Products Archives - UTV Action Magazine https://utvactionmag.com/buyers-guides/products-buyers-guide/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:50:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 MADE IN THE USA OPEN TRAIL WINDSHIELD https://utvactionmag.com/made-in-the-usa-open-trail-windshield/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:49:36 +0000 https://utvactionmag.com/?p=37143

WPS, the nationwide distributor of powersports industry brands and products announced this week, that it is introducing a new line of UTV windshields.  Half, windshields ($119.99), Full ($129-$289), Folding ($360.95) and Back shields ($119-$349) will be available at your local WPS dealer in time for Winter.                   […]

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WPS, the nationwide distributor of powersports industry brands and products announced this week, that it is introducing a new line of UTV windshields.  Half, windshields ($119.99), Full ($129-$289), Folding ($360.95) and Back shields ($119-$349) will be available at your local WPS dealer in time for Winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusively  manufactured in the USA for its Open Trail brand of ATV and UTV accessories, the new windshields will improve UTV rides while protecting riders, whether working or touring and regardless of conditions.

 

With its scratch-resistant, hard-coated polycarbonate, the Open Trail windshield is much stronger than glass and is resistant to yellowing and fading common in acrylic windshields. Its integrated UV protection provides an ultra-clear view, and a precise fit makes it wind tight and keeps out branches and debris.

 

The safety-glazed windshield meets U.S. DOT and most local and state requirements for UTV windshields. The new Open Trail windshield mounts quickly and doesn’t require tools. Heavy-duty nonslip hook and eye straps included with the product are all that’s needed for easy installation.

 

“With our successful operational integration into Arrowhead Engineered Products, we’re leveraging the larger company, its processes and manufacturing to expand the Open Trail line,” said Ronnie Wehr, senior vice president of sales, Western Power Sports. “That means more innovation, more applications, faster to market.

 

“Western Power Sports’ long tenure earns us extensive knowledge of what the market wants. That’s so valuable to customers,” Wehr said. “With this in-depth understanding of their needs, whether for utility work on the ranch or sport UTV riding, we’re in sync with them. As a result, we have very loyal customers. We’re excited to continuously grow our product offering for them.”

 

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SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250 https://utvactionmag.com/seven-utv-helmets-under-250/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:08:51 +0000 https://utvactionmag.com/?p=36997

SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250 It’s not all about which one you buy or how much you spend, we just want you and your family to ride protected. For racing, helmets can cost anywhere between $500 to $2000, but we don’t think those are necessary for an average weekend trail ride. For us, any new […]

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SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250

It’s not all about which one you buy or how much you spend, we just want you and your family to ride protected. For racing, helmets can cost anywhere between $500 to $2000, but we don’t think those are necessary for an average weekend trail ride. For us, any new helmet with at least a DOT rating will work perfectly for that unexpected tip-over or even banging your head on the roll cage getting into the seat. So, we have put together a list of our top seven UTV helmets under $250.

SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250

Solid Full-Face Sport S42

Price: $149.99; $399, carbon fiber

Contact: www.solidhelmets.com

The S42 has a polycarbonate shell with multi-density foam and protective EPS that is recessed with speaker pockets for adding optional communications. The shield is Class 1 optically correct with anti-fog/anti-scratch properties and includes an internal drop-down tinted shield. It has all the protection of a quality, full-face sport SxS helmet and includes a clear shield.

 

SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250

Solid Open Face Rally

Price: $99

Contact: www.solidhelmets.com

The S26 Open-Face Rally is for the rider that likes more airflow or has a need or want to wear goggles. Polycarbonate shell construction combined with a multi-density protective EPS internal liner with antimicrobial sweat-wicking PROTX2 padding make the Solid S26 Open-Face Rally helmet the ultimate in comfort and safety. Communication system is not included, but the helmet is ready to accept one.

 

SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250

Solid Forced Air

Price: $189

Contact: www.solidhelmets.com

The S44 is the brand-new full-face helmet that accepts air from any brand pumper system. The polycarbonate shell is DOT- and ECE-rated, and the liners are removable for washing. SOS pull tabs are connected to the cheek pads for easy helmet removal in case of an accident. There is an internal drop-down tinted visor, along with an anti-fog, anti-scratch clear visor. This helmet will be available in pink, blue, red, grey and black this fall.

 

SEVEN UTV HELMETS UNDER $250

PCI HJC C3-R3 DOT

Price: $114.99

Contact: www.pciraceradios.com

The HJC CS-R3 is lightweight, comfortable, and uses a soft, removable Nylex interior, and comes with a tool-less 95-percent UV protective shield. Total helmet weight wired with Race Air is 3.6 pounds. Spend $214.99 to get the Race Air Port and $249.99 with PCI Elite wiring.

 

PCI Pyrotect Half Helmet

Price: $134.99

Contact: www.pciraceradios.com

The Pyrotect DOT UTV open-face helmet gives you that open-air experience while keeping you safe and still being able to work with communication headsets. The construction includes a lightweight (2.2-pound) composite shell, nylon liner and an adjustable tinted visor system.

 

There are tons of helmets to choose from. For UTVs, our go-to is typically a full-face shielded helmet. They work best in the seated driving position, especially under a roof-equipped UTV. Just about every helmet can be wired for communications. The other option you want to consider before choosing a helmet, is whether or not you will use a fresh air-pumper system or not. That feature is not easy to add after the fact.

 

Klim R1 Fresh Air

Price: $219.99

Contact:

www.klim.com    

This full-featured helmet has an EZ-Wipe optically-clear face shield, drop-down tinted sun visor, top-mount air intake port with pressure adjustment and zip-off dust skirt. This is an adult-sized helmet available in medium to XXL. You can buy the R1 direct from Klim for $229.99 or from PCI completely wired for communications for only $125 more.

 

Rugged/Bell Qualifier

Price: $119.95

Contact: www.ruggedradios.com

Affordable performance in an off-road side-by-side helmet. The Qualifier is a super-comfortable, DOT-approved helmet. It includes a neck skirt to keep the dust out and the smiles in.

See UTV Action’s full product evaluation on a Solid UTV helmet here: SOLID HELMETS – UTV Action Magazine

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California To Require Whips On All UTVs https://utvactionmag.com/california-to-require-whips-on-all-utvs/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 01:12:36 +0000 https://utvactionmag.com/?p=36924

While it’s been the norm to use a safety whip flag in the dunes for decades, now the state of California is making them mandatory at two major riding areas. California State Parks has implemented mandatory whips and flags on all side-by-sides at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (Gorman) and Ocotillo Wells ride areas  According to […]

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While it’s been the norm to use a safety whip flag in the dunes for decades, now the state of California is making them mandatory at two major riding areas.

California State Parks has implemented mandatory whips and flags on all side-by-sides at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (Gorman) and Ocotillo Wells ride areas 

According to the state, a whip is any pole, rod, or antenna securely mounted on the vehicle that extends at least eight feet from the ground’s surface and must stand upright when the vehicle is stopped.

