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REMOVE, CHECK, INSTALL CV AXLES

-- STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO GUIDE --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels We recently noticed that there was a lot of wet lubricant on one of our Polaris RZR front axles. Looking closely, we found that a stick had gone through the lower front part of the machine and wedged between the front axle CV and the front differential. We assumed the CV boot was punctured, so we pulled the axle out. This is what we found, and we thought it might help our readers. To begin, make sure the machine is supported safely, then remove the wheel.…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO

-- 2018 UTV TEST: Killer Can-Am for under $20,000 -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan Can-Am has obviously hit a home run with the Maverick X3 platform. When it was released, it came in 64-inch- and 72-inch-wide flavors. In the end, 2017 was a banner year of race wins, championships and sales records for Can-Am. Soon after the initial releases, the Maverick X3 Max followed up with seating for four adrenaline junkies. It only makes sense that Can-Am would leverage the basic X3 platform with a…

TEXTRON OFF ROAD HAVOC X

-- UTV TEST -- American hot rod style -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels:  Dirt Wheels’ first experience with the Textron Stampede was back when the brand was called Bad Boy. Since then, parent company Textron has changed their name, though the impressive Stampede remains pretty much the same. Even though the Stampede is largely intended as a utility and recreation UTV, we found it pretty sporty, and twice during our time with it, we took it to the dunes. Dune running isn’t exactly what it was designed for, but…

2019 KAWASAKI TERYX® AND TERYX4™ SIDE X SIDES

The Kawasaki Teryx® and Teryx4™ family of side x sides return for model year 2019, ready for adventure. Assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska out of domestic and imported parts, the Teryx and Teryx4 side x sides are versatile enough to provide thrills for the whole family on the trails with standard Electric Power Steering (EPS), and rugged enough to help out with chores with plenty of torque and 1,300 pounds of towing capacity (with an optional draw bar). The Teryx and Teryx4 side x sides are built Kawasaki Strong. With…

2019 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX

Kawasaki has introduced a new 2 seat Mule platform starting at $11,999. This 60” wide machine machine is for the rider or rancher that wants a compact platform but can still handle a hard days work. Called the 2109 Kawasaki Mule Pro MX, this single cylinder work horse can be hauled in the back of your pick or stored in a small shed on the property. It weighs in at just under 1600 pounds.

WHICH 2019 RAPTOR SHOULD YOU GET?

-- HERE ARE THE COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM -- Yamaha's biggest and baddest sport quad still looks good for 2019. The only question is, which color would you choose? Drop us an Email and let us know at [email protected] FOR MORE INFO ON THE YAMAHA RAPTOR 700, CHECK OUT THESE ARTICLES: https://dirtwheelsmag.com/yamaha-announces-2019-atv-lineup/ https://dirtwheelsmag.com/2006-raptor-700r-still-looks-brand-new/ https://dirtwheelsmag.com/history-of-the-raptor-660700-a-sport-quad-still-alive/…

HONDA TRX250R TEST

-- Built by Lonestar Racing to win! --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels We’ve seen a large number of ATV enthusiasts rebuilding the beloved Honda TRX250R to its former glory. Retro is in right now, and the TRX250R is over 30 years old, so it’s retro for real. For the last decade most TRX250R projects we’ve seen were play machines, but now many riders have started building them to race against modern machinery. The Bosemer family never stopped living the two-stroke lifestyle. You may recall that we featured Rachel…

2018 KAWASAKI TERYX4 LE TEST

-- As good as it looks --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan Kawasaki is one of those dependable brands that we are able to trust to build impressive machines. The Teryx lineup has sold very well, and for good reason. It’s a well-built UTV that looks absolutely stunning in the Teryx4 Limited Edition brilliant Lime Green color scheme. The fit and finish are amazing, with automotive-style paint that rivals anything at a car dealer. It made us cry to take it on brushy trails, but we did! The Teryx4 is…

NEW ATV & UTV CRANKSHAFTS FROM HOT RODS

-- Arctic Cat gets added to the list -- PRESS RELEASE: Building on the success of our high-quality OEM replacement rods, Hot Rods crankshafts have become the first choice for aftermarket OEM quality replacement cranks! These replacement crankshafts are regarded as the premiere alternative to costly options from the manufacturer. In addition to being a cost-effective alternative, Hot Rods crankshafts also bring a level of uncompromising quality, design and innovation not seen in its competitors. Hot Rods connecting rods…

NEW UTV FROM SPORTSMAN COUNTRY

-- SPORTSMAN COUNTRY ENTERS DEAL WITH KANDI -- Texas-Based Distributor Partners With One Of China’s Leading EV Manufacturers Press Release: Dallas, TX — ATV/UTV distributor Sportsman Country is set to expand its U.S. operations as part of an acquisition deal with one of China’s leading EV innovators, Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNDI) The tiered transfer agreement — signed May 31, 2018 — should benefit dealers and customers alike in terms of technology, products and programs, according to both parties. After the…

Yamaha Announces 2019 ATV Lineup

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is expanding its family of utility and sport ATVs. For 2019, the Grizzly family welcomes an all-new Special Edition (SE) Grizzly featuring exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires and Yamaha’s award-winning engine tuned for dynamic recreational riding on the most demanding trails. Yamaha’s more utility-based ATVs include the Kodiak 700 and Kodiak 450, while Yamaha’s sport ATV lineup again features the Raptor 700R, and YFZ450R, along with respective youth models, the Raptor 90 and YFZ50. 2019…