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HOW-TO CHANGE BRAKE PADS & LINES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HOW-TO CHANGE BRAKE PADS & LINES In the December 2018 issue, we showed how to install new brake rotors on a Polaris RZR. In this issue, we install new brake lines and brake pads. You change brake pads routinely for wear, or less frequently because you are looking for […]

MY GRIZZLY KEEPS TAKING A LEAK

MY GRIZZLY KEEPS TAKING A LEAK Dear Boss, I just bought a 2000 Yamaha Grizzly 600. It has a fuel line or something hanging down at the rear and sometimes gas pours out of it. Is this a problem? What should I do? Stewart McTaggart Austin, TX MY GRIZZLY KEEPS TAKING A LEAK That hose sounds […]

KAWASAKI MOJAVE 250

KAWASAKI MOJAVE 250 By Winston “Boss” McKannick Dear Boss, I have a 1993 Kawasaki Mojave 250 with a one-size-over Wiseco piston. During the rebuild, I had new valve seats, guides, and seals installed in the cylinder head. The builder also smoothed out the casting flash in the intake and exhaust ports. It has an aftermarket […]

THE BEST TIRES FOR YOUR AREA

By the staff of Dirt Wheels THE BEST TIRES FOR YOUR AREA What type of trails do you ride? This should be the first question a dealer asks you in regards to choosing a new set of tires for your favorite toy. Whether you drive a sport quad, hunting-equipped quad or UTV, or a mud-bog […]

TRAIL SAFETY: KNOWING THE RULES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TRAIL SAFETY: KNOWING THE RULES Like any motorized activity, riding ATVs and UTVs has an element of risk. That thrill is part of what gets us addicted to the sport, and we wouldn’t trade that feeling of exhilaration for anything. However, there are safe ways to ride, and some […]

SEAL SAVERS CV COVERS

SEAL SAVERS CV COVERS When you operate your machine in harsh conditions, such as mud, rocks, and heavy dust, these elements can cause premature wear on moving parts. SealSavers has jumped into the UTV market with their Coil Savers and CV Savers. The Coil Savers wrap around the coil springs of your shocks to prevent […]

HOW TO MAKE YOUR QUAD RUN BETTER

HOW TO MAKE YOUR QUAD RUN BETTER From Dirt Wheels Dialed In, by Winston “Boss” McKannick. Dear Boss, I have a 2009 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i with almost 5000 miles on it. A while back it started spitting and sputtering when I hit 30 mph, and it wouldn’t go any faster than that. I sent […]

COOL ATV TOOL

COOL ATV TOOL Here is the tool that Machined Integrations LLC has had to add grease to your 4×4 ATV or UTV’s wheel bearings. A very efficient and handy item, but it did require you to pull the axle out first. So now, here is a new tool they came out with for adding grease […]

UPGRADE TO BETTER BRAKE ROTORS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels UPGRADE TO BETTER BRAKE ROTORS “All brakes do is slow you down!” is a common hilarity that some of us share with riding buddies who couldn’t keep up with us on the track or trails. In truth, good brakes help you go a lot faster. If you change out […]

HOW TO BLEED YOUR BRAKE LINES

By Rick Sosobee and the staff of Dirt Wheels HOW TO BLEED YOUR BRAKE LINES When it comes to performing maintenance on your ATV or SXS, one particular selection of parts will need close attention. That would be the brake system. Your brakes are very important, and they could be your salvation when your talent […]

RICOCHET UHMW SKID PLATE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RICOCHET UHMW SKID PLATE Polaris has not left the underside of its UTVs unprotected. Each has a factory plastic skid plate installed, but the plastic isn’t heavy or thick. It balances weight with maximum protection, but some people drive terrain that is a bit challenging. Ricochet Off-Road has been […]