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Anatomy of an ATV: Drive Chain and Sprockets

February 26, 2014

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, attached to the engine transmission assembly. The rear sprocket is...

Anatomy of an ATV: CDI Box

February 10, 2014

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 CDI box is attached to the frame with twenty plus...

Anatomy of an ATV: Struts

October 18, 2013

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 with a spring around the outside. It is similar in...

Anatomy of an ATV: Shocks

October 11, 2013

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 control arm as well. The rear shocks will depend on...