Saturday, December 31, 2011

Polaris to donate special RANGER RZR XP 4 900s

Dumont, Glamis and High Lifter event attendees caught a glimpse of the new RZR XP 4 900 during the past month. The special, blacked-out vehicles were used as part of the introduction of the newest member of the RZR family. Now, the three unique “Phantom 4s” will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Starting today through January 10, WWP Alumni can enter an essay contest to win one of the three vehicles.

More information can be found at www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/atv-ranger/sweepstakes/2011-military-wounded-warrior/pages/overview.aspx

Monday, December 26, 2011

NEW TRAILER ANTI-THEFT DEVICE PROVIDES FOUR LAYERS OF PROTECTION

With a marked increase in the theft of ATV’s and LSV’s on trailers, the Trailer Trap is a totally new concept of stationary anti-theft device that easily provides up to four layers of protection. The Trailer Trap anchors to an existing concrete, asphalt or dirt pad, and folds down allowing the trailer or tow vehicle to pass over it. It pivots and locks upright and the trailer coupler is secured and locked to an integral trailer ball. A thick steel wrap-around shield pivots completely over the coupler and is secured in place with two restricted access stainless locks. The safety chains are padlocked to the ¼” thick eye ring for added protection. Completely immobilizing any trailer takes less than a minute and virtually eliminates thefts of opportunity.

When the Trailer Trap is installed so the end of the trailer is up against something as shown, it eliminates the thief’s ability to roll it off and steal it as well. Also available as a portable unit with a 24” square steel base for weekend and race use, the high quality, heavy duty powder coated Trailer Trap is 100% American made from laser cut steel and works with almost all types of trailers.

For additional information, go to www.thetrailertrap.com

Friday, December 23, 2011

NEW WILDCAT BUMPERS FROM ARCTIC CAT

Thief River Falls, Minn. (Dec. 21, 2011) – Add rugged style and extra protection to the Wildcat with a new Arctic Cat bumpers.

 For the ultimate in front-end fortification, the front Steel Bumper (P/N 1436-716, $229.95 U.S./$264.95 Canada) is made from 1 3/4-in. steel and features and integrated mini skid plate.


 The Aluminum Front Bumper (P/N 1436-718, $349.95 U.S./$399.95 Canada).



The Aluminum Rear Bumper (P/N 1436-719, $279.95 U.S./$324.95 Canada) add lightweight, custom style.

They’re constructed from aluminum and integrate with accessory rock sliders. All Wildcat bumpers work with front and rear receiver hitches, and the rear includes a license plate holder. They are some of the more than 50 new custom accessories for the all-new Arctic Cat Wildcat ROV, available this spring at most Arctic Cat dealerships, and through the Arctic Cat online store at www.store.arcticcat.com.

For additional information on Arctic Cat Arcticwear clothing and accessories, see your local Arctic Cat dealer or visit www.arcticcat.com. To find a dealer near you, call 1-800-3-ARCTIC.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yamaha Announces 2012 ATV Race Teams

Returning Champs, New Additions and Extended Track Side Support for 2012
CYPRESS, Calif. – December 21, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has confirmed its 2012 ATV race team with top-level Yamaha supported racers scheduled to compete in the country’s best motocross and cross country series. Yamaha is also expanding its national trackside assistance program with support at all AMA ATV MX National Championship series events.
“No one can match Yamaha’s support of the sport combining a top racing program, event and track-side support programs and the most comprehensive line of sport ATVs,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “This is an exciting time for Yamaha racing as we look forward to the 2012 season with a stellar team and the most high-performance and consistent race quad in the YFZ450R.”