 The requirement calls for the following:

  • Whips must extend at least 8 feet high from the surface of the ground when mounted on the side-by-side;
  • Whips shall have an attached flag that is a minimum of six inches by 12 inches and is attached to the top 10 inches of the whip.
  • When the vehicle is stopped, the whip shall be capable of standing upright while supporting the weight of the flag.

Expect more ride areas to follow this law. Whip companies will be happy to hear this. Plus, we agree it’s safer to run a whip than not to.

 


One of the most popular and affordable solutions is a lighted LED whip from Moose. Depending on your needs, you can get them in 3, 5, or 7-foot lengths. According to Moose,
all versions feature 360 degrees of color, a built-in controller inside the whip, and operate on 12v DC. Our Standard version whip lights up with 20 different colors and functions, the Deluxe versions light up with 120 different colors and functions and the Bluetooth versions light up with 20 different colors and functions.  All whips are made in the USA and MSRP ranges from $104.95 up to $199.95. Make sure to head to your local dealer or to   www.mooseutility.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you considering a different whip option and are in need of a unique mounting solution? Sector Seven’s  Accessory Mount solves that issue. The fully adjustable mount will fit 1.25-2” roll bar tubing and can position your whip at any angle. You can use the mount for pod lights or other accessories as well. Get yours for $117.95 in the www.sectorseven.zone 

 

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT—NELSON-RIGG HURRICANE CARGO BAG https://utvactionmag.com/product-spotlight-nelson-rigg-hurricane-cargo-bag/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:43:00 +0000 https://utvactionmag.com/?p=35450

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT—NELSON-RIGG HURRICANE CARGO BAG Cargo is something you deal with no matter what kind of machine you drive. Spare parts in a race car, drinks in the dunes, supplies for a hunt or overnight gear for an overlanding trip—they all need a home. WHAT IT IS: A large waterproof bag that can be strapped in at […]

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT—NELSON-RIGG HURRICANE CARGO BAG

Cargo is something you deal with no matter what kind of machine you drive. Spare parts in a race car, drinks in the dunes, supplies for a hunt or overnight gear for an overlanding trip—they all need a home.

WHAT IT IS:

A large waterproof bag that can be strapped in at lots of different spots in the passenger or cargo area of your UTV. Heck, it could even be stowed on a roof or the hood of your UTV.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT—NELSON-RIGG HURRICANE CARGO BAG
On the inside of the main flap, there are three smaller compartments for items you might want to get to quickly and don’t need completely protected. If you need one of these bags quickly, call Nelson-Rigg at (714) 850-1811 and tell them UTV Action sent you.

 

FEATURES:

The bag is made of a 100-percent waterproof, UV-coated tarpaulin PVC. It measures 25 inches long, 18 inches wide and 8.7 inches deep. There are three inner mesh pockets behind the main flap enclosure. One is big enough for a spare belt and small tool roll. The other two are half that size. The bag itself has one main compartment; however, there are dividers between the two full-length zippers if items need to be separated.  

PERFORMANCE:

The material feels like a thick rain jacket. A main flap buckles in place and is the first line of defense against water, dust or mud. The three mesh pockets that make up the inside of the flap are not waterproof but still handy. To get in the main compartment, you have to drag back the zippers, which have electronically heat-welded seams. They provide 100-percent protection for the contents if locked. Yes, they are lockable.  

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT—NELSON-RIGG HURRICANE CARGO BAG
The main compartment of the bag uses two waterproof lockable zippers. The storage area can be sectioned off if needed. We like it wide open and have hauled a tent, sleeping bag, chair and small stash of clothes for some longer outings.

 

VERDICT:

The bag is so big that most of the items we put in it were in bags of their own. We had a clothes bag, a sleeping bag, a chair and a small cook stove tucked away during our first outing with room to spare. If the bag were any larger, it would be tough to carry filled up. For now, it’s the perfect size, and when it’s full, you can grab the two large handles to carry it around. There are a myriad of loops and strap options, so finding a spot to secure it on different cars has been a breeze so far. The bag is holding up well in all temperatures. If it doesn’t hold up, Nelson-Rigg will replace it under their lifetime warranty. We are so impressed with it, we are thinking of new items to store and carry in it every day. Nelson-Rigg does offer other storage solutions, such as door bags, hydration pouches and car covers, so they may also carry the right bag for any of our future needs.

CONTACT:

www.nelsonrigg.com or (714) 850-1811

RATING:

5 stars out of 5

PRICE:

$159.95

See UTV Action’s trst on the SuperATV Cargo Box/Cooler heres: SUPERATV CARGO BOX/COOLER – UTV Action Magazine

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HIGH-STRENGTH RADIUS RODS https://utvactionmag.com/high-strength-radius-rods/ Mon, 09 May 2022 14:00:31 +0000 http://utvactionmag.com/?p=33476

HIGH-STRENGTH RADIUS RODS Radius rods take a beating in regular riding, and they can bend or break in rocky, rutted terrain or if your machine takes a hit. All the high-strength radius rods in our guide fit just like original parts and offer more strength. Many of these kits replace only the lower, more vulnerable […]

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HIGH-STRENGTH RADIUS RODS

Radius rods take a beating in regular riding, and they can bend or break in rocky, rutted terrain or if your machine takes a hit. All the high-strength radius rods in our guide fit just like original parts and offer more strength. Many of these kits replace only the lower, more vulnerable rods to repair your ride as affordably as possible.

high-strength radius rods

ALSUP RACING DEVELOPMENT X3 RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3

FEATURES: OEM replacement adjustable high-strength radius rods are made of  4130 chromoly 1.25-inch tubing with a fixed outer rod-end housing using FK brand parts. The inner uses a FK heim with ladder adjuster and 12mm misalignment spacers. Powdercoated dark grey (custom coating available). Radius rods are sold in pairs. Nut plates ($200) and heavy-duty chromoly pull plates are $133.

PRICE: $1,249.99 for all six for the 72-inch X3. Custom lengths available

CONTACT: (661) 487-2303, www.alsuprd.com

high-strength radius rods

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES HIGH CLEARANCE RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: 2- and 4-seat Can-Am X3 X rs, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, and Pro XP

FEATURES: This kit provides additional clearance for your UTV’s undercarriage on uneven terrain. Assault Industries high-clearance radius rods are machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and hard-anodized black with polished, adjustable end links. The Assault Industries heavy-duty high-clearance radius rods are designed and manufactured in California.

NOTE: Polaris changed the hardware for the 2017 RZR XP 1000 (non-turbo) midway through the year. 2017 RZR XP 1000s produced in the second half of 2017 (2017.5) have M12 bolts like the 2017 RZR XP Turbo as opposed to M10 bolts on the early 2017 RZR XP 1000. Please verify bolt size before ordering.

