Any ATV or UTV owner worth their salt (or mud, as the case may be) will have some windshield cleaner on hand when they hit the trail. If your rig has a plane of plastic in front of the driver, it’s going to get dirty – full stop. Short of splashing out the big bucks for a wiper/washer from the factory, keeping some UTV windshield cleaner aboard is a remarkably good idea.
Investing in a Can Am Commander roof is one of the smarter ways to spend money when accessorizing your BRP-branded rig. Riders in southern areas of our country can use them to keep the sun off themselves in their Can-Am’s interior, while those of us in the north deploy the things to keep at bay whatever misery is currently falling out of the sky.
Whether you’re looking for a quick, bolt-on styling mod for your side-by-side or you’re wanting to change up to a different set of tires, Fuel UTV wheels represent one of your best aftermarket part options.
Buying a few Honda Foreman 500 accessories is a great way to set your rig apart from the crowd. After all, what’s the point of being a gearhead with the keys to a cool machine if it’s identical to the one your disinterested neighbor owns? Accessories are our way of making a vehicle – including ATVs – uniquely ours.
It’s never been easier to change the color of your vehicle with a product like UTV wraps. Whether it’s an off-road toy or your daily driver, the democratization of wraps has made changing a rig’s appearance much simpler than in the past. Sure, it’s still a process that needs to be taken carefully but the days of mixing paint and finding a dust-free booth are in the past.
Adding a Polaris Ranger bed rack to the rear of your side-by-side is a sure-fire way to increase the machine’s functionality without completely spoiling its ability to have a bit of fun on the weekends. An advantage of adding a Polaris Ranger bed rack is that you not only get additional storage space, but due to their design, you also get extra tie-down points that help provide a helpful dose of extra utility when hauling cargo in your bed.
If you ride in any part of the country that gets more than a few inches of rain per year, you’ll appreciate a Can-Am Commander windshield. Sure, you’ve got a visored lid on your noggin or, at the very least, a set of goggles to go with that open-faced brain bucket. Both of these will technically keep mud and water out of your eyes, but it is still a trial and a half to mop your face every time you pass through a puddle.
Choosing a set of Kawasaki Mule tires – or rubber for any side-by-side, really – can lead customers down a rabbit hole full of tread patterns and sizing options. For this buyers guide, we’re opting to stick with factory Mule tire sizes but note that the size can vary with different Kawasaki Mule trim options.
Whether you’re blasting through the dunes or tackling gnarly rock crawling trails, upgrading your Polaris RZR skid plate can be one of your best investments. If you haven’t fallen victim to rocks or tree roots puncturing through the thin plastic OE skid plates, consider yourself lucky. It’s not uncommon to see large rocks bust through mediocre stock skid plates and cause damage to the frame, transmission or engine cases, or even have sticks and branches puncture through the floorboards into the cab, dangerously close to its occupants.
Adding a set of ATV nerf bars is often the easiest and best upgrade to make to your ATV. Aside from giving your ride a sport look, they add an element of safety to catch your foot/boot in the event you lose your footing on your pegs. Additionally, if you’re riding or racing with others, they can help to prevent another wheel from intruding into the area of your ATV that can cause a catastrophic wreck. In fact, many race organizations and tracks make ATV nerf bars a mandatory item before you can even consider riding or racing.
If you live in a state that allows street legal operation of your ATV or UTV, an ATV horn kit is an absolute requirement. Horns are the best way to make your presence known to distracted drivers and pedestrians as well as wildlife that may stray onto the highway in front of you. A good ATV horn kit also gives you the ability to get peoples attention to see how much you’re having cruising around town as you wave hi, so why wouldn’t you want to have one installed?
When you’ve got a good set of ATV tire chains, your riding season doesn’t have to end when the snow sticks to the ground. It just means that you’re prepared for the worst riding conditions that winter has to throw at you, whether it be snow, slush or ice.
Take it from us: You’ll never think you need a good UTV winch until you actually need one. This means that you’re probably already stuck, and being stuck on the trail without a winch is a major buzzkill.
We get it – not everyone uses their ATV or UTV for the sole purpose of bombing over dunes or carving up that path through the woods. Some of us actually use the things for, y’know, actual work. That’s where an ATV cart can come in really handy.
An ATV windshield can be a huge bonus to your riding experience, deflecting dirt, rocks, rain, and other debris so you don’t have to suffer through being pelted repeatedly in the face as you blast down the trail. And although the effects would be tough to measure, putting a windshield on your ATV can also help improve its aerodynamics, deflecting some amount of oncoming air around the rider and reducing drag. Sure, that’s only going to show up at higher speeds, as a modest bump to fuel economy and top speed, but every little bit counts.
Finding the best Can-Am Maverick tires can be overwhelming when you’re ready to replace or upgrade your worn out tires. With so many brands and tread pattern options available, how do you know which is right for you? That’s where we come in.
We all know that the weather doesn’t always cooperate with our wishes, so installing a John Deere Gator roof is a great investment to provide all the weather protection you’ll need in the event of a sudden downpour. Your pants will thank you the next time you climb into the seat after a storm, and so will your upholstery.
As the northern hemisphere plunges into winter’s icy grip, now might be a good time to think about getting a Polaris Ranger snow plow, putting your side-by-side to work this winter instead of sending it into storage.
The Polaris Ranger is, without a doubt, the most popular UTV on the market. More of these capable machines have been sold than any other by a large margin. One of the most popular models is the Ranger 900, a machine that has recently been replaced in the lineup with the new Ranger 1000. There are so many accessories available for these machines that I couldn’t list them all if I wanted to, so something has to be quite remarkable to grab my attention. The C3 Polaris Ranger Roof, from ASR Outdoors did just that.