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HOW TO DRIVE FAST IN THE WOODS

Mar 23, 2017Comments off4327 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

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MUDDIEST PHOTO OF THE DAY

Mar 13, 2017Comments off732 Views

Sometimes you need a tow strap and good riding buddies to help pull you out. Hey, it’s just part of the fun, right?

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WHY WE WEAR HELMETS!

Mar 03, 2017Comments off1602 Views

You can’t be having fun if you’re not wearing a helmet — By D. West — One of my favorite riding buddies is a guy

Most riders choose to carry tools in a purpose-made fanny pack or in a tool roll in a hydration backpack. These can be surprisingly unobtrusive to wear.

SPORT ATV TOOL KIT YOU MUST HAVE

Oct 05, 2016Comments off1090 Views

In the last issue of Dirt Wheels we outlined the emergency tools and supplies that you should always have in a UTV. Since then we

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RIDING TIPS: How to have a safe time in San...

Sep 21, 2016Comments off3437 Views

Almost anyone who loves riding quads enjoys taking them out to the dunes. Sand is one of the safest, most fun and enjoyable surfaces for

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 off1592 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

When powerslides go bad, the quad will high-side if it hits a rut or gains a bunch of traction. Leaning to the inside will help avoid this. If it does happen, try to step off quickly with both legs and run or fall to the rear and away from the quad.

HOW TO RIDE: Body English

May 02, 2016Comments off1469 Views

What, do you suppose, is the most important performance part of your ATV? Is it the engine? The suspension? Tires? Wheels? None of the above.

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

Apr 11, 2016Comments off2010 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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ATV Dream Training Camp

Feb 09, 2016Comments off5005 Views

Imagine: you, your quad, six ATV MX national-winning riders to coach you, and five days to moto at the Breezewood Proving Grounds in Everett, Pennsylvania.

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HOW TO RIDE: DOUG GUST’S GO FAST SECR...

Feb 19, 2009Comments off3483 Views

RIDE LIKE A CHAMP Doug Gust has a secret. Well, it’s not really a secret. He’s pretty open about it, and will tell most anyone

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HOW TO RIDE: CONQUERING OBSTACLES

Jan 28, 2008Comments off959 Views

QUAD TERRAIN CHALLENGE CHAMP JESSE WEST TELLS YOU HOW TO GET PAST ANYTHING Jesse West knows a thing or two about survival and, coincidentally, riding

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HOW TO: JUMP

May 18, 2005Comments off3360 Views

  What’s the best part about riding ATVs? Some would say full-on, throttle-to-the-max powerslides. Others might argue for trail riding or mud bogging. Still others