ATV & SXS - UTV Product Reviews

POLARIS ELECTRICAL POWER UPGRADE

It’s been a lifelong belief that there is no such thing as too much power.  I’ve loved owning V8 powered vehicles, snowmobiles with well over 150hp, and the biggest motorcycle or ATV’s allowed in the class.  But as it turns out, when it comes to the charging system on your SXS/UTV, there’s a time when more power becomes a significant problem.  Who knew? These days, plenty of new Side x Side and ATV owners don’t ... Read more

CAN-AM DEFENDER TIP

We really like Can-Am’s Defender models.  They’re the total package, featuring plenty of power, nimble handling, and excellent styling.  That doesn’t mean they can’t be better though, and most Side x Side owners love to customize their machines.  One of our team members recently came up with a simple improvement for the Defender that’s definitely a welcome change, and it’s an easy fix for every model Defender.        GEER SHIFT LEVER UPGRADE Chris Geer ... Read more

ICOS ON TARGET

Your best tools for hunting season are a good shotgun or rifle, a trusty dog, waterproof boots, and an ATV or UTV. With their ability to cross difficult terrain, to carry you much deeper into the backcountry, and to carry out any game if you’re lucky, no tool has transformed hunting more in the past two decades than a UTV or ATV. It’s little wonder every hunting camp has at least one parked just outside ... Read more

NEW GATES G-FORCE REDLINE BELT PREVIEW

Want to know what is hardest on your CVT belt? Bigger tires, grit making it’s way past your CVT cover, poorly working clutches, and high horsepower engine modifications all take their toll, but the biggest killer of your CVT belt is heat. The G-Force™ RedLine™ belt by Gates was designed to take the heat and stress caused every time you put your foot to the floor. REDLINE™ BELT DETAILS All CVT belts look similar, but ... Read more

ATV and UTV BELT BUYING BASICS

Sooner or later you’re going to change a belt on your ATV or UTV. While both have practically identical engines, because of more than twice their overall weight and much higher towing and load carrying capabilities, a UTV drive train often bears loads that are several times what an ATV would see. On every brand but Honda all of that load is transferred through a belt. Your machines CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is the weak ... Read more

TUFFY SECURITY LOCKBOX REVIEW

Whether in the bed, on a trailer behind, or tossed into the seat next to you, hauling your gear is what you bought a truck for. The problem is, it’s not what one would call organized by any standard, and there are some things you don’t want wandering eyes to see. This is especially true during hunting season when we’ve often got a gun case in the back. Luckily, we’ve found an excellent solution to ... Read more

CURT ECHO BRAKE CONTROLLER – Product Review

Visit any riding area and it quickly becomes evident that Side by Sides are a major factor in off-road recreation, and for good reason. They’re easier to drive than a dirt bike or ATV, you can share the ride and trail exploration with a companion, and they’re just plain fun! The downside is they are also much larger than most other off-road vehicles, with some nearly the size of a Jeep Wrangler, and that means ... Read more

NAPIER SPORTZ SUV TENT REVIEW

ATVs and Side x Sides are all about exploration but there is no better way to get up close and personal with nature than to camp out.   The crew at Napier understands that better than anybody and they have a complete lineup of tents built specifically for vehicles that provide stylish, secure shelter for beyond where the pavement, and often times even the road ends. INTO THE WILD PLACES It’s not uncommon to see hikers, ... Read more

HELMET BUYERS GUIDE

Everyone knows the value of wearing a helmet.  It’s the most important piece of equipment you absolutely must have for any ATV and Side x Side adventure, and yes, we include Side x Sides because unpadded roll bars are just as hard as rocks when your head makes contact with one.  Whether you’re strapped inside a roll cage or perched on an ATV, a proper fitting, quality helmet can be life saving should your world ... Read more

POLARIS SPORTSMAN IGNITION FIX

Tom Keifer of the band Cinderella once belted out a great 1980’s power ballad with what are probably some of the most truthful lyrics ever.  “Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”.  Whether you’re a farmer, a hunter, or just a plain old off-road enthusiast, it’s easy to become very reliant on your ATV.  Over time your regular routine even becomes dependent on having a trusty ATV to haul you from place to place, ... Read more

ATV and UTV CRUISE CONTROL – IT’S AVAILABLE and FOR SALE!

Never have we seen an accessory so well designed and tested, and so precise as the QuadCruise.  While almost every other type of accessory aims to offer more convenience, power, bigger tires and wheels, etc., the QuadCruise is all about precision. This isn’t something you just break out the tools and bolt on.  The QuadCruise transforms your machine into the tool, and a far, far more precise one.  If other accessories are a hammer, this one ... Read more

FLY RACING COLD WEATHER GEAR REVIEW

COLD HAND CURE – TWO NEW GLOVES and an OLD TRICK Riding year round is great, but when the weather is cold you have to be prepared.  Your hands are typically one of the first places to feel the cold, and this is especially true for off-road riders since they are either on the end of a set of handlebars, or wrapped around a cold steering wheel.  Ordinary motocross gloves won’t cut it, and snowmobile ... Read more

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