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KENDA MASTODON HT TIRE TEST

— The Mastodon HT is Kenda’s latest UTV tire that has been specifically designed for intermediate to hard-pack surfaces. The Mastodon line also includes an AT model designed to be the more do-it-all UTV tire with a more aggressive tread designed for clean-out in the mud. We mounted and ran the Mastodon HT on DWT’s […]

TIMKEN ULTIMAX XP CVT BELT

— Product Test — Timken, the makers of high-quality bearings and gears, now offers a premium-quality line of CVT belts with one-, two- and three-year warranties. Yes, you heard that right; the Ultimax XP is the new CVT belt with a three-year warranty. MATERIALS: The XP belt is constructed with fiber-loaded advanced polymer compounds designed […]

SAVAGE UTV BELT CASE & TOOLS

— Testing on a Can-Am X3 — Savage UTV introduces its cage-mounted UTV Belt Case, an air-tight, lockable, water-proof CVT belt case. It’s designed to protect CVT belts from dirt, dust, debris, water and damage done trying to cut the mounting zip-ties. FEATURES: The Savage UTV Belt Case mounts to your roll cage with three […]

HARBOR FREIGHT MAGNETIC PARTS TRAY WITH HOOD

— Testing a handy item when you’re working on your UTV — Magnetic parts trays are a big help with all kinds of work on UTVs. They provide a secure place to keep fasteners, loose parts and tools together while you work on your machine. The magnet lets you stick the tray to any steel […]

BELL ELIMINATOR FORCED AIR UTV HELMET

— Testing a top performer — Bell Helmets has long been the “Choice of Professionals” in all forms of motorsports racing, and Bell won the 2019 AMA Supercross and FIM World 450 Championship with Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM this spring. Bell has also been the go-to company for off-road racing, but Bell Helmets […]

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS WHEEL BEARING GREASER

— Testing a smart product — Here is a wheel bearing greaser tool developed by Machined Integrations that allows you to easily add grease to wheel bearings. The product is basically the same size as the center part of your wheel hub where the axle rides, minus the splines. There is a groove spot flanked by […]

K-UTV ROCK KNOCKERS

— Testing them on a Can-Am X3 — K-UTV developed Rock Knockers for the Can-Am Maverick X3 line. These rock flaps protect the rear wheels, brakes, hubs and suspension components from front-wheel roost, especially when using four-wheel drive. K-UTV also has Rock Knockers for Wildcat 1000s and is working on flaps for other UTV models. […]

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 […]

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES KINETIX JERSEY

— Different styles you can customize — Aside from racing suits and the dust suit Klim sells, there really isn’t any UTV-specific driving gear. For the most part, people just wear street clothes. We have found, even on a hot day, motorcycle jerseys work very well. Even on hot days they are not particularly warm […]

TRAIL TECH VOYAGER PRO GPS UNIT

— Testing the best addition to any UTV — Trail Tech’s all-new Voyager Pro GPS is a leap, not only for your riding experience but in safety as well. The Voyager Pro has the usual great GPS and vehicle instrument functions Trail Tech products are known for, along with a major upgrade. Now, using long-range […]

HOW-TO INSTALL A STREET-LEGAL KIT

— The Ryco Motorsports kit has everything you need — When we first met the Ryco Motorsports guys, they had a super-trick turn signal kit for YXZ1000Rs, with six LED button lights on the front shock towers, at Moab’s Rally on the Rocks. They’ve come a long way with their street-legal kits for UTVs, and […]

ALPINESTARS ROAM 2 WATERPROOF BOOTS

— Testing a good pair of UTV boots — Most of the people we go camping and UTVing with also own dirt bikes and street bikes. We have found that motorcycle touring boots also make good all-around trail riding boots. All manufacturers, especially Yamaha and Kawasaki, require that we wear over-the-ankle boots when using their […]

SIDI DUNA BOOTS

— Testing top gun UTV driving shoes — WHAT IT IS: Sidi may be a new name to some UTVers, but the Italian company is one of the world leaders in boots for motorsports, like motocross, motorcycle road racing, street motorcycling and bicycling. Sidi’s Duna UTV adventure boots are reinforced over the ankle boots that are designed […]

BALLISTIC D UNIVERSAL STEERING WHEEL

— Testing a great product from Assault Industries — Assault Industries’ Ballistic D universal steering wheel is a D-shaped, leather-covered wheel with an aluminum frame and a billet-aluminum center plate. The stitching on the leather cover is available in six colors to match most popular UTVs. To provide more room for the driver, the Assault […]

UTV TIRE TESTS DIRECTORY

— The UTV Action crew puts them to the test to see how they rate — Tires are the number one thing UTV owners buy for their machines. They can make a big difference to the handling and performance of UTVs based on the terrain in which they’re ridden. There are plenty of companies making […]