So today I got myself a new project. Yeah, I know you’re all saying “really Benjamin! Another project?” Well this really isn’t a long term project. This is just a little Chinese atv that I bought to get running, fix some damage and sell quickly to make a little bit of money which aways helps!
My dad picked me up from my friend Lucke’s house where I had spent the night. My dad and I then drove to the lady’s house who had the atv; I talked to her, paid her, then got the atv in the truck in the matter of three minutes. Dad and I were proud of the pickup speed!
I got it home and I immediately started taking it apart. The first thing you need to do when you buy an atv or dirt bike that has been sitting for a long time and isn’t running is clean the carburetor.
The tools you will need are:
Flat head screwdriver
Crescent adjustable wrench
Brass brush (or a tooth brush)
You go through the carburetor and clean all the ports.
I did this and put the atv back together and it ran great. I rode it around and realized that the suspension was too bent for it to properly turn, so I took apart the suspension.
The problem was with the front A arms. They were majorly bent. So, I cut them and re-welded them to the proper angle and put it all back together.
Now it was time to have some fun with it!
My friend Thomas and I rode it all over, got stuck in the mud, but had a great time!
Now to get it ready to sell!
I cleaned it up and spray painted the spots were I welded so you would never know it had been in an accident.
I ended up selling the atv to a guy that was buying it for his twin boys for Christmas. He loved it! He worked me down from my asking price of $400 and paid me $375. I was happy. I put a little work into it and I made $175 and got to have a lot of fun on it.