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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.

SOLVING RZR AXLE PROBLEMS

SOLVING RZR AXLE PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a high-mileage 2016 RZR Turbo. I recently had it in for service, and the dealer replaced the right front drive shaft due to it being worn. Solving RZR axle problems isn’t that simple because ever since then, if the conditions are right, that new drive shaft will […]

FIXING PRO XP BOTTOMING-OUT

FIXING PRO XP BOTTOMING-OUT One of our chief complaints about the new Polaris RZR Pro XP and Pro XP four-seater is that the rear end bottoms out and scrapes the ground very unexpectedly. Our sources tell us that this machine was actually designed with 32-inch tires, but in the final hour of development, 30-inch tires […]

CAN-AM X3 FRONT END PROBLEMS

CAN-AM X3 FRONT END PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, Can you help with my Can-Am X3 front end problems? My 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 has a noise in the front end that makes a popping sound. I thought it was a ball joint, but I can’t feel any play in the steering. I know it is in […]

AFFORDABLE HIGH REACH UTV JACK 

AFFORDABLE HIGH REACH UTV JACK  Designed for off road ATV/UTV use this light weight design has a high capacity and a long extension range. It is very easy to use and can be operated by using the included hand crank handle, or you can remove the handle and use a ratchet or cordless drill. It […]

BOYESEN SUPERCOOLER PERFORMANCE WATER PUMP

WHAT IT IS: BOYESEN SUPERCOOLER PERFORMANCE WATER PUMP The Boyesen Supercooler performance water pump is a replacement water-pump impeller and cover for the Can-Am V-twin engines that are found in the Commander, Defender or Maverick Trail and Sport UTVs. An X3 version is in the works. They also have this product for most Polaris RZR models. FEATURES: […]

RZR WITH TOO MUCH BOOST

RZR WITH TOO MUCH BOOST Dear Sarge, Recently, my ’17 RZR Turbo has been over-boosting according to my gauge, and the Polaris over-boost code of 1127. It has been reaching 20 psi! I replaced the boost-control solenoid valve, changed the belt, then the complete primary- and secondary-clutch assemblies. The over-boost, 1127 code will clear itself […]

BEST DOG SEAT FOR YOUR UTV

  While surfing the web recently we discovered this hot set up posted by Kurt Rihel of the best dog seat for your UTV. Kurt made great use of his old stock RZR seats and turned them into a dog perch. By bolting two seat backs to the stock seat frame, his little buddy has […]

POLARIS CLUTCH PROBLEM

POLARIS CLUTCH PROBLEM Dear Sarge, I have a 2020 Ranger XP 1000 with a strange Polaris clutch problem. When I decelerate and try to come to a stop, the Ranger keeps rolling. I feel like Fred Flintstone that I need to drag my feet to stop the machine. Full brakes lug the engine down, and […]

UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVESTREAM STARTS FRIDAY 

Simply log back on to www.utvactionmag.com or go to our Facebook link and watch a livestream of the UTV World Championships and see the best racers in the country battling it out starting at 11:00am to 9:00pm both days. Friday, October 9th – Full Day of Short Course, Youth and Desert Racing The racing begins on […]

POLARIS HEADS TO DAKAR WITH 3 CAR TEAM

The RZR Dakar team will be comprised of three BAJA champions including, Wayne Matlock, Kristen Matlock, and Craig Scanlon, competing January 3, 2021 through January 15, 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “The Dakar Rally is a global platform that embodies the spirit of adventure and pioneering for off-road racing and elevates it to an entirely […]

How to Choose a Tire for A UTV

A utility terrain vehicle is a performance-oriented machine that is prominent in off-roading use. However, the youth of the new generation love these vehicles for their caliber and strong appeal. Correlatively, the tires of a vehicle are pivotal to maintain substantial control, performance, and mobility. Whether it is a UTV bike or car, you need […]

USED UTV PARTS BARGAINS

USED UTV PARTS BARGAINS Dear Sarge, I have an old faithful Ranger 700 Crew circa 2008. Our last night ride after the chores were done ended abruptly when my son drove over a fallen log and one of the branches punctured the Ranger’s radiator. We took the radiator to the local radiator shop, but they […]

How to Buy a Used ATV or UTV on the Cheap

ATVs can be toys, but they can also be work vehicles for people who work on farms and ranches. UTVs carry two to six people plus equipment. They are often work vehicles, whether you’re maintaining a golf course or traveling from repair job to repair job at an industrial site. These vehicles can be expensive […]

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 […]

KRX 1000 OIL CHANGE

KRX 1000 OIL CHANGE We’ve been doing a lot of maintenance lately on machines new and old. This month we changed the oil on our 2020 Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 using Kawasaki’s oil-change kit. We’ve used lots of these types of kits before, but none are as good as this one. Not only does the […]

X3 FRONT END PROBLEMS

X3 FRONT END PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a “snub-nose” 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3. It used to be full length, but I’m concerned collision damage may cause my X3 front end problems. I crested a dune and rear-ended another Maverick who I followed over the crest, who stopped just over the crest and out of […]