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AA OFFROAD TRAIL HEAD TRAILER

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels AA OFFROAD TRAIL HEAD TRAILER In the early days of four-wheeled dune play, before there were three-wheelers, quads, or UTVs, there were lightweight Volkswagen dune buggies. It didn’t take much to haul them, and many folks just used a T-trailer. It was a glorified tow bar that lifted the wheels off the ground. Our sport is much more advanced now. Off-roaders travel in giant motorhomes, massive toy haulers, and so forth. We have embraced camping luxury to the point that our rigs may not be…

YAMALUBE YAMACLEAN PRO-WASH SPRAY

By the staff of Dirt Wheels YAMALUBE YAMACLEAN PRO-WASH SPRAY. Many UTV and ATV enthusiasts are as proud of their machines’ appearance as any vehicle owner. The difference is, we ride in the dirt, which means our machines need washing more often, and cleaning them is more challenging. Yamalube’s Yamaclean Pro-Wash spray is designed to clean well with less effort than common detergent, so we were eager to see how it performs.  SAFE FOR ALL SURFACES A strong cleaner is no help if it destroys what you use it on,…

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…

JUST1 J-FLEX ARIA GEAR

By the staff of Dirt Wheels JUST1 J-FLEX ARIA GEAR. We tested Just1’s impressively light and comfortable J12 Carbon helmet a while back. The lid has great ventilation and aggressive styling. Just1 has taken the knowledge learned from their J12 into account to create two all-new moto gear lineups. They outfitted us with a set of premium J-Flex Aria gear that was designed to meet the stringent demands of talented and aggressive professional motocross racers. We didn’t have any of those guys, so our staff donned the…

SPIKE HARD-COATED VENTING WINDSHIELD

By John Bumgarner SPIKE HARD-COATED VENTING WINDSHIELD. If you live in an area that has four seasons, chances are you are in the market for a windshield for your UTV. A windshield truly improves life when it is cold, and it is magic when you have light rain or snow. For exploring in northeastern Nevada, a $429.95 Spike Powersports hard-coated venting front windshield is a great upgrade. SEASON EXTENDER It will extend your riding season into the chilly winter months and help keep the trail litter out of…

FASST CO. HANDGUARDS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels FASST CO. HANDGUARDS In the heat of woods racing, circumstances can lead to “close racing.” In other words, you feel the jarring sensation of getting nerfed hard by another racer and must quickly redirect, through a tree gap your quad shouldn’t fit through. The first branches blast over your knuckles, threatening to remove your hand from the bar, but you manage to keep your grip. Then a hidden branch snags your front brake, with unexpected force, and over the bars, you go. Events like…

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.…

TUSK UTV CARGO BOX

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK UTV CARGO BOX Excitement comes in many forms in our industry, whether we are rubbing tires on the track, dodging trees on the trail or finding the best cargo containment systems around. That’s right, we get excited over storage solutions! We only feel comfortable on long UTV adventures when we carry the proper spares to fix the machine in a pinch. It can get tricky finding ways to store what we feel is needed. We found a Tusk UTV cargo box from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC that we felt…

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS BEARING GREASE TOOL

By the staff of Dirt Wheels MACHINED INTEGRATIONS BEARING GREASE TOOL In the May 2019 issue of Dirt Wheels, we had a story on greasing UTV wheel bearings. Since then we have had experience with Machined Integrations, LLC (MI) bearing greasing tools. A quality, well-designed tool is always a pleasure. And in the case of UTV and 4x4 quad wheel bearings, these tools are almost required. The bearings are sealed on both sides. The only opening for grease is the seam in the split inner race, so you would have to risk…

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX AIR COMPRESSOR

By the staff of Dirt Wheels DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX AIR COMPRESSOR We have always kept portable compressors on hand to maintain and adjust ATV and UTV tires to the proper air pressure for best machine performance, though we have resorted to tank-less little compressors to adjust our hauler’s tires in a pinch. When you have no tank to store the air, you can only fill a tire at the rate the compressor can handle air. That is usually a rate quoted in CFM (cubic feet per minute) or SCFM (standard cubic feet per…

KLIM ARSENAL VEST

KLIM ARSENAL VEST If you have ever watched the insanely difficult and treacherous race that is the infamous Dakar Rally, you will have seen quads outfitted with parts to repair their machine in almost any scenario. Most of us don’t ride longer than a few hours at a time, so we don’t require parts for days of exploration. However, if you are a trail traveler that spends all day adventuring through miles of terrain, Klim has the perfect product for you! Like the additional parts and storage locations fabricated…

J. Strong UTV Audio Tops

Raise the Roof with J. Strong Audio Tops! Innovative J.Strong UTV Audio Tops take the 2014-2017 Polaris RZR 1000, or 2015-2017 Polaris RZR 900 to the next level with a high-quality overhead stereo system that has great sound, awesome style, and a price that will make you smile. J.Strong stereo tops boost the fun factor of off-road adventures! Sound system features a 50 x 4-watt Infinity by Harman® AM/FM Bluetooth Stereo Receiver that can be synched with compatible Bluetooth devices, and incorporates a USB drive playback,…