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This is where a good suspension setup is key, and my Fox shocks are some top-notch bolt-on technology. I have entered the square-edged whoop/hole. You must accelerate through the obstacle rather than letting off. By accelerating through, you force the machine to move forward rather than kick up the rear like the hole wants to throw you. I am up over the front of the quad for several reasons. First, the rear suspension has enough to handle here without any additional weight over it. Second, this riding position lets you use your strength to its best effect to soak up the impact. Plus, if the rear starts to deflect, I can quickly shift as much weight backwards as possible. This technique is called rowing the machine. You want to counteract whatever the quad is trying to do.

HOW-TO-RIDE: Make time in whoop turns

Jul 12, 2016Comments off1421 Views

Statistically speaking, very few ATV owners choose to race their machines in organized competition. Most don’t care whether any organization officially recognizes them as a

Areas of the country that have enough water to grow trees this close together also have enough rain to make mud. A quad’s handlebar doesn’t stick out past the wheels, so why run handguards? They protect the hands, keep your hands warmer and drier, keep mud off the grips, and the full-wrap aluminum sort of also protects the controls from damage. The fluffy cover for the front bumper may not look cool, but material that shakes will shed mud, and this material also keeps mud off the radiator, and that is critical for cooling.

FIX-IT-FRIDAY: How-to setup your machine fo...

Jul 08, 2016Comments off617 Views

There is a saying that smart people don’t always learn from their mistakes. Most of the time they learn from the mistakes of others. You

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HOW-TO: Install an exhaust and programmer o...

Jul 01, 2016Comments off1652 Views

Since Yamaha released their 2016 Grizzly 700 and Kodiak 700, aftermarket manufacturers have been producing new products for the machine. We wanted to show you

We picked up a rear rack from D&P Performance and four M2 Wake pods, two M2 subwoofers, a Punch head unit, two T500X16R and one T400X4AD amplifiers from Rockford Fosgate audio. We had custom subwoofer boxes made to fit in the cargo bed from Metro Sound in Huntington Beach, California.

HOW-TO: Install a sound system in your UTV

Apr 25, 2016Comments off1546 Views

One of the most unnecessary but most enjoyable upgrades you can make to your UTV might be a sound system. Nowadays with streaming music, huge

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HOW-TO: Ride rocks, hills, ruts and more on...

Apr 11, 2016Comments off1523 Views

From time to time we bring you tips from pro riders on how to set up your quad and go fast on a track. We

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High Performance Tuning Tips for your CVT C...

Jan 11, 2016Comments off4359 Views

We love our continuously variable transmissions. Mr. CVT, if that was his name, invented a marvelously simple and effective way of transmitting power to the

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HOW-TO: Restore your old plastics

Dec 30, 2015Comments off4648 Views

When you see a shiny ATV in the showroom, it’s like love at first sight. The light gleaming off the carefully sculpted curves of the

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HOW-TO: Change Clutch Plates

Dec 12, 2015Comments off3811 Views

We’ve all done it. You’re on that tight, technical trail, slipping the clutch on a hill-climb, and then a nasty, thick smell rises up from

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HOW-TO: Turn your ATV into a drag racer

Dec 03, 2015Comments off5583 Views

In recent issues Dirt Wheels has tantalized readers with race reports and photos about the exciting sport of ATV sand drag track racing—sanctioned drag races

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5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR QUAD FASTER! The pros t...

Dec 01, 2015Comments off6879 Views

When it comes to upgrading your ATV, there is always the question of where to start. Your riding style and the type of terrain you

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HOW-TO: Install an ATV Axle

Nov 16, 2015Comments off3906 Views

During the making of our project Raptor 734 that we featured in last month’s issue (June 2012), we gathered parts to widen it up and

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HOW-TO: Ride in the mud and prep your machi...

Nov 15, 2015Comments off2039 Views

Mud is more than just dirt and water. Mud is an attitude, a way of life and a fascinating subculture. There are ATV riders who