Patent Number: 6,637,539

Title: All terrain vehicle motor with cooling channels

Abstract: An all terrain vehicle includes an engine located under a hingably mountedseat, the seat providing ready access to the engine for maintenance andrepair. The vehicle includes an engine having a clutch housing and aclutch cover sealably connected to the clutch housing. At least one of theclutch housing and the clutch cover include a bottom wall having at leastone coolant-fillable cooling channel within the thickness of the bottomwall provided to cool oil above the clutch housing and the clutch cover.The vehicle also includes a frame having a plurality of engine mountingpoints. The engine is supportable by the frame and includes a crankcaseand a plurality of mounting points adapted to engage the plurality ofengine mounting points on the frame. The plurality of mounting pointsinclude at least one uppermost mounting point, wherein the at least oneuppermost mounting point is positioned on the crankcase.

Inventors: Rioux; Roger (Magog, CA), Gagnon; Claude (Magog, CA), Holzleitner; Johann (Gunskirchen, AT)


International Classification: B60K 5/02 (20060101); B60K 5/00 (20060101); B60K 17/34 (20060101); B60K 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015