‘How To’ Category

ATV Gusset Kits: How To Add To Your Quad's Frame

A stock chassis is probably strong enough for most weekend warriors or those who, on occasion, hit the trails and sand dunes. However, when an ATV rider explores racing cross country or motocross, the stock chassis could eventually fail or at least suffer stress cracks. One way to add durability to your...
November 6th, 2007 | Filed under: Sport ATV, Utility ATV | Read More

Rath Racing Arctic Cat Prowler

RIDER: Daryl Rath AGE: 40 CLASS: Super Sport Maybe it’s when you climb through the narrow window, or after you’re ratcheted down into a racing seat with a five-point harness that you realize UTV racing is an entirely new phenomenon that’s a cross between motocross ATVs and Baja trucks. Since the...
November 6th, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

Yamaha Raptor 700R Mods

It was almost too cold to ride that late-fall day last year. It was our first official evaluation of the Yamaha Raptor 700R SE we had just received as a long-term test unit and we were lucky to be riding so late in the year. There were clouds of fog over the ditches and swamps along the trail and the...
November 2nd, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Project Quads, Sport ATV | Read More

Airbox Maintenance-Breaths Of Fresh Air

If an air filter is neglected, air flow to the engine will be choked off and cause less power output. The driver will squeeze the throttle harder and force the engine to work so hard that it will suck abrasive dirt through the filter and into the combustion chamber where it will scuff the cylinder walls,...
September 21st, 2007 | Filed under: Sport ATV, UTV, Utility ATV | Read More

Custom YFZ450 – Back In The Saddle

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 late start to this year’s riding season. After “taking it easy” riding various TT races last year, 2007 was Conti’s...
September 21st, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

A Real 'Shu' In

RIDER: Russell Shumaker AGE: 19 CLASS: MX Pro A few years ago we reported on an up-and-coming 18-year old just starting to race Pro MX. Today, that racer, Dustin Wimmer, is one of the top pros. Now, here’s another extremely-fast young rider for you. In 2006, Russell Shumaker took the ATVA Four-stroke...
September 13th, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

Hot Wheels: Extreme Dirt Track 450R

RIDER: Jerry Boling, Chris Gary AGE: 29, 26 CLASS: Pro Am Production, Pro Now in his second year of owning a team for the Extreme Dirt Track ATV Nationals (EDT), Jerry Boling has built a pair of Honda 450Rs that he thinks will make 2007 an entirely different story than last year. Not that last year was...
August 23rd, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

Base Camp Fixes and Tips

ATVs are machines, and whether it’s due to worn out parts, a crash or just dumb luck, machines break down. But that’s no reason to let a simple failure like a flat tire or thrown chain cut short a weekend ride. Before your next ride, take an hour or two to assemble a kit that will ensure your ATV...
April 24th, 2007 | Filed under: Other, Sport ATV, Utility ATV | Read More

El Conquistador

RIDERS: Eduard Ullastres, Ricardo Escudero, Oscar Romero CLASS: Pro Moto cross/Endurance Racing Team 2Temps has conquered many races in Spain, but has set its goal on winning a major international event, such as Pont de Vaux. This means black Honda is powered by a Duncan Racing engine and includes porting,...
April 24th, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More

Cold Studded Hybrid

RIDER: Chuck Calvert AGE: 50 CLASS: Unlimited Outlaw Quad Division A lifelong racer of varied disciplines, Chuck Calvert found the adrenaline rush and tight track intensity he’s been looking for in the World Cup ICE Speedway Racing Series. His quad is a heavily re-worked 1987 Suzuki QuadRacer that...
April 24th, 2007 | Filed under: Features, Sport ATV | Read More