ATV How To Category

15 Common Fixes: Durability & Practicality

There’s always room for improvement, and no stock sport quad is completely free of bugs and areas that could use a little more improvement. There are also a few tricks on your sport quad that you may not have discovered yet. We’ve put them all through lengthy endurance ride testing, maintained schedules...
March 24th, 2009 | Filed under: Sport ATV, Utility ATV | Read More

Dune Rig: Teryx Project

Jesse Wozniak / ATV Sport Does evolution exist in the mechanical world? If you could observe the changes to the recreational vehicles that have been tackling the sand dunes of Southern California over the last 40 years, you might think so. From ATC 90 three-wheelers, to high-performance ATVs, the trend...
March 24th, 2009 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

ATV Nutritional and Fitness Tips

Are you involved in racing/riding events that last longer than two hours non-stop? If you answered yes, then carb loading may give you the help you need. This is especially true for long events like cross-country, desert, and 6- to 12-hour races. Sorry motocrossers, carb loading is of no use for events...
February 11th, 2009 | Filed under: How To, Other | Read More

Honda TRX700XX Mods

It was early summer of 2008 when we completed the “Big 5” open-class shootout with five of the ATV industries top big-bore sport quads. Among them was the 700XX which boasted the highest top speed, although it took every foot of our drag strip to get there. However, the 700XX didn’t do so well...
February 11th, 2009 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

Honda 200X Restoration

I’ve heard it many times over the years, people or readers telling me “I still wish I had my old machine.” Well, recently one former three-wheeler racer surprised me when he sent us a photo of his ancient racer. Michigan’s Steve Stroud used to compete in the Grand National Championship series...
February 11th, 2009 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

1992 Banshee Rebuild

Ethan Grant is a self-proclaimed gearhead. He says while other kids were playing sports and going to dances, he and his buddies were wrenching on things. You see, he felt more at home building and tearing apart go-karts and mini-bikes than he did trying to catch a ball or hold hands with a girl. He caught...
January 16th, 2009 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

Rock Crawling On An ATV

Rock crawling! Without a doubt I can say it is the one thing that turned this sport quad-addicted journalist into a 4×4 ATV junkie. It was only a few short years ago that I got my first taste for the giant red rock cliffs of Moab, Utah, the best place on the planet for rock crawling. Since that...
January 8th, 2009 | Filed under: How To, Ride Technique | Read More

10 Winching Tips For ATVs

1. Dampen the winch cable. During winching, it’s a good idea to lay a coat, blanket or even tie a bag to the wire cable to dampen it in case of failure. If it fails and you don’t do this, the wire rope could potentially become a high-speed whip — crack! 2. Off the hook. When feeding the winch cable...
January 8th, 2009 | Filed under: Sport ATV, UTV, Utility ATV | Read More

Arctic Cat Thundercat Desert Racer

The 700-plus-pound Thundercat ripped and snarled its way through knee-deep silt and pummeled the embedded rock floor, with a foot of ground clearance seemingly laughing at the jagged rocks below. Racer and team captain Reid Rutherford was barely 30 miles into the famed 2008 Vegas to Reno off-road race,...
December 2nd, 2008 | Filed under: Desert, Features, Utility ATV | Read More

YFZ450 Mods

NAME: Kalani Corn AGE: 33 HOMETOWN: Portland, Oregon RACING CLASS: Expert “How about a nice Hawaiian Punch?” That’s the slogan used by Punchy, the stubby, prickly haired mascot of Hawaiian Punch. After asking the question, the little red-haired, pinstripe-clad dude would immediately punch the unsuspecting...
December 2nd, 2008 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More