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Class Costs- If you purchase a brand new Honda® or Yamaha ATV, the class is offered free of charge. If you purchase a used Honda® or Yamaha ATV, the class costs $125 for adults or $75 for children under the age of 16. When you buy at our dealership, we fax the information to the class administrators who will then call you with times and dates for available classes. Due to the fact that the paperwork sometimes processes slowly, however, we recommend that you call (800 887-2887 to set up registration for the class yourself. You will need to provide your VIN number and date of purchase.
The class consists of four hours of hands-on training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate. Generally, you will want to bring your own ATV to the course, but in some instances, one can be provided for you. You must wear a helmet.
Incentives – Once you’ve completed the course, Honda® and Yamaha will send you a monetary reward!
Honda®: If you are a first-time buyer with Honda®, they will send you a check for $100. If you are a repeat buyer with them, they will send you a check for $50.
Yamaha: If you are a first-time buyer with Yamaha, they will send you a check for $75. If you purchase an approved helmet from them, they will send you an additional $25.
An ATV is not a toy and can be hazardous to operate. ATV’s handle differently from other vehicles, including motorcycles and cars. Here at Wild West Motorsports, we want our customers to enjoy many safe years riding the recreational vehicles they purchase from us. Below you will find a wealth of information that you should get familiar with – it may save you! In addition to what is found here, we have safety manuals available at the dealership and would encourage you to read them and share the information with your children if they ride.
Never ride an ATV without the appropriate gear. Most importantly, you should wear an approved motorcycle helmet. Full-face helmets offer the most protection, while open-face helmets should be used with mouth protection. All helmets should be used with eye protection. Regular sunglasses do not provide the proper protection – a face shield or goggles are required. Strong, over-the-ankle boots are the recommended footwear. Off-road boots protect your lower legs in addition to your feet and ankles. You will also need gloves – the best type being those that are padded over the knuckles. Always wear long pants when riding; the off-road type has knee pads. Finally, it is best to wear a long-sleeved shirt or an off-road style jersey that features chest and shoulder protectors.
To minimize your chance of being hurt or stranded, it is important that you check the mechanical stability of your ATV. Check your tires for air pressure and your wheels for stability. Check all of your controls. Be sure the throttle and other cables operate properly. Be certain that the brakes are in excellent condition – they are essential to your safety. Be aware of the type of braking system your ATV has; most have front and rear brakes while some have linked brakes and each of these operates differently. Check the positioning of the foot shifter. Be sure that the ignition switch, engine stop switch, and lights are all functioning. Ensure adequate oil and fuel levels and check for leaks. Inspect your chain or driveshaft for adequate lubrication. Remember, also, that rough terrain will loosen nuts and bolts so check these habitually. Finally, be sure to carry a tool kit and a strong tow rope on every ride.
ATVs are rider-active vehicles and it is very important that you are aware of the effects your body posture has on your ride.
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests, otherwise, your balance and control can be drastically affected. Your knees should be in toward the gas tank.
When turning, it is important that you move your body weight forward to the inside of the turn and look in the direction of the turn. Climbing hills is tricky and it is imperative to understand that your weight needs to be shifted uphill at all times. Your ATV should be in a lower gear and you must be sure to achieve your desired speed before you start your ascent so that you do not lose momentum. As you go up the hill, move up on the seat and lean forward or stand and position your torso of the front wheels. Should you lose your momentum, keep your weight forward, apply your parking brake and dismount the vehicle. Never allow the ATV to roll backward. If it starts to roll back, don’t apply the rear brake abruptly as this could cause the ATV to roll over backward. Conversely, when you are facing downhill, your weight should be shifted to the rear, in addition to using a lower gear and gradual braking. When traversing a slope your body should lean uphill. If your ATV begins to tip, turn the front wheels downhill if the terrain allows. If this isn’t possible, dismount on the uphill side immediately. Avoid making sudden throttle changes.
We urge all riders to take an ATV operator course approved by the ATV Safety Institute (ASI). For information about the ASI training course nearest you, call the national toll-free number; (800) 887-2887.
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