PRICE: Can-Am, $1200; Honda, $680; Polaris, $660

CONTACT: https://assaultind.com

See UTV Action’s evaluation on Assault’s high-strength radius rods and double shear bracket here: ASSAULT INDUSTRIES RADIUS RODS/SHEAR BRACKET – UTV Action Magazine

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ASSAULT INDUSTRIES TURRET-STYLE RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR, RZR Turbo S, RZR Pro XP

FEATURES: This kit retains OEM clearance and adds incredible strength and rigidity over the factory setup. Assault Industries high-strength radius rods are machined from turret-shaped 6061 T6 aluminum and hard-anodized black with polished chromoly adjustable heim joints. Assault Industries turret-style heavy-duty radius rods are designed and manufactured in California.

PRICE: Polaris $500–$520; Honda, $480; Can-Am, $560

CONTACT: https://assaultind.com

high-strength radius rods

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES BARREL STYLE RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Honda Talon; Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo

FEATURES: This kit retains OEM clearance but adds incredible strength and rigidity over the factory setup. Assault Industries radius rods are machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and hard-anodized black with polished chromoly adjustable heim joints. Assault Industries barrel-style heavy-duty radius rods are designed and manufactured in California.

PRICE: Polaris, Honda, $460; Can-Am, $500

CONTACT: https://assaultind.com

high-strength radius rods

COGNITO OE REPLACEMENT  LOWER RADIUS ROD KIT

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo S, RS1

FEATURES: The Cognito OE replacement fixed straight radius rod kit is designed to be a direct replacement for the OE lower radius rods. These radius rods are constructed using chromoly tubing and rod ends. The Cognito radius rods drastically increase strength without adding any weight over the OE radius rods.

NOTE: If not already installed, the installation of a Cognito radius rod cage is strongly recommended.

PRICE: $250-$275

CONTACT: https://cognitomotorsports.com

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CT RACE WORX CHROMOLY RACE SERIES RADIUS ROD KIT

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, X ds

FEATURES: These rods are built from 1.25-inch .120 4130 chromoly and use the absolute highest-quality joint on the market. The joints use a fabric-based Teflon liner known as a PTFE liner. The inner joint housing is compressed to create a preload on the ball that will stay tight roughly three times longer than a standard-injected Teflon rod end and then Tig-welded. These are perfect for guys in the dunes, desert riders, short-course racers, guys trying to win big air competitions and anything else you want to throw at them.

PRICE: $875

CONTACT: www.ctraceworx.com

high-strength radius rods

DEVIANT RACE PARTS HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER RADIUS ARM SET

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo

FEATURES: With this direct bolt-on kit you will gain 3–3.5 inches of ground clearance so you will never have to worry about bending or breaking another radius arm again. Perfect for riding in the woods, mud and rocks. Constructed from CNC-bent 1.25-inch seamless DOM tubing, CNC-machined ball joint block. Mig-welded. Durable powdercoat finish. Lower radius rod sets and sets with lower and upper rods are available.

PRICE: Can-Am, $566; Polaris, $267–$453

CONTACT: https://deviantraceparts.com

high-strength radius rods

HIGH LIFTER LOWER ARCHED RADIUS BAR KIT

AVAILABLE FOR: Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000, Can-Am Maverick, X3, Polaris RZR XP 900, RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, Pro XP

FEATURES: High Lifter improved the radius bar design by adding durable, adjustable heim joints and spherical bearings. Installation and maintenance are made easy with adjustable length and can be serviced with readily available parts. The simple bolt-on kit features heim joints for easy camber adjustment and spherical bearings for rugged durability. High Lifter’s radius bars will give you the strength and clearance needed for peace of mind when riding. High Lifter arms are constructed from 1.5-inch DOM with .188 wall tubing. This is a 50-percent increase in size and a 70-percent increase in steel thickness for added durability and strength.

PRICE: $290-$400

CONTACT: www.highlifter.com

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KCB OFF-ROAD HIGH-CLEARANCE RADIUS ARMS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am Maverick, X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RZR Turbo S

FEATURES: KCB Off-Road’s high-clearance radius arms add durability and style to your machine. They are available in black weather-resistant anodized finish or machined finish. Precision-machined and laser-engraved from 6061 billet aluminum. High-offset contour for extra clearance. Pre-installed FK Uniball bearings with snap rings, FK heims rated at 17,959-pound radial load, KCB Off-Road heim misalignments, KCB Off-Road Uniball spacers with O-rings. Proudly designed, made and sold in the USA.

PRICE: Can-Am, $1000–$1380; Polaris, $775-$920

CONTACT: www.kcboffroad.com

LONE STAR RACING LOWER RADIUS ROD KIT

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, RZR Turbo S

FEATURES: Lone Star Racing’s lower radius rods are a stronger replacement for the OEM, stock-width radius rods. Made from 4130 chromoly with durable 5/8-inch rod ends for superior strength and adjustability.

PRICE: $299–$315

CONTACT: https://lsracing.com

MADIGAN MOTORSPORTS RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, Pro XP

FEATURES: Madigan Motorsports stock replacement radius rods are CNC-machined T-6061 aircraft aluminum radius rods with 4130 chromoly steel heim joints. Available in raw or black. Made in USA. 

PRICE: $480-$500

CONTACT: www.madiganmotorsports.com

MODQUAD STOCK REPLACEMENT RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo S

FEATURES: Modquad radius rods are made from 7/8-inch-diameter 4130 chromoly tubing for maximum strength, then powdercoated. Complete with 5/8-inch rod ends and misalignment bushings. XP Turbo S radius rods are made from 1 1/4-inch chromoly. Available in red, blue or black for the XP Turbo S, red, orange or black for the XP 1000 and XP Turbo. Powdercoated to match factory colors.

RZR XP 1000 XPs through 2017 use 10mm bolts and bushings, 2018 and newer use 12mm. 2016 RZR XP Turbo uses 10mm bolts and bushings, 2017 and newer use 12mm.

PRICE: Polaris, $462-$500; Can-Am, $550

CONTACT: www.modquad.com or call (541) 791-2887

PM OFF-ROAD MACHINED ALUMINUM | HIGH CLEARANCE

PERFORMANCE MACHINE OFF-ROAD USA

Available for: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR Turbo S, and Honda Talon R

Performance Machine Off-Road Radius Rods are made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and feature QA1 Bearings rod ends and 303 stainless steel precision machined misalignment spacers. Replacing the stock steel radius rods with PM billet aluminum radius rods adds strength, and provides for full adjustment compared to the stock units. In addition, the Performance Machine Off-Road Radius Rods’ design increases ground clearance and off-road appeal. Available in Raw Machined and Black Anodized finishes complete with PM logo for added style. Made in USA.

