Saturday, August 3, 2019

After reading reviews from Keefer Inc Testing on goggles we thought it was about we tried a new pair of googles out. In the past we have ran Scott Goggles, Oakley O-Frame, and EKS Brand Goggles. We have also concerned ourselves with a low price point when it came to goggles and their lens replacement but ventured out a little with the Okaley Airbrake Goggles with Prizm lenses which we bought on RockyMountain ATV/MC for a little over $200.

Straight out of the box we were amazed by the quality and attention to detail and couldn’t wait to try out the Prizm lenses. The lenses increase the clarity of your vision, making small details such as change in terrain and ruts very noticeable regardless of the lighting in the woods. From previous reviews we were informed that the lenses scratch easily, and at about $65 for a Prizm lenses we opted to run laminated tear offs during our ride. The tear offs do not compromise the clarity of the lenses but do offer great protection. The lenses did no...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

This a great helmet for when you want to protect yourself from dust and debris but do not like wearing goggles.  And for when it is sunny out, the slide down sunscreen acts like sunglasses.  The ratchet style buckle makes buckling and unbuckling the helmet a breeze.  One downside is that in extremely dusty conditions dust will get on the inside of the clear shield which can be difficult to clean while out on the trails.

Below is information from LS2:

The LS2 Pioneer – A new approach to the full face adventure motorcycle helmet category, the Pioneer

leans heavily on LS2’s Rally experience and offers the rider everything they need for serious adventure riding, but for a lot less cash. The shell is built using LS2’s proprietary Kinetic Polymer Alloy (KPA). This high-tech material is strong, very light and has just a bit of flexibility to help absorb energy. LS2 uses 3 shell sizes for a great fitting helmet that is as small and light as possible. A multi-density EPS safety liner allows for st...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Last year we did a review of the Armadillo Six Pack Rack (Click here for the original review).  The six pack rack has served its purpose over the past year, but somehow the 2 of the brackets (under the rear fenders) that hold the six pack rack to the subframe of our 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700 have both broken.  We have came up with a plan to replace the brackets by making our own, however we would’ve expected more durability out of this six pack rack by Armadillo; it was subject to normal use and wasn’t wrecked or put under extreme pressure.  If you’re in the market for a six pack rack, we would suggest another brand other than Armadillo as we are not impressed by their durability.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Over the years we have used many different goggles, with our favorite brand being Oakley until we tried EKS Brand Goggles.  With the steep prices from other brands such as Oakley (plus Oakley discontinued a lot of their lenses to push the Prizm lenses) we did a little research and read reviews ourselves and decided to give EKS Brand a chance, and even though they are lower prices than many goggle brands, their performance is just as good if not better.  The foam is very comforting and fitting and their lenses offer great vision; plus their price is a huge selling point.  We do suggest that you also order some tear offs to help protect your lenses as well as allowing for clear vision in a swift movement.  If you’re need a new set of goggles and don’t want to spend a huge amount on Oakley, Scott, or the other big brands, give EKS Brand Goggles a try. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Here at The ATV World, having to replace rear brakes is a common practice, until we installed a rear brake rotor and pads from Race-Driven on one of our Raptors.  The Raptor we installed these on was a 2015 Yamaha Raptor 700.  At an estimate of how long they will last, so far they have lasted twice as long as any other brake pads we have used, from EBC to Galfer.  And the best thing is their pricing, the rear brake rotor and pads totaling $55 with replacement pads being under $15.  We love the performance and longevity of these brakes so much we will installed front and rear rotors and pads and all our rides.

So visit Race-Driven.com and make your brakes last.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

We’ve used quite a few different brands and styles of swing arm skid plates over the years and have finally found a skid plate that holds up to the abuse and doesn’t break the bank.  The skid plate is made by PRM and we now have them installed on a 2011, 2013, & 2015 Yamaha Raptor 700.  Removal of the old skid requires removing the 4 bolts and then installing the PRM skid plates using again only 4 bolts (we highly suggest using loctite and checking to see if the bolts to be retorqued after the first ride or two.  The skid plate offers great protection for your swing arm which also protects your rear sprocket and rear brake rotor without sacrificing value able ground clearance, all at a great price.  Be sure to get yours today by clicking [HERE] .

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Have you ever been out riding your quad and wish you could have brought a small cooler? Or ever ran out of a gas and wish there was a way to carry a small fuel jug with you?  Well instead of relying on utility quads or side by sides, why not install a six pack rack on your quad?  Well that's exactly what we did to our 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700.  While the Armadillo six pack rack does exactly what it claims, there were some downfalls for us.  The main downfall being that it covered the rear brake light, and the suggested place to relocate the brake light (a bracket on the rack) left wires exposed and just looked tacky.  So we mounted the brake light under the tail light cover assembly, this made it look more professional, and allowed us to not have any dangling or exposed wires.  Now keep in mind you can only carry a small cooler or fuel jug with this rack; as it's dimensions are 10 3/4" by 8 1/2".  But let's face it, it's not like you're going to stop on the trails and down a 12 pack or a...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This Barker's dual exhaust is the one upgrade we've never been more excited about.  The ordering process and customer service from Barker's was top notch, the ordering and customization process was easy and Samantha from Barker's offered great ideas and tips for our setup.  Shipping was prompt (only took 3 business days via UPS Ground).  The exhaust arrived packaged safely yet did not include any instructions and we could not locate any online for our 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R; which is the only downfall yet being mechanically inclined we were able to get the exhaust installed.  Now here comes the best part, the performance part of our review!  After adjusting our tune with our JD Jetting programmer to compensate for our K&N Intake and the new exhaust, the beast was unleashed in our Raptor 700.  Upon starting the Raptor, the exhaust note is very deep and loud (we are not running any quiet cores) but not obnoxious.  The power gains are easy to spot, with tons more bottom end and mid range...

Monday, February 6, 2017

When it comes to keeping your ride in optimal shape and making sure it performances to its full potential, changing your oil regularly is a must!  But not just any oil is right for your ride, that's why we always run Amsoil Full Synthetic in our 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R.  We have been using Amsoil for years and will continue to use it and recommend it to everyone!

From Amsoil:

AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil is formulated to deliver upgraded performance for hard-working and performance ATVs and UTVs. Its outstanding severe-service formulation allows riders to confidently and safely push their machines to the limit, whether tackling tough chores around their property or riding aggressively on the trail.  

AMSOIL synthetic technology protects hot, high-revving engines against wear. AMSOIL Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil is Warranty Secure™ and will not void your ATV or UTV warranty. It is a cost-effective, high-performance alternative to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) fluids, and it is...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

After bending both of the stock tie rods, it was time for an upgrade to something a little more durable to suit the conditions we ride in and the abuse our machines take. We installed these American Star Manufacturinig 12mm tie rods and ends on our 2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R and after a few rides and couple hard hits, the verdict is in; these 12mm tie rods are well worth it! Straight out of the box one can notice that these tie rods are thicker, heavier, and more durable than the stock tie rods. With the correct tools, installation is fairly easy; removing the old tie rods and ends was a little difficult for us due to the full body skid plate making it hard to remove the inner tie rod ends, yet removing the pitman arm from the steering column quickly solved our problem. For anyone who rides offroad, these 12mm tie rods and ends come highly recommended, so do yourself a favor and visit Amazon or American Star Manufacturing.

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