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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). […]