While riding a Spyder, it is necessary for new owners to avoid errors, which they might regret later-on. Some sage-advice gathered from different experienced riders is given below. This will help you gain better experience.
Expectation of riding a squad –
- High revving machine
Buy from reputed dealer
Future issues can stem from purchasing a quad from poor dealers. Therefore do a thorough groundwork on potential dealer before making a decision to buy.
Learn how ATV works
Obviously, you are thrilled to ride but it is wise to read the manufacturers manual and learn. Having knowledge is good you never know when it may be needed.
- Vent covers will be seen on both sides
- Toolkit is under the seat
- Humming sound can be heard for 30 to 45 minutes, after you turn the key-off
- Nanny is the computer system that monitors the codes. If anything goes wrong while riding the ATV, Nanny applies the brakes or if there is a grave issue then check-engine light goes splashing
- Limp mode allows the rider to reach the dealer or safe place, at slow speed
- Footnote is the place where the Nanny keeps record related to RMPs, speeds, and more. Your technician will know, if you are mistreating the ATV
- P0127 code occurs when intake air temperature increases a specific limit. This means coolant is not circulating
Tips for safe driving
There are always some lateral movements to the quad, which is one of the thrills you attain, while riding it. New rider unknowingly may squeeze the grips, which can make the quad skip side to side. Relax your grip and the jerkiness will reduce. Relax will come naturally, after several hundred miles.
ATV has 5 gears but make sure to learn the shifting points first from the manual. Use 5th gear at minimum 65MPH on levelled terrain or downshift on hills.
Learn the body positions, while cornering. Lean towards handlebar closely to inside corner. This causes you to experience less lateral pull related to cornering. Knees need to be secured tightly to seat sides on fast corners. Passengers can also lean but grab onto their grab-rails tightly, while cornering.
Never touch the brake, when you corner or ride. In ATVs brakes need to be applied, while starting the engine.
Lock glove box and the handlebars
While parking fully turn the handlebars to left or right, before turning the ignition key. Now, both the handlebar and glove box are locked.
The other items to check include, tire pressure, shock settings, battery cables & fuses, windshield brackets, battery tenders, fluid levels, vacuum hoses, shifting sensor, and more. Appropriate knowledge and practice will obviously help you get more fun riding your ATV.