ATV Mudding Questions.

by Bonnie

One way check valves help keep mud and water out of vent lines.

One way check valves help keep mud and water out of vent lines.

What type of check valve do you use for the vent lines to keep water out? Also, what if anything can I put on the muffler to help with the mud sticking?


World of ATVs Comment: Good questions! We like the one way air check valves normally used for aquariums. You can also check with your local dealer for something similar. Some of the smaller inline fuel filters can also be used as one way valves.

Exhaust systems are hard to keep clean, especially after the mud gets baked on. You can't really spray anything on the exhaust because it will just burn off as soon as things get hot.

The best you can do is to keep the exhaust system as slick and clean as possible. If you have a stainless or aluminum muffler, clean and polish it after a ride.

Some of the ceramic hi-temp paints that have a slick finish work well on the painted steel type mufflers.

The general idea is to maintain as close to a non-stick surface as you can. The rougher the surface, the more mud will stick to it.

Hope this helps and thanks for the great questions. If anyone else has any ideas, send 'em in!

Comments for ATV Mudding Questions.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thanks for the ATV mudding tip.
by: Sean

Thanks for this tip! Always wondered how the check valves worked.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to ATV Mudding Questions and Answers..

Latest Articles

  1. Polaris UTV Guide.

    Don't Buy a Polaris UTV Until You See This Report. Our exclusive Guide covers all the models.

    Read More

  2. 2019 Polaris ACE Model Quick Guide. Covers ACE 500, 570EPS, and 900XC.

    2019 Polaris ACE Quick Guide. Details on features, prices, specs, and best buys. Covers the ACE 500, ACE 570 EPS, and ACE 900 XC.

    Read More

  3. Polaris ATV - Covers all Polaris Four Wheeler Models.

    Exclusive Guide to the Polaris ATV Models including Sportsman, Scrambler, and ACE. Also covers Phoenix and Outlaw models. Complete with Reviews, Videos, Specifications, and More.

    Read More

  4. UTV Guide - Covers the Fast Growing World of Side by Sides.

    The UTV Guide has pictures, videos, reviews, specs and more about UTVs, accessories, parts, and where to find the best deals.

    Read More

  5. 2019 Mahindra Roxor. The Mahindra Jeep gets Needed Updates.

    2019 Mahindra Roxor review with details about some much needed updates. Details about new accessories for this Mahindra Jeep, along with updated prices, specs, photos, and more info.

    Read More

  6. 2019 Honda Talon is Official!

    Honda makes the new pure sport model called Talon official with the announcement of two new models.

    Read More

  7. Latest UTV News and Rumors.

    Keep up with all the latest UTV News and Rumors. Coverage of all brands and models. Be the first to learn about all the latest UTV accessories and innovations.

    Read More

  8. Honda Side by Side Guide. Pioneer Specs, Photos, Videos, and More.

    Guide to all Honda Side by Side models. Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5, Pioneer 700 and 700-4, Pioneer 500, and Big Red. Info, specs, photos, and videos.

    Read More

  9. Honda Talon Overview. 1000X and 1000R Models. Photos, Specs, and More.

    Detailed overview of the Honda Talon 1000X and 1000R models. Details, key features, photos, videos, specs, and more info.

    Read More

  10. Kawasaki ATV Guide

    Your Guide to all the Kawasaki ATV Models Including UTVs and RUVs.

    Read More