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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.

KAWASAKI TERYX 750 TECH TIPS

Sarge McCoy reveals what you need to know Dear Sarge, I own one of the 2013 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4×4s that had the factory recall to prevent sticks from puncturing the floorboards. I was never happy with that thin piece of metal…
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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT SUSPENSION

How to get the ride you deserve! Ask the fastest racers, and they’ll tell you properly adjusted suspension is as important as all the horsepower in the world. Correctly tuned suspension makes any ATV easier to ride fast. Your ATV’s…
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HOW-TO: Upgrade your RZR suspension for cheap

As the extreme-performance UTV revolution brings us ever-faster 1000s and beyond, not everyone can afford to upgrade to the latest and greatest UTVs every year. As enthusiasts clamor for the latest 1000s, used RZR XP 900s flood the…
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HOW-TO: Upgrade your RZR transmission

Rock crawling places extreme stresses on a UTV transmission, clutch and drivetrain, and we’ve seen a couple of High Lifter Edition RZR XP 1000s converted to rock crawlers at rallies in Utah. High Lifter Edition XP 1000s (’15–’16) and XP 4s…
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PERFORMANCE CVT CLUTCH INSTALL: HOW-TO

The Polaris RZR XP 1000 is an amazing machine; great handling and tons of power make for the ultimate UTV experience. In comparison to the already-impressive XP 900, the XP1K is an all-around bigger machine, with more than 20 percent more…
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HOW-TO: RZR 570 Oil Change

STEP 1 Warm the engine up for a few minutes and find a level spot to park. Since the 50-inch RZR 570 is so low, we used a hydraulic lift to put ours up on a jack stand to make draining the oil easier. Let the engine cool to the touch.…
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HOW-TO: Change Differential Oils

Keeping fresh fluids in your UTV (or 4x4 ATV) is super important, and the often-overlooked differentials are no exception. You should check the level periodically and change the fluid every year at a minimum. If you ride excessively in deep…
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HOW-TO: Installing a Voyager GPS

Most sport quads have little or no instrumentation, so there’s no way to monitor mileage on long rides or coolant temperature on slow, technical trails. There’s also no clock for riding the occasional ATV-class enduro or speedometer for…
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HOW-TO: What to wear to race UTV’s

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve witnessed the massive influx of UTVs taking over a good chunk of our beloved industry. UTVs or side-by-sides—whatever you want to call them— these steering-wheel-laden,…
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HOW-TO: Top 10 YFZ450 Hop-up Tips

Yamaha was the first major ATV manufacturer to drop a 450 sport ATV on the scene back in late 2003. The YFZ450 was a sport-designed chassis with a high-performance, lightweight, five-valve, DOHC engine derived from the YFZ450 motocross…
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HOW-TO: Learn to wheelie

Doug Domokos, the undisputed “Wheelie King,” died in an ultralight aircraft accident on November 26, 2000. Doug started his career performing at intermission shows during Friday-night races at his home track in Red Bud, Michigan. His…
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How-To: Ride Mud Like a Pro

ATV riders are a froggy bunch. Alone, most will ride around a mud bog, hole or water crossing, but in a group, those same riders will jump right in to be the first— or only—rider to make it across. More experienced mudders will usually jump…
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HOW-TO: Change a sport quad clutch

Before there were racing ATVs, former Honda technician Eric Crippa was Kent Howerton’s race mechanic at Husqvarna. The Rhinestone Cowboy’s factory Husky was down on power to works Hondas of the day, so Kent invented slipping the clutch…
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HOW-TO: MAKE YOUR YFZ450R BETTER

The Yamaha YFZ450R was a proven winner right out of the gate. Winning almost every major magazine shootout since its inception in 2009, we wondered when Yamaha would seriously update it. Its off the showroom floor MX-width stance,…
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