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TECH: AXLES

ALL BALLS 8 BALL AXLE UPGRADE Tougher axles for less money  By the staff of Dirt Wheels Axles on modern UTVs are expected to perform and survive under incredible conditions. Without constant-velocity joints in the axle, modern UTV long-travel suspension wouldn’t be possible. As the suspension cycles through its travel, the axles must flex, transfer a lot of power faithfully and make automatic adjustments in the axle length. A CV joint has a series of large ball bearings. An inner fitting holds the balls in place with the…

RIDING TIPS: WORCS CHAMPION BEAU BARON TELL YOU HOW TO RACE…

Sit or stand in corners By the staff of Dirt Wheels RIDING TIPS: When looking at our photos of the Mesquite round of WORCS, Pro ATV champ and race winner Beau Baron hit one corner standing and sitting on different laps. We were curious and asked how he chooses whether to sit or stand in a corner. He was happy to explain it for Dirt Wheels readers. RIDING TIPS: “Typically, I will decide to stand up though a corner if I feel like I am losing too much traction to the rear wheels, and the back of the…

ADVENTURE-READY GPS SYSTEMS

By Casey Cordeiro Photos by Casey Cordeiro and the included manufacturers ADVENTURE-READY GPS SYSTEMS Having a GPS system onboard your ATV or UTV is an invaluable resource when you’re out on the trail. Whether you use it for navigation or for emergencies, a mobile GPS can get you to and from destinations, pinpoint your location, and sometimes communicate with others. In the last several months we have put all of these GPS systems to good use. One UTV adventure was 710 miles in length over a seven-day period.…