newbie here !!! (part 2)

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newbie here !!! (part 2)

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Ok, what are the must have on an atv for a duning trip to silver lake(I know for the flag and spark arrestor).
Paddle tires (what brand is the best)?
tire pressure?
special fluids (specific oil, coolant, etc)?
special cautions for air filter?
suspension adjustement?
Am I forgeting something ?

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up for a noob (lol)

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are 4snow tires from maxxis ridable in dunes, a once a year deal ? more than dirt tires. it will avoid me buying paddles for a trip a year.
http://www.maxxis.com/products/atv/prod ... asp?id=212
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You can ride the dunes with stock knobbies, just keep in mind that it will take more momentum to climb the bigger stuff, and you won't be as quick up the hill. Keep the air pressures low (Silver Lake locals will be more help with this than I) for maximum flotation. One trick I have shared with newbies that seems to help is to aim higher on the dune than you want to go, in order to have the momentum to turn down onto your intended track. The whole point is to use the dune, rather than fighting it, in order to get where you want to go.
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I moved this thread from the ATV & Motorcycle Forum to the Silver Lake Dunes forum as it seemed to fit better here.
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What type of ATV? With a little more information on your ride and mods - we can give you some better educated ideas/suggestions!

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by the time I'll go there I'll have a stock raptor 700... maybe with 4snow tires or dirt tires.
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BHenry wrote:You can ride the dunes with stock knobbies, just keep in mind that it will take more momentum to climb the bigger stuff, and you won't be as quick up the hill. Keep the air pressures low (Silver Lake locals will be more help with this than I) for maximum flotation. One trick I have shared with newbies that seems to help is to aim higher on the dune than you want to go, in order to have the momentum to turn down onto your intended track. The whole point is to use the dune, rather than fighting it, in order to get where you want to go.
Jonathan,

If running stock knobbies you will want to let your air pressure down to 5-8 rear and 8-12 front. You can start out high and work your way down until you find what works best.


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Re: newbie here !!! (part 2)

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I've finally made a trip to Silver Lake (15h drive from home) but I went there with my jeep... no atv. I was on a roadtrip to pick a friend in detroit and drove to the dunes before I got her to bring her back home. It was mid june, cold and sunny but what a blast. now I'm in north pole (baffin island) since then and I only have those pictures to warm me up on cold nights.

I would like to thanks everybody for there answers to my numerous newbie questions

ciao
Jo

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