Browsing author

Dirt Wheels

How To Make Money Racing-April’99

Believe it or not, you are not limited to only “spending” money when it comes to racing your quad. You can “make” some too. There is money for the pro class riders and products for amateurs who can show the results to earn it. Almost every racer has, at one time or another, placed high […]

How To Insure Your ATV-May’00

We’ve been keeping an eye on a disturbing trend in some parts of the country. Several readers have sent newspaper clippings about “ATV Theft Rings” getting busted with up to 50 quads in their possession! You would think that thieves would be more interested in smaller objects like computers and cameras, but apparently many are […]

101 HOT TIPS FOR YOUR QUAD

There are plenty of things you can do to your quad to make it run better, last longer, and be more reliable. We have come up with a lengthy list of items we know can help you prepare for the trail or track. Included is everything from basic carb jetting tips to how to set […]

How To Corner Like A Pro-June’00

If you want to finish first, you must have every aspect of ATV racing down to perfection; starts, jumps, straights and especially corners. If you aren’t fast in the corners, then you?re going to be losing a ton of time every lap.To some observers, cornering fast on an ATV doesn?t appear to be that difficult. […]

How To Wheelie-Mar’00

We don’t quite know what it is about wheelies, but they sure are fun to do on an ATV. And they?re not just for entertainment either. Out on the trail the ability to pop the front end a couple feet off the ground will make you a better, more efficient (and in some cases a […]

DUNE RIDING TIPS

Wintertime for ATV riders in southern California means dune time! One of the most popular areas is the sandy deserts of the Imperial Sand Dunes near the town of Glamis, down by the Mexico and Arizona borders. During the summer it gets way too hot there for any recreation, but the warm breezes feel awesome […]

How To Win At Cross Country-May ?99

Some folks consider cross-country events to be the purest form of ATV racing. Rather than racing for 15 or 20 minutes around a man-made motocross course or the groomed speedway-like surface of TT tracks, a cross- country race takes place on wooded trails?the same type of terrain most of us ride on every weekend. On […]

HOW TO RIDE IMPOSSIBLE OBSTACLES

Anyone who likes smooth, straight trails please raise your hand. We don’t imagine yours is going up, is it? Most of the ATV riders we meet on the trail love it when there?s a little challenge to a section. A tricky rut, a small log, some big rocks, a sloppy mudhole, a big hillclimb?you know, […]

How To Tackle Trail Obstacles At Speed-June’99

Pennsylvania’s Barry Hawk has been the undisputed king of the ATV cross-country racing world for the past six seasons. His points championships and dozens of overall race wins can mean only one thing?he knows how to tackle the toughest obstacles nature can throw at him.We sat down with Barry just before the first AMA Grand […]

KASEA SKYHAWK 150

ATV manufacturers are offering more ATV models in 2000 than at any other time in history. There are literally dozens of four-wheel drives, a wide variety of two-wheel drive recreational and utility machines, sport and high-performance quads, and an ever-increasing number of minis in the 50cc to 90cc range.However, there is one class of four-wheeled […]

TURN LIKE A PRO

          If you want to finish first, you must have every aspect of ATV racing down to perfection; starts, jumps, straights and especially corners. If you aren’t fast in the corners, then you?re going to be losing a ton of time every lap.To some observers, cornering fast on an ATV doesn?t appear to be that difficult. […]