  • CNC precision machined billet 6061-T6 aluminum
  • QA1 Bearing rod ends
  • Includes 303 stainless steel misalignment spacers
  • Available in Raw Machined and Black Anodized Contrast Cut
  • Sold in sets for Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR Turbo S, and Honda Talon R applications
  • Made in USA
  • Price $799-$1199.95
  • Call )714) 523-3000
  • Order: www.pmoffroadusa.com
PM OFF-ROAD BLACK/CONTRAST CUT | HIGH CLEARANCE |

SUPER ATV RADIUS ARMS/HIGH-CLEARANCE BOXED RADIUS ARMS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-am X3, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo S

FEATURES: SuperATV’s radius arms feature industry-leading pivots. Unlike others, this design allows your machine to perform at its full potential by enhancing its natural movement rather than restricting it with a fixed end like the typical heim does. On the inner mount, SuperATV’s radius rods have the ability to move vertically and horizontally without compromising your bushings, causing premature wear and tear. With full adjustability, you have control to add a lift kit, high-clearance trailing arms or bigger tires without sacrificing ride quality.

NOTE: Will not fit with Polaris one-piece extreme bumper.

PRICE: Polaris and Honda, $375; Can-Am, $280-$550; high-clearance boxed radius arms for Honda, $475; Kawasaki KRX 1000, $500; Polaris, $475

CONTACT: www.superatv.com

TUSK MOHAWK EXTREME-DUTY HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Polaris XP Turbo, XP 1000

FEATURES: Tusk Mohawk extreme-duty high-clearance lower radius rods ensure maximum clearance and added strength over OEM radius rods. Each radius rod is constructed from a combination of 1- x .240-inch-wall and 1.25- x .120-inch-wall DOM tubing and powdercoated for corrosion resistance. The outer end of the rod uses a Polaris OEM spherical bearing mounted inside of a CNC steel bearing housing. The inner rod end is a high-quality chromoly end with nylon race. Featuring an upper 3/16-inch mild steel Mohawk gusset to prevent bending of the radius rod.

PRICE: $279-$319

CONTACT: www.rockymountainatvmc.com

TEIXEIRA TECH STRAIGHT RADIUS ROD KIT

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP Turbo S

FEATURES: Teixeira Tech straight radius rod kit is constructed with quality welded 4130 chromoly in a precision-built jig and topped off with a powdercoat finish for the utmost in fitment, durability and performance. Large-diameter tubing is used for superior strength and durability. USA-made, high-quality, Teflon-lined, heat-treated chromoly rod ends. CNC-machined heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel reducers for corrosion resistance and durability.

PRICE: Polaris, $498-$628; Can-Am, $748-$849

CONTACT: https://teixeiratech-com.3dcartstores.com/

S3 POWER SPORTS LOWER RADIUS RODS

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3

FEATURES: S3 Power Sports HD radius rods add strength and style to your UTV! These lightweight precision-machined steel radius rods are a direct bolt-on OEM replacement with improved strength and durability. Static alignment settings can be adjusted with the chromoly heim-joint rod ends for fine-tuning your suspension preferences. Custom colors are available.

PRICE: $275

CONTACT: https://s3powersports.com

ZBROZ INTENSE SERIES LOWER RADIUS ROD KIT/UPPER RADIUS ROD KIT

AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RS1

FEATURES: These radius rods are CNC-machined with a distinctive angular design. Easy stock replacement installation. Teflon-lined spherical rod ends for extreme strength and durability. These rods come standard with precision series heim joints with Teflon liner for a massive 18,000-pound load strength.

PRICE: Lower radius rod kit for Polaris, $325-$399; Can-Am, $359; upper radius rod kit for Polaris, $275; Can-Am, $359; middle radius rod kit for Can-Am, $359

CONTACT: www.zbrozracing.com 

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NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS https://utvactionmag.com/new-western-power-sports-products/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:19:38 +0000 http://utvactionmag.com/?p=33999

NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS WPS, or Western Power Sports, has quickly become the largest distributor in the UTV market. What’s a distributor, you ask? Basically, a distributor sells your local dealer all of its aftermarket inventory, such as riding gear, batteries, fluids, tires, wheels and other bolt-on accessories. No matter where in the country […]

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NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS

WPS, or Western Power Sports, has quickly become the largest distributor in the UTV market. What’s a distributor, you ask? Basically, a distributor sells your local dealer all of its aftermarket inventory, such as riding gear, batteries, fluids, tires, wheels and other bolt-on accessories. No matter where in the country you are located, your closest dealer gets fulfilled quickly from one of WPS’ regional warehouses located in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, Idaho or California. So, if an item is not in stock, you may get it as quickly as the next day. Remember this the next time you want to save time and order online. Your local dealer is not only more knowledgeable about what they sell, but they can help you with sizing and installation, something that you don’t get from the internet. We recently attended the national sales meeting for new Western Power Sports products to find out what cool new products dealers will be carrying for 2022. Here are a few of the highlights.

NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS
Colored Synthetic winch rope can allow you to customize the one part that is at the very front of your machine. Lots of colors are available.
NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS
The Open Trail line is always expanding and adding new products. New for 2022 are wheel spacers, billet whip mounts and brake pads.
NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS
The Open Trail Stealth light bar gives a new look to a popular accessory. It comes in various sizes.
NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS
Speedwerx was displaying their lightened clutch, the Helix. It saves 3/4 of a pound of rotating mass. It’s available for the RZR, Wildcat and others.

NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS

NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS
If you are wondering if your EFI or coolant systems are working properly, Motion Pro has the tools to help answer those questions.

NEW WESTERN POWER SPORTS PRODUCTS

The Battery Tender solar charger ($65) is a simple way to keep your car’s battery full and ready to ride. The Battery Tender wireless battery monitor ($23.95) will allow you to view the state of your battery from anywhere using a smartphone app.
OnGuard Locks can give you peace of mind whether your car is stored at home or you are sleeping in the crowds at Glamis.
XK Glow specializes in under-glow and rock lights, but it was their unique, angular and very aerodynamic light bar that caught our attention. This actually belongs to a four-light-bar set that’s designed for search and rescue. A single controller allows you to aim light in any direction. Other features include Traffic Direction mode or Strobe. XK Glow also has RGB light bars and chase lights that can change colors when paired to a smartphone app.
Sena is just breaking into the dirt bike world. Their all-in-one Momentum helmet and communicator combo will help them get into the UTV space.
Sedona has taken the best parts of the Rockabilly tire, rounded the edges some and are calling the new model Trail Saw. The design will give it very predictable handling to go with Sedona’s known toughness. These are 8-ply-rated radials and are available in 28-, 30-, 32- and 35-inch sizes. See UTV Action’s full test on the Sedona Rockabilly tire here: SEDONA ROCK-A-BILLY TIRE – UTV Action Magazine
Nelson Rigg was displaying this cool dual-hydration/storage bag that you can stow between your seats or even behind them. It sells for $139.95. Nelson Rigg has a ton of new UTV covers and dry bags that will fulfill any storage needs.
The Hoppe Mini overhead speaker system is for guys who want a simple install and are limited on space. The set uses Kicker-branded speakers and electronics. Everything is weatherproof, operates off Bluetooth, and it comes with a dome light for $800. Fits most models.

