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12 Reasons For The Sudden Boom In UTVs (Why Did They Get So Popular?)

2008 saw a massive undertaking occur from many of the world's leading brands of power sports manufacturers and little did they know how it was going to rock the off ...
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14 Great ATV Modifications to Use During Hunting Season

Hunting season comes around once a year and no matter what type of game animal you hunt, you will probably want to take your ATV out to your favorite hunting ...
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15 UTV Mods To Be Ready For Any Situation

If you are anything like me and like to be prepared for any situation that could POSSIBLY happen out on the trail or at the dunes, then you probably pack ...
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17 Essential Sport ATV Modifications To Make You Better Than The Competition

One thing I love about a sport ATV is how FAST they go and how light they are. 4WD Utility ATVs may be able to go places that sport ATVs ...
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18 Mistakes To Avoid When Learning to Drive an ATV

So you have just gotten your new ATV and are ready to go out for a ride. Before you go out and tear up the trails, there are a few ...
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2 Stroke Vs 4 Stroke ATVs: The Differences (Plus 13 Pros And Cons)

If you have ever been to the dunes, at a track, or really anywhere that ATV enthusiasts frequent then you have probably heard the great debate about 2 strokes vs ...
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22 UTV Maintenance Tips Vital To Keeping Your Machine Like New

Keeping up with the maintenance on a UTV can be something that is easily missed and can cause lots of problems and shorten the life of your ride in the ...
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23 Things You Need to Consider Before Buying an ATV

So you have been thinking about ATVs for awhile now and decided you want to go ahead and make a purchase, but do you know everything you need to know? ...
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27 ATV Modifications that are Essential for Mudding the Right Way

When I think about four wheel drive ATVs the first thing that comes to mind is MUDDING. Mudding can be a lot of fun but can also be very costly ...
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Are ATVs Good for Plowing Snow?

When the winter months arrive and it starts getting too cold to ride your ATV, you may think you are not going to get to ride again until next spring ...
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Are UTVs Safer Than ATVs? (With 10 Comparisons)

ATVs and UTVs, or side by sides, share a lot of the same characteristics and a lot of people don’t really know a lot about them. It is easy to ...
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Are Yamaha Banshees Good Quads? They Are Still So Popular!

Cast your mind back to the 1970s, when all the motorcycle manufacturers were switching from two-stroke to four-stroke engines, except Yamaha who kept developing the engine that became the RZ350 ...
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Choosing a Youth ATV: Keeping Your Child Safe

I have been in the market for an ATV for my son for awhile now and have been trying to figure out what ATV would be the best for him ...
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Do ATVs & UTVs Need Titles? (What To Look For When Buying & Selling)

If you are in the market for an ATV or UTV then you will most likely be buying one in the near future. The buying process can be very streamlined ...
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Do ATVs and UTVs Have Alternators? (The Answer Will Surprise You)

Many car owners have heard the term alternator or have had their alternator go out on them. Alternators are standard on almost all highway vehicles and it is used to ...
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Do ATVs Have Power Steering? And is it Useful?

Riding trails, doing tight turns at the track, and jumping dunes are just a part of riding an ATV. Depending on what type of ATV you own and your riding ...
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Does Yamaha Still Make the Banshee? Why the Banshee Quad is a Legend!

If you have ever been to any dunes where off roaders frequent and see a tiny little ATV screaming by with a high pitched engine, screaming like a banshee tearing ...
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How Do Suspension Seats Work? A Quick Guide

Many UTV drivers include suspension seats amongst their “must haves.” Aftermarket brick and mortar shops and online stores are filled with suspension seat options for upgrading UTVs’ fixed, rigid seats ...
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How Fast Is A Yamaha Raptor 700? (With The World Record Speed)

One of the most famous ATVs in the world is the Yamaha Raptor. Some people will debate this topic but if you ask most people, they have heard of the ...
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How Much Does A UTV Cost? (Over 130 Models Compared)

Side by side UTVs are getting more popular day by day and it is hard to even think of powersports without thinking of these awesome vehicles. Many UTVs come packed ...
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How To Change the Oil in a 4 Stroke ATV

Routine maintenance is the key to making sure your ATV stays in the best shape it can be and performs well for years to come. Changing the oil is one ...
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How To Clean A UTV Windshield On And Off The Trail

Navigating a UTV through all the twists and turns on a trail can be fun but there will be those times when you need to protect yourself from limbs, dirt, ...
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How To Get an ATV Unstuck (With and Without a Winch)

ATVs fall into 2 categories from the manufacturers, sport ATVs and Utility ATVs. No matter which kind of ATV you own, chances are that you have driven them into some ...
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How To Jack Up UTVs And ATVs: A Complete Guide

Whether you are a do it yourself type of person or you take your vehicle in and pay for everything to get worked on, there is going to come a ...
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How to Make a UTV or ATV Street Legal (With All 50 States Laws)

