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Hit the Trail, Beat the Mud

Late season-tips for ATV riders

Published online: Oct 29, 2018 Articles, East Idaho Outdoors, Road Trips
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Heading to the hills a few more times before the snow flies? With falling temps, autumn rains and unpredictable trail conditions, it definitely helps to do a little extra prep work. Here are 4 tips to get you started:

  1. Upgrade your stock tires. A taller tire means more ground clearance, and that means a better shot at grinding out of a deep rut or muddy hole.

  2. Properly vent your rig's moving parts, such as the air intake for the motor, the clutch box intake and in some cases, the exhaust as well as the front and rear differential.

  3. Grips matter more than you think, so look for a grip that has a raised pattern with small crevices of at least a quarter inch so the mud and water have somewhere to go instead of creating a slick surface.

  4. Get a good winch for the cold, rain and mud. That means a waterproof motor assembly as well as solenoid. These two things may save your brain when you get the machine wet.

Source: Dirt Toys Magazine

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