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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.

RIGHT COAST OFF-ROAD CLUTCH WEIGHTS

RIGHT COAST OFF-ROAD CLUTCH WEIGHTS Kawasaki’s KRX 1000 quickly became one of our favorite trail machines. The amount of cockpit room, along with the smooth suspension and reliability, made it our go-to machine for longer rides. In fact, we took our 2020 test machine down the length of the Baja Peninsula twice. In all, we […]

USING A COMBUSTION LEAK DETECTOR

A failed head gasket, flawed cylinder head or cylinder defects usually show signs. The engine will overheat, the coolant level may drop abnormally (sometimes without obvious external leaks), steam may come from the exhaust from coolant entering the combustion chamber or the cooling-system pressure cap will release excess pressure from engine compression entering the cooling […]

YAMAHA WOLVERINE SWAY BARS

YAMAHA WOLVERINE SWAY BARS & X2 VS X4, CONNECT VS. DISCONNECT Dear Sarge, In our small riding group we have several Yamaha Wolverine X2s and X4s. We have experimented with removing Yamaha Wolverine sway bars to improve ride quality. However, when both front and rear sway bars are disconnected riding off-camber creek beds, the X4s […]

RZR BALL JOINT ISSUES

RZR BALL JOINT ISSUES Dear Sarge, I’m having RZR ball joint issues. On my 2020 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS, I noticed the left front wheel was wobbling and traced it down to a missing spring clip on the upper ball joint. The knuckle was half pulled out of the upper A-arm. Sarge, what caused […]

IMPROVING UTV INSTRUMENTS

IMPROVING UTV INSTRUMENTS Dear Sarge, I am the proud owner of a Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo RR. I am trying to decide on a gauge cluster that shows boost and belt temperature. I would like your input on improving UTV instruments with a gauge cluster that doesn’t look like it was just stuck on, if […]

HONDA TALON A-ARM ISSUES

HONDA TALON A-ARM ISSUES Dear Sarge, Have you heard of any Honda Talon A-Arm issues I have been noticing the factory-applied frame paint peeling on my 2020 Honda Talon 1000X-4 at the lower control arms. I always thought that factory applied paint was baked on and was harder than that. The Talon is stock, except […]

PIONEER DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PROBLEM?

PIONEER DIFFERENTIAL LOCK PROBLEM? Dear Sarge, Recently my 2016 Honda Pioneer has refused to engage differential lock. The right front wheel doesn’t engage, leaving me with only three wheels driving. Have you heard of this Pioneer differential lock problem? This makes it a bit of a pain when dragging logs for firewood! There are no […]

MAKE A RZR PRO XP TOOLKIT

MAKE A RZR PRO XP TOOLKIT The RZR Pro XP platform is gaining in popularity. They are being built up for everything from high-speed racing action to fun, family adventures. We like the great new features of this RZR, including more cockpit room and storage, along with a better powerplant and cool new look. In […]

IMPROVING RZR 570 STABILITY

IMPROVING RZR 570 STABILITY Dear Sarge, I recently inherited a sweet Polaris RZR 570 from my cousin as he died of Covid. It has almost-new Bighorn 2.0s and Bandit shocks. I love the straight-line performance, but in turns it wants to three-wheel, and I am afraid I will roll her! I have tried all the […]

“COWBOY” CERRONE: UFC TO UTVs

“COWBOY” CERRONE: UFC TO UTVs Fight fans need no introduction to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who has a 36-15 win/loss record in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight and Lightweight divisions. Cerrone’s 36 wins include 10 knockouts (TKOs), 17 submissions and only 7 decisions from 2006 through September 2020. When he wasn’t training for a fight, working […]

MAKE YOUR OWN KRX 1000 TOOLKIT

Prior to our recent trip to Baja, where we tested the Kawasaki KRX 1000 for over 1100 miles down the beautiful peninsula, we went over the Kawasaki with our entire toolkit, turning wrenches. Kawasaki does not provide any tools to work on this machine, so we’ll show you how to make your own KRX 1000 […]

RZR 900-S ROCK CRAWLER

RZR 900-S ROCK CRAWLER Dear Sarge, I have a 2019 Polaris RZR 900 S that I picked up as a leftover last fall. I always wanted to rock crawl because I live near Moab. People have told me the “little” 900 S just can’t cut it! So, I decided to prove them wrong and bulid […]

A Guide To UTV Racing

This is a simple beginner’s guide to successful UTV racing. If you have dreams of competing in a UTV racing competition and winning glory, but you don’t know how to register for one, we are here to help you with that. Contrary to popular opinion, all UTV racing, both professional and recreational, is strictly regulated. […]

ELECTRIC TURBOCHARGER

IS AN ELECTRIC TURBOCHARGER REALLY A “TURBO” CHARGER? Dear Sarge, Recently I received in my e-mail box a UTV Action news story about an electric turbocharger. While that is interesting, isn’t the unit acting as a “supercharger” until the exhaust flow increases beyond the capacity of the electric motor? Inquiring minds want to know! Daniel […]

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 […]