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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.

Tech Tips - Cold Weather Prep

For Chasing Deer Or Drifts, A Few Simple Tools Can Make All The Difference
Written By: 
Staff
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The great thing about all-terrain vehicles is, well, they’re all-terrain vehicles. While motorcycle and Jet Ski riders roll to a stop when the weather turns nasty, we grab a different set of gear, prep our machine for Mother Nature’s worst, and head back out to the deer blind and drifts! Before you can put a head mount on the wall, though, there are a few things you need to do for yourself and your machine to prepare for any winter expedition. We’ll give you our tips.

Project Build - Hand Control Polaris RZR

Back on Track with a Motocross Champion
Written By: 
Mike Young, Photos by Keren Lynn
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Motocross was my life’s passion. For 24 years I had raced at all levels and made it a career, finally winning the 1996 AMA East/East-West shootout and becoming the four-stroke National Champion. I was on top of the world, but as sometimes happens in life, I was blindsided by an event I never saw coming.

Trip Tips - Must-Have Accessories

The Short List of Tools for the Trail
Written By: 
Staff
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While it’s fairly easy to find a way to prop up an ATV to get a corner or an end off the ground, a 1200+ pound SxS is another story. Having a small jack with you can turn a big problem (and perhaps an injured back) into a small ordeal. There are several SxS related products on the market. We’ve also found that a trip to an auto salvage yard with a few bucks can get you a compact scissor jack that is plenty strong to lift your SxS.

Factory Tour - Inside KMM

Kawasaki's Nebraska Fun Factory
Written By: 
Staff
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There aren’t many buildings on the planet to rival Kawasaki Motor Manufacturing’s rail car production plant on the gently rolling plains outside Lincoln, Nebraska. At over 1600’ long, it’s positively enormous, Then again, Kawasaki is used to building things on a big scale and besides rail cars, motorcycles, construction equipment, helicopters, and a long list of other products, they also build supertankers that would barely fit inside the cavernous structure.

Ultimate Man-Cave - Night at the Museum

Inside Honda's Secret Museum and Motor Vehicle Archives
Written By: 
John Arens
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There are a few places in this world that are so secret they’re off limits to all but a lucky few.  The Vatican archives and art collection, NASA’s science and engineering laboratories and Hondas product planning and design center all come to mind.  Without divine intervention and a blessing from the Pope or the President, you’re unlikely to ever make it inside the first two.

Hunt Special - Woods Warrior

Machine Tips for Hunting Season
Written By: 
Staff
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To bring home big bucks, truckloads of hunters spend big bucks on the latest bow, custom rifle, and NASA grade optics, but despite how technology has changed hunting in the last decade, no other tool we can think of has transformed the sport more than an ATV or UTV.  If there were ever vehicles made for the needs of hunters, these are it.  Thanks to their ability to cross difficult terrain, it’s also possible to get much farther away from camp.

Tech Tips - Phase Separation and Small Engines

Why Gasoline Additives are Necessary with Ethanol-Blended Fuels
Written By: 
Ed Newman
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Change is the one constant in life. It’s also difficult, because when there is a change – whether in technology or how we do things – there are often unforeseen consequences. One change that affects everyone in power sports is the widespread use of ethanol in gasoline. How you prepare for the effects of high ethanol content gasoline in your engine can leave, or remove, a lot of change from your pocket.

Tech Tips - Busted!

A New Tool and Safety Tips for Tire Changes
Written By: 
Staff
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Most riders are also do-it-yourselfers. We would rather take on a job ourselves, whether it’s rebuilding an engine or building a backyard shed, than turn it over to somebody else. One task that can be completely deceiving, though, is changing tires. As anyone who has ever attempted to change ATV or Side x Side tires knows, there is hardly a job that appears simpler, yet has the ability to be so completely frustrating.

Cover Your Assets

The INs and OUTs of Powersports Insurance
Written By: 
John Arens
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I like Flo, the quirky, happy to help, insurance lady from Progressive. She delivers the message about the types of protection her company offers and it’s especially heartening to see ATVs, dirt bikes, and other power sports vehicles featured in their commercials. There is a serious message in her bubbly madness though, and that is your assets are worth protecting.

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