Pre-Season Maintenance

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Pre-Season Maintenance

Post by John S » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:53 pm

Performing Pre-Season Maintenance
(First Inspection of the Season)
If your ATV has been in storage or you haven’t ridden it in a while, check the following items well in advance of your first ride of the new season. Don’t wait until you’re ready to ride to discover you need to see a mechanic or buy a replacement part. Consult your owner’s manual for more information about your model.

Reinstall the battery if you removed it for storage, and charge it fully. Be sure the battery holds a charge.
If you did not change the oil and oil filter before storing the ATV, do so now.
Check the spark plugs, and replace them if necessary.
Fill the fuel tank with fresh gasoline, and make sure the engine starts.
Check all the lights, and replace any burned-out bulbs.
Check the tires for damage and inflate them. Tires may wear or flatten if left on the ground for long periods of time.
Check for damage caused by rodents, such as blocked pipes or chewed wires and cables.
Check for any other damage that may occur during storage. For example, parts made of rubber or plastic may deteriorate over time.
Consider performing a pre-ride inspection .

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