Ask: Do you know how to make my Arctic Cat 50cc DVX any faster than about 8 mph? My daughter is getting bigger and needs this little quad to go a little faster.
Mikey: Only 8 mph? I can maintain higher average speeds than that during my daily run. The DVX 50 has been produced in both two-stroke and four-stroke form, and I'm unsure of which version your daughter is currently dominating. There are performance products and services available for both that include carburetor, exhaust, clutch and CDI modifications. Continue thumbing through the pages of ATV Rider and give some of our advertisers a call. You'll find what you're looking for.
Ask: I am looking for a main wire harness for a Roketa RTM-110. Do you know of a place where I can get one pretty cheap?
Mikey: Roketa RTM-110 sounds more like a power tool than an ATV. I had to Google this unit to see what it is exactly that you're riding. Its styling very much resembles that of a Yamaha. Have you checked with your local Yamaha dealer? Just kidding, don't embarrass yourself by making that mistake. I'm guessing you're asking me the same question that you asked when shopping for an ATV: "Do you know of a place where I can get one pretty cheap?" Sorry to disappointment you but I don't know where you can find a cheap Roketa wiring harness.
Ask: I thought my brake light didn't work because the light (thinking it was the taillight) would stay on and wouldn't brighten when I hit the brakes. It turns out that my brake cable is loose and the lever is touching the sensor. It's literally millimeters loose, but I can't figure out what to tighten or how to fix it. So, the brake light is on as long as the key is on. It's taking a toll on my battery... Heeeeelpp!
Mikey: Most would assume your brake light didn't work because your brakes don't work. If the cable is extremely loose, you couldn't possibly have proper brake function, yet it's the light that you're concerned with. This mind-set baffles me, but I'll do what I can to get your brakes functional and hopefully the light will operate normally. You didn't give a specific model for me to troubleshoot, so I'll have to give you a couple of areas to check. Most cables have a simple adjustment mechanism or barrel that threads into the perch and increases or decreases the length of the cable when adjusted. There is a locking nut that holds the barrel in position, and this must be loosened before any adjustment is possible. Other brake systems have a similar adjustment at the opposite end of the cable that is typically located near the drum or caliper. Either way, I would suggest that you get your brakes adjusted and working correctly and keep them maintained before they become totally dysfunctional. Don't wait until your lever flops like a fish out of water before deciding to perform maintenance.