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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.

CAN-AM X3 ALIGNMENT QUESTIONS

CAN-AM X3 ALIGNMENT QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, When trying to reduce the toe-out on my Can Am X3, I have run out of adjustment. What is the proper adjustment procedure when you have run out of adjustment? Also when driving down a…
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POLARIS ACE ENGINE BRAKING

POLARIS ACE ENGINE BRAKING Dear Sarge, I have a 2015 Polaris 325 ACE. I have had the exhaust recall and installed EMP Fender Extensions for the 26” 489XL tires on SuperATV Bandit 12” offset rims. I also had the clutch retuned for the…
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REVIVING A RZR 800

REVIVING A RZR 800 Dear Sarge, We have an old 2009 Polaris RZR S 800. In its day, it was ridden a lot but with the newer 900’s and 1000’s it spent less time out of the barn on the trail than the newer, flashier models. Well fast…
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X3 PRE-RUNNER QUESTIONS

X3 PRE-RUNNER QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I recently had the chance to purchase a 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 that was used as a Baja pre-runner for a race team. It has never been rolled or crashed. I was interested in it because it had a lot of…
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HONDA TALON WINCH INSTALLATION TROUBLE

HONDA TALON WINCH INSTALLATION TROUBLE Dear Sarge, I recently tried to install a new Warn winch on my 2019 Honda Talon X. No matter how hard I tried, I could not mount the winch plate to the Talon because of mounting bolt…
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CAN-AM X3 WHEEL HOP

CAN-AM X3 WHEEL HOP Dear Sarge, I have a brand new Can-Am X3 XRC Turbo RR. I really like it except for the Maxxis Liberty tires. Either they are out of round or something is bent in the front end of this new machine. It has a…
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CHOOSING THE CORRECT GREASE

CHOOSING THE CORRECT GREASE Dear Sarge, Recently at the Tug Hill SNIRT Run, there was quite a discussion about greases at one of the stops. I maintain that any grease is better than no grease. Others say that only synthetic…
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MASSIMO TRANSMISSION GRINDS

MASSIMO TRANSMISSION GRINDS Dear Sarge, We purchased a Massimo Buck 450 from Tractor Supply. Since day one the Massimo transmission grinds when switching gears. I contacted the service guy at Tractor Supply and he stated he could…
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POLARIS GENERAL OIL LEVEL ISSUES

POLARIS GENERAL OIL LEVEL ISSUES Dear Sarge, I recently purchased a leftover 2021 Polaris General XP4 Deluxe Demo model. It was mainly used for customer demo rides and had less than 200 miles on her. The Dealer stated they would…
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ARE SMART CHARGERS DUMB?

ARE SMART CHARGERS DUMB? Dear Sarge, I have an Odyssey PC1200LMJT battery in my Polaris RZR XP 1000. It is about 18 months old. Well, last week we went camping and my kids left the stereo on all night and killed the battery. I…
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WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF “STREET LEGAL”?

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF “STREET LEGAL”? Dear Sarge, I live in Michigan and want to license my Honda Pioneer 520 for the street to make it easier to get from one trail to another w/o having to ride the side of the road and the…
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CAN-AM X3 ALIGNMENT TIPS

CAN-AM X3 ALIGNMENT TIPS Dear Sarge, When trying to reduce the toe-out on my Can Am X3, I have run out of adjustment. Do you have any Can-Am X3 alignment tips? What is the proper adjustment procedure when you have run out of…
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POLARIS RANGER BELT FAILURE 

POLARIS RANGER BELT FAILURE Dear Sarge, Recently a friend of my father and his wife gave us his Polaris Ranger 500cc. It had sat in a barn for years because as she tells it. He could not drive it far because it would disintegrate…
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CARB TO EFI UPGRADE

CARB TO EFI UPGRADE Dear Sarge, Is it possible or has it been done to convert a Polaris RZR170 to EFI? Initially we had a lot of luck with the carbureted RZR 170 but over time, it has become hard to start and keep running. A new carb…
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LEAKING SHOCKS RECALL

LEAKING SHOCKS RECALL Dear Sarge, I presently purchased a leftover 2018 John Deere Gator. While I would like to have got a 835, I bought the 590 because of the narrower track. My trails, and where we sometimes ride, wouldn’t fit an 835.…
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