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HOW-TO: REPLACE YAMAHA KODIAK LIGHT BULBS

Tips and tricks By the staff of Dirt Wheels Yamaha is designing some of the most reliable and smoothest-riding ATVs lately. There is a 5-year-old Kodiak 700 that works daily on a ranch down the street from our shop that is a perfect example of this. In those years, the machine has primarily been used for […]

INSTALLING AN AUTO HEAD UNIT

Motoring enthusiasts know all the advantages of Smartphones and smartphone technologies. They have made it paramount for us to access the virtual world. These units allow you to consistently stay connected to the internet and enjoy your favorite apps. Auto Head units allow you to access apps and other smart features for your leisure, including […]

TECH: POLARIS SPORTSMAN CVT BELT CHANGE

Find your mojo again By the staff of Dirt Wheels There was a time when it was fairly rare to replace the CVT drive belt on a 4×4 quad, but now some of these models are very powerful and come with large and aggressive tires. What we need here is some good TECH: to remedy the […]

TECH: 2017 CAN-AM X3 DRY-BREAK INSTALL

Fast and safe fuel By the staff of Dirt Wheels TECH: We recently caught up with Best in the Desert race series competitor Rick Smith who has been racing a 2017 Can-Am X3 with some light modifications suited for racing. While competing in the 2020 Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada, Rick explained he lost a […]

WIDE OPEN: DUNES AND DON’TS

By Joe Kosch DUNES & DON’TS To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. Dune fun riding is one of the most thrilling things you can do with UTVs and ATVs. That’s a fact, Jack.  The sand dune riding season is already in full swing, in the hottest parts of […]

8 CHEAP THINGS TO DO TO YOUR ATV WHILE OFF WORK

Anytime you have extra time on your hands, is the right time to work on your ride. These 8 things you can do to your ATV while off work cover a wide range of issues older or well used quads face. They should help you pass the time until the next riding trip. Nearly every […]

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 power valves are definitely more expensive to work on, but those are not available for quads unless you are willing to build your […]

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 a clutch operates and answering some of your questions (based on Polaris-style clutches). […]

HOW-TO: ALIGN AN ATV FRONT END

— Make sure your ride is ready, By the staff of Dirt Wheels — Have you noticed that your ATV or UTV isn’t tracking straight like it used to? Or it might be that the handlebar or steering wheel isn’t in the correct position? Either way, these things can become a nuisance if the front end […]

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 […]

HOW-TO: Install an ATV Axle

During the making of our project Raptor 734 we gathered parts to widen it up and beef up the suspension. Part of matching the longer Houser A-arm setup is a wider racing axle, like the one we got from Tusk for under $200. The $196.95 axle is adjustable from 2 3/8 inches wider to 4 […]