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UTV ACTION’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE https://utvactionmag.com/utv-actions-christmas-gift-guide-4/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 18:40:33 +0000 http://utvactionmag.com/?p=33961 2022 CAN-AM X3 XRC TURBO RR 64/72

  If you’re looking for great gifts for UTV enthusiasts, UTV Action just made your Christmas shopping easier. We’ve gathered a group of in UTV Action’s Christmas Gift Guide that are sure to delight the UTVers in your life, and there are choices to suit every budget. POLARIS MEN’S WORK JACKET This rugged, lightweight work […]

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2022 CAN-AM X3 XRC TURBO RR 64/72

 

If you’re looking for great gifts for UTV enthusiasts, UTV Action just made your Christmas shopping easier. We’ve gathered a group of in UTV Action’s Christmas Gift Guide that are sure to delight the UTVers in your life, and there are choices to suit every budget.

UTV Action's Christmas Gift Guide

POLARIS MEN’S WORK JACKET

This rugged, lightweight work jacket earned a place in UTV Action’s Christmas Gift Guide because it is perfect for riding in cool weather. The 100-percent nylon shell is coated with durable water repellency and allows for protection from the elements. Eighty-gram 3M Thinsulate insulation adds extra warmth in low temperatures. You will stay comfortable and agile during your ride with the integrated stretch-action back. This jacket layers nicely under your outer shell in the toughest winter conditions. It’s $160 from your Polaris dealer or https://ranger.polaris.com.

UTV ACTION’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

ASSAULT BILLET SHIFT KNOB

Assault Industries’ M2HB billet shift knob is made of 6061 T6 billet aluminum with a knurled diamond-pattern grip surface and a durable hard-anodized black finish. The M2HB shift knob has a brushed-finish metal trim ring, an Assault Industries logo cap and uses the OEM lock nut. It’s $65 from www.assaultind.com.

UTV ACTION’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

GMAX AT-21 HELMET

We included the GMax AT-21 is a helmet in in UTV Action’s Christmas Gift Guide because it suits changing riding conditions and rider preferences. It can be worn with or without a face shield and with or without a visor. A retractable sun shade aids visibility in harsh sunlight. The removable, adjustable, and washable antimicrobial SpaSoft interior allows for easy cleaning and custom fitting. Recessed speaker pockets in the EPS liner make it easy to add communication systems. The AT-21 exceeds DOT and ECE safety certifications. Available in Gloss Titanium, Gloss or Matte Black and Gloss White for $160 from GMax Helmets (www.gmaxhelmetsusa.com)

UTV ACTION’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

SECTOR SEVEN NAVIGATOR MIRRORS

Sector Seven’s Navigator mirrors make UTVs more stylish, safer and easier to drive. These convex mirrors provide 2.5 times the field of view offered by flat mirrors. Universal ultra-strong clamps allow easy tension adjustment. Made in the USA from solid 6061 American aluminum. Removable bezels make these mirrors customizable. Prices start at $399.95. Contact your dealer or https://sectorseven.zone, or call (866) 466-4762

UTV ACTION’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

KMC XS234 ADDICT 2 BEADLOCK WHEEL

UTV enthusiasts go to sleep on Christmas Eve dreaming of wheels, like KMC’s new Addict 2 beadlocks. The Addict 2 is an updated version of the iconic Addict wheel. The classic 8-spoked Addict 2 gives you the choice of Satin Grey or Satin Black color finishes with a Matte Black race-inspired beadlock ring. The removable billet ring center cap is also available in optional colors. Fourteen- and 15-inch sizes are available to fit many popular UTVs. Prices start at $200. Contact www.kmcwheels.com.

KLIM WOMEN’S ARISE VEST

Klim’s Arise vest offers exceptional breathability and warmth for casual or athletic conditions. Great breathability avoids any stuffy, sweaty feeling without introducing so much airflow that body heat escapes. The result is a very comfortable mid-layer suited for physical activity or adding warmth to any outer shell. Similar to the men’s Override Alloy series of jackets, these multipurpose mid-layers are ready for a night in town, full days of riding or lounging around the cabin. The 20D rip-stop nylon fabric is lightweight, tough and breathable and 3M Thinsulate keeps the vest comfortably warm even when wet. A breathable, moisture-wicking lining adds comfort in harsh conditions. Two zip hand pockets warm hands and offer secure storage. Available in black, Petrol Blue and gray for $149.99 from www.klim.com.

ITP TERRA CLAW RADIAL TIRES

Tires are a great gift for any UTVer, and ITP’s Terra Claw works well in any terrain. This rugged 8-ply radial features alternating angled tread with additional siping for aggressive traction and a rounded profile for easy steering and confident handling. Siped side lugs increase traction in deep ruts, and the carcass is designed to flex for added grip in rocky terrain. Reinforced belts offer increased puncture resistance and traction, and stepped tread blocks offer fresh edges as the tire wears. Terra Claws come in 27x9R14 for $179, 27x11R14 for $187, and 30x10R15 for $199. See your local ITP dealer or www.itptires.com or call (909) 390-1905.

MAXIMA OIL CHANGE KIT

UTV enthusiasts love to care for their machines, and Maxima’s oil change kits make it easy. The kits include all products necessary to complete an oil change on Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo and non-turbo models or most Polaris RZR and Ranger models. You get 3 or 4 liters of Maxima SxS’ full synthetic 5W-40, 5W-50 or 10W-50 engine oil , a ProFilter OEM replacement oil filter, drain-plug crush washer(s) and one oil-filter cover O-ring (where applicable). Maxima SxS’ full synthetic engine oil reduces friction and engine temperatures, provides superior protection and oxidative stability at any temperature, and includes surface-active chemistry so the oil aggressively attaches to engine surfaces and keeps them clean. ProFilter premium oil filters feature M-Pleat technology, a structural paper design allowing for larger filtration area, and greater capacity to hold contaminants, extending filter life by 20–30 percent. These products meet or exceed all manufacturers’ specifications and will not void your new vehicle warranty. Kits are $53 to $62 from Maxima Racing Oils (www.maximausa.com).

UTV ACTION SUBSCRIPTIONS

Giving UTVs as gifts isn’t practical for everyone (they’re so hard to wrap!), but a subscription to UTV Action lets you give the most sought-after new UTVs to everyone on your gift list! Stunning photos and detailed articles on the sport’s most exciting machines, products, places to ride and more will bring joy to any UTVer, and one size fits all!  Special discounted Christmas season pricing gets you one year for just $19.99, that’s $5 off the regular subscription price! For a limited time, you’ll get a $25 e-gift card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC with your print subscription! The e-gift card is good on anything in their huge online store. To order, go to https://hi-torque.com/product/utv-action/ or call (800) 767-0345. A one-year subscription to the electronic version of UTV Action is available for iPhones and iPads for only $9.99!

