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ATV PROJECT: PROJECT OIL MOD BANSHEE

More than just a pretty bike By Lane Lindstrom Photos: www.bartcepekphotography.com When you see some bike builds, don’t you say in your head, “Man, that bike should be in a showroom or on display somewhere, not out on the sand, or in the desert”? The bike looks just that good. Well, you can throw “Oil Mod” into that group. Oil Mod, a 2007 Yamaha YFZ450 with a Banshee motor tucked neatly inside, is the creation and labor of love of Boise, Idaho’s, Jesse Walz. It is, indeed, a thing of beauty. But, you won’t find it…

HONDA U.S. 90 ATC

By Staff of DIRT WHEEL HONDA U.S. 90 ATC Many of the fully restored machines you see gracing the pages of Dirt Wheels Magazine lately are the work of Mike Palmgren, owner of Vintage Motorsports Restorations. Mike not only loves restoring machines back to their former glory, but he also owns a few as well. His latest project was this unique HONDA U.S. 90 ATC. For years Mike sat on this untouched, first year,  Honda U.S. 90 ATC. Now he thinks it should have a new home. Today, he’s crating up the rare Honda, with a…

BLACKWATER 100 FROM 1988

One of the most Iconic ATV races of all time is the Blackwater 100. The Blackwater 100 ATV race in Davis, West Virginia is an insane, early version of the modern day GNCC race. One particular water crossing, near Route 93, attracted hoards of fans that just couldn’t help themselves from getting in on the action. The bravest of them or craziest were known as the mud fleas. HISTORY: According to Wikipedia, the famous Blackwater 100 was shut down after the 1993 event, but by this point the GNCC series had earned the…

VINTAGE & 2-STROKE STORIES IN ONE PLACE

Vintage builds and old 2-stroke ATV and three wheelers of every brand are all the rage these days. Saving this part of history is not only fun but necessary because machines like the Quadzilla, the Banshee and Hondas 250R most likely will never be made again. There are still plenty of these machines out there to restore for yourself  with the help of builders like CT Racing, Duncan Racing and Lonestar Racing or you can buy unique ones from companies like BVC Trikes. Trikes are too on the comeback. We have listed a few of our…

HONDA TRX500XR

-- GREAT MOMENTS IN DIRT WHEELS HISTORY -- The year was 1995 and there were no new sport quads to buy except for the continuation of Yamaha's Banshee, Blaster and Warrior. Honda's new 400EX was still four years away, but many sport quad enthusiasts were already trying to build something like that on their own. We had one experimental, prototype version on the front cover of our September 1995 issue. What was the story on this Honda TRX500XR quad? Well, we have the original article from back then here for you to read for…