Getting the best parts for your Yamaha ATV is critical and very important. Keeping your fun rig tip top should be on your absolute top list of “things to do” this summer. I live out in rural Michigan and see a lot of people doing some incredible things when it comes to recreation throughout the year. I mean, to put it politely, I live by some real daredevils. These guys use their Kawasaki ATV’s for things like going to the store, and actually drive out in the street! But that’s not the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.
I have seen Yamaha fans take their ATV’s out on frozen lakes and have races. I don’t mean to just single out the Yamaha and Kawasaki fans here because I have seen Ford trucks out on the ice too. I cringe because I wonder if this frozen lake will support them. There are accidents of course and the police are called every now and then. I have seen a lot of tragedy out there in all seasons. During the winter months I have seen a lot of these guys almost collide into each other with ATV’s, snow mobiles, and pick up trucks. Imagine all those people out there on the ice at the same time dancing on the edge of life’s fragile balance!
In the summer months I see ATV’s drive off the road in the parks. These funsters fly off the top of man made jumping ramps and risk personal safety and vehicle damage. I stress that Yamaha ATV owners out there are using genuine OEM and Yamaha ATV parts in their vehicles. You want things to work on your ATV. Of course you need the durability but you also want to be safe. This includes the frame of your ATV and getting good brakes in case you need to use them. This is one important thing you need to do every single year. You need to inspect your vehicle and make sure that it’s safe for use.
There are a lot of cheap ATV parts you can order from China or Japan. Since I started writing about Yamaha, Kawasaki and Honda sports gear I have been getting contacted from third party manufacturers from China and Japan. This concerns me too because I have seen a lot of companies getting write ups about the bad quality concerning these parts. One chief complaint I run into a lot is about the use of inferior plastics that tend to crack and breakdown after normal use. Be careful of what you put into your sporting equipment. Safety is your best bet when you deal with motorsports.