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ADDING A SPEEDO TO OLDER ATVs

ADDING A SPEEDOMETER TO OLDER ATVs Dear Boss, I’m wondering if it’s possible to install a speedometer on the Kawasaki KFX700? If so, how would you go about doing that? Thanks. Paul Bassani Colorado Springs, CO ADDING A SPEEDO TO OLDER…
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HOW-TO: WINTER PREP IN 10 STEPS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels. Photos by www.stephentripp.com and the DW staff. HOW-TO: WINTER PREP IN 10 STEPS Many off-road riders are fair-weather fliers. They might just hang out in the house when it is too hot or cold. Or,…
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TIE-DOWN SOLUTIONS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TIE-DOWN SOLUTIONS. Every person who spends time off-road on four wheels faces challenges when it comes to transporting the machine. Even if you ride on your own property, or have legal riding right out…
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ICE RACING BASICS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Josh Underwood, Photos by Stephen Tripp/www.stephentripp.com ICE RACING BASICS There is nothing Dirt Wheels loves more than a letter or an e-mail with a radical, high-quality photo included.…
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HOW-TO RESTORE OLD PLASTIC

HOW-TO RESTORE OLD PLASTIC When you see a shiny ATV in the showroom, it’s like love at first sight. The light gleaming off the carefully sculpted curves of the plastic bodywork is like art. Then you ride it, and two weeks in, it looks…
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HOW TO INSTALL A STRONGER ROLL CAGE

HOW TO INSTALL A STRONGER ROLL CAGE We say it time and time again—protection is the most important factor when it comes to off-roading any machine. Wearing the right helmet, eye protection, switching out the stock UTV seat belts with…
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MUD RIDING SECRETS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels MUD RIDING SECRETS CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: The thrill of powering through the deepest, gnarliest mud holes on earth doesn‘t come naturally to most people, but Dustin Jones isn‘t most people. Born, raised,…
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HOW TO TOW SAFELY AND LEGALLY

By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Vic Meymarian of Bear Trailersports HOW TO TOW SAFELY AND LEGALLY Some of us are lucky enough to ride on our own property or are able to carry our machines to a riding area without utilizing a…
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HOW-TO: CHANGE A YFZ450R HANDLEBAR

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HOW-TO: CHANGE A YFZ450R HANDLEBAR Virtually any component of your favorite ATV can be exchanged for a part that was designed to improve your riding experience. Yamaha spent countless hours making sure that…
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QUAD TECH ATV SEATS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels QUAD TECH ATV SEATS Nothing makes a quad look neglected like an ugly rip in its seat. Putting duct tape over it doesn't help much. No, sometimes you just have to replace that old seat cover. There are several…
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TROUBLESHOOTING AN OLDER UTV

TROUBLESHOOTING AN OLDER UTV Hey Boss, My mom has a 2004 Polaris Ranger 700 twin. It won't start unless you hold the gas pedal about halfway down. Then it will start and idles at about 450 to 500 rpms, but after about 30 seconds, it…
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PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450R

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan -- PROJECT YAMAHA YFZ450R Duncan Racing International (DRI) is a company known for building great products and building up ATVs to handle the harshness of racing in…
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