SUPERATV FLIP WINDSHIELD

If you plan to ride on Christmas or any day in cold weather, a windshield really improves comfort. SuperATV has flip-up windshields for the Kawasaki KRX 1000 and most popular UTVs that can be used no matter what the forecast throws your way. The multi-stage latch can be operated right from the cab so you can have your windshield fully open, vented or closed. It has a foam gasket seal that ensures no air, dust or debris are getting in while the windshield is closed. It’s pre-assembled, so when it arrives at your door, installation is a breeze. The polycarbonate windshield is 250 times stronger than glass so it is ready to handle any challenge you take on. It’s $399.95 from SuperATV (www.superatv.com).

See UTV Action’s full test on Superatv’s windshields here: SUPERATV FLIP-UP/-DOWN WINDSHIELDS – UTV Action Magazine

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BUILD YOUR OWN HONDA TALON TOOLKIT https://utvactionmag.com/build-your-own-honda-talon-toolkit/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 19:48:49 +0000 http://utvactionmag.com/?p=33937

We are working on a killer Honda Talon 3X build for an upcoming issue. As we have been tearing it apart and reassembling the pieces, we have taken note of exactly what tools are required to work on it. Feel free to use our Honda Talon Toolkit list; however, keep in mind that if you […]

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We are working on a killer Honda Talon 3X build for an upcoming issue. As we have been tearing it apart and reassembling the pieces, we have taken note of exactly what tools are required to work on it. Feel free to use our Honda Talon Toolkit list; however, keep in mind that if you changed or added anything from stock, double check which fasteners are used for those parts so you can properly build your own toolkit.

The $350 Assault On the Go Tool Roll is another option for an on-board UTV tool kit that works with most machines and has all of the tools on this list. Get one at www.assaultind.com.

Here’s what it take to make your own Honda Talon Toolkit

ALLENS:

4mm: Exhaust hanger

5mm: Window nets, seats, rocker panels, bumper, dash, air filter

6mm: Engine, doors, bodywork, brake rotors

8mm: Engine

DRIVERS:

Phillips: Doors, hose clamps, throttle body

Blade: Engine

SOCKETS & WRENCHES:

6mm: Hose clamps

8mm: Front diff, oil fill, timing chain adjuster

10mm: Body hangers, oil fill, oil drain, brake lines, battery box, steering, exhaust, engine, starter motor, throttle body, skid plates, shifter

12mm: Front diff, rear diff, brakes, seats, pedal assembly, door latch, exhaust, bumper, steering

14mm: Differentials, engine mount, brake line, sway bar mount, tie-rod ends

16mm: Seat belts

17mm: Trailing arms, shocks, A-arms, radius rods, sway bar, tie-rods, O2 sensor

19mm: Lug nuts, tie-rods, ball joints

22mm: Tie-rods

30mm: Axle nuts

EXTRAS:

Pliers: Cotter pins

Pushpin pliers: Push pins

Stock toolkit: Spark plug

 

To see what tools you need for other machines click on the name below.

Polaris RZR Turbo S

Polaris RZR Pro XP Turbo

Kawasaki KRX 1000

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TOP 10 HONDA TALON UPGRADES https://utvactionmag.com/top-10-honda-talon-upgrades/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 19:40:47 +0000 http://utvactionmag.com/?p=33734

TOP 10 HONDA TALON UPGRADES The Honda Motor Company hit a bases-loaded home run with the Talon 1000R/X engine and six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Basically, the Pioneer 1000 lower end was mated with a top end from Honda’s Africa Twin adventure bike and fine-tuned into the ultimate normally aspirated sport UTV over years of […]

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TOP 10 HONDA TALON UPGRADES

The Honda Motor Company hit a bases-loaded home run with the Talon 1000R/X engine and six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Basically, the Pioneer 1000 lower end was mated with a top end from Honda’s Africa Twin adventure bike and fine-tuned into the ultimate normally aspirated sport UTV over years of testing and tuning. During development, weight was reduced 25 percent over the original design. The resulting production machine is always in the right gear to keep the 126-horsepower inline twin perched over the powerband’s sweet spot. We rarely have to override the ECU’s gear selection, and racers not only love the overall performance but also its open and easy-to-work-on design. UTV Action’s guide to the top 10 Honda Talon upgrades shows you the best ways to improve this popular machine.

top 10 Honda Talon upgrades

 

Having raced the Yamaha YXZ1000R in cross-country and short-course competition, Glenn and Shawn Hess attended the Honda Talon dealer demo and were immediately hooked. They bought a 1000X and a 1000R and started race development. Justin and Ernie at Shock Therapy snagged an early 1000R and pre-ran the Baja 1000 in it. They couldn’t say enough about the power plant, delivery, EPS assist, fit and finish, and durability of the new Talons. Honda is at the top of the durability-testing food chain, and the engine shows it.

However, the Talon’s ride on the brutal Baja 1000 course was “the stiffest of any UTV.” Honda tuned the Fox Podium QS3 shocks for staying flat over whoops, not bottoming in dunes and other G-outs, and also for long-term durability over ride quality. Bottoming the rear end was impossible. Also, they found the 1000X’s turn radius to be all right, but the 1000R has “less than a Max X3.” Shock Therapy set out to increase ride quality and develop other suspension and handling upgrades for desert and duning. Hess Motorsports set out to develop and test products to turn Talons into short-course and woods racers, as have Weller Racing and others. When the 2020 racing season was over, Shawn Hess and Honda had won the AXCC Pro NA 1000 championship. Shawn also finished second in the 2020 Texas UTV Race Series Pro NA 1000s with five podiums, so he found the Talon’s weak spots that pro-level racing brings out. Here are the top 10 Honda Talon upgrades for racing and duning.

top 10 Honda Talon upgrades

1) HESS TALON RADIATOR RELOCATE

Thus far, only the Polaris RZR RS1 and 2019-and-newer Yamaha YXZ1000Rs have bed-mounted radiators. Hess Motorsports radiator relocation kit is among the top 10 Honda Talon upgrades because is puts an end to mud and roost clogging the front-mounted radiator, which results in overheating.  Hess Motorsports developed its Talon radiator relocate kit to prevent clogging and overheating without obscuring rear-view mirrors for sport drivers. With an oversized CBR radiator and two high-output fans, the radiator relocate increases coolant capacity, cooling airflow and more. The kit includes radiator with fans, mounting brackets, hoses, clamps, caps, wiring including a fan-over-ride switch, and all hardware needed for installation, all for $1050. It fits all Talon models. See www.hess-motorsports.com or call (940) 759-4597.

top 10 Honda Talon upgrades

2) INCREASING TALON RIDE QUALITY

Suspension tuning high on the list of the top 10 Honda Talon upgrades because stock Talon damping and spring rates really stiff, and only the two-seat 1000R has true dual-rate springs with adjustable cross-overs for fine-tuning ride quality versus bottoming resistance. Talon 1000X’s have two springs per shock but no cross-overs. Shock Therapy and Weller Racing both offer Dual-Rate Spring kits (DRS) to increase ride quality while still having bottoming resistance. Weller’s DRS kits are $260, and the WR Edition 1000R DRS and Internal Shock Modification package with cross-over and preload settings is $1240. The same WR Edition total-tune package for the 1000X includes cross-over rings for $1320.

