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Building the Ultimate Winter ATV

Building the Ultimate Winter ATV
It’s getting cold out there and it will only get frostier, if the last 6,000 years of recorded history are any indication. Winter has arrived with all itsbaggage and, like Cousin Eddie, it’splanning to stay a while. This gives us a choice: get fat and lazy, or fight back and conquer winter’s doldrums...
January 27th, 2011 | Filed under: Home Page Slide Show, Utility ATV | Read More

How To: ATV Hauling Tips

How To: ATV Hauling Tips
Whether the destination is a repair shop, an epic riding area far away from home or hunting land out in the country, most ATV owners will have to haul their machine on a trailer or in a pickup truck. Securing an ATV on a trailer or in a truck seems simple enough, so giving pointers about how to do it...
October 28th, 2010 | Filed under: Home Page Slide Show, Other, Sport ATV, UTV, Utility ATV | Read More

13-Steps for Easy CV Boot Replacement

13-Steps for Easy CV Boot Replacement
It’s gonna happen. Sooner or later a CV boot on your four-wheel drive ATV will tear. Whether caused by brush, rocks, ice, sticks or dried mud, something will pierce the part that protects those greasy CV joints on your machine’s drivetrain. Grease on the outside of a CV boot is a sign that it’s...
August 19th, 2010 | Filed under: Sport ATV, UTV, Utility ATV | Read More

How To: Winch Installation

How To: Winch Installation
Maybe it’s a feeling of pride or just accomplishment, but there’s nothing better than finishing a quality project by yourself that you know is done right. Two years ago I bought my first house and I have been renovating it ever since. Sure, doing the remodeling by myself saves money, but that’s...
June 7th, 2010 | Filed under: How To, Utility ATV | Read More

Planning A Great Day Ride

Planning A Great Day Ride
Riding off-road is an escape from the norm for ATV enthusiasts. It’s their chance to explore nature and put a smile on their face. However, that smile could be replaced with a frown and supporting expletives if a rider takes his sport and machine for granted. Whether it’s a trip through the mountains,...
August 6th, 2009 | Filed under: Other, Utility ATV | Read More

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

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

ATV Tech Tips

Frequently Asked Questions. The bane of most performance shops, we field them by the dozen on any given day. By airing out some of the more commonly asked queries in this article, I’m hoping to cut down the call volume a bit. Let’s pretend I have you on the phone and we’ll go from there. You: How...
October 30th, 2008 | Filed under: Sport ATV, UTV, Utility ATV | Read More

ATV Carb Cleaning: How-To

A poor running ATV can be as frustrating as your in-laws crashing your humble abode for a week with your drunk, stumbling brother-in-law Ned in tote. Nobody wants to deal with Ned and his constant pestering. Worse yet, trying to make a quick escape from the burdensome in-laws on an ATV experiencing lack...
August 19th, 2008 | Filed under: Sport ATV, UTV, Utility ATV | Read More