First Riding Safety Tips

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Riding an ATV is an exciting experience that the whole household can be delighted with. It’s awesome, and it is also entertaining, in terms of environment, behavior and even interaction with others. So riding an ATV can be fun and we will help you to become a safe ATV driver.

This guide will advise you and your kids how to ride a gas ATV. And also it will help you stay safe by explaining to you a few of the essentials about the right gear, where to get classes, the basics of how to control an ATV and other aspects ensure you get a great, safe experience while your kid rides a gas ATV.

Get the Gear

Among the most important things you are required to do is to get dressed properly, regardless of what type of ATV you are going to buy, where you are going to ride and others. From the very beginning, a kids ATV helmet is the very first (and best) line of protection from injury in case of a crash.

Other basic safety gear includes gloves, boots that go over the ankle, long sleeve shirt, long trousers, safety glasses, and a chest protector.

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Choose an ATV

You initially have to choose what kind and style of an ATV your kid will ride.

For leisure riding, a sports quad would be an excellent bet. If you think you are going to work it out to a professional, you might consider a powerful ATV.

If we are talking about kids and youth, then you absolutely have to take a look at kids gas ATVs, that are quite durable, adjustable and upgradable. Most of them come almost fully assembled so your kid can enjoy the ride at once.

Get ATV Classes

As soon as you get the perfect ATV for your kid and get the proper gear, it’s time to consider how to ride, and how to do it safely.

Anybody can take an ATV and make it go. That’s an easy part. It won’t tip over like a motorcycle when you first try to take off. The issue is when you need to turn or stop or stop immediately in the middle of a run. Do you understand how it’s going to react? Do you understand how much influence your body position has on a quad? Learn by taking a course.

The ATV Security Institute has classes all over the country for you to get training.

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Your First Hours on an ATV

If you’re new to riding ATVs you should start slowly and easy till you get used to it. The controls are typically extremely the same from different models, with a thumb throttle on the right handlebar and a handbrake that typically triggers the front brakes. Some have a twist throttle like a motorbike.

The left handlebar normally has the clutch if geared up. The rear brakes are applied with the right foot and moving with the left foot.

After your kid has actually gotten enough experience of a gas ATV riding; where the controls are, how to operate everything smoothly, how to turn safely using your body-weight, then you can begin moving on and improving your skills.

As a brand-new rider, you need to stay totally concentrated on what you’re doing and where you’re going. Don’t overdrive and don’t overuse your brakes. Practice how to start, stop and turn over and over until you make it a habit. There’s nothing that will master your riding ability like sitting and doing nothing.

Hope, these tips for beginners are useful and you enjoy your riding a gas ATV. Good luck and never give up!

LED headlights or HID conversion kits – What to Choose?

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The question we get asked all the time is, which is better? LED headlights or an HID conversion kit? HID kits have been out since the early 2000s, where LED headlights have only been out for five or six years. Now it’s only been in the last couple of years that LED headlight bulbs have actually been good enough to be used in a headlight as a headlight. Generally speaking they’ve been too dim and not well enough build to be a reliable product. Today, that’s not entirely the case. My name’s Chris with Headlight Revolution, and in this video we’re going to address that question. Which is better? A LED headlight bulb or an HID conversation kit?

What makes LED better than HID

Now the answer’s kind of like, HID is better for this, this and this, LED is better for this, this and this. So first let’s talk about what makes an LED kit better than a HID kit. The three main reasons you would pick an LED headlight bulb over a HID conversion kit is LED is generally easier to install, you don’t have the large ballast or relay harness. LED color is normally better than a HID kit. When you’re comparing the new LED headlight bulbs to the most common HID conversion kits that you get, the LED is going to have a more pure, beautiful white or blueish tinted color, where the HID can have hues of red, green and yellow that you don’t want, but they’re rampant in cheaper HID kits. The third thing is the fact that LED bulbs are the new technology, they’re already surpassing the brightness of a 35 watt HID kit in some applications.

That means that as time goes on we’re going to see LED headlight bulbs become the big player in headlight bulb upgrades. Pretty soon it’s not going to be a matter of, is your LED headlight kit brighter than HID? It’s how much brighter. Now we might be a little way off from having an LED bulb that’s as bright as a 55 watt HID, but the GTR Lighting third generation LED headlights bulbs, for example, are as bright or brighter than a 35 watt HID kit in most headlights.

Easy Installation with Less Parts

The reason that an LED highlight bulb is generally easier to install than an HID kit is because they don’t require a relay harness and they don’t require a large HID ballast. A lot of people think that the ballast on an LED is called a ballast. It’s not a ballast, it’s a driver. It’s a constant current driver designed to convert 12 to 24 volts DC into whatever voltage the LED bulb need to operate.

An HID ballast is a totally different technology. Because of that it’s so small that most applications you can just tuck it away, or zip ties it. Now some of the bulbs, like this one from PIAA, still have a pretty massive driver which is a little bit more difficult to hide and install, but more and more you’re finding less big drivers like this and the kits are becoming easier to put in. This gold LED headlight bulb has a pair of Philips SMD type LEDs on each side. This PIAA LED headlight bulb has a pair of domed SMD LEDs on each side. Check the other ones just here: This GTR lighting bulb has the newest CSP style LEDs that are able to better mimic the shape and light output of a battery filament.

That means that as technology goes on, you’re going to see the old ones going away and the newer ones come out that work better and better in more and more headlights.

Technology That Is Like Forever on The Market

When looking at an HID conversation kit, the things that make an HID kit better than an LED headlight bulb are HID technology has been around forever, like almost two decades, it’s tried and true, it works. The formula has been discovered and now we’re just making it better. When you look at the GTR Lighting gen three and gen four HID kits, you really can’t get anything much better than this.

So you know that when you getting an HID kit, you pretty much have an idea how it’s going to work and you can expect that it will do what it’s going to do. It’s going to be three times brighter than stock and five times brighter than stock if you do a 55 watt HID kit. And that’s the next big thing, with an HID kit there’s a ton of flexibility.

You can do 35 watt ballasts that give you 3000 lumens of light, you can do 55 watt ballasts that give you 5000 lumens of light, you can do 3000k color for gold, 4000k color for OEM white, 6000k color or 8000k or 10,000k color, there’s tons of options.