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O’NEAL SLAT HELMET

By the staff of Dirt Wheels O’NEAL SLAT HELMET O’Neal has been in the off-road apparel market for 50 years! In that time the company has come up with a lot of helmets. At one time what was then called “full-coverage” helmets and now 3/4 or open-face were the standard in head protection. Now, of […]

A TWO-STROKE MASTERPIECE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Pat Carrigan (Yeah, my photos are dark and out of focus, but Pat can fix them.) A TWO-STROKE MASTERPIECE The iconic Yamaha Banshee has found a place in the hearts of thousands with its two-stroke, twin-cylinder, fire-breathing engine. They scream and sing over dunes, rip through the […]

OGIO DAKAR 3L HYDRATION PACK

OGIO DAKAR 3L HYDRATION PACK By the staff of Dirt Wheels OGIO DAKAR 3L HYDRATION PACK Water isn’t our favorite liquid to consume, but it is the most important and absolutely required to stay alive and keep having fun. Our favorite rides are long, all-day adventures over trails that are rarely explored and far away […]

NEW 2020 POLARIS ATVs & UTVs

By the staff of Dirt Wheels NEW 2020 POLARIS ATVs & UTVs Polaris knocked the ball so far out of the park for 2020 that it must have burned up passing through the Earth’s atmosphere into the deep void of space. For starters, we have been impatiently awaiting a company to add something exciting to […]

TRACK & TRAIL TT400 TIRES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TRACK & TRAIL TT400 TIRES Sport quad tire shapes and tread designs are generally pretty similar to one another. This stays true for the Track & Trail TT400 tires. However, we get to torture test many different tires and discover differences in traction and control. This company is fairly […]

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 like a tired old mule. We may be exaggerating that last […]

JUST 1 RACING J12 HELMET

By the staff of Dirt Wheels JUST 1 RACING J12 HELMET Protection is the most important factor of our sport! We are distressed when we see enthusiasts riding or driving without wearing helmets. Just because your state doesn’t require a helmet doesn’t mean you don’t need one. Whacking your head hurts, and it damages the […]

HONDA TALON 1000 X

By the staff of Dirt Wheels HONDA TALON 1000 X We have been happily submerged in the new world of Honda Talons. After an initial quick test ride, we embarked on an extensive introduction trail adventure in Utah near Zion National Park.  Then having introduced all of our local test loops to the trail-specific Talon […]

PROJECT MAVERICK MAX

By the staff of Dirt Wheels PROJECT MAVERICK MAX Some people have a customized UTV because they feel stuck with it. That isn’t the case with Andy Anaya and his well-setup Can-Am Maverick Max X rs. Andy is the sales manager at Chaparral Motorsports, so he has access to great deals on any brand imaginable, […]

LOCKING UP MADE EASY

By the staff of Dirt Wheels LOCKING UP MADE EASY Keys are the bane of our managing editor’s existence. He has purchased locks, cables, and other security systems multiple times over. He simply forgot or lost the keys. We have had to replace ignition switches, and Bolt cutters and hacksaws have been utilized due to […]

FINDING THE RIGHT USED PARTS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Are you looking to save big money? Then you can with used quad parts at Powersports Nation. Located in Norfolk, Nebraska, this is one of the largest shops of its kind on the planet.   FINDING THE RIGHT USED PARTS Our staff has had plenty of experience with salvage […]

PROJECT WILDCAT TRAIL 700

By the staff of Dirt Wheels – PROJECT WILDCAT TRAIL 700 This could be the lowest-budget UTV project that we have ever covered in Dirt Wheels. Derek Hunt and his brother Chris spend their days creating incredibly exotic electric bikes for their company, Hi-Power Cycles (www.hi-powercycles.com). Don’t tell anyone, but despite their penchant for things […]