Shock Therapy’s Talon 1000R DRS kit is $599.60 and is custom-ordered for 21 weight variables. All their springs are made in the USA and have lifetime warranties. ST’s goal is to raise ride height, smooth the ride on chop, improve bottoming resistance and stop rear-end bucking. ST’s Talon Ride Improvement System (RIS) modifies internals and increases flow through pistons, shafts, adjusters and bypass tubes, and they modify bump-stops and extension spring sliders for $749.95. ST also has iQS on-the-fly adjusters of QS3 Talons for $2075 and a Fox Podium RC2 IBP piggyback shock upgrade for $4995.95.

top 10 Honda Talon upgrades

3) UPGRADING WHEELS AND HUBS

Honda builds its own wheels, and all Talons have wide 28×11-15 rear tires on 33mm (5.25+2.75) offset rims. We’ve tested tires up to 33 inches on Talons, and most racers want to upgrade to stronger wheels with bead-locks and front-width tires on the rear. Short-course racers run narrow rears for better rotation in turns, and desert racers like spares taking up less bed room and the easier stocking of chase trucks. Hess went to race wheels, but none have thus far built 5.25+2.75 offsets, and 5+2s at the back reduces rear width and causes the front end to plow. To get back balance and rotation, Hess went to 1.5-inch spacers on the rear. Hess is machining aluminum rear hubs with extra 1.5-inch width for those going to 5+2 race wheels all around.

top 10 Honda Talon upgrades

4) IMPROVE HANDLING WITH SWAY BARS AND LINKS

Eibach has Pro-UTV anti-roll three-way adjustable rear sway bars for Talons, and they’re stiffer than stock to fight body roll. MSRP is $219 and includes mounts with Zerk fittings for maintenance. Eibach also has adjustable hex sway-bar links with Aurora Bearing 10mm rod ends and precision misalignment spacers for $160. Eibach is also developing Pro-Series dual-rate spring kits for Talons; Eibach’s Stage 2 DRS kits for RZR Fox Dynamix shocks are $893. Eibach’s cross-over lock rings start at $26. Shock Therapy also upgrades the Talon ride quality and handling with ST three-way-adjustable sway bars for $200.

5) HESS FRONT AND REAR BILLET KNUCKLES

Hess Motorsports is working on billet-aluminum front knuckles, as Shawn has broken OEM cast knuckles at the lower ball joint. The OEM cast knuckle is thin at the lower ball joint, so the CNC billet-aluminum knuckles have more material at the ball-joint and tie-rod mounts. Because they’re aluminum, they’re lighter as well as stronger than stock for $800 each.

Hess has also been developing billet-aluminum rear knuckles (top left) to eliminate the weak single-shear top radius-rod mount, which duners and racers have been bending and breaking. The rear knuckles are double shear with more material in key areas, and they’re lighter than stock. MSRP is $1,000 each.. If you don’t have the budget for rear knuckles, Weller Racing has brackets to make the top-mount double shear for $25.

6) STRONGER TIE-RODS FOR RACING

Hess has broken several OEM Talon tie-rod ends. They taper down from 12mm on the rod end to 8mm threads, and they snap at the base of the 8mm threads upon big impacts. Hess Motorsports upgrades to Toyota truck tie-rod ends with 12mm studs, and machines stronger sleeves and lock nuts with cotter-key slots. Hess is also making tie-rods with heim ends.

7) MORE TALON FUEL RANGE

At 7.3 gallons, the Talon’s fuel tank is among the smallest in the sport UTV class. Hess sells a 10-gallon fuel cell that accepts the OEM pump and cap and replaces the 7.3-gallon OEM tank under the passenger seat. It includes all mounting hardware and costs $399.

8) MORE STEERING FOR THE 1000R

Hess Motorsports’ specialty is their steering quickeners, and the 2:1 Talon steering quickener retains full-tilt range and the stock steering wheel and paddle shifters. The housing is billet aluminum and installs with no modifications for $650. On the other end of the steering column, Hess has developed the Hess steering rack with increased travel to tighten the 1000R steering radius. The rack’s pinion gear rides on two bearings with moly-filled bushings for the 27-percent-larger rack gear. The Hess rack has 6061 billet-aluminum housing and is anodized for a lasting finish. It’s fully rebuildable and greaseable, and the modular design allows bushings to be changed without rack removal. The Hess steering rack is $900 or $980 with Hess’s rack support ($100 separately).

Bigger pilots will notice the lack of cabin room with the Talon, and the Hess quickener moves the steering wheel closer. Hess sells a flat steering wheel for $90, and the quick-connect hub is also $90. Hess also eliminated the plastic paddle shifters in his race car. When ordering the steering quickener, you can choose the push-button shifter kit for $150. It includes buttons with wiring harnesses and the plate with a push-to-talk button mount included; separately, the button kit retails for $250.

9) STAGE 2 POWER UPGRADES

Hess has hired a motor man to develop a Stage 2 engine package, which starts at $2000. Hess Motorsports’ Stage 2 package includes porting and polishing the cylinder heads with a five-angle valve job, valve refacing, head surfacing, a performance camshaft, ECU tune and OEM Honda head gasket. The package increases flow by 30 cfm and claims a 30-percent horsepower gain at the rear wheels, which is about 163 horsepower total. Options are 10.5:1 or 11.5:1 CP pistons ($475), heavy-duty head studs ($300), and/or valve springs and retainers ($395). The ECU tune optimizes the fuel map and ignition timing for 91-93 octane, increases speed limit to 95 mph, improves shifting, and is tunable for tire size. Hess also has spark plug-cap retainer plates for $40; big air can detach the caps.

10) HIGH-PERFORMANCE EXHAUST

HMF Performance has slip-on and full exhaust systems for all Talons. HMF’s Titan 5-inch slip-on saves 9 pounds of weight and adds 3 horsepower and 3 pound-feet of torque. The XL Titan slip-on is 5 decibels louder than stock at idle, while the Titan QS is only 2 decibels louder. The Titan slip-on or Quiet Core starts at $499.95 and goes to $549.95 for brushed finish.

