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MAXXIS LIBERTY UTV TIRE

-- Testing DOT-rated desert treads -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We are stationed in Southern California, which means we have a ton of desert trails to ride. Mud and tight, wooded terrain is a lot more difficult to come by, so we do a lot of testing in rocks and wide-open desert. We test what matches that terrain, like the Maxxis Liberty UTV tire. This well-designed piece of rubber has been out for a while, but we wanted to get some hard miles on a 30-inch set before we wrote down our thoughts. THE TREAD…

HARBOR FREIGHT MANUAL TIRE CHANGER

-- Testing a low-cost way to install your new tires -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We obviously change more tires than the average guy with an ATV or UTV. Many owners do find themselves needing to change tires, and it isn’t like you can drive your machine to the tire store, or at least not where we live. That means taking the wheels off, driving to a tire shop or ATV/UTV dealer, then paying to have the tires changed. Instead, we decided to try Harbor Freight Tools’ Manual Tire Changer. FEATURES Our latest…

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…

NEW ROXOR TEST

-- A new definition of UTV from Mahindra -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Roxor is an all-new UTV built by the Mahindra Automotive Group. No doubt there is something a little familiar about it? Yep, it does look like a classic Jeep CJ-5 or CJ-7. When we first looked at the Roxor, we wondered if it was a smaller-scale vehicle than a CJ, but the Roxor is basically the same footprint. That should not be too big of a surprise. In the early days of Mahindra, the Indian company manufactured Jeeps under license from the…

FLY LITE HYDROGEN RIDING GEAR TEST

-- New technology for comfort & protection --   Product Evaluation by the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Fly Racing is known for creating bright and uniquely designed gear, and the 2018 Lite Hydrogen gear line is no different. Other than being eye-catching, this gear line upped its design level by featuring lightweight and breathable material, as well as revolutionary qualities that redefine the market. LITE HYDROGEN JERSEY, $49.95 This jersey is known as the first true lightweight race wear to hit the market,…

KAYO USA 150 STORM – First test

-- Budget performance quad for teens -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels It’s easy to assume that machines made in China are inexpensive because they are of poor quality. While this stereotype can be true of some brands and models, the Kayo Storm’s performance and finish have assured us that it is not in that category. When we first received the little quad, we immediately noticed a few things. First and foremost the suspension. Most teen-sized Chinese quads come with limited front and rear suspension that aren’t…

ATVMX High Point National 2018

Tune in to MAVTV this Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET and/or 12:30 p.m. ET for the ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires to watch round five - High Point ATVMX National highlight show from Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Don't miss all the action as the ATVMX Series as predictions of rainfall were forecasted throughout the week prior to the race. However, the storms split and spared the track. With the threat of rain gone, the fans were treated to some of the best racing action to happen thus far…

INSTALLING AFTERMARKET TIE-RODS

-- How-to improve your machine's durability -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels We recently had a Polaris RZR Dynamix four-seater break a tie-rod. We hadn’t had a specific incident we could point to that might have damaged it, but we could see where some rust intruded into the break, so it must have been hurt at some point. Also, we have wheels on the car with greater offset than stock and 30-inch tires. The different wheels widened the car from 64 inches to approximately 69 inches. Both the offset and the larger tires add…

ELKA LEGACY SUSPENSION TEST

-- A better ride for cheap -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Most sport quad riders are weekend warriors who love upgrading their machines. One of the smartest purchases you can make is in the suspension department. A lot of riders think that adding power parts will make your quad faster. That can be true; however, if you don’t have the suspension to handle the added power, you won’t go much faster. While racers get the best and most tunable shocks they can find, most of us just want something better than stock that…

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…

REDESIGNED 2018 KLIM QUENCH AND SCRAMBLE PAKS

KLIM redesigned the popular Quench Pak and Scramble Pak to further suit dual-sport and enduro riders who depend on light weight and maximum utility. Both are designed to handle long days of racing or big off-road rides away from resources. The Quench Pak is built to be the most efficient, ventilated method of carrying water and a few necessities without restricting range of motion. The already light backpack is equipped with the KLIM Harness System to simply and intuitively keep the durable pack where it’s most…