How do I get more power out of my Honda Rancher 350?

Dear Rancher Owners, I have discovered a cheap way to gain more power from Honda Ranchers. All you need to do is add two Folgers Coffee cans to the exhaust of your Rancher, and you will get a louder sound from your exhaust and more power from your engine.

Do Honda engines need valve adjustment?

Yes, you do have to adjust the valves, Steve. And $150 to $200 is the right price. This is a problem that seems to be unique to Honda: Honda’s valves have a tendency to get too tight.

How do I know if my ATV valve needs to be adjusted?

How To Tell if Your Valves Need Checking

  1. You’ll hear a distinct clatter from the valve area – this points to lose valves.
  2. At times you might hear a click sound while idling.
  3. You may notice a subtle loss of power (compression).
  4. The bike could start overheating.
  5. The intake valves tend to get tighter.

How much horsepower does a 2003 Honda Rancher have?

Rancher 350 Full Specifications

Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Valve Configuration OHV
Displacement (cc/ci) 329 / 20.08
Horsepower 20.6 HP

How can I make my Honda Rancher faster?

The only way to make your Rancher “faster” is to make it lighter and more powerful. New heavy tires will make it heavier/slower. A winch will make it heavier/slower. You can’t realistically make it any lighter without removing racks or plastics…

Do you really need valve adjustment?

If your car has been on the road for several years, you may be surprised to hear that it needs an adjustment to correct misaligned valves. In doing so, however, you may impact your car’s performance and may cause more serious damage to the engine. Don’t let your car’s misaligned valves get worse.

How do you know if your valves are bad?

Symptoms of Bad Valve Seals

  1. Performing the Cold Engine Test. One sure-fire way to tell if you have a faulty valve seal is to perform a cold engine test.
  2. Idling.
  3. High Levels of Oil Consumption.
  4. High Levels of Smoke.
  5. Engine Braking Test.
  6. Acceleration Power is Compromised.

Why do valves go out of adjustment?

The reason valve adjustments are important is because the constant slamming of the valve causes it to recede ever-deeper into the head. Left unchecked, the tip of the valve stem eventually will contact the piece that actuates it, like the cam or rocker.

When should I adjust my ATV valves?

On most machines, valves will only need to be checked and adjusted every few months, but on high-performance ATVs, you should check them every three to four oil changes.

What happens if you don’t do a valve adjustment?

The valves in your engine open and close through a complex, precisely timed system. They open to accept fuel into the cylinder, close to form compression and open again to release exhaust. Without an adjustment, they may not open and close efficiently, reducing your car’s overall performance.