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Tech Tips - Stress Relief

Aggressive Riding and Hard Work Equal Machine Stress: Here's How to Protect your ATV or SXS from a Breakdown
Written By: 
John Baker
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My wife's aunt and uncle, who own a farm in North Dakota, exemplify the typical ATV or SXS owner. Their stable of machines is used to round up cows, herd sheep, inspect miles of fence line, pull a trailer loaded with firewood or other supplies, and, of course, pin the throttle through a muddy slough or across a freshly cut soybean field to blow off steam. And that's just in one day.

 

Team Effort - Best Buddies

Got Your Six Motorsports is on a Mission
Written By: 
John Arens
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You’ve got hunting buddies, work buddies, and riding buddies but nobody is ever going to be as important to you as the buddy who has your back when a dedicated enemy is shooting at your front. In military terms they’ve got your six and what it means is you can depend on your buddy at all times, every time. It’s a lifelong bond like no other.

Tech Tips - Fully Charged

Battery Types & Maintenance Tips
Written By: 
Staff
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It’s hard enough to keep the battery in your ATV, truck, or Side x Side fully charged in the summer much less in the deep cold of winter. Batteries sure aren’t what they used to be! With a little preventative maintenance though you can keep your engine cranking. We’ll show you how.

POWER LOSS

Winter Tech Tips - All Season Machine

Cold Weather Tips for You and Your ATV or Side-x-Side
Written By: 
Janine Fingers
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Just because the weather turns cold doesn’t mean we have to stop riding. It’s a blast to slide through the snow and there is always work to be done hauling wood or pushing snow out of the drive. We might even get a little late season hunting, but just like your hunting gear has to be ready for winter, so does your ATV or Side x Side. Here are the tricks we use to make the most of any winter riding.

SEMA Show Closeup - Show & Shine

All That's New in Powersports Under One Giant Roof
Written By: 
Staff
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There are few trade shows on the planet that can rival the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show which is held in Las Vegas. It’s beyond huge and fills the floor space of six Las Vegas sized convention centers and their parking lots with everything from tools, to tires. High-end supercars, custom builds, Mad-Max style creations, and ATVs can be found. There is even a power sports pavilion where hot new products that will soon find their way to trails near you make their debut.

Project Build - Beauty & Beast

Craig Weston Builds a Work of Art Can-Am Outlander
Written By: 
Lisa Doerksen - Photos by Steve Layton Photograpghy
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You can’t accuse Craig Weston of doing anything halfway. When the Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada man set out to customize his 2013 Can Am Outlander XMR 1000, he intended to create a machine that would turn heads. “I wanted to turn it into something people couldn’t imagine,” he says. “I wasn’t looking to take it up a small amount - I was looking to make it absolutely crazy.” Mission accomplished!

Tech Tips - Braking News

Proper Brake Maintenance
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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Brakes are quite possibly the most overlooked system on an ATV or SXS. We take them for granted because they usually work when we squeeze the lever or step on the pedal. But over time, our brakes will lose their feel and performance. Since it happens slowly, we often don’t realize how bad they’re getting. Routine maintenance is very important to proper brake function, and unfortunately, throwing on a new set of pads won’t necessarily restore all of the lost performance.

Trail Safety - Bee Stings and Band Aids

The Other Trail Side Tool Kit You Should Carry
Written By: 
Staff
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Your tires and bodywork aren’t the only thing that can get a little scuffed up or punctured on the trail, so can your hide. Riders often put a huge amount of thought and effort into selecting the right wheels, skid plates, and all manner of parts for their machine, but almost no effort into a first aid kit to patch up any medical emergency either they or a riding partner might encounter.

Project Build - Off Road Adventure RZR

Buckshot Racing Builds a Desert Car Like No Other
Written By: 
Staff
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Every machine on the dealer’s floor is a compromise. When the manufacturers build a new model, it must meet the needs of riders from all areas of the country, and what works on the twisty, tree lined trails of Hatfield-McCoy isn’t exactly perfect for the wide open deserts of Arizona.

Tech Tips - Jetting 101

Lean is Mean!
Written By: 
Pete Bengel
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Fuel injected ATVs are becoming the norm on showroom floors these days. We have to admit that it’s awful nice to not have to babysit a choke knob for the first few minutes of your morning warmup, and to know that our EFI equipped engines will always be running in their sweet spot regardless of temperature or elevation.

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