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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.

COMPACT JUMP-STARTERS BUYER’S GUIDE

— Here are the top 15 we like the best — Thanks to compact, rechargeable jump-starters, a weak or dead battery doesn’t have to ruin or delay a ride. Much smaller and lighter than traditional jump-starter boxes or jumper cables, lithium-battery jump-starters fit in a glove box and deliver enough cranking power to start UTVs, […]

10 KOA CAMPGROUNDS YOU CAN RIDE RIGHT TO THE TRAILS

Summer is right around the corner. One of Americas favorite Summer activities is camping and of course riding. We have put together a list of ten KOA campgrounds you can stay at and while you are there hit the trails all in one trip. We will add to this list as we discover more KOA […]

HOW TO REMOVE A STUCK RZR AXLE CUP

It’s bad enough you had an axle brake cutting short your last ride, you have spent hours trying to get the STUCK RZR AXLE CUP  out of the transmission or front diff to no avail. If you’re working on a RZR then you are in luck. Polaris conveniently stamped holes in the front and rear […]

TROUBLESHOOTING THE GENERAL, RANGER & TERYX

— Sarge McCoy finds the problem — SLOPPY, FLOPPY GENERAL Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 General 4 and I am afraid it 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 frame stiffener to fix […]

HOW-TO: CHANGE YOUR YXZ1000R’S OIL

— UTV Action helpful maintenance tips — If you think of oil as being the lifeblood of your UTV, it becomes apparent how vital it is to the engine’s life span. Keeping clean, fresh oil in your engine is cheap insurance against premature engine wear, especially with today’s high-revving, high-performance UTVs. We put our long-term […]

INSTALL A CVT TEMP GAUGE

— Step-by-step photo how-to guide — Aside from Honda Pioneers, Talons and Yamaha YXZs, every UTV transfers power to the ground via a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Think of the front and rear sprockets on an ATV or dirt bike connected by the chain; hill-climbers have tiny front and huge rear sprockets for torque, while […]

HOW DO YOU HAUL YOUR UTV?

— Here are some examples of how UTV Action readers go riding — If you live on a farm you don’t have to haul your machine anywhere. You can go riding right from the barn. For the rest of us though, we need a way to transport our beloved UTV to a favorite riding area. […]

WARN PRO WINCHING TIPS

— Things you should know when going off-road — In the “Recreation Utility UTV Buyer’s Guide” 30 of the machines come standard with a winch, with most winches being Warn 4500-pound units. The thing is, a 4500-pound winch can actually stretch the frame of a UTV, especially if you use a snatch block to extricate […]

TROUBLESHOOTER

— UTV advice by Sarge McCoy — RANGER XP 900 ACCESSORIES Dear Sarge, I just got a sweet deal on a 2018 demo Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS in Matte Titanium Metallic, and I intend to install some accessories due to the low original purchase price. So, I was wondering, in your opinion, what order […]

ASSAULT ACCESSORY CLAMPS

— A wide variety of ways to mount things to your UTV — UTVs have more square footage than dirt bikes and quads. That’s a good thing when it comes to being able to carry things or mount additional accessories to your ride. It seems like UTV owners and UTV accessory companies keep coming up […]

SARGE’S HONDA DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION TIPS

Dear Sarge, I recently purchased a Honda Pioneer 1000 and I just can’t seem to understand how this transmission works. I have followed the dealer’s advice exactly but I can’t get the DCT to shift from 2×4 to 4×4 differential lock unless I am almost stopped. Also, sometimes I can’t get the rear differential to […]

BALL JOINTS, AXLES & AIR FILTERS

–Sarge McCoy Troubleshoots The Problem — SNAP, CRACKLE, POP! Dear Sarge, I have a 2015 RZR XP 1000, 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 […]

HOW UTVs IMPROVE YOUR OFF-ROAD SKILLS

— Steering wheels versus handlebars — By Joe Kosch Like many of you out there, my fun in the dirt didn’t start with UTVs. I began with dirt bikes and then added ATVs to my means of off-road adventure. When UTVs appeared, I had zero resistance to them; in fact, I couldn’t wait to see […]

HOW-TO PREP YOUR UTV

— The basic maintenance tips all UTVers should know — Based on the situations of life our UTVs sometimes may sit for long periods of time between rides. This is especially true during the winter months for people who live in the colder northern areas. There are things you should provide special attention to before […]

GREASE FITTINGS, UTV DOORS & SMOKING 3-WHEELERS

— Sarge McCoy’s Troubleshooting Advice — HOW DO YOU GREASE A ZERK FITTING? 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 have […]