‘How To’ Category

Adrenaline’s 29FIB Surge Toybox Trailer

Friends called it the luxmobile — short for luxury trailer. I called it one of the best toybox trailers I’ve been lucky enough to test.The Adrenaline 29FIB Surge toybox trailer has everything one needs to enjoy the open road and favorite riding areas. Pile up the miles on the pavement, then easily...
June 12th, 2008 | Filed under: Other, Other | Read More

Modified 450R

RIDER: David Burton AGE: 20 HOMETOWN: Columbia City, Ind. CLASS: GNCC 20+ C class David Burton competes in the C-class ranks in the Grand National Cross Country racing series. To ensure he has a good shot at improving in his second year and hopefully challenge for the podium, this young kid from Columbia...
June 11th, 2008 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

Yamaha Raptor 80 Mods

RIDER: Courteney Metts AGE: 12 CLASS: Recreational rider While most 12-year-old girls are obsessed with Hannah Montana and dressing a certain way to impress their friends, Courteney Metts of New Castle, Pa., has other things on her mind. She can’t take her mind off her custom Yamaha Raptor 80. “She...
May 22nd, 2008 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

GNCC Racing Tips

Cross-country races are often run in challenging conditions, from extreme dust and mud to challenging rocky hill climbs. With such a long season, you must be prepared for any weather and every trail condition imaginable. I always have my riding gear and myself prepared ahead of time. These tips should...
April 1st, 2008 | Filed under: Ride Technique | Read More

Honda 450R Mods: Desert Racing Tips & Parts

Breaking down sucks. If you’re in the middle of a hot desert, it can be deadly. If you’re gunning for the championship in a major desert racing series and your quad falls apart, you might wish you were dead. Ed Teixeira (Teixeira Tech) knows all about this stuff. And he knows how to conquer it. With...
March 31st, 2008 | Filed under: Features, Performance, Ride Technique | Read More

Gone Racing

Editor’s note — This is the second of a two-part feature story about the Polaris Outlaw IRS project as part of the Editor’s Cup Challenge sponsored by Polaris. In the Buyer’s Guide issue we featured this Polaris Outlaw 525 IRS we modified. Once we had the model built, our next challenge was to...
January 16th, 2008 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

In Search Of The Cup

I retired from professional off-road racing in 1987, after a long career of both professional motorcycle and ATV racing. I’ve had plenty of chances to compete over the years, but I just don’t do it. I was 30 years old when I stopped (you can do the math). However, I still add my name to the Baja...
January 10th, 2008 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

Honda How To

You’ve done it. You’ve purchased your dream quad. That shiny new Honda TRX450R stands out like a shimmering jewel in the back corner of your overcrowded two-stall garage! Heck, you’ve probably even talked your wife into letting you park the minivan outside from now on, just so your quad won’t...
January 10th, 2008 | Filed under: Sport ATV | Read More

Back In The Saddle: Conti's YFZ

Rider: Jason Conti Age: 22 Class: AMA District 16 Motocross Series With 13 broken bones he can attribute to quad riding, including a freshly mended spine, Jason Conti said he got a slightly late start to this year’s quickly waning riding season. After “taking it easy” riding various TT races last...
November 30th, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

Performance Project: Double Take

It’s every guy’s fantasy. Attractive, high-revving twins that travel with you on the weekends built for speed and comfort. When Cody Anderson started planning out how his latest trick quads would look, he decided to raise the bar on his own Weird Science project. “One solid race bike has been the...
November 30th, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More