Browsing Category

HOW-TOs

Step by step instructional articles about UTVs. We cover how to maintain vehicles, install parts, and solve problems. These stories are meant to help you better understand your UTV and give you the confidence to tackle some of the work on your own.

UTV HEADLIGHT PROBLEMS

UTV HEADLIGHT PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I recently attended the auction of a long time independent UTV/ATV service shop. While there I purchased many staple items like spark plugs, light bulbs, oil filters. I then sold them at cost to our…
Read More...

POLARIS BATTERY PROBLEMS

POLARIS BATTERY PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have an Odyssey PC1200LMJT battery in my Polaris RZR XP 1000. It is about 18 months old. Well, last week we went camping and my kids left the stereo on all night and killed the battery. I removed…
Read More...

POLARIS GENERAL SKID PLATE PROBLEMS

POLARIS GENERAL SKID PLATE PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris General 4 and I am afraid she has taken a few too many hits to the front lower A-arm bracket mounts. The tabs are a bit bent and oblong. I wanted to install a SuperATV…
Read More...

POLARIS ACE EXHAUST CRACKS

POLARIS ACE EXHAUST CRACKS Dear Sarge, I had a chance to purchase a 2014 Polaris 325 Ace for my son. The owner had wrapped a piece of tin and hose clamps around the exhaust pipe because there was a crack in the header. The hot exhaust…
Read More...

HISUN UTV REVERSE PROBLEM

HISUN UTV REVERSE PROBLEM Dear Sarge, I have a 2016 Hisun HS500. It has been mostly reliable until recently. We have been cutting some logs for firewood. I cut them and my son pulls them out to the splitter. Occasionally when trying to…
Read More...

RZR ROCK CRAWLING UPGRADES 

RZR ROCK CRAWLING UPGRADES Dear Sarge, I have a 2019 Polaris RZR 900S that I picked up as a left over last fall. I always wanted to rock crawl because I live near Moab. People have told me the “little” 900 S just can’t cut it! So I…
Read More...

UTV WINDSHIELD CARE

UTV WINDSHIELD CARE Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris Ranger with a Dot Weld Offroad folding polycarbonate windshield. I got it for Christmas from my wife. Well, we used it a few times and one day it got quite dirty, so my wife tried to…
Read More...

POLARIS GENERAL HEATER QUESTIONS

POLARIS GENERAL HEATER QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have a 2019 Polaris General 4 1000 EPS. When I ordered it, I also ordered the roof, glass windshield and doors. We use it mainly for trips to the hunting camp in the late fall. Well with…
Read More...

RZR POWER STEERING QUESTIONS

RZR POWER STEERING QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have a RZR 900 EPS that I purchased from a neighbor before they moved. I thought I got a great deal seeing as new RZR’s are so hard to find. I am new to UTV’s coming from ATV’s but with a wife…
Read More...

YAMAHA WOLVERINE EXHAUST CRACKS

YAMAHA WOLVERINE EXHAUST CRACKS Dear Sarge, I have a 2016 R Spec Yamaha Wolverine that had the head pipe recall due to cracking. Well, the pipe cracked again after 3 yrs. I believe the recall is over so I think I should just have the…
Read More...

RZR WHEEL SPACER PROBLEMS

RZR WHEEL SPACER PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I purchased a Polaris RZR 800 that came with aluminum wheel spacers. Last night I removed the wheels to do some maintenance and I noticed that a couple of the spacer studs were loose. I tried to…
Read More...

WILDCAT STARTER FAILURE

WILDCAT STARTER FAILURE Dear Sarge, I have a 2019 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail Limited. I recently purchased it because I guess I will never see my 2022 Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition that I ordered in the spring. The gentleman I…
Read More...

HISUN ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

HISUN ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a Hisun 700 with several electrical failures. Currently the fuel pump is intermittent so starting is problematical and if it does start and run there is no 4x4 and differential lock. My…
Read More...

POLARIS GENERAL OIL LEVEL

POLARIS GENERAL OIL LEVEL Dear Sarge, I recently purchased a leftover 2021 Polaris General XP 4 Deluxe demo model. It was mainly used for customer demo rides and had less than 200 miles on it. The dealer stated they would perform a…
Read More...

STICKING POLARIS RANGER BRAKES

STICKING POLARIS RANGER BRAKES Dear Sarge, I have a 2018 Polaris XP-900 Ranger and lately I have been experiencing sticking brakes on 3 wheels where the calipers are not retracting as they should. I looked at the master cylinder…
Read More...

POLARIS GENERAL STARTING PROBLEMS

POLARIS GENERAL STARTING PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a 2020 Polaris General that is really fun to drive—when it starts. However, if you shut her off anywhere, it may or may not restart. Hot or cold doesn’t seem to make a…
Read More...