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SECTOR SEVEN NAVIGATOR MIRRORS

Sector Seven came onto the market with a unique, lighted side-view mirror product that’s built in the U.S. and turned a few heads for sure. The mirrors worked great by aiming two panels of LEDs straight ahead and slightly to the side of your machine. For comparison, they were brighter than our stock headlights on the high-beam setting but with a much wider field of view.  The lighted mirrors sell for $799. That’s actually way cheaper than a set of good billet mirrors and a 10-inch light bar. This month we…

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Making it easy By the staff of Dirt Wheels PJ1 FILTER OIL While it isn’t really that gross of a task, we rate the fun factor of cleaning air filters right at the level of changing poopy diapers. These diapers don’t take as long. In our eternal search for ways to make air filter maintenance easier, we have come to embrace PJ1’s aerosol filter cleaner and spray filter oil. Both do a great job to minimize mess and keep the inside of your engine happy. IT’S EASY PJ1 FILTER OIL The whole point is, using…

PRODUCT EVALUATION: ASSAULT INDUSTRIES DEVICE HOLDER

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ASSAULT INDUSTRIES DEVICE HOLDER For explorers, your smartphone has the benefits of a camera and now great tracking and GPS map apps. However, quickly accessing your device on the trail is a hassle when sitting down strapped into your seat belts and harnesses. Just like how Assault Industries fixes problems on all facets of UTVs, they have the solution for your smartphone needs as well.  SOLVING THE PROBLEM... The new device holder solves this dilemma with an adjustment range that…

TUSK CHAIN TOOLS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK CHAIN TOOLS If you ride a performance sport quad with any regularity, you will get into chain maintenance. And if you are running in the woods with any mud, that moment of inevitable chain work will come even sooner. We are fortunate that modern O-ring chains help with chain life and performance, but they do eventually need to be replaced or repaired. Working on O-ring chains without the correct tools is very frustrating. Rocky Mountain ATV’s Tusk house brand has the chain tools…

5-GALLON GIANT LOOP GAS BAG

Giant Loop is a popular name in adventure off-roading. The company has a variety of products, like packs and such. Most were made with adventure motorcycles in mind. Many of those products easily carry over to 4x4 quads with their handy racks. Fewer of the products are an easy switch for UTVs. We recently obtained a Giant Loop 5-gallon Gas bag. We have often had excursions where more fuel would be handy, but we had honestly not considered carrying that fuel in a bag until we tried the Gas bag. Giant Loop is a popular…

BOYESEN TRX450R SUPERCOOLER KIT

PRODUCT EVALUATION: BOYESEN TRX450R SUPERCOOLER KIT By Daniel Gonzalez BOYESEN TRX450R SUPERCOOLER Boyesen has been a front runner in the off-road motorcycle and ATV industry since 1972. Eyvind Boyesen advanced reed-induction technology for two-stroke motors. The name Boyesen soon became a staple for performance on and off the racetrack. Boyesen is known for creating more than just reed-induction products. They offer the Power X-Wing, factory racing clutch covers, Shockout grip system, Quickshot kits and more.…

FLY DIRT LAUNDRY BAG

.By the staff of Dirt Wheels FLY DIRT LAUNDRY BAG Getting wild and rowdy in the dirt means your riding gear is going to meet mud and muck. Racers tend to keep multiple sets of gear in their bag to change out between races. Some weekend warriors just want to keep the rest of their clean gear separated from the dirty stuff. Fly Racing’s $10.95 Dirt Laundry bag is an inexpensive way to store your roached riding threads in the same gear bag as your clean stuff, or you can just toss it in the truck bed until it’s…

RICOCHET OFF-ROAD TRX450R SKID PLATE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Most of our favorite sport quads have slid sideways off of major manufacturer production lines. This means the mass quantity of used ones is getting older and more beat up. The only way to keep our cherished steads in good shape is proper maintenance and protection products. Thus the Richochet Off-Road TRX450R skid plate was created. So we went to Ricochet Off-Road to pick up a $131.20 full-frame skid plate and a heavy-duty swingarm skid plate for $157.45 for a Honda TRX450R. Most parts…

KLIM WEATHER GEAR

By the staff of Dirt Wheels KLIM WEATHER GEAR. The winter temperatures are dwindling just as the snow on the mountaintops melts away. Temps are on the rise, but the cold and wet weather isn’t entirely over as spring rounds the corner. We ventured out to find the last of the heavy rain and snow to test a Klim gear set that we are enthralled with. The Traverse gear and Aggressor base layers may be a hit to the pocketbook, but they are worth the investment if you ride in harsh conditions. WARMTH FROM BELOW …

DP BRAKES SETUP

By the staff of Dirt Wheels DP BRAKES SETUP.  If you want to go fast, you need to be able to slow down quickly. While you may think that is counterintuitive, the quicker you can stop, the longer you can hold the throttle open. With that logic in mind, we went to DP Brakes for a set of $39.95 SDP Pro-MX sintered brake pads and $109.95 Moose Racing OEM replacement brake rotors that are made by DP for a Honda TRX450R. The old pads had seen their day, the rear rotor was bent and the fronts had some warping, so it was time…

RUGGED RADIOS BELL QUALIFIER PUMPER HELMET

By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Bell brand has been a well-known name in the motorsports industry for decades, and while not as long, so has Rugged Radios. Bell has recently made it far more affordable for an average UTV enthusiast to have a “pumper” helmet designed to be connected to a filtered clean-air system. Thus the debut of the RUGGED RADIOS BELL QUALIFIER PUMPER HELMET. No more breathing dust! So, you might be asking, why should you go to Rugged Radios to purchase a Bell helmet? For one, Rugged is a leading…

RUGGED RADIOS RRP660 INTERCOM SYSTEM

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RUGGED RADIOS RRP660 INTERCOM SYSTEM Rugged Radios is the biggest name in off-road communications applications. When you see serious UTV off-roaders, it is more than common to see an intercom system and/or a radio kit from Rugged. Until you have experienced a clear conversation with your passenger(s) without shouting, you don’t know what you are missing. In addition to talking between passengers, you may listen to music with the RRP660 system. All in-car communication is hands-free.…