Archive for the ‘ ATV_Tech ’ Category

October 29th, 2014

Polaris RZR XP 1000 & RZR4 1000 Replacement High-Flow Air Filter from K&N

The Polaris Ranger RZR was introduced in 2008 and became the first factory sport side by side ATV. Even though other manufacturers offered side by sides, like the Yamaha Rhino, they were primarily intended as utility all-terrain vehicles. Prior to the Polaris Ranger RZR it was the aftermarket and enthusiast communities that made side by [...]

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October 20th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How to Combat Mushy-Feeling Brakes

Dear ATVC: I have a 2006 Honda TRX400EX that I love in every regard except for one: I got new brakes put on late last season and they feel mushy to me. Not as crisp as the stock ones were new. Is it because I went with cheaper aftermarket stuff rather than OEM Honda? We’re [...]

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October 12th, 2014

Ask the Editors: How Important Are Suspension Travel Numbers?

Dear ATVC: Concerning the difference between front and rear suspension travel numbers, does it matter if the rear travels more than the front, or vice versa? Would too great a difference create an imbalance? FindTheBest Interesting question and the short answer is absolutely. When we head to our local dealership sales-floors or browse the product [...]

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October 9th, 2014

2015 Polaris DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle

Each year when we hear news of companies like Polaris nabbing military contracts, the first thing we tend to think is boy I’ll bet they come up with some wicked-cool vehicles for getting troops and gear out into the field. Rarely do we get to check out these mythical beasts… until now. Polaris Defense, a [...]

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October 6th, 2014

Ask The Editors: What Makes a Helmet Worth $800?

Dear ATVC: I’m in the market for a new helmet and happened upon one that cost $750. I’m all or safety but what makes a helmet command such a price tag? Is it really 7-times better than the $99 one I’m considering? You are presumably referring to the ATR-1 from relative newcomer to the helmet [...]

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