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Are you getting ready to take your quad out of storage and get geared up for hunting season? If so, it's a good idea to take it out for a test run before you hit your favorite hunting grounds. Even if you did not notice any issues the last time you rode your Kawasaki 4-wheeler, it's still a good idea to fire up the engine and take a test ride to make certain that everything is working as it should. If there is a problem with your 4-wheeler, it is much better to deal with it at home than to find out about it when you are out on a ride.

There are several areas that you need to pay attention to when you are testing your ATV for the first time after it has been in storage. First, think about how easily the motor started? Also, is the batter charged? Is the choke on? Even after your quad has been stored for a season, if you took the proper maintenance steps, it should start with ease. If you notice that your 4-wheel is struggling to start, there could be an issue.

Once your quad does start, think about how it sounds? For instance, does it seem to be idling smoothly? Or, does it sound as though it is sputtering and struggling? What about idling? Is it idling too slow or too fast? Give it some gas and pay attention to how the engine responds. The throttle response on your quad should be immediate and crisp after the motor is properly warmed up. If you notice that it is sputtering, there could be a fuel delivery problem.

Next, take your 4-wheeleer out for a test run to determine whether the motor is operating properly. In addition, consider how it steers. If there is any imbalance in the tire pressure, you will likely notice that it seems to be pulling one direction or the other. If you notice that it seems to be pulling, you will need to inspect the tire pressure.

After you bring your 4-wheeler back home and have shut off the engine, try to notice whether you smell fuel. Also, does your quad seem as though it is too hot for the amount of time you were running it. Any of these indications could be a warning sign of a potential malfunction.

It is also a good idea to provide a visual checkup, which means ensuring that all nuts and bolts are tight and have not vibrated loose. Due to the high rpm ranges at which ATVs typically operate, loose bolts and screws are not uncommon. A single missing bolt can easily result in damage to your quad, especially if you ride over rough territory.

Taking the time to perform a pre-trip checkup, especially after your Kawasaki ATV has been in storage, can ensure that it is in good working order and ensure that you do not have any problems that would spoil the fun of your next outing.
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