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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.

PREVENTING PLUGGED RADIATORS

PREVENTING PLUGGED RADIATORS Dear Sarge, Myself and several of my riding buddies have the same problem, plugged radiators. We ride Hatfield McCoy extensively with our Polaris RZR’s. This past summer was so wet, it seemed like within 2…
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DIAGNOSING FUEL INJECTION PROBLEMS

DIAGNOSING FUEL INJECTION PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I recently bought a used RZR 900. It was not running but I thought it would be an easy fix. That has not been the case. When trying to start her, all I get is a back fire through intake and…
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HOW-TO: Street legalize your UTV

Depending on state or local laws, you may already able to drive a UTV down public roads to access services like gas, lodging and restaurants as well as get from trail to trail. However, to travel long distances down highways, laws are in…
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KEEPING AXLES FROM EXITING THE DIFFERENTIAL

KEEPING AXLES FROM EXITING THE DIFFERENTIAL Dear Sarge, I have a high mileage RZR Turbo. I recently had it in for service where the Dealer replaced the right front drive shaft due to it being worn. Ever since then, if the conditions are…
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NEW BRAKES-NO STOPPING POWER

NEW BRAKES-NO STOPPING POWER Dear Sarge, I have a brand new 2020 RZR. I was out on my first ride to break her in and it seemed like the brakes are just not there. New brakes-no stopping power! The pedal is firm and not soft but there…
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DECIDING ON DOORS

DECIDING ON DOORS Dear Sarge, I am having a hard time deciding on doors for my RZR 900. Among our riding group there is quite a discussion about traditional swing doors or the so called “Suicide” doors. Everyone has deep set opinions on…
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MAXIMA SXS SYN GEAR UTV GEAR OIL

MAXIMA SXS SYN GEAR UTV GEAR OIL Maxima SxS Syn Gear UTV Gear Oil is a full synthetic, ester-based gear oil specifically formulated for hypoid-type differentials found in modern side-by-side (SXS) vehicles. Unique, oxidatively-stable…
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POLARIS RZR DRIVELINE LUBE SECRETS

POLARIS RZR DRIVELINE LUBE SECRETS Dear Sarge I have a 2017 Polaris XP Turbo and the manual says to grease the drive line Zerk fitting. I have tried several times to get at it. It is placed in the most inaccessible place possible.…
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AVOIDING BEARINGS THAT GO CRUNCH!

AVOIDING BEARINGS THAT GO CRUNCH! Dear Sarge, I have a 2015 Odes Dominator 800 and am having a problem with wheel bearings. I have had the dealer replace bearings many times and they keep failing. The last time I replaced them with…
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HOW TO CHANGE A RZR PRO R CVT BELT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OL1bF8B4o In the 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R, you will notice the CVT belt is behind the seats. It takes more time than usual to inspect or change it. We show exactly what tools you need and how long…
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YAMAHA UTV TOWING TIPS

YAMAHA UTV TOWING TIPS Dear Sarge, For the past few years we have been using a Northern Tool log splitter towed by my trusty Yamaha Viking; however, to get where we need to go to split the logs is getting to be quite a challenge because…
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RZR POWER STEERING PROBLEMS

RZR POWER STEERING PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS that has a weird problem. I have power steering, but only until the radiator cooling fan comes on, then the power steering fails and the failure light comes on.…
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A GPS THAT TALKS TO FRIENDS WITH RIDE COMMAND

A GPS THAT TALKS TO FRIENDS WITH RIDE COMMAND   Do you have friends using the Group Ride feature in their Ride Command equipped Polaris machines? Have you wanted to use this feature but don’t own a compatible Polaris machine? Now, with…
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TOP 10 HONDA TALON UPGRADES

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…
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SHEARED IMPELLER BLADES?

SHEARED IMPELLER BLADES? Dear Sarge, I own a 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000. It started overheating after an engine rebuild. The hose out of the water pump that runs to the radiator on the driver’s side is just warm. I suspected a plugged…
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