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TECH: LOOKING AFTER YOUR RIG’S RADIATOR

Don’t lose your cool By Lane Lindstrom Even if your side-by-side has never overheated, you most likely know someone whose UTV has. It’s not fun, especially when you’re far away from your truck and trailer. While an overheated vehicle is not fun, the situation is usually preventable with a few simple preventative maintenance steps. Overheating, as […]

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: HONDA TRX450

What parts are worth what power By the staff of Dirt Wheels TECH: HONDA TRX450 A few years ago Dirt Wheels did a story on an owner-built Honda TRX450 owned by a life-long quad fan named Daniel Gonzalez. Gonzalez was so pleased with the build that he took every opportunity to wear the knobs off of […]

FOUR-STROKES FOR DUMMIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels FOUR-STROKES FOR DUMMIES. Power is something humankind craves, but off-road riders lust for it entirely. We want engines that push more ponies and rocket our wheeled steeds onward with an epic forcefulness you won’t feel elsewhere. There are a variety of methods that will let your machine gain more […]

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). […]