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HOW-TO: MAKE YOUR YFZ450R BETTER

Apr 14, 2015
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  The Yamaha YFZ450R was a proven winner right out of the gate. Winning almost every major magazine shootout since its inception in 2009, we wondered when Yamaha would seriously update it. Its off the showroom floor MX-width stance, long-travel suspension, and stellar fuel injected motor made the Yamaha dealer-to-track ready for racing ATV MX. In the past five years, the

MAKING MAXPOWER: REBUILDING OUR LTZ WITH A 455cc PUNCH

Jan 24, 2008
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There comes a time in every tired motor’s life when it’s time for a new set of rings. Ours came a little prematurely, but that was due to unfair riding practices. One of our tester LTZ’s, which had a Curtis Sparks 440cc race build, lost nearly all compression through a huge ring leak. We could smell gas in the oil,

Nationwide Offers Insurance Tips to Off-Road Riders Ready to Rev Up

Dec 10, 2007
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  Columbus, Ohio – Whether on a motocross or dual-sport machine, off-road enthusiasts are ready for a dirt-filled challenge when they head out for a ride. Nationwide Insurance reminds these riders to make sure their insurance policy is geared up before tackling tough terrain. “Motorcyclists with off-road bikes have different insurance considerations than those who own a machine solely dedicated

XTREME CHARGE BATTERY TENDER

Nov 26, 2007
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New from XC is their Xtreme Charge Battery Tender. This is not your everyday charger! It features multiple battery monitors that record voltage levels, amperage, and battery condition, so your battery remains fully charged and undamaged. The charger can deliver anywhere from .1A to 2.5A, depending on what its onboard computer tells it is safe for the battery. It also

SIDEWINDER SMART CHAIN

Nov 20, 2007
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If you’re looking for a high-performance, long-lasting chain, check out the new Sidewinder Smart Chain. It features a self-lubricating O-ring design that has a temperature-sensitive lubricant inside, which reacts when the chain is under extreme heat. Sidewinder claims the chain to have a near zero drag coefficient, thus transferring maximum horsepower to the rear wheels. Sidewinder is known for making

RACE SCHEDULE

Jun 07, 2006
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WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(WORCS)Date Rnd Venue/Club LocationAug. 4-6 7 Burnt Ridge MX WASept. 8-10 8 Bull Hollow MX Monticello, UTOct. 21-22 9 Oceano Dunes Pismo, CAContact: (817) 460-8308GRAND NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY SERIESDate Rnd Event Location June 10 8 The Spartan Sparta, KYJune 24 9 The Wisp McHenry, MDSept. 9 10 Yadkin Valley Stomp Yadkinville, NCSept. 23 11 Unadilla Valley SC New

HOW TO RIDE WHOOPS

May 23, 2006
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Whoops can make or break a race, or a fun day of riding for that matter. They are also the hardest terrain to master, as there are no two alike, and can change over the course of a day.We spoke to Levi Marana, who races for Temecula Motorsports, for input and a demonstration on the subject. He pointed out one

ALL ABOUT WINCHES

Aug 26, 2003
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Let’s present an example of how to have a great day. You and your buddies jump on your quads for a few hours of down-and-dirty trail riding. You happen to know where a couple of mud bogs are, so you head up into the hills to find them. They’re bigger and badder than you remember, and a couple of the

COOL OFF–ACERBIS VENTED IMPACT RIDING GEAR

Aug 15, 2003
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Even though we’ve got a full test of the Acerbis Impact riding gear coming up in our October issue, it has been hot enough at our usual test riding areas for us to check out the never Vented Impact riding gear from Acerbis. We didn’t want to wait to get this info to you, so here’s a quick web-exclusive review!PANTS.

DOUG GUST ATV RIDING SCHOOL–JULY 22

Jul 22, 2003
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Class is now in session! ATV Racing Legend “Digger” Doug Gust has started his own ATV riding school. Students will receive first-hand instruction from Doug as they learn riding techniques, racing tips, and pro secrets. Visit www.DougGust.com for school details. Plus, while you’re at Doug’s website, you can enter Doug’s Sweepstakes?a monthly drawing for great prizes like goggles, gloves, jerseys,

2003 RACE SCHEDULES–JUNE 16

Jun 16, 2003
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2003 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AMA CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL SERIESSept. 6 Taylortown, PASept. 20 Sparta, KYOctober 4 St. Clairsville, OH October 18 Crawfordsville, IN Contact: (304) 284-0084 ATVA NATIONAL MX SERIESAugust 16-17 Dirt Days,Hurricane Mills, TNSeptember 20-21 MX 338, Southwick, MANOTE: Dates and locations are tentative PARTS UNLIMITED WORLD OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (WORCS)Date       Location RegionJuly 19-20 Millville, MN EastAugust 2-3 Waukon,

POLARIS TAPS WHITE BROTHERS FOR PREDATOR EXHAUST

Jan 30, 2003
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White Brothers and Polaris Industries have formed a partnership in which White Brothers will be developing a line of performance exhaust systems for Polaris. Coming on the heels of the release of the new Polaris Predator, the White Brothers performance systems will target the Predator consumer.   Ron Inman of the Polaris ATV Accessory Development team stated, “We chose White Brothers as

LATEST CANNONDALE INFO

Jan 27, 2003
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After speaking with Cannondale insiders and outsiders in the know, here’s the latest on the Cannondale situation.• Yes, Cannondale has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.• If you own a Cannondale ATV, don’t panic…yet. Our sources are confident that the quads will continue to be built, though not necessarily completely in the United States. • The plan is for the

YAMAHA WARRIOR 350 BUYER’S GUIDE–APRIL 9

Apr 09, 2002
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This story ran in our May 2001 issue: Please check with your dealer on the prices as they may have changedAccording to Yamaha, the Warrior 350 is the best selling sport quad of all time. It sure has been around a long time, debuting back in 1987, and receiving only modest updates in the intervening years.This has given the aftermarket

YAMAHA RAPTOR 660R BUYER’S GUIDE–APRIL 9

Apr 09, 2002
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This story ran in our October 2001 issue: Please check with your dealer on the prices as they may have changedIt has been out less than a year, but the aftermarket companies have been all over the incredible Yamaha Raptor 660R. Sure, it’s a great machine right out of the crate with its open-class power and woods-friendly chassis. However, that

YAMAHA BANSHEE 350 BUYERS GUIDE–APRIL 9

Apr 09, 2002
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This story ran in our October 2001 issue: Please check with your dealer on the prices as they may have changedA stock Yamaha Banshee 350 offers enough performance to scare some ATVers. For racers, duners and trail riders addicted to acceleration and adrenaline, it’s just a starting point. Thanks to ATV aftermarket hop-up companies, if you put together all the

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