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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.

CAN-AM X3 CUSTOM CAGE QUESTIONS

CAN-AM X3 CUSTOM CAGE QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have some Can-Am X3 custom cage questions. I recently purchased a used Can-Am X3 and the only real issue I have with it is the roll cage. I just think the hump just doesn’t look right. So I started looking for a lower cage. Nothing really looks […]

AIR FILTER FIXES

AIR FILTER FIXES Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris RZR and we ride Baja a lot! The continuing problem we have is the air filter plugging up. I have tried various filter elements but they all plug up with the fine silt powder so prevalent down there. Pre-filters have not helped either. I even tried […]

SWAY BAR SERVICE

SWAY BAR SERVICE Dear Sarge, I own a 2016 Polaris General 1000 EPS Deluxe in Orange Burst. The last few rides I have noticed a squeak that appears to be coming from the rear sway bar. On the forums I was advised to grease my sway bar. Sarge, does sway bar service mean removing the […]

REVIVING A 2010 POLARIS RZR 4 800

REVIVING A 2010 POLARIS RZR 4 800 It has now been over a decade since Robby Gordon chopped and stretched one of the original Polaris RZR 800s and turned it into a pit cart for getting around at the NASCAR racetracks where he was competing. Polaris immediately put the concept into production and started a […]

SOLVING BALL JOINT PROBLEMS

SOLVING BALL JOINT PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris RZR XP1000 and I have snapped both lower ball joints. I didn’t hit anything that I know of. I was just riding along and they just popped apart! I have 30 inch tires and people have told me it is those tires that are causing […]

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 hours we started noticing overheating. Everybody, except the leader showed a partially plugged radiator. Do you have […]

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 it dies. The problem I am having seems […]

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 place saying you vehicle must be street legal. States allowing this at the minimum require your vehicle to have working turn signals.

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 right, that new drive shaft will pop out of the differential. I […]

LIMITED RADIO RECEPTION IN CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED

LIMITED RADIO RECEPTION IN CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED Dear Sarge, Recently we purchased a very clean 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited. Love it except for one thing. We get very limited radio reception in Can-Am Commander Limited! The previous owner stated it never was a “great” radio. Unless the day is just right and nothing is blocking […]

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 isn’t much brake force. At anything above 10 […]

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 which doors are best. I like the look of the Pro Armor […]

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 formulation is designed to withstand the demanding and varying conditions of SXS vehicles, from high-load farm work to high-speed desert riding. […]

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. Sarge, do you know any Polaris RZR driveline lube secrets to get […]

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 premium sealed bearings and they still failed. I am truly stumped Sarge on […]

HOW TO CHANGE A RZR PRO R CVT BELT

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 it takes. 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R CVT Belt change Step by Step Step 1: Remove the […]