IMPROVING A BRUTE FORCE 750

-- KAWASAKI'S BIG BOY V-TWIN 4x4 -- In Dirt Wheels you always see modified sport quads. You may get the idea that only 400, 450 and Raptor riders are the only people who want to improve their machines. Well, that's not the case. There are actually more 4x4 quads out there and those riders are proud to trick out their quads too. Here's an example of that. Andy Breznay is a Dirt Wheels reader in New York and he did a few things to his 2009 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 to make it get through the woods a little quicker and to look…

DISCOVERING GOLD!

-- Finding brand new Cannondales -- Imagine you're out in a remote section of woods you've never been to before. You go between some bushes and accidently discover the opening of a cave. Out of curiosity you wander in to check it out. After a few twists and turns your flashlight beam focusses on something shiny. Your heart suddenly starts beating frantically as you exclaim, "GOLD!" Well, that's kind of what happened to Dirt Wheels reader, Hunter Lovelace, up in Ontario, Canada. He was rummaging around in a back warehouse…

PUSH-BUTTON GRAB BAR

-- HOT NEW DESIGN FROM ASSAULT -- Assault Industries introduces a new Grab Handle Bar for Polaris RZR. It takes the simple OEM handle to another level! Made from 6061 T6 billet aluminum, stainless steel and high-grade mild steel, the grab handle is super strong, yet light weight! Some added features include (2) slots for buttons (i.e. Push to talk communications), (2) threaded 1/4"-20 inputs and a built-in channel for wires and cables. The unique design of the handle bar provides a solid, non-slip grip when it gets…

UTVs INVADE ST. ANTHONY DUNES, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2

-- Ride the biggest dunes at the UTV Invasion, Labor Day weekend, 2018 -- Spend the 2018 Labor Day holiday riding North America’s biggest and tallest sand dunes in ST Anthony Idaho at the 2018 UTV Invasion, Powered by Evolution Powersports. Now in its 5th year, the UTV Invasion has grown to one of the premier UTV events in the country and it continues to get bigger. Idaho Dunes RV will play host to the event but you don’t have to stay there to attend. All activities are open for anyone to participate and there’s plenty…

THE MIGHTY QUADZILLA

-- SUZUKI'S 500cc MONSTER 2-STROKE QUAD -- Suzuki gets credit for coming out with the first quads as we know them today. First they introduced some little 4-stroke versions and then in 1985 they unleashed a high-performance 2-stroke machine known as the Quadracer 250. Suzuki gave us a couple of years to get used to that great machine and then in 1987 they totally blew us away with a 500cc version. Its official name was the LT500R Quadracer, but it was such a beast that everyone began calling it Quadzilla. You had to be a…

DIFFERENT WAYS RIDERS HAUL THEIR MACHINES

-- Taking a look at how some Dirt Wheels readers do it -- Farmers get to ride their quads or UTVs right from the barn. The rest of us have to haul our prized off-road vehicles to a riding area. The quick way is to put your quad in the back of your pick up truck. Maybe even put two or three back there. In some cases it's even possible to put your UTV in the back of the truck too. For most though, they use a trailer. Depending on the size of the trailer you can haul a variety of quads and UTVs. We're going to take a random…

THE NEW AUGUST ISSUE IS HERE!

-- MAKE SURE YOU GRAB A COPY -- It's on sale now at your local newsstands, or you can get us to deliver it right to your home. With our special discount subscription offer now you get a $25 gift card and 12 issues of Dirt Wheels for only $19.99. Yes, you do indeed make $5 on the deal. You can't beat that. For more info click here>  hi-torque.com/product/subscribe-to-dirt-wheels/ For a preview of what's inside the new August 2018 Dirt Wheels look below. . . .

STREET-LEGAL CAN-AM MAVERICK X DS TURBO 1000

-- Dirt Wheels Reader's Rides -- Hi Dirt Wheels, Best summer greeting from Norway.  I am a very satisfied Dirt Wheels subscriber who always looks forward to the next issue. Here is a photo from yesterday's 100 miles summer-trip on old bad Norwegian country roads. The trip was nonetheless a real pleasure, since my modified Can Am Maverick X DS 1000 Turbo easily did upgrade to highway quality. It has 8.5 and 10.5 inch 3-piece 14" wheels, half an inch forward moved 14" Mountney steering wheel, driver's seat lowered and…

25 YEARS AGO IN DIRT WHEELS

-- Remember the Mickey Thompson Grand Prix Series? -- It was quite a sight as you sat there watching from a comfortable seat. A pack of quads and riders lined up on the starting line, revving the engines of their finely tuned machines. Then, they'd all take off in a roar racing to the first turn. A little bumping and shoving might send a rider or two over the berm, but the rest would go sailing over jumps, flying across the whoops, roosting around the turns and fighting to be first to the finish line. This was the exciting…

CUSTOM CAN-AM DEFENDER HD10

-- S3 Power Sports builds another ultimate UTV -- Can-Am's DeFender HD10 is a great machine as it is for helping with utility chores and then getting you down the trail at a spirited pace. However, if those trails are down in the soggy bottoms, it could stand to have some mud riding improvements. Along with bigger mud tires, why not trick out a few other things and give it a cool custom look. That's what Kurt Buchert was thinking when he got S3 Power Sports to help him work some magic on his 2018 Can-Am DeFender…

GRAPHIC KIT INSTALL TIPS

-- Boss McKannick gives his advice -- MAKE MY MACHINE LOOK GOOD: Dear Boss, I have a Polaris RZR S 1000 that’s a couple of years old and it doesn’t look as good as it used to. I’m thinking about sprucing up its appearance with a graphics kit of some kind. I’ve been hearing a lot about wraps. Is this something I could install myself, or does a professional business have to do it? What would you suggest for a guy like me with average mechanical skills? Eric Harrington Glendale, CA Well, Eric, some…

SIDE MIRRORS WITH BUILT-IN HEADLIGHTS

-- Smart new item from Sector Seven by Pro Moto Billet -- The Dirt Wheels crew came across this cool new UTV side mirror called "Spectrum." What makes them unique is there are LED lights built into the backside. A set face forward and another set face a little more to the side, which creates a wide beam to really light up the trail ahead. With your stock UTV's headlights on you'll see a major improvement when you also switch on the Spectrum lights. They're designed to fold back to avoid damage if you smack a trail-side…