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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.

HONDA 400EX TIPS

There is little doubt that when Honda introduced the 400EX in '99, it ushered in a new era of high-performance quads. The capable chassis provides the machine with fast yet predictable handling, and the oil-cooled four-stroke motor is…
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2002 CANNONDALE CANNIBAL

When we first rode the Cannondale FX400 last year, we were amazed with the high level of performance the machine provided in stock trim. Over the following months it became evident that the machine had issues that needed to be addressed.Two…
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HOW TO MASTERWOOPS?Oct 01

STARTING OUTFirst things first?make sure your quad is in good working order, and you have all your safety gear checked. Whoops are demanding on both you and your machine, and you don't want to cut corners when preparing to tackle these…
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PRO TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER RIDER

  Have you ever gone to a race, or even on a ride with friends, and seen someone take part of a track or a trail that scares you and they make it look easy? Some riders are just naturally great on hills, or rocky sections, or mud, or…
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HOW TO FLY THROUGH THE AIR WITH EASE

So, have you ever seen any of those jump videos and wonder just how they can make a three hundred pound ATV fly through the air with virtually no effort? Jumping an ATV can be some of the most fun you can have while riding. But many…
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Honda FourTrax Rebuild: Part Two–June ’98

As you recall, part one of this story involved a . . . what's that? You don't remember Part I of this story? Well, that's understandable. Part I ran about seven years ago. That's how long it has been since I completely rebuilt my trusty '88…
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Waterproofing Your ATV-April’00

Water can be your enemy, boot. If you don't drink it, wash in it or flush it, consider it a hostile force. Got that? Water is a carrier. Water permits the easy access of foreign agents like dirt, mud and sand into your zooter. If you don't…
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Easy Decibel Check-August’00

Eventually, your loud ATV engine will cause you problems?and not only in the form of permanent hearing damage. Many off-road riding areas are starting to crack down on excessive noise. If you ride a stock ATV, you're almost certain to fall…
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Carb Maintenance-April’99

If you made the mistake of letting your quad sit all winter without draining the fuel from the carb, you may now be paying the price. That price could be a rough idle, a flat spot in the midrange, fuel running out of the carb's overflow…
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ATVing On A Budget–April ’00

A stroll through Gecko campground at the Glamis Dunes in California might have you convinced that ATVing is way too expensive. The rigs and machines that get your attention are pricey, no doubt. A heavily modified and custom-painted quad…
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Top 40 ATV Tips-Sept’99

There are three approaches to 4x4 maintenance. We won't even discuss the "Ride 'til It Breaks" approach. A much better approach is to follow your ATV manual's recommendations. Unfortunately, however, the manuals are often difficult to…
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