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I have owned atv's for over 3yrs now but see people stand up their bikes so they can work on the under side is this a good practice or not?{ thinking about the fluids in the bike}
 

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As far as I know and best to my knowledge their is no problem with standing it on end to do work to the underside. The only think you will want to make sure to do is to turn off the fuel and remember when you tip it up you will most likley have the fuel that is in the carb run out the overflow on to the ground. I stand mind on end for cleanning once in awhile. Hope that helps!

Mike
 

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I've heard you're supposed to drain the tank and carb... plus there's a chance of oil draining into the airbox, so some suggest draining the oil also.

Now, standing up at 45 deg is fine... but all the way up and I'd worry about the fluids.

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I also wondered if you could stand the machine on end to wash or work on it, but always feared fluids running out all over the place. I did try once to pick that sucker up and stand it on end and I just couldn't "get it up" as my wife says! LMAO So after dropping my family jewels on my driveway I gave up that idea FOREVER. LOL
 

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Yea blue grizz have to agree with you that it is one heavy sob to stand on end. Whenever I stand mine on end (btw wife does help) it is only for about 20 min or so and I have had no trouble at all with the fluids. There has been no oil in the air box or anything like it, but then again it has not been for too long.
 

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I was watching ATV Television and he stood a Rubicon on the back wheels for the whole time that it took him to put on a snow plow, and the only thing they said was to shut off the fuel other than that nothing.
 

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no offence but the guy that does the reviews on ATV television is an absolute moron! Its obvious that he is paid or influenced to rate some machines higher than others. I used to watch the show but now its in the middle of the day and haven't seen it in over a month.

I belive all to many magazines and review sites ect get influenced or are just biased towards one brand (brand loayal) and therefore getting a honoest review is very difficult! This is why I like these forums, you can get an honest opinion from a large group of people that own these ATV's and put them through their pases. However, even with forums you must heed what is said as there are still brand loyal people and even website hosts that rely on certain companies "funds" to remain on the web and therefore always lean towards this company (ie highlifter forum and several others)...
 
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