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HOW TO: CHANGE A CVT BELT

THE RIGHT WAY No matter how many hopup parts you have on your Rhino or quad, if your belt isn’t in good shape and working properly, you will not get the most out of your machine. Check your belt regularly and keep the system clean for longer life. Changing a CVT belt can baffle someone […]

DIRT WHEEL’S TOP 15 MAINTENANCE TIPS

It’s about that time a year again when the flowers are blossoming, the trees are in full bloom, the birds are chirping and the trails are in their prime. It has been since fall, and before the harsh winter season, that your ATV was gone through and maintained using these 15 maintenance tips. Don’t worry; […]

Z-400 FRAME FIX

(From our June 2003 issue) It happens with many first-year model ATV’s. The manufacturers, engineers and testers overlook a few potential problems that a new vehicle may have. It’s not until the machine gets into the hands of the general public that these problems surface. For example, the Raptor’s transmission was weak and needed to […]

APRIL 28–MANTENANCE TIPS FOR UTILITY QUADS

ÿIf you read the owners manual that came with your ATV from cover to cover (like you do with Dirt Wheels every month) you will find some helpful maintenance tips. However, the manufactures are addressing maintenance issues for an average non-abusive trail rider. We wanted to let you in on some secrets for saving your […]

Hot Horsepower Tips–April 2002

By Greg HallYou think you did everything right. Bought the most expensive pipe. Paid extra for that jet kit. Followed all the instructions to the letter. If you were lucky, the machine just might actually perform better?except, of course, for that pesky off-idle stumble or the giant flat spot in the midrange, or how about […]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLUTCHES

Your clutch is a very important component of your ATV. It transfers the engine’s power from the crankshaft to the transmission. There are two main types of clutches on today?s ATVs, automatic and manual. The clutch system you need to pay close attention to is a manual clutch. This system works well and can handle […]