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HOW TO: USE A BEADLOCK

May 24, 2015Comments off511 Views

THE RIGHT WAY Beadlock wheels not only look trick, they serve a purpose. To get maximum traction out of your tires, beadlocks allow you to

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ATV TEST: Yamaha YFZ450R vs. Suzuki LT-R450...

May 19, 2015Comments off1006 Views

Suzuki’s QuadRacer LT-R450 and Yamaha’s YFZ450R took the top two positions in our 2009 450 shootout. Economically priced at $8100 (LT-R) and $8500 (YFZR), both

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SPORT QUAD ALMANAC

May 08, 2015Comments off1510 Views

For every golden age there is an ice age. In sport ATV history, we know that well. Our golden ages have left behind treasures that

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RATH XP 900

May 03, 2015Comments off542 Views

Daryl Rath is one of the legends of ATV racing history. For well over 20 years, Rath has not only been competing on some of

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YFZ450 TRAIL QUAD

May 02, 2015Comments off1036 Views

Yamaha’s YFZ450 has been a top-name ATV in the sport category since its introduction. With a 449cc engine, a lightweight steel frame, 46-inch width, and

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PROJECT RAPTOR 250; Transforming the cost-e...

Apr 26, 2015Comments off686 Views

  The Yamaha Raptor 250 was one of the top five selling sport ATVs in 2008. With its low retail cost of $4199, it will

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HOW TO REBUILD CARBS

Apr 04, 2015Comments off1015 Views

If your ATV ran when you parked it but refuses to pop when you finally decide to ride it again, chances are the carburetor is

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HOW TO DRIVE FAST IN THE WOODS

Apr 03, 2015Comments off618 Views

Remember how you felt before your first roller-coaster ride? Waiting in line, you tell your friends you aren’t nervous as the butterflies flutter inside. A

HOW-TO: Install a chain

Apr 01, 2015Comments off418 Views

Everyone who owns a chain-driven machine will go through one or two in its life. On 450s and big-bore sport quads, you may go through

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HOW TO: Avoid & fix flat tires; Produc...

Mar 30, 2015Comments off526 Views

No matter if you are in the middle of race or on a long trail ride, a flat tire is a hassle. In racing, a

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PROJECT KFX450: A bigger bore, pipe, and s...

Mar 22, 2015Comments off578 Views

A bigger bore, pipe, and suspension rebuild As Captain Kirk used to say, “Scotty, we need more power!.” Like Kirk, ATV performance riders are always

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Project Kingquad 750: Accessorizing the big...

Mar 22, 2015Comments off1035 Views

Since our latest big-bore 4×4 shootout was published, we received a pile letters asking why we didn’t include Suzuki’s KingQuad 750 in that test. Unfortunately