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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.

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 […]

HOW TO CHANGE A TALON FRONT DIFF SEAL

HOW TO CHANGE A TALON FRONT DIFF SEAL Is the front differential on your new Honda Talon seeping oil? Chances are, a rock or small stick has found its way into the seal causing the leak.  The removal and replacement of this piece is quick and simple, follow along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HqFDcP7CWo

POLARIS TO OFFER PICK UP OR HOME SERVICE

This week, Polaris ORV introduced RideReady, an industry-leading digital platform that connects powersports owners with local dealers. The service offers owners a convenient platform to track, perform or schedule service for their powersports vehicle. Most notably, the platform provides owners with an opportunity to schedule home service. This service will be available across all of […]

CHANGING TALON FRONT-DIFFERENTIAL SEALS

CHANGING TALON FRONT-DIFFERENTIAL SEALS Honda’s Talon SxS has been a hit since its release over a year ago. The chassis design and powerplant are first-rate, and Honda’s record for reliability has been upheld—well, almost. Our test unit has one minor problem (and we’ve heard other reports about this as well)—the driver’s-side front-differential seal has a […]

PRO XP CLUTCH FIX

POLARIS PRO XP, NOT SO PRO AFTER POLARIS PRO XP CLUTCH FIX Dear Sarge, I have a 2020 RZR Pro XP and, as delivered, I really loved it, even with the occasional belt slippage. Polaris had me bring it back in, and they installed a stiffer secondary spring to combat the belt-slip issue. The dealer […]

WINDSHIELD LEAKS

CAN A WINDSHIELD PUDDLE? CURING WINDSHIELD LEAKS Dear Sarge, I have a 2018 Polaris Ranger with the tip-out windshield, full cab and heat. Whenever I trailer it in the rain, the inside puddles. It also happens when riding in the rain. I don’t see any way to seal the upper part of the windshield. Is […]

5 REASONS TO TRAILER YOUR RZR BACKWARDS

Have you ever wondered if it’s better to trailer your RZR backwards? Here’s our take. 1 If not properly shut and latched, your suicide doors could pop open. If this is done at speed and great wind force, the hinge or door frame can become damaged.  2 The front of your machine has more nice, […]

3 REASONS TO COOL DOWN A TURBO

It is still good practice to idle down any turbo engine briefly after a hard run. Additionally, the clutch enjoys some cool down period as well so it’s good for the engine, turbo and CVT belt system.

TIRE LEAKS AND BALANCING

TIRE LEAKS Dear Sarge, My ranch has an abundance of honey locust trees, and the thorns are really chewing up my OEM 2005 Ranger tires. I have tried Slime to seal the tire leaks, but it only slows them down, and it doesn’t even touch the sidewall thorns. Is there something else I can add […]

TROUBLESHOOTER POLARIS GENERAL FIX

GENERAL RUMBLE IN THE POLARIS GENERAL Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 Polaris General. Since it was new, there has been a low-frequency rumble between about 25 and 40 mph. I also have a paint-spray-can rattle that seems to be intermittent. Polaris is telling me a noise is not a defect. The dealer said they […]