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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…

CVT BELTS: Secrets to keep your belt alive

It has been said that to a camera or the common observer, tires are a bunch of round black things. That is doubly true of CVT drive belts. Talk about unsung heroes; the belt driving a machine with a CVT is hidden in a vented cover, and they don’t even have different tread patterns. But even if they look the same, all belts are not equal. Belt technology has had to increase as power output of CVT-equipped machines has gone up. It is no coincidence that the advent of “extreme-duty” belts appeared at about the same time…

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…

How-To Adjust Your Valves

-- Keeping your ATV running strongly requires routine maintenance, and adjusting your valves is a part of that. On most machines, valves will only need to be checked and adjusted every few months, but on high-performance ATVs, you should check them every three to four oil changes. We have compiled a little how-to on adjusting the two most common types of valve trains, so keep this guide handy! DOHC: SHIM UNDER-BUCKET DESIGN STEP 1 Start off by removing the plastics necessary to get the tank off. On the KFX, we removed…

GBOOST CVT CLUTCH KIT INSTALL

-- STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Recently, we have come across a number of UTVs that were fitted with oversized tires, and in most of those cases we found that performance suffered. We are all for the cool look and added ground clearance that big tires supply, but not if we lose performance and driveability. The solution is to have the CVT clutching modified to work with the larger tires. The photos and text here will show how we installed GBoost clutch kits in 2017 Polaris UTVs; one was a Turbo…

HOW -TO: ALIGN AN ATV FRONT END

-- Make sure your ride is ready, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Have you noticed that your ATV or UTV isn’t tracking straight like it used to? Or it might be that the handlebar or steering wheel isn’t in the correct position? Either way, these things can become a nuisance if the front end is off even slightly. So, how can these things be fixed without taking it to a repair shop? Fixing each of these problems is much easier than you think, and hopefully you’ll save some time, money and aggravation with these tips.…

GOT A RIPPED SEAT?

-- HERE'S THE EASIEST & QUICKEST WAY TO FIX IT -- There's nothing that ruins the look of a quad more than having a big rip in the seat. That ugly chunk of white foam sticking out just takes away from the smooth flowing lines of the machine. Yeah, you can make a new seat cover using silver duct tape, but no one believes you when you say that's the hot new style for fast riders. Well, Moose Utility Division offers the easiest and quickest way to make your ripped seat cover new again. You don't even have to pull the…

I ROLLED MY QUAD & NOW IT WON’T START!

BOSS McKANNICK TO THE RESCUE: Dear Boss, I have a Kawasaki KFX450 and recently I rolled it down a hill. Nothing was broken but it won’t restart. My dealer said to check the tip over sensor. I did and it did not come loose. It seems like the engine is not getting fuel. If I put fuel in the sparkplug hole she runs until the fuel is gone. I can’t see any broken wires anywhere. Boss, can you help, cause it’s a long truck to my dealer. Jamie Willis Claremont, SD. So she runs if you force feed her gas, huh? OK, that…

TROUBLESHOOTING AN OLDER UTV

-- RANGER REMEDY, by Boss McKannick -- Hey Boss, My mom has an 2004 Polaris Ranger 700 twin. It won't start unless you hold the gas pedal about half way down. Then it will start and idles at about 450 to 500 rpms, but after about 30 seconds, it dies. If you start it and just put it in gear and go, it does fine until you try to idle. I changed spark plugs, but made no difference. I wonder if the injectors aren't working right. It has plenty of fuel because it has pressure in the pressure valve. It will actually…

TIREBLOCKS FLAT‑PREVENTION SYSTEM

-- HOW TO INSTALL, by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Currently, we as off-road enthusiasts still despise the fact that we at some point will get a flat tire on our machines. Whether it’s a UTV or an ATV, riding in the rough, rocky, muddy, sticky, wet—whatever the case is, our tires are prone to getting flats. Even with 10- or 12-ply tires we have flatted them, and those high-ply tires add a ton of weight to the machine, especially on a UTV. Luckily, there are several flat-prevention systems that are complete…

GBOOST RZR CLUTCH KIT TEST

-- Personalize your machine’s power,  By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Dirt Wheels’ Polaris RZR Turbo 4 recently got a tire upgrade to 30-inch tires and new beadlock wheels. As well as the stock Turbo handled the change to a heavier eight-ply tire, we were hoping to have power and response that at least equaled stock to go with our improved 8-ply flat resistence. We contacted GBoost for a clutch kit personalized for our machine with 30-inch tires driving below 3000 feet of elevation. You’ll need…

SERVICE TIPS: Between ride maintenance on a sport ATV

-- Keeping your sport quad in tip-top shape is something that we should all do; jobs like washing your ATV, changing your oil, changing your oil filter, lubing your chain, and checking over your bolts to make sure they’re tight to name a few. Because, let’s face it, the sport isn’t cheap, and purchasing a quad usually isn’t cheap, either. Check out some simple tips below to keep your sport quad ready for your next ride. WASHING YOUR QUAD Always wash the quad after a ride. Some soil and mud could stain the engine or…