ATV Made Easy

ATV Made Easy


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ATV for Beginners
An Introduction to ATVs
Since the first ATV was introduced a few decades ago, the ATV has been extremely popular. An
ATV is very exciting to ride, and the sense of freedom and exhilaration a rider feels is a major
draw for repeat riders. ATVs are a sport that the entire family can enjoy. But more people are
hurt every year riding ATVs than nearly any other recreational activity. If you are interested in
taking part in this exciting activity, there are a few things you should know before you get
Don't Go it Alone
The first thing you should do is hit the back trails along with someone who knows what they are
doing. This could be a friend, an ATV safety instructor, or a relative that has been riding for a
while. the important thing is that you actually get to ride an ATV so you can see if you really
want to get one and to get a feel for the machine.
Purchasing your first ATV
Once you are decided, it is time to go pick your vehicle. There are guidelines of ages and
weights VS the class of ATVs that are recommended for operation. Use common sense here,
don't go buy your 85 pound son the biggest monster of an ATV you can get a hold of.
It is recommended that your first ATV be a used one. As a beginner, there will most likely be
damage done to your first ATV while you learn the ins and outs, and learning the best
maintenance practices are best done on an older ATV. Even if you are very careful, you still
may wish to stick with an older machine until you are familiar enough with ATVs in general to
decide what new machines fit you best. Everyone you talk to will have a different opinion, and
you don't want to buy an expensive ATV only to find out that "that model" is better, according to
someone else. It can be very easy to get caught up in the "grass is greener" syndrome, so stick
with a cheaper older ATV until you are SURE which new ATV you want is always a good idea.
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Learning the Ropes
After you purchase your first ATV, it is HIGHLY recommended that you take an ATV safety and
instruction course. These courses are usually between 2 and 4 weeks, broken up into 2-3 hour
sessions once a week. Try and get into a course where the instructor will actually take you out
onto the trails at some point. A sport as active as ATVs can't be taught entirely in a classroom.
Secondly, you should read the owner's manual. There is a ton of useful information, procedures,
and explanations of parts and terminology in the manual. If you bought a used ATV, and it didn't
come with an owner's manual, you can usually get one from an ATV dealer that carries your
make of ATV. Just get the serial number off your ATV, and the dealer should be able to get the
owner's manual for you.
Last, but not least, get out there and ride! There is truly no other way to learn how (and how not)
to drive an ATV. Make sure you get permission from the property owner if you will be riding on
private property. Be careful, especially at first. Start off slowly, and ride safely. Always ride with
more experienced people, but in the beginning, don't try to emulate the "fancier" moves they
may be capable of. Learn how to ride safely first! And never ever ride alone. This cannot be
stressed enough. Someday, you WILL roll your ATV. And unless you are a bodybuilder, you will
probably need help getting your ATV upright again. This goes double if you get injured.
Rules to Play By
By following these simple guidelines, you will be out and having a blast with this exciting sport in
no time. As with most things in life, you cannot jump in and expect to be an expert. Always ride
with someone more experienced than you, take the time to complete the safety courses, and
read your manual. Get out there as often as you feel like and tear up those trails! Practicing
driving your ATV IS the fun of driving an ATV. Following these rules will help insure that you
enjoy many years of enjoyment and fun on your ATV.
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ATVs And Land Usage
Ever since they were first introduced, ATVs have been an extremely popular form of recreation.
There is nothing quite like the exhilarating feeling you get when zooming through the woods on
a narrow back trail. The original 3 wheeled ATV was quite unstable and unsafe, but that didn't
dampen people's enthusiasm one bit. The four wheeler introduced later is much more stable
and safe, but still isn't without its risks. Other concerns have been raised over the legal driving
age for ATVs, with some states setting it as other vehicles, and others setting no limits at all. But
probably the single biggest point of contention that has arisen is over land-usage rights and
exactly where and when...

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BN ID: 2940014371520
Publication date: 05/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 69
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