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SMART PHONE MOUNT FOR YOUR UTV

-- Testing a handy item from Rokform  -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Rokform specializes in creating adventure cell phone cases for Apple and Samsung products. Their cases have magnetic bayonet-type sockets incorporated into the back, so the company has also designed multiple mounts to match. Their mounts attach your phone to bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles and now there is a sturdy UTV mount. We picked up a $49.99 Rugged case for an iPhone, along with Rokform’s all-new $199.99 Pro-Series UTV mount. THE…

SLIM DOUBLE ROW SERIES LED LIGHT BAR

-- Testing an affordable LED light bar from Slasher Performance -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels All men crave light, but off-roaders perhaps feel more of a need than others. We crave speed and adventure, and without light there won’t be much of either without great lights after the sun runs and hides. We were actually pretty impressed with the headlight performance on the 2019 Polaris RZR S four-seater. We had used it for some night driving, and we felt pretty comfortable. That was before we drove with Slasher…

PROJECT POLARIS GENERAL 1000

-- Four-star warrior from a workhorse --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels The General is the commanding officer in the army of sport utility UTVs that Polaris builds. The machine has been a sales success for good reason. It offers RZR-like performance and suspension in a trail-friendly package that is ready and able to work. If you want to play/hunt/camp but need to convince the family or the tax man that you are buying a tool, the General is ideal. No matter the type of UTV that you are considering, it is typical for an…

MODERN TRI-Z 250 & TRI-Z 450

-- BVC Trikes has the right kits for your Yamaha -- Back in the 1980s Yamaha had a 250cc, 2-stroke 3-wheeler known as the Tri-Z 250. Today, BVC Trikes provides you with a way to build a modern Tri-Z 250. Their kits pictured here are for 2005 or newer YZ250 dirt bikes. BVC Trikes also has kits to turn YZ450Fs into Tri-Zs. The ones here are the newer version 450s with the backwards head design. They have the BVC machined triple clamps, custom swing arm to correct chain alignment and their custom under seat fuel tank to…

YAMAHA SUPER-TURBO YXZ1000R TEST

-- The amazing 550-horsepower Packard Performance YXZ -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels No matter what generation you are from, the older generation is always complaining that the next generation is being contrary. Some youth follow in their father’s footsteps, while others want to do exactly the opposite of what the family expects of them. Famed turbocharger and supercharger hop-up specialists Packard Performance did both at the same time. The Packard brothers Jace and Jedd (we sense a pattern here) are the muscle…

TURBOCHARGED BANSHEE

-- 130 Horsepower, fastest quad we've ever ridden -- Is it possible to turbocharge a 2-stroke? Yes indeed, as long as the turbo is mounted after the cones to the expansion chamber exhaust. Therefore they can still allow the exhaust waves to bounce back and forth to keep fresh intake from flowing out the exhaust port. Not only was this Banshee turbocharged, it also had a fuel-injection system installed. Is this something new for 2-strokes? No, it was 19 years ago when we tested this machine. Below you can read this "Blast…

PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450R

-- Duncan Racing is at it again --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan -- Duncan Racing International (DRI) is a company known for building great products and building up ATVs to handle the harshness of racing in all different disciplines. One well-known racing series on the West Coast is WORCS. The Grand Prix-style courses offer rough desert terrain, sand dunes, asphalt, motocross tracks and more to battle through, which means your quad must be tough to take the abuse and win. Mike…

41 EXPERT TECH TIPS you need to know!

-- Secrets that will make your life easier -- Everyone here at Dirt Wheels has a secret collection. We’re not talking about comic books, Pokemon cards or Barbie dolls—at least not here. We’re talking knowledge. When we work on quads or get ready to ride, each of us uses his private collection of secret techniques, tips and shortcuts. We’ve been doing it so long that we automatically revert to the easiest way of doing almost everything. We decided to gather up some of those tips and share them with you. We selected 41 topics…

WHERE TO RIDE GUIDE:

-- TALMA'S TRAIL PARK IN SOUTH DAKOTA -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels The vast Missouri River is born just west of Bozeman, Montana, where the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison rivers converge at Three Forks. It traverses more than 2300 miles, becoming America’s longest river before dumping into the Mississippi at St. Louis. Closer to the beginning, after crossing Montana and North and South Dakota, the Missouri serves as a boundary and border between Nebraska and South Dakota. Nebraska has plenty of open land, but…

THE UTV THAT STARTED IT ALL

-- Looking back at the December 2003 issue of Dirt Wheels -- The Kawasaki Mules, Polaris Rangers and John Deere Gators were tame, utility minded machines designed to help get chores done around the farm. Yamaha was the first to say, "Hey, why don't we make one of those  steering wheel machines with a more sporty attitude and able to get down the trail with the speed of a quad." After building it and testing it, they liked it and decided to sell it. For 2004 Yamaha added the Rhino to its line up and the off-road world was…

Win a FREE Set of GBC Tires! Dirt Wheels 2019 Reader Survey

Normally, you read what the Dirt Wheels crew has to say, but here’s where you talk and we listen. Our “Reader Survey” is where we learn more about the people who read Dirt Wheels. When you answer this questionnaire, we find out how to make the magazine better for you. Your opinions are valuable to us, so please take the time to fill out both sides of the survey. In return for your good deed, we’ll give you an equal chance to win a free set of GBC tires. Select the ones that’ll work best for your ATV or UTV. We will select…