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HOW-TOs Category

HOW-TO: MIKE PENLAND’S MAVERICK MAGIC

May 03, 2017
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Mike Penland is an 11-time GNCC 4×4 quad-racing champion, and he has also won seven SCORE Baja races and 150 nationals—from the infamous Blackwater 100 to the Daytona short-track to 6-/12-hour endurance races. A long-time factory pilot for Can-Am, Penland made the switch from ATVs to UTVs, now racing a Maverick 1000R X ds in Super Stock XC. Having raced

HOW-TO: CHANGE YOUR YXZ1000R’S OIL

May 02, 2017
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If you think of oil as being the lifeblood of your UTV, it becomes apparent how vital it is to the engine’s life span. Keeping clean, fresh oil in your engine is cheap insurance against premature engine wear, especially with today’s high-revving, high-performance UTVs. We put our long-term YXZ1000R SS up on the rack to shoot a how-to for those

TOP 12 MUST-HAVE UTV PRODUCTS

May 01, 2017
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Way back in June 2010, we detailed the top-10 must-have products to carry in your UTV. Well, a lot has happened since then, with huge strides in UTV technology, aftermarket innovations and OEM fitment. Now, our UTVs perform at much higher levels and are so sophisticated that working on them requires special tools. Some of these must-have lifesavers are now

SARGE’S HONDA DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION TIPS

Apr 24, 2017
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Dear Sarge, I recently purchased a Honda Pioneer 1000 and I just can’t seem to understand how this transmission works. I have followed the dealer’s advice exactly but I can’t get the DCT to shift from 2×4 to 4×4 differential lock unless I am almost stopped. Also, sometimes I can’t get the rear differential to release in 2×4 mode. Sarge,

HOW TO AVOID GETTING FLATS!

Apr 17, 2017
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SARGE McCOY vs. TIRE-EATING CACTUS — Dear Sarge, I have a 2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 and where I ride, the area is infected with small cacti that keep puncturing my Bighorn 2.0 tires. In our group, I am the only one who is constantly getting flats, and I am really tired of plugging flats. Sarge, considering where I ride, what would

HOW-TO: DO-IT-YOURSELF UTV/ATV TURN SIGNALS

Apr 13, 2017
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A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend about attending the off-road activities in Moab, Utah. He mentioned that if I wanted to be street-legal in Utah, I would need to have turn signals (and side mirrors) on my UTV. I had already installed a horn and a lighted license plate bracket needed in Arizona, so I decided to

HOW-TO: Replace CVs & Axles

Apr 05, 2017
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CV axles are used to drive every model UTV and independently suspended ATV on the market. Whether replacing a torn CV boot, a broken axle, or even upgrading to stronger or longer axles for an aftermarket suspension, as an ATV enthusiast, you are bound to be tearing into one at one time or another. While it looks a bit scary,

HOW TO RACE THE GNCC UTV CLASS

Mar 27, 2017
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If you like to drive at a quick pace through the woods you’ll love racing in the Grand National Cross-Country series. Each event has a fun course set up that’s around 4 miles long and you do a certain number of laps. Some of it is open fields, dirt roads and two-track trails in a forest. You may have thought

HOW TO FIX IT!

Mar 25, 2017
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SARGE SOLVES A CAN-AM STEERING ISSUE — Dear Sarge, I have a 2013 Can-AmCommander 1000. I had the recall service done where the entire steering rack was replaced with the ‘14 model due to the right side being loose. Well, I am long out of warranty and the right side is loose again. Do you have a permanent fix for

Duning 101 for ATVs and UTVs

Mar 13, 2017
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The accumulation of windblown sand marks the beginning of one of nature’s most interesting and beautiful phenomenon. Sand dunes occur throughout the world, from coastal and lakeshore plains to arid desert regions. For hundreds of thousands of gear heads like us, these majestic dunes are best experienced from the seat of an ATV or UTV. Up to a quarter-million dune

HOW-TO: Setting up UTV suspension

Mar 02, 2017
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Most ATV and UTV suspensions are really pretty similar. Whether it be race or play, swingarm, A-arm or crazy long-travel trailing arms, they are pretty much all controlled by some type of coil-over shock absorber. While many of the newer performance models might have multiple adjustment options, even the most basic utility options will have some sort of adjustment. The

DO THIS, NOT THAT! Tips on how to haul your UTV.

Feb 14, 2017
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If you live on a big ranch then lucky you, because you get to ride your UTV right from the barn. If not, then you need to load it up and haul it to a riding area. The staff of UTV Action magazine is used to doing that too, and based on many years of experience, here’s some advice we

KAWASAKI TERYX 750 TECH TIPS

Jan 30, 2017
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Sarge McCoy reveals what you need to know Dear Sarge, I own one of the 2013 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4×4s that had the factory recall to prevent sticks from puncturing the floorboards. I was never happy with that thin piece of metal Kawasaki put there to stop sticks. Yesterday, I had a stick put a dent in the metal strip,

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT SUSPENSION

Dec 30, 2016
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How to get the ride you deserve! Ask the fastest racers, and they’ll tell you properly adjusted suspension is as important as all the horsepower in the world. Correctly tuned suspension makes any ATV easier to ride fast. Your ATV’s suspension is the key to making it ride as comfortably as possible and getting the most performance from it. When

HOW-TO: Installing an aftermarket CVT clutch kit

Dec 21, 2016
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The new RZR XP 900 has proven to be an amazing sport machine right out of the box. With the amount of R&D Polaris has done, it’s hard to believe that the XP really needs much of anything from the aftermarket. This theory holds true for the clutching. If your machine is completely stock, the clutching is probably going to

HOW-TO: Upgrade your RZR suspension for cheap

Dec 19, 2016
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As the extreme-performance UTV revolution brings us ever-faster 1000s and beyond, not everyone can afford to upgrade to the latest and greatest UTVs every year. As enthusiasts clamor for the latest 1000s, used RZR XP 900s flood the marketplace, and there are several ways to upgrade those 900s, like an aftermarket big-bore engine and long-travel suspension kits, so they’ll run

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