HMF’s full exhaust for Talons include HMF Performance head pipes and dual 5-inch canisters in either the Performance or Titan series. The 4-inch aluminum Performance system reduces weight from stock by 10 pounds and adds 4 horsepower and 4 pound-feet of torque. The Performance duals start at $899.95. Titan full systems have 5-inch steel mufflers and are available in QS and XL internal core designs with a weight reduction of 5 pounds. Racers will want the XL for 7.5 more horsepower and 3.8 pound-feet of torque with 6 decibels of more noise than stock at idle. For public lands, the QS system is 4 decibels louder. MSRP starts at $984.95.

All HMF Talon systems require an ECU reflash, and Hess’ Stage 2 Performance kit numbers are with HMF’s dual-muffler full system.

See UTV Action’s full test on the Honda Talon X-4 here: 2020 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 – UTV Action Magazine

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NEW UTV PRODUCTS https://utvactionmag.com/new-utv-products/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:42:09 +0000 http://utvactionmag.com/?p=33198

UTV Action magazine is always on the lookout for new UTV products to make our UTVs and our UTV lifestyle better, and we saw some cool products at the UTV Rally at Mormon Lake and the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks.

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UTV Action magazine is always on the lookout for new UTV products to make our UTVs and our UTV lifestyle better, and we saw some cool products at the UTV Rally at Mormon Lake and the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks.

new UTV products
Moose Racing 3-in-1 Ratchet: Moose Racing’s 3-in-1 ratchet combines 1/2-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/4-inch socket drives into one handy tool, so we can minimize the number of tools in our UTV adventure toolkits. MSRP is $25.95. See your local Moose Racing dealer or www.mooseracing.com.
new UTV products
Apex autoLYNX Sway-Bar Disconnect Links: new UTV products from the Jeep world, Apex Designs USA has new autoLYNX unlocking sway-bar links with anodized outer bodies and hard-chromed inner shafts. Grooves in the outer bodies and floating upper mounts are adjusted with circlips to get the right length, and jams nuts lock in place. Unlock with the blue knobs on top. See www.apexdesignsusa.com for MSRPs.
new UTV products
SuperATV 4-Inch Portals with 30% Gear Reduction: SuperATV has new 4-inch portals with 30-percent gear reduction. New Gen 3 portals also come with 15-percent reduction for getting the right torque for your choice of tire size, and they also come in cast or billet housings. Gears are 9310 alloy billet steel, and drive shafts are 1.5-inch 4340 hardened steel. MSRP for billet Ranger XP is $3,249.95. See www.superatv.com.
new UTV products
SuperATV Clear Poly Lower Doors: Keep roost out of your UTV’s cabin with SuperATV’s clear door lowers, which allow you to see terrain and obstacles beside you. They’re made of tough 1/4-inch clear polycarbonate and are brake-press bent for clean looks. They’re $209.95 a pair or $414.95 for the XP 4.
new UTV products
SuperATV Turbo S High-Clearance Radius Rods: SuperATV’s high-clearance billet-aluminum radius rods for the RZR Turbo S are $649.95 and feature 7/8-inch adjustable Heim joints, They’re made of 6061 billet and have zinc-plated chromoly steel bushings, plus a lifetime warranty
new UTV products
Tusk Gladiator UTV Axles: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has new Gladiator axles with double-plunge CVs. Gladiator Extreme Duty axles have larger shaft diameters with high tensile-strength steel and oversized CNC-machined CVs with maximum swing angles, all for $129.99 (MSRP is $159.99). See UTV Action’s complete axle buyer’s guide here: AXLE BUYER’S GUIDE – UTV Action Magazine
SuperATV 8-Inch Portals with 60% Gear Reduction: SuperATV has new a 8-inch portal with 60-percent gear reduction. The old portal only had 45-percent reduction, which is still available. The GDP portal comes with cast- or billet-aluminum housings, 9310 alloy billet steel gears and 1.5-inch 4340 hardened drive shafts. They lift 8 inches and require at least 22-inch wheels. MSRPs are $3,899.95 (cast) or $4,899.95 (billet).
Tusk UTV Fire Extinguisher Kit: Insure your ride with Tusk’s UTV fire extinguisher kit, which includes a Kidde 2.5-pound ABC extinguisher and steel cage mount for tubes 1.7–1.85 inches, all for $69.99.
New UTV products include Tusk 34-Inch Terrabite Tires: Tusk has new 34-inch sizing for the popular Terrabite DOT-tested 8-ply radial. The Terrabite has truck-tread and high load ratings with 3/4-inch treads. The 32x10R15 Terrabite has an MSRP of $229.99 and an online price of $194.88 at www.rockymountainatvmc.com.
Tusk UTV Glass Full Windshield with Vent and Wiper: Tusk’s glass windshields have automotive-quality laminated glass with light tinting, billet-aluminum cage mounts with black powdercoating, vents and a 16-inch windshield wiper kit (hand-operated) for $599.99.
Tusk Polycarb UTV Rear Windows: Enclose your X3 with Tusk’s clear, scratch-resistant, polycarbonate rear windscreens; they’re 3/16-inch hard-coated polycarbonate plastic and include all mounting hardware (nylon straps) for $149.99.
Tusk X3 12-Inch LED Light Bar Kit: Dress up your X3 and extend rides with Tusk’s $124.99 12-inch Shock Tower LED light bar kit. It includes a Tusk 12-inch LED light bar, shock-tower mounting bracket ($29.50 separately) that is powdercoated black, wiring and mounting hardware, including a dash toggle.
HCR Can-Am X3 Raw-Aluminum High-Clearance Radius Rods: Strengthen and improve your X3’s ground clearance with HCR’s raw-aluminum high-clearance radius rods. The six radius rods have 5/8-18 Heims with jam nuts and 12 misalignment spacers and all mounting hardware for $849.99.
Simpson Vortex II UTV Seat (left): Simpson introduces the Vortex II with ABS harness pockets, short bottom cushion (-2”) and wider (+1.5”) body for a more comfortable ride. Vortex seats ($499.95) have a tube-style frame with laser-cut seat base, and mounts are not included ($29.95 for Pro XP). See your Simpson dealer or www.simpsonraceproducts.com.
Team Bolt-Ons Roll-Up Tool Bag for X3s and RZR XPs: Build your own toolkit with this $40 roll-up tool wrap. It has two side pockets and 20 pockets for your tools, and once rolled up it attaches to your X3 front-seat rail via two reusable, rubber-backed tie-wraps. See www.teambolt-ons.com or call (909) 534-8869.
Short-Course 1: Maxxis Tires supplied select racers with the new SC1 short-course tire in 2020, and now Maxxis support vehicles are selling the 27.5×10-15 SC1 at Texplex and other short-course races.
Task SS-2/SS-4 UTV Trailers: Task Trailers has SS-2 trailers for UTVs with wheelbases of 62-102 inches, SS-4 trailer for wheelbases of 62-135 inches, and they have wider versions for UTVs up to 75 inches wide. The Sport SS-2 starts at $4400. Call (888) 599-9899.

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