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TIRE LEAKS AND BALANCING

TIRE LEAKS Dear Sarge, My ranch has an abundance of honey locust trees, and the thorns are really chewing up my OEM 2005 Ranger tires. I have tried Slime to seal the tire leaks, but it only slows them down, and it doesn’t even touch the…
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HONDA TALON PROBLEMS & CURES

HONDA TALON PROBLEMS & CURES By Sarge McCoy SHOULD MY FAN BE PUSHING OR PULLING? Dear Sarge, I have one of the new Talons from Honda. And I must say, it is everything you said it was. I don’t even have the clutch overheat light Boss…
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EASY WAY TO GET 10-MPH SPEED INCREASE

THE TROUBLESHOOTER -- BY SARGE McCOY Dear Sarge, I own two Polaris’—one is an XP 1000 with tracks that we use in the wintertime, and the other is a Ranger 570 Crew. We accidentally discovered a way to increase the speed of the little 570…
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WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR CV JOINTS

-- And, how to fix sloppy steering & recall info -- By Sarge McCoy SINGING IN THE RAIN Dear Sarge, We have an old 2006 Yamaha 660 Rhino SE that has started making a whining noise at speed and the occasional clunk when you turn to…
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SARGE’S HONDA DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION TIPS

-- What you need to know -- By Sarge McCoy Dear Sarge, I recently purchased a Honda Pioneer 1000 and I just can’t seem to understand how this transmission works. I have followed the dealer’s advice exactly but I can’t get the DCT to…
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A MASSIMO, PIONEER & HALF-DEAD RHINO

-- The troubleshooter, by Sarge McCoy -- IS THE T-BOSS 410X WORTH IT? Dear Sarge, Recently, I was in a Walmart, and I saw they were selling the Massimo T-Boss 410X. The price is in my range, and I was wondering if this machine could…
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OFFSET WHEELS

-- WIDER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER, SAYS SARGE McCOY -- Dear Sarge, I purchased some 4x4 offset rims and new 30x10-14 Mongrel tires. While I like the traction, I do not like what they did to the steering feel. They feel twitchy, and…
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THE TROUBLESHOOTER

-- So, what's your problem? -- By Sarge McCoy MY GENERAL IS GIVING ME “TRENCH FOOT”! Dear Sarge, It seems like every time it rains hard, I get a wet foot inside my Polaris General. I have tried sealing the windshield with silicone…
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4 PROBLEMS & 4 SOLUTIONS

-- Sarge McCoy is The Troubleshooter -- BENT OUT OF SHAPE OVER RADIUS RODS Dear Sarge, I need your advice on lower radius rods on my 2017 Polaris RZR 900 Trail Edition. Riding these tight East Coast trails, I keep denting the factory…
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TROUBLESHOOTING THE GENERAL, RANGER & TERYX

-- Sarge McCoy finds the problem -- SLOPPY, FLOPPY GENERAL Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 General 4 and I am afraid it has taken a few too many hits to the front lower A-arm bracket mounts. The tabs are a bit bent and oblong. I wanted to…
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BALL JOINTS, AXLES & AIR FILTERS

--Sarge McCoy Troubleshoots The Problem -- SNAP, CRACKLE, POP! Dear Sarge, I have a 2015 RZR XP 1000, and I have snapped both lower ball joints. I didn’t hit anything that I know of. I was just riding along and they just popped apart! I…
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DON’T ORDER THE WRONG PARTS

-- Sarge knows what your UTV needs -- By Sarge McCoy HOW MANY SPLINES CAN AN AXLE COUNT IF AN AXLE COULD COUNT SPLINES? Dear Sarge, I’m trying to install a NOS mid-travel suspension kit on a 2012 Teryx 750 two-seater. I know there was a…
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR UTV’S PROBLEMS

-- By Sarge McCoy -- FIGURING OUT ELECTRICAL ISSUES Dear Sarge, My hunting buddy has a Polaris RZR 800 with a starting problem. With the battery fully charged (13.76 VDC), he can turn on the key, and all the proper lights, etc. come on.…
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UTV LIGHTS & WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!

-- WHAT DOES SARGE RUN ON HIS MACHINE? -- Hi Sarge McCoy, I want to increase the lighting on my RZR Turbo for high-speed night riding. I have looked at QI, LED bars and Xenon HIDs. Sarge, if it were your pay on the line, what would you…
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HONDA PIONEER 1000 CLUTCH ISSUES

-- Sarge McCoy to the rescue -- WHAT"S THAT CHARCOAL SMELL? Dear Sarge, I’ve been doing some online research and found your article on the Honda Pioneer 1000 problem. We have had a lot of luck with our machines, but a lot of our friends…
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