The reality in our world today is that some individuals will go to great lengths to take your hunting ride. I know it may sound very far-fetched when you look at the area you hunt or even in your own neighborhood. But trust me when I say it can happen to you.
When I leave my quad at camp, I try to be much more determined to keep my machine than a thief needs to be to take it. Most thieves are typically lazy and a quick act of theft gives them a shortcut to your hard-earned hunting quad. Here are some quick things to consider when leaving your trophy ATV alone is the only logical choice. [ Read Full Post ]
Getting your trusty ATV ready for storage after a great season of hunting requires a little more forethought than you may realize. One thing many people will neglect every year is the battery that spins life into your ride.
Batteries come in many shapes, sizes, types and brands. With technology advancing as it has, you will find one on every machine. Most of the newer ATVs will have sealed maintenance-free batteries, which simply means they do not have to be topped off with fluids of any kind. These batteries Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries will still need to be charged though. Here are a few things to consider in order to protect that expensive battery when storing your machine for extended periods. [ Read Full Post ]
The Kawasaki Teryx has been a popular choice in the SxS market since its introduction back in 2008. For 2014, Kawasaki redesigned the original two-seater Teryx to roll on the same chassis as the Teryx4, a four-seater with a redesigned chassis, longer wheelbase, and enhanced creature comforts like Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that was released in 2012.
The 2014 Teryx is considered a sport/utility SxS rather than just targeting the pure sport, or pure utility market. Jumping into the sport/utility category of SxSs is risky business; mostly because the vehicle must be designed to perform two completely different tasks well: the suspension needs to be plush enough to pamper the passengers at slow speeds without running out of suspension travel at high speeds. After spending a considerable amount of time behind the wheel of the 2014 Teryx, Kawasaki has definitely gotten it right. And the Teryx is now more comfortable, capable, and competitive than ever before. [ Read Full Post ]
Yamaha brought its new Viking side-by-side to the SHOT show, and in true SHOT fashion, they rolled out a "tactical" version. Besides the tough, black exterior, this quad has a ton of features.
It sports bucket seating that has an offset center position (set 5 degrees back) with generous shoulder room for all three occupants. There are three-point seat belts, headrests all around, and adjustable handholds for passengers. As far as UTVs go, there's also plenty of leg room — jumping in and out of this vehicle is no problem. [ Read Full Post ]
If you’re looking for a side-by-side that will climb, operate in inhospitable terrain, and do it with a high-carrying capacity and serious suspension comfort, then Kawasaki's new 2014 Teryx 2-seater has the “right stuff.”
I traveled to the steep and rocky roads of the Hatfield and McCoy Trail System in West Virginia in mid October to test the 2014 model. It’s clear that Kawasaki is committed to the performance side-by-side market. If you go back to my review of the 2014 Teryx4 LE, you’ll find I was overwhelmed by the total conduct of the unit. Its fine-tuned trail ride arguably puts it as the overall performance leader in the “more-than-two” capacity side-by-side market. [ Read Full Post ]
There are several ways to haul the gun or bow of your choice on your ATV. Most would say that a good gun scabbard is the safest way to transport your rifle, there's also the option of gun clamps mounted to the front rack of your ATV (where legal of course). Then there are the questions of how to mount these two options and just when to use one over the other.
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Photos by John "Doogie" Howell and Lance Schwartz
Up until a few weeks ago, if you were able to travel back in time to 2009 and walked into a Suzuki dealership, that six year old Suzuki King Quad 750AXi Power Steering could easily be mistaken for a new model. For lack of a more politically correct explanation, Suzuki has been on cruise control for the last five or six years with no game changing new models to offer. Although the 2014 King Quad 750 AXi looks like the same old King Quad Suzuki has been offering for half a decade, there's a little magic hidden underneath the plastic bodywork that shows Suzuki might finally be ready to dig in and fight.
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