WATCH OUT FOR ATV THIEVES

-- Top 10 states where ATVs are stolen the most -- Shared from Fox News According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the number of reported ATV thefts nationwide dropped from 21,255 in 2016 to 19,363. On average, 19 percent of them took place in July and August, with Mondays and Fridays seeing the most incidents by far. The NICB said that during the reporting period 66 percent of ATVs reported stolen were not recovered, and recommends removing the key, locking the steering, parking the vehicles inside or…

KAWASAKI KFX450R RACER

-- Dirt Wheels reader builds a National level ATV MX race machine -- Hi Dirt Wheels, my name is Mack McDermott from Rhode Island. This is my 2009 Kawasaki KFX450R. Bought it a little over a year ago in bone stock form and after riding a track a few times I decided to get full blown into racing and build my KFX450 to as close to a national level build as I could. I Teamed up with Tranghese Motorsports out of Springfield, Massachusetts to help me build it and race in the NEATVMX series. Photos by Mike Fig Photography…

ADDING A SPEEDOMETER TO OLDER ATVs

-- Boss McKannick to the rescue -- Dear Boss, I’m wondering if it’s possible to install a speedometer on the Kawasaki KFX700? If so, how would you go about doing that? Thanks. Paul Bassani Colorado Springs, CO On the surface your question is simple, but if you take a deep dive into all the equipment available that can read your speed, you had better pack a lunch, son! So, let’s start off with the simplest speedometer—the bicycle speedometer. Back in the day before speedometers were standard equipment on ATVs, the Sigma…

NEW PODIUM BEADLOCK WHEEL

-- GMZ's newest beadlock wheel -- The GMZ Podium beadlock is a durable aluminum wheel available in both 14 and 15 inch size options designed for sand and off-road rigs! Whether you prefer a staggered or non-staggered setup, drive a full size four-door or smaller two-seater the Podium has you covered.  Price -- $235. The 14x8 and 14x10 are 4+4 and 5+5, respectively. While the 15x7 comes in 4+3, 15x8 in 4+4, and 15x10 in 5+5. Owners want options when it comes to picking their perfect setup, and the Podium offers you…

HONDA TAKES OVER KEIHIN, SHOWA & NISSIN

-- Latest corporate news decoded by Dirt Wheels --     For those of us who have owned Honda motorcycles and ATVs over the years, there were three things we noticed. The carbs and fuel-injection throttle bodies had the word "Keihin" stamped on them. The word "Showa" was on the shocks or forks. "Nissin" was the word we saw on the brake calipers. The reason why is that Honda owned around one third of those companies.     Just recently Honda announced that it bought the remaining stock of Keihin, Showa and Nissin. They've…

MONSTER HONDAS

-- Liberty Customz mud machines -- Liberty Customz is a company in the Houston, Texas area that specializes in Honda 4x4s. They make the parts to help your Honda conquer the gnarliest mud holes. Their tall A-arms and stretched swing arms will lift your Honda up higher and their axle paddles will provide extra drive forward. Liberty Customz will also do frame-up restorations on your older Hondas. Check out their website for more info > https://www.libertycustomz.com/ . .

THE NEW DECEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Get a copy at your local stores now -- You'll want to make sure you get the new December 2019 issue of Dirt Wheels magazine. It's packed full of good stuff you'll like. Make it easy and have us deliver it right to your home. Put your name on the list here > https://hi-torque.com/product/dirt-wheels-2/ For a preview of what's inside check out the Contents pages below: . .

KRX 1000 ACCESSORIES

-- Kawasaki offers 4 levels of accessorizing your KRX -- It's normal for manufacturers to offer accessory parts for their UTVs. For Kawasaki though, they put together package deals that has multiple items included together. You can go from mild to wild before your KRX 1000 leaves the dealership. From the base price of $20,499 you add the cost of the package deal you choose. Take a look below at what each one offers. You'll soon be seeing KRX accessories being offered by the aftermarket…

2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES

-- Here is the EDT National Schedule for 2020 -- EDT PRESS RELEASE: The 2020 EDT National Schedule is set coming off an incredible 2019 season that had the largest ATV EDT Event in history at the 50th EDT National Anniversary in Ashtabula, Ohio in July earlier this year with over 890 entries in attendance. Most of the favorites from 2019 are back like Kinston, North Carolina, the 2015 EDT Track of the Year Busco Beach ATV Park, and the Legendary Pine Lake Raceway July's National and also the Fall Event in September in…

LOUISIANA RAPTOR

-- Born on the bayou -- Travis Heltz has been reading Dirt Wheels and riding quads down in southern Louisiana for many years. His first quad was a 1993 Yamaha Blaster and then he moved up to a 1996 Yamaha Banshee. From there he graduated to a newer 1999 Banshee and then a 2011 Raptor 700R SE. So, for this year Travis bought a new 2019 Raptor 700R and then he decided to do something he always wanted to. His previous quads had all remained mostly stock, but for his new Raptor he went to work tricking it out with …

HOW MANY ATCs DO YOU SEE?

-- Is this the largest vintage Honda 3-wheeler collection? -- Preston Frasier is a man who loves Honda 3-wheelers. He began collecting them some time ago and each year his ATC fleet has grown larger. One of his annual traditions is to roll his entire ATC collection out into the yard and take some pictures of them. Preston has sent us some of those photos in the past and here is the latest bunch taken recently. This year's collection is the largest of all. Preston says there are 61 ATCs in the photos along with 4 TRX…

CUSTOM RENEGADE 1000 BUILD

-- High-performance swamp monster -- In the world of high-performance 4x4 quads there are two models that stand at the top of the pecking order. One is the Scrambler made by Polaris, and the other is the Renegade made by Can-Am. The one we'll focus on here is the Can-Am version.  It is the Renegade X mr 1000 of 2018. Dalton Battenfield turned it into an extreme machine with the help of S3 Power Sports. The list of parts include a S3 Power Sports 6 inch lift kit, Fox shocks, RCV axles, XMR series rear…