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PRE-PURCHASE CHECKLIST: 10 RULES WHEN BUYING USED

Tips to stretch your dollar By the staff of Dirt Wheels Buying a used ATV or UTV is fast becoming a seller’s marketplace. As major manufacturers experience production-line slowdowns, the number of new machines has decreased. In turn, this has led to a boom in used vehicle purchases. While that is good news for existing OHV owners, making their own machines increases in value. It also means that you have to pay more attention to the mechanical condition of the vehicles out there. To do that, we have broken our…

A Brief Guide To Buying an ATV That’s Right For You

Whether you own a farm or seek the thrill of racing on rough landscapes, an ATV is a versatile vehicle worth investing in. If you have to navigate through packed woods, ATVs are incredibly nimble and fun to ride. As the vehicle is compact, it is quite easy to control and maneuver through tight spaces as well. Moreover, you can customize ATVs to suit your unique requirements. Often people managing land or hauling cargo are torn between ATVs and UTVs. If you're on a tight budget, ATVs are a much more affordable option…

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 the country. But, did you know that getting full enjoyment from a trip to the dunes, doesn’t require massive amounts of planning and preparation? With that being said, here are our…

TUSK CHAIN TOOLS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK CHAIN TOOLS If you ride a performance sport quad with any regularity, you will get into chain maintenance. And if you are running in the woods with any mud, that moment of inevitable chain work will come even sooner. We are fortunate that modern O-ring chains help with chain life and performance, but they do eventually need to be replaced or repaired. Working on O-ring chains without the correct tools is very frustrating. Rocky Mountain ATV’s Tusk house brand has the chain tools…

GNCC RIDING TIPS:HOW TO RIDE RUTTS

HOW TO RIDE RUTTS By Walker Fowler *Yamaha-backed Walker Fowler is the WFR / GBC / Moto-XPerts four-time GNCC  XC1 Pro ATV champion. 1: HOW TO RIDE RUTTS Exiting the woods in this photo, it appears to be mid-race or late in the race. A single set of deep ruts has developed between the two tight trees, and there’s no option to go anywhere but in the ruts. This is where the saying “momentum is your friend” comes into play. When you can see polished-off spots in the center, it means skid plates are dragging.…

TECHRON: GAS SAVER

Tank corrosion, fuel system malfunctions, and bad gas can all be put to an end with the help of Techron Powersports and small engine treatment.

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019 Roof: Some machines come stock with a roof, but if you don't have one it will make a big difference during the sunny months. All machines are different, so there is no one-size-fits-all. However, we have a few places that can help you find the right roof for your next ride. While going fast can help keep you cool, a roof keeps you from getting burned whether it be from the sun or ultra hot seats.  Here are a few places that will help you find the right roof: Rocky Mountain UTV Roof Kolpin…

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 own. With modern quads, it doesn’t matter whether you are working on a sport quad or a 4x4, you will be working on a four-stroke. Costs soar with the increased…