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Anatomy of an ATV: Wheel Bearings

System Drive Commonly Located On an independent suspension, wheel bearings are located inside the spindle or steering knuckle. Each steering knuckle connects the wheel hub to the upper and lower A-Arms, with the CV shaft passing through the bearings inside...

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Anatomy of an ATV: Starter Recoil

System Engine Commonly Located The starter recoil assembly is present on any engine with a pull start mechanism. This includes some ATVs, go-karts, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and many others. It is located at on the lower half of the...

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Anatomy of an ATV: Drive Belt

Systems: Drive Commonly Located: Drive belts are present only on ATVs and UTVs with an automatic transmission. The drive belt is located behind the crankcase cover and in between the primary drive clutch and the driven clutch. Note that in...

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Anatomy of an ATV: Drive Chain and Sprockets

Systems: Drive Commonly Located: An ATV has two sprockets; both located on the same side of the ATV. The drive chain is wrapped around each of the two sprockets. A smaller sprocket sits in the front of the drive chain,...

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Anatomy of an ATV: CDI Box

Systems: Electrical Commonly Located: The capacitor discharged ignition is commonly referred to as a CDI box. The CDI box varies widely in its location. Each make and model will usually have the CDI box located in a different place. Normally, the...

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Anatomy of an ATV: Struts

Systems: Suspension/Steering Commonly Located: Normally, struts are found on utility type ATVs (as opposed to sport quads). They are located in the front of the ATV and are attached to the frame and spindle. Physical Description: The strut is normally a cylindrical shape...

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Anatomy of an ATV: Shocks

Systems: Suspension/Steering Commonly Located: ATV shocks are located at the front and rear of the ATV. In the front of the ATV, there will be at least two shocks. The shocks will be mounted to the frame and normally to the lower...

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Anatomy of an ATV: Starter

Systems: Electrical/Engine Commonly Located: The ATV starter is located on the engine, normally in front of or just behind the cylinder. Physical Description: The starter is normally a cylindrical shape and connects to the starter solenoid through one heavy gauge wire. Function: The...

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