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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.

TOWING, STEERING WHEELS & CAMPING

-- Troubleshooter advice from Sarge McCoy -- GETTING (TOW) HITCHED Dear Sarge, We have a 2017 Hisun Sector 250 that is primarily used for recreation by my son. When we go on longer camping trips, my son wants to carry more than what the…
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HOW TO RACE THE GNCC UTV CLASS

-- What's required to get started: If you like to drive at a quick pace through the woods you'll love racing in the Grand National Cross-Country series. Each event has a fun course set up that's around 4 miles long and you do a certain…
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TOP 12 NO-FLAT UTV PRODUCTS

-- Buyer's Guide on how to avoid getting a flat tire -- Whether it’s racing the Baja 1000, trail riding in the desert, or hunting and fishing in the high country, nobody wants to deal with a flat tire. If you take your UTV farther than…
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TURN UTV LOVE INTO A CAREER

-- Getting a job that involves driving UTVs -- By Tim "Lumpy" Tolleson -- Thanks to my dad, I grew up on dirt bikes and dune buggies and developed a love for the outdoors. I originally wanted to be a pro motocross racer, but my parents…
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RZR 800 & Ranger 800 Troubleshooting

-- How to fix the problem -- By Sarge McCoy MY SUPER-UTV ISN’T SO SUPER ANYMORE! Dear Sarge, I have a 2013 Polaris RZR 800 EPS. I also have a sound system, winch and a light bar. There have been times when the power-steering unit has…
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PIONEER vs RANGER, RZR BALL JOINTS & MORE

--Advice from Sarge McCoy -- WHICH UTV SHOULD WE GET? Dear Sarge, Several of our group are trying to decide on the joint purchase of a small 500cc UTV for getting to and back from our hunting camp in the Adirondack Mountains. We have…
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LOW-COST DO-IT-YOURSELF UTV REPAIRS

-- Sarge McCoy tells you the easiest & cheapest ways to fix your UTV problems -- IS THE POLARIS ACE 325 TOO HOT TO HANDLE? Dear Sarge, I had a chance to purchase a 2014 Polaris 325 Ace for my son. The owner had wrapped a piece of tin…
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RIDE MUD LIKE THE PROS

-- Good fun down in the bayous -- CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: The thrill of powering through the deepest, gnarliest mud holes on earth doesn‘t come naturally to most people, but Dustin Jones isn‘t most people. Born, raised, and based in…
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PRO UTV DRIVING TIPS

-- Top UTV racer reveals the secrets of performance driving -- Beau Baron has won a ton of Pro UTV races and even a few championships. We wanted to know what he does differently that makes him faster and more consistent than most of the…
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SARGE SOLVES RZR POWER LOSS PROBLEM:

Dear Sarge, I have a 2012 Polaris RZR 800 S and lately it has started to run rough. I got stuck running thru a deep, watery mud hole, and had to be winched out. Since then, the power has dropped off noticeably. When I got it home I…
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WHY WON’T MY UTV START?

-- THE TROUBLESHOOTER, by Sarge McCoy -- Hey Sarge -- When trying to start my 2009 Arctic Cat 650 Prowler it just makes clicking sounds like a machine gun, and the engine rolls over only one revolution. I just parked it yesterday, and now…
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HOW TO FIX OR IMPROVE YOUR UTV

-- RADIATORS, LIGHTS, CHILD SEATS & MORE -- By Sarge McCoy, the TROUBLESHOOTER -- SO PLUGGED UP I CAN’T BREATHE Dear Sarge, Several of my riding buddies and I have the same problem—plugged radiators. We ride Hatfield-McCoy…
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