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YAMAHA YXZ1000R FOLDING WINDSHIELD

— UTV product evaluation — Aftermarket UTV windshields come in many styles, but none of them are quite like Yamaha’s accessory flip-up windshield made exclusively for the YXZ1000R. The windshield sells for $499.99 through your Yamaha dealer and at www.shopyamaha.com. HOW DOES IT WORK? It took under a half hour to install the windshield. The […]

O’NEAL SLAT 3/4 HELMET

— Testing on open face with retro graphics — The O’Neal Slat helmet celebrates 50 years of O’Neal racing history and revisits the helmet that started it all—the 3/4 helmet. By giving the Slat updated styling, venting and a longer visor, O’Neal brings the retro 3/4 helmet into the future. Slats come in XS, S, […]

BOXO TOOL WRAP

— UTV product evaluation — Here is a 57-piece tool roll built specifically for the confines of any UTV. It comes pre-loaded with combo wrenches (8mm–19mm); a 13-piece, 12-point socket set (8mm–19mm) that includes 6-point spark plug sockets; a breaker bar; extensions; screw drivers; Allens; Torx bits (T10-T50); pliers; an adjustable wrench; a hammer; and […]

FUEL GRIPPER T/R/K TIRES

— Testing a tough new tire — Fuel is a familiar tire and wheel brand among truck enthusiasts that has become big with UTVers. Their newest tire is the Gripper T/R/K, a DOT-approved, all-terrain radial that brings the toughness of steel belts, 10-ply construction and Aramid fiber-reinforced sidewalls to the Fuel tire lineup. Starting at […]

HARBOR FREIGHT PITTSBURGH 1/2” DRIVE CLICK TYPE TORQUE WRENCH

— A good buy on a tool you should have — Harbor Freight’s 1/2-inch Drive Click Type torque wrench clicks to let the user know a specific torque setting has been reached when tightening a fastener. This type of tool has been around forever, and many UTV parts can’t be properly assembled without one. Even […]

RICOCHET RZR TURBO S SKID PLATES

— Product test — By the UTV Action crew Have you ever taken a close look at your RZR’s skid plates or belly pan? We bet if you have it was after you punctured them or they ripped. The plastic OEM skid plate is not good for much other than keeping soft sticks and flying […]

VEE MOTO MERCENARY TIRE

— First Test: white wall tires return — A brand-new tire from a recently renamed tire brand, Vee Moto, with a standard round profile and a unique-colored sidewall stripe. FEATURES: The rounded profile has equal-length, non-directional lugs that wrap an inch down each sidewall. At the edge of the tread, you can order your tire […]

MAGLOCK AIR CLEAN-AIR COUPLER

— Testing a clean air attachment for your helmet — Maglock Air was developed with safety and speed in mind, and it’s the first and only innovation to use rare-earth magnets to make essential connections between man and machine when it comes to clean-air pump systems. No more zip-ties or duct tape, as the self-centering […]

COAST HP7 FLASHLIGHT

— Testing a high-quality, durable flashlight — Coast is a 100-year-old Oregon-based company known for high-quality knives, lights and multi-tools. A powerful, dependable flashlight is a must have for UTV adventures, so we tested one of their less expensive lights, the HP7, which was recently reduced from $45 to $35. This flashlight uses a single, […]

INSTALL A WARN WINCH IN A RZR XP 1000

— How-To Guide — Off-road enthusiasts have long had a theory that their winch should have a capacity of three times the vehicle’s weight. As our UTVs get heavier due to longer suspension, bigger powerplants and more payload capacity, we require winches with more weight capacity. With Warn Industries being the leader in winches, and […]

YXZ WHEEL & TIRE KIT FROM YAMAHA ACCESSORIES

— Testing  the 30×10-14 EFX MotoHammer tire & KMC XD Machete wheel kit for the YXZ1000R — This is one of several tire and wheel sets Yamaha has tested extensively for the YXZ1000R models. The EFX MotoHammer is an 8-ply-rated tire for hard and intermediate terrain that’s also DOT approved for road use. We tested […]

HMF TWIN LOOP EXHAUST

— Testing a very quiet exhaust — For the Polaris RZR XP 1000 systems are available as a single slip-on system in the Titan series, a dual full system in the Titan and Performance series, or a Twin Loop System in the Titan-QS Series. HMF saw a 2–4-decibel increase with Quiet Cores installed on the […]

AMS M4 TIRE TEST

— a smooth riding and durable top performer — The Maxxis Big Horns that come stock on most machines are great general-use tires that are very comfortable. They get decent traction in all terrain and provide a very comfortable initial ride quality. However, after your first few rides or first couple punctures, you will most […]

SLICK PRODUCTS UTV WASH, SHINE & PROTECTANT

— Testing a handy cleaning kit — Slick Products is all about cleaning and shining our off-road and even on-road investments with quicker, easier and safer solutions to fight dirt and grime. Slick Products Off-Road Wash won the 2009 SEMA Global Media Award and is the official cleaner of Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki. Slick […]

ITP TERRA HOOK TIRE

— Testing ITP’s latest performance tire — When Polaris debuted the Turbo S last year, instead of using the old Maxxis Big Horn tire found on the majority of UTVs today, Polaris spec’d something else. The new, taller, wider long-travel machine came with a somewhat narrow, 32-inch ITP tire called the Coyote. While it had […]

VIKING COMPACT POWER PACK/JUMP-STARTER

— Testing a handy product from Harbor Freight — Harbor Freight’s Viking compact power pack/jump-starter uses a lithium battery to supply 221 amps of starting current and 450 peak amps in a 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8-inch device. That’s enough to jump-start UTVs or cars with engines up to eight cylinders. This device has a […]