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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.

POLARIS GENERAL STARTING PROBLEMS

POLARIS GENERAL STARTING PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a 2020 Polaris General that is really fun to drive—when it starts. However, if you shut her off anywhere, it may or may not restart. Hot or cold doesn’t seem to make a…
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SILENCING CAB NOISE

SILENCING CAB NOISE Dear Sarge, We have a 2009 Yamaha Rhino 450 that we purchased used this past fall to use primarily as transportation to our hunting camp. At the time we thought it was a great buy. The previous owner had installed a…
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HOW TO GREASE A SWAY BAR

HOW TO GREASE A SWAY BAR Dear Sarge, Re: Your answer in the March column about greasing the sway bar’s rubber bushings. Is there an easier way to grease them? I connect the grease gun to the Zerk fitting, and I think it is on straight,…
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POLARIS MUDDING QUESTIONS

POLARIS MUDDING QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris Ranger with a 3” lift kit. After chores are done I like to go muddin’ out back and my father is completely against mud riding because he says it tears up the Rangers. He says that…
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RZR INSTRUMENT BACKLIGHT COLOR CHANGE

RZR INSTRUMENT BACKLIGHT COLOR CHANGE Dear Sarge, I have an unusual request and am sure you are the only one who can answer it. I wish to change the backlight color on my RZR xp 1000 from red to blue. Do you know how? The unit doesn’t…
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PRIORITIZING RANGER XP900 ACCESSORIES

PRIORITIZING RANGER XP900 ACCESSORIES Dear Sarge, I just got a sweet deal on a 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…
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HARD STARTING AFTER STORAGE

HARD STARTING AFTER STORAGE Dear Sarge, My 2009 Arctic Cat prowler has started clicking like a machine gun and the engine rolls over only 1 revolution. I just parked it yesterday and now it won’t start unless I jump it. I have always…
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RZR WHEEL STUD TROUBLE

RZR WHEEL STUD TROUBLE Dear Sarge, Way back in 2017, your magazine did a story on the (then) new RZR S 570. Loved the story and after purchasing the 1st one at our local Dealer, we love it too. Recently my son hit a rock just…
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TOWING QUESTIONS

TOWING QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I don’t know which to buy. The back story: We live on a small lake and we have a 1200lb boat that I need to get launched multiple times a summer due to poor docking conditions. The path to the lake is…
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RZR UNIVERSAL JOINT ISSUES

RZR UNIVERSAL JOINT ISSUES Dear Sarge, I have an old 2009 Polaris XP 800S. The universal joint on the steering shaft has gone bad to the point where it catches and then releases. This is creating a dangerous situation. So I tried…
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HONDA PIONEER ENGINE STALLING

HONDA PIONEER ENGINE STALLING Dear Sarge, I have a 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000. Ever since I purchased it, there has been a random engine stall. Sometimes it is once a day, and other times it is once a month. During the warranty period, I…
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HONDA PIONEER BRAKE FADE

HONDA PIONEER BRAKE FADE Dear Sarge, We have a 2017 Honda Pioneer 700-4 and it is used on steep trails and steep paved hills. We are experiencing brake fade. Maybe from driving too fast, maybe from too much braking. Just wondering…
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HOW-TO: RZR PRO R OIL CHANGE

HOW-TO: RZR PRO R OIL CHANGE STEP1: Gather the tools and supplies you’ll need for the job. You’ll need 6 quarts of 0W-50 or 5W-50 oil, a filter, drain plug sealing washer, a container for the used oil, funnel, a T40 Torx wrench, a…
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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 ENGINE BRAKING

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 ENGINE BRAKING Dear Sarge, We are having a problem on our calf farm here in New Zealand. Our Polaris Ranger XP900 is used for most all chores and some of that includes stringing up electric fencing to keep the…
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POLARIS RZR VIBRATIONS

POLARIS RZR VIBRATIONS Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS with about 2700 miles on it. It is not babied; it is ridden hard. Lately I have felt a low frequency rumble in the driveline. Initially I thought it was a…
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