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2006 RAPTOR 700R STILL LOOKS BRAND NEW

-- DIRT WHEELS READER REPORT -- For today the Dirt Wheels crew gives a thumbs up to Sirik Hendrijckx in Kinrooi, Belgium. In case you don't know, Belgium is a country in Europe and they ride ATVs there too. In fact, we sell many magazines there every month as well as a lot of other countries around the world. Anyway, Sirik sent us this photo in an e-mail and here's what he had to say: Hello Dirt Wheels, This is my very first quad. It's a 2006 Yamaha Raptor 700R and as you can see it still looks like it just came…

UNI FILTER’S ADVICE IF YOU RIDE LIKE THIS

— Uni Foam Filters perform their best in the worst of conditions. That’s why Uni has been the chosen air filter of professional racers and serious enthusiasts for decades. In this dirty, dusty environment, air filtration is extremely critical to the performance and protection of your engine. The Uni Air Filter’s ability to hold extreme amounts of dirt and still provide excellent air flow and performance has made Uni Filter the choice of some of the greatest off road racers of all time. But the Uni Air Filter must be…

KAWASAKI TECATE 450R

-- Michael Noska is a top trike builder in the Pennsylvania area. Here is his latest work of art that he built for Jarod Mullen. He started with a 2008 Kawasaki KLX450R dirt bike and spared no expense while transforming it into a head-turning, modern day, aluminum frame 3-wheeler. Kawasaki 450s are known for being fast and if Jarod takes his new Tecate 450 to the race track, he'll have no reason to fear the Honda ATC450Rs. Send photos and information on your project machines to the Dirt Wheels crew, while…

HOW DO YOU HAUL YOUR MACHINE?

-- Not all of us live at a place where we can just ride to the trails right from our back door. Even if you can, there's always other great riding areas you like go to. So, that means hauling your ATV or UTV somewhere is a standard part of the sport. There are many different ways to do that, from fancy haulers to not-so-fancy. We typically see the full range of dos and don'ts when observing how off-road machinery is transported. Here is an example of some of that creativity and improvising. . When you gotta go… and you…

SNO-MO-RAPTOR

-- Setting up a quad for snow -- So, what all is going on inside the garages of Dirt Wheels readers these days? Well, let's take a look and see what Kevin Lonce is up to. He lives in New York where it's known to get some snow in the winter months. That doesn't stop Kevin from going riding. Instead, he makes sure one of his quads is set up to handle the snow. That's what he's doing here. His Raptor is in the process of being transformed into his favorite winter machine. On the rear Kevin has switched over to the…

FLY Racing // Hay Days 2017

The crew from FLY Racing was on site once again in North Branch, Minnesota for the annual Hay Days swap meet, snowmobile grass drags, UTV races, and freestyle exhibition. If you haven't been to this event yet be sure to add it to your calendar for next year!

Walker Fowler // 2017 GNCC ATV Champion

To say that Walker Fowler’s season has been a dominant one is an understatement. Fowler clinched his third straight GNCC ATV championship with ten race wins despite the burden of building and managing his own private race team program. Congratulations Walker and team WFR on your amazing 2017 season!

HONDA TRX250R

-- For this "Reader's Ride" we go to North Carolina and check out Benjamin Hewett's 1986 Honda TRX250R. He has owned this legendary two-stroke machine for 10 years and it has been given many updates during that time. Here is a list of the parts it has now: ESR 330 Cylinder LED Performance 350G pipe, Silencer and Intake Fully gusseted stock frame Lonestar +2 +1 A-arms Lonestar -1 Swingarm Lonestar Hubs Galfer Rotors Hiper Tech 3 wheels Maxxis Razr Balance Rear / Razr2 Front tires TCS Front Shocks…

HOW TO GET A QUAD FOR CHEAP

-- The Dirt Wheels crew understands the situation. You want a quad so bad you can't think about anything else. However, you don't have much money on hand. You search the used quad market and even those machines are above your meager budget. So, what do you do? Well, Brent Howard in Ohio provides an example of what's possible. He found a 2001 Yamaha Raptor 660 that had a broken second gear. Because of that he says he was able to buy it from the owner very, very cheap. Yes, it did require several weeks of wrenching on the…

HONDA ATC350X & ATC250R

-- "Mickey Dunlap is my hero", says Dirt Wheels reader Mike Wheeler. Mickey was a top Honda 3-wheel racer back in the 1980s and Mike is actively pursuing that goal for himself today. Here are two of his ATC race machines he competes on -- A 350X four-stroke and a 250R two-stroke. Mike Wheeler and his buddy Bobby Witherow travel to as many 3-wheeler racing events as their schedule allows. Their favorite races are put on by the Florida ATC Syndicate and the Virginia ATC Syndicate. Mike usually runs up front at…

HONDA TRX250R MAKE-OVER

-- Heath Foshee is a Dirt Wheels reader in Arizona. In fact, he says it was our magazine that helped him convince his dad to let him buy a brand new Honda TRX250R back in 1986. Here is his machine today after he gave it a major rebuild from top to bottom. The stock frame has a gusset kit welded in for more strength. The engine is powered by an ESR 310 cylinder with a TRX9 pipe and 40.5 Keihin carb. For suspension he uses Elka Stage 3 shocks with Lonestar +2 +1 A-arms, +2 swing arm and +4 axle. For controls he has ASV…