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41 EXPERT TECH TIPS you need to know!

41 EXPERT TECH TIPS you need to know! 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…
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FOUR-STROKE TEAR- DOWN TIPS

By Allen Knowles  and staff of Dirt Wheels FOUR-STROKE TEAR- DOWN TIPS When performance quads were two-strokes without power valves, rebuilding an engine was relatively cheap, even with labor included. Modern two-strokes with…
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CVT CLUTCH SYSTEMS

By Cameron Dickie CVT CLUTCH SYSTEMS CVT clutching may seem like magic: they work, but not many people understand how. They do not operate on spells and wizardry but on simple ratios. This is an article on learning the basics of how…
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HOW TO: CHOOSE SKID PLATES

Picking the right protection for your machine can be a difficult task. We install aftermarket skid plates on most machines that we receive to ensure the frame and suspension components don't get heavily damaged by rocks, roots, and other…
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HOW TO REPLACE SUSPENSION BUSHINGS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels : By the staff of Dirt Wheels HOW TO REPLACE SUSPENSION BUSHINGS Keeping the suspension working well on a quad or UTV requires a variety of parts to function as they should. Adjusting the…
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HOW TO HAUL YOUR MACHINE

HOW TO HAUL YOUR MACHINE 1. Ron Murphy hauls his quads with a trailer that can load from either side. The gates fold down and become ramps. He pulls it with a mid-size SUV. 2. A stylish way to haul your quad is in a classic Chevy El…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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