UTV s and ATVs are growing every year in popularity and many drivers would love to be able to drive theirs on state maintained highways. How cool would it be ...
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How to Measure UTV & ATV Wheels (Offsets, Size, and Bolt Pattern)

If you have ever seen a set of ATV or UTV rims and tried to find the right size to fit your vehicle or tried to figure out what tires ...
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How to Ride an ATV for Beginners (and Advanced Riders)

The thought of driving an ATV can be very exhilarating when you first hop on and want to take off. If you have little or no experience riding an ATV, ...
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Learn How to Drive an ATV with a Clutch in 6 Really Easy Steps

If you really enjoy watching sport ATVs crack open that throttle and take off down the trail or on the track but you say to yourself, “I just don’t know ...
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Learn how to Wheelie an ATV in 4 Simple Steps

Wheelies are always so fun to watch! I love seeing guys that can ride for thousands of feet on their back wheels while going 40-50mph or just ride the slow ...
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Load and Transport an ATV in 5 Easy Steps

If you own an ATV and have ever had to take it somewhere to ride, get worked on, or just plain transport from one place to another, you need a ...
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Motocross & Street Helmets: 11 Differences You Need To Know

If you have ever seen a street motorcycle helmet and an off road motocross helmet then you can clearly see there are glaring differences between the two. These differences are ...
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Sport vs Utility ATVs: What Is The Difference? (With 28 Pros & Cons)

If you are new to ATVs and can't decide what the best ATV is for you, or if you don't even know where to start, it can be a daunting ...
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UTV Bed Capacity: An Extensive List Of More Than 130 Models

If you have ever planned on putting gear or adding extra seats to your UTV then you have probably wondered the amount of weight the bed could actually hold. This ...
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UTV Side By Side Weight & Towing Capacity Of More Than 130 Models

Knowing the weight of your UTV is one of the critical pieces of info you need in order to tow your UTV. Along with being able to haul it, you ...
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UTVs and More: Why Are Side by Sides So Expensive?

The price for a UTV, also known as a side by side, or simply an SxS, can range from a few thousand dollars to just under $30,000. The different makes, ...
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What Are UTV & ATV Portals? Gear Reduction Made Easy

Ok so if you are here then you may have an idea of what portals are but you may not know anything more. I know when I first heard the ...
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What Are UTV Windshields Made Of? (Everything You Need To Know)

Windshields are a key accessory to have on a UTV. When I say accessory, I really mean necessity, even if you are going 5 miles per hour on the farm ...
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What Happened to Sport ATVs? 12 Reasons Why Sport ATVs are Dead 🙁

The early 2000s was a time when powersport shops were filled with all different brands of sport ATVs with varying sizes to fit the growing market for them. 2008 was ...
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What Is A UTV And What Is The Difference From An ATV?

UTVs have spiked in popularity over the last decade or so and are widely available at almost all your local powersports dealers. While ATV sales and especially sport ATV sales ...
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What UTV Has The Most Horsepower (With Over 130 Other Models)

The question on a lot of people’s minds is “How fast are UTVs and how much horsepower do they have?” I have compiled a detailed list of UTVs and their ...
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What UTVs Does The Military Use?

When most people, including myself, think about UTVs they think about people going out with their families on the tail or out on the farm hauling things back and forth ...
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When To Replace UTV & ATV Tires (A Simple Guide)

Everyone knows in a car that replacing your tires at regular mileage intervals is the best practice and you may be wondering if the same things are true for UTV ...
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Where Are UTVs Made? All The Major Brand Info In One Place

If you are anything like me then you will research everything you can about a purchase before you make it, all the way down to where they make it and ...
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Why are ATVs So Loud? And Should I Wear Hearing Protection?

You hop on an ATV for a quick trail ride or shoot out on the dunes to tackle some epic jumps and when you get back, turn off the ATV, ...
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Why Are UTVs Called Side By Sides? (Aren’t They The Same?)

UTVs and side by sides have become interchangeable in today's society. Sometimes it is hard to tell what someone is actually talking about when they are trying to describe their ...
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Why Do ATVs And UTVs Have Smaller Front Tires? (16 Pro & Cons)

Ever seen an ATV? Yea, me too and I have always wondered why they had bigger tires in the back and smaller tires in the front. Well I looked around ...
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Why Do ATVs Have Thumb Throttles?

If you have ridden dirt bikes AND ATVs then you may have noticed there is one major difference between the two. No I am not talking about ATVs having two ...
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Will A UTV Fit In A Trailer? (With 133 Popular UTV Models Included)

There are hundreds of different models of UTVs out there from several different manufacturers and there is a very high chance you will need to haul them to your riding ...
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Will An ATV Run Without A Battery?

Many ATV operators have been in a tough spot where they have a dead or weak battery. Maybe you noticed before you left your shop, or you’re stranded on a ...
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Winterize an ATV in Less Than 10 Minutes (With All the Reasons Why)

Many people that live in areas that get too cold to ride in the winter should look into winterizing their ATVs. Winterizing is just getting your quad ready to sit ...
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