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FRI AIRPLUGGER TIRE REPAIR TOOL

WHAT IT IS: FRI AIRPLUGGER TIRE REPAIR TOOL The Fri Airplugger tire repair tool has a compact, corrosion-resistant, anodized-aluminum case that holds the auger-type puncture-hole cleaning bit, the plug-insertion needle and five included plug strips. The screw-apart case becomes the handle for the hole-cleaning bit and the plug-insertion needle. The kit is $10, about half the price […]

MAXXIS RAZR XT

WHAT IT IS:  MAXXIS RAZR XT The Maxxis Razr XT is the latest steel-belted radial UTV tire from Maxxis, and it’s built with the desert racer in mind. Maxxis is giving up to $1500 to anyone who wins a BITD race using this tire. Contingency awards are also up for grabs at TexPlex, King of the Elements, […]

GARMIN TREAD GPS

WHAT IT IS: GARMIN TREAD GPS The Garmin Tread GPS is Garmin’s new GPS/FM radio device. We have been testing the system recently and comparing it directly to Polaris’ Ride Command. Tread works like a GPS system but also gives you the ability to talk to and see other cars in your group. There is also a […]

HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER 20V CORDLESS STICK LIGHT

WHAT IT IS: HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER 20V CORDLESS STICK LIGHT The Harbor Freight Bauer 20V cordless stick light is a compact, 295-lumen work light powered by a rechargeable Bauer 20-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The same battery powers many Bauer tools. The pistol grip-shaped light has a lamp head that pivots 180 degrees, two power modes and a […]

APROVE PRECURSOR SPARE TIRE CARRIER

WHAT IT IS: APROVE PRECURSOR SPARE TIRE CARRIER A bolt-on spare tire carrier made out of 1.5-inch square steel tubing that simply clamps onto the harness bar between the seats of any Can-Am Maverick X3. The foot of the rack rests on the stock plastic cargo platform and is held in firmly with a small bracket that […]

VP RACING POWERWASH

WHAT IT IS: VP RACING POWERWASH VP Racing Fuels powers most of our favorite motorsports racing series, and VP has branched out to lubricate, protect, cool and even clean our favorite high-performance machines. We tested VP Racing’s Octanium octane booster in the February issue and listed a few of the company’s new products, but we left out […]

KLIM INVERSION JACKET

WHAT IT IS: KLIM INVERSION JACKET The Klim Inversion jacket is a lined, non-insulated coat that features three-layer Gore Windstopper weather protection. It is water-resistant and highly breathable but not waterproof. Lightweight and four-way stretch materials make the Inversion jacket ideal for activewear, like driving UTVs. The jacket is available in black, gray, black/gray, two-tone gray, gray […]

GBC 30X10R14 KANATI TERRA MASTER

WHAT IT IS: GBC 30X10R14 KANATI TERRA MASTER GBC’s Kanati Terra Master is the industry’s first UTV tire with an asymmetrical, non-directional tread pattern engineered to give you better performance in soft-to-intermediate or intermediate-to-hard conditions. It’s like having two tires in one, depending on which way you mount the tire, with the “A” or “B” side out. […]

APROVE CAN-AM SPORT/MAX SAKER FRONT BUMPER

WHAT IT IS: APROVE CAN-AM SPORT/MAX SAKER FRONT BUMPER The Aprove Saker Can-Am Sport/Max Saker front bumper is designed in America to add protection and complement the styling of the popular Can-Am Sport and Sport Max. It’s made from a powdercoated, 1.5-inch-diameter steel tube with 2.5mm-thick steel plates. It includes integrated mount points for light bars up […]

SpeedStrap Tow Rope

WHAT IT IS: SpeedStrap Tow Rope The SpeedStrap Tow Rope is 1-inch-wide, woven-nylon recovery strap that is rated at 10,000 pounds.  The 1/2- and 2-inch straps are also available. The 1-inch strap we tested is 25 feet long and retails for $55, but also comes in 15-, 20-, 30- and 50-feet lengths as well. FEATURES: Its unique […]

MOOSE SEATBELT SLEEVES

WHAT IT IS: MOOSE SEATBELT SLEEVES Moose seatbelt sleeves are fabric sleeves covered with soft, synthetic fur that prevents seat belts from chafing your neck and shoulders. The sleeves have hook-and-loop closures that allow them to install over seat belts. Moose seatbelt sleeves are 2 x 11 inches and are sold in pairs. Each pair is $9.95. […]

KLIM R1 AIR HELMET

WHAT IT IS: KLIM R1 AIR HELMET Last month we brought you a look at the different types of helmets appropriate for UTVing. From open-face and shell helmets all the way to full-face, air-pumper and communication-equipped helmets, one is right for you. Could it be the Klim R1 Air helmet? WHAT IS IT? Klim’s R1 Air is […]

VP RACING OCTANIUM OCTANE BOOSTER

WHAT IT IS: VP RACING OCTANIUM OCTANE BOOSTER VP Racing Fuels has powered all forms of racing since it first introduced VP C12 in 1975. VP Racing Fuels has branched out into all sorts of high-performance chemicals and lubricants, including VP Racing Octanium Octane booster, Fuel Stabilizers with Ethanol Armor, 7-in-1 Fuel Treatment, Ultra Power Gold and […]

HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER CORDLESS INFLATOR

WHAT IT IS: HARBOR FREIGHT BAUER CORDLESS INFLATOR The Harbor Freight Bauer cordless inflator is a 20 volt, handheld compressor powered by a rechargeable Bauer 20V lithium-ion battery pack. The hand-drill-shaped tool has a 19-inch hose with a lever-type, quick-connect tire-valve connector. Adapters are included for sports equipment, Presta tire valves and air beds. The inflator is […]

TACTICA M100 MULTI-TOOL

WHAT IT IS: TACTICA M100 MULTI-TOOL The Tactica M100 multi-tool is a light, compact multi-tool that’s small enough to add to a keychain. It includes a high-torque hex socket; heavy-duty hex socket; Phillips and flat hex bits; package opener; bottle opener’ 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8,  7/16, 1/2 and 9/16-inch imperial wrenches; 5, 6.25, 8, 10, 11, 13 […]

GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0

WHAT IT IS: GBC DIRT COMMANDER 2.0 Since way back when we used to test ATVs and parts to make them better, the Dirt Commander tire from GBC has been one of our favorites. It’s aggressive; deep lugs provide awesome traction on a variety of surfaces. The New GBC Dirt Commander 2.0 is even better. WHAT IS […]