Yamaha’s Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) team will again be led by ATV racing legend Bill Ballance as team owner and manager of Ballance Racing. Taylor Kiser, who took third overall in the 2011 XC-1 Pro class, is back on blue again for 2012 and looking to build momentum. Walker Fowler, the 2011 AMA ATV Racer of the Year and XC-2 Pro Am champ, will move up to join Kiser in the XC-1 Pro class for 2012.
Eight-time Women’s champ Traci Cecco, who recaptured the #1 plate in 2011, will also return to GNCC competition and continue her run as the most successful women in all of ATV racing while battling for a record ninth overall championship.
Returning to the Yamaha QuadX Series is five-time and reigning Pro champion Dustin Nelson. Nelson had a perfect season in 2011 winning every stop in the Western motocross series. He will also compete in the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) again, hoping to build on his fourth place overall finish from 2011.
In the AMA ATV Motocross series, Thomas Brown is returning to Yamaha after finishing fifth in 2011. For 2012, Brown will be joined in the AMA ATV series by Chad Wienen and his Wienen Motorsports YFZ450R.
“Yamaha focused its efforts in the off-season to further strengthen our team and trackside support programs,” said Donnie Luce, Yamaha ATV/Off-Road racing coordinator. “2011 was a great year of ATV championships and record seasons, and we expect 2012 is going to be another exciting season for Yamaha’s ATV racing programs.”
Yamaha is expanding its ATV trackside support program working with Layne Barnes and Pro Motorsports (http://www.promotorsportsiowa.com/) from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to now include all AMA ATV national events. Barnes is a longtime ATV enthusiast, and he and his staff will offer support for Yamaha riders by stocking replacement parts and providing technical assistance on race days.
Yamaha will also continue to support the QuadX Series with help from Roy Bloodworth and his Big Kid Racing team (http://www.bigkidracing.com/) who will continue providing parts, service, technical assistance and race information to competitors throughout the season.
“Yamaha embraces the excitement and family atmosphere of ATV racing,” Luce said. “The sport is in the company’s heritage and fuels our passion for the races and racers. On the track and on the trails, we expect big things from team blue next year and look forward to Yamaha riders competing for championships in the many series we support.”

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.

DRAGONFIRE COMES OUT WITH CAMO & SFI-APPROVED HARNESSES

DragonFire Belts The Competition Crowd & Recreational Rider Alike
Mesa, AZ — December 20, 2011 — Already well established as the leader in the UTV safety belt field with a full array of colorful 4-point harnesses, DragonFire continues to up the ante. Their latest offerings include a camouflage-pattern belt perfect for DragonFire’s LockDown safety restraint system for hunters and recreational users and a new SFI-approved racing restraint system for the competition crowd.

The SFI foundation is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for racing equipment. Many racing organizations, including the WORCS series and SCORE, require SFI-certified belts for UTVs to race in their series. “We are proud of the fact our competition restraint systems meet or exceed the demanding SFI standards,” says DragonFire General Manager Scott Highland. “The same R&D and testing that goes into the development of our full-race systems is also engineered into the restraints we make for the recreational user.”

That is where the new camo color scheme comes in. “Recreational users demand the same level of safety as pro racers, so we have incorporated all the top of the line features,” explains Highland. The camouflage belts follow up on DFR’s recent introduction of the "LockDown" harness bar kits for the late model Can-Am Commander, Kawasaki Teryx and Polaris Ranger.

“Even our basic belts are better than the OEM baseline models,” notes Highland. “Our standard belt is 3-inches wide to disperse any impact better while DragonFire’s 4-point restraints keep you firmly in place. All of our belts are engineered to run around the headrest in order to stay firmly on your shoulders, secured by our unique sternum strap.” Top quality mounting buckles and plush padding complete the package. Beyond the basic black, the 4-point harnesses currently come in red, white, black and blue… while a bright yellow to match the Can-Am Commanders is also in the works. The H-style harness/sternum strap in camo comes in at a suggested retail price of just $139.99.

The expanded range of restraints are just part of a host of innovative new products coming from DragonFire for the 2012 season, says Highland. “Our new HiBoy & LowBoy doors, RacePace cages and bumpers, LED lightbars and FireBreather kits are just some of the hot offerings we have for the coming season.” Click on www.dragonfireracing.com or visit DragonFire on Facebook to Feel The Heat!

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FEEL THE HEAT!
The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the UTV business. DFR has everything from engine and suspension components to bolt-on accessories! We feel your passion, so when you think of UTV parts and accessories think of the Dragon… and feel the heat!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Polaris Introduces Another Extreme-Performing Side-by-Side to the RANGER RZR Family

New RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Offers Razor Sharp Xtreme Performance for Four
This past January, Polaris introduced a whole new class of side-by-side with the RZR XP 900. Building off of the launch, Polaris is introducing another extreme performance side-by-side to the family, the RZR XP 4 900. This launch will bring Xtreme performance for four while delivering the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility found in the entire RZR family.

The RZR XP 4 900 is the most-capable, highest-powered, multi-passenger side-by-side with the longest wheelbase making it the ultimate performance vehicle in the market place. The vehicle has many of the same attributes as the RZR XP 900; the proven 88 horsepower, ProStar™ 900 Twin engine, 3-Link Trailing Arm Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with 12.5 in/31.8 cm of ground clearance and 14 in/35.6 cm of travel, On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive and low center of gravity for unmatched cornering; with a class-leading 107 in/271.8 cm of wheelbase to not only accommodate two more passengers, but also provide the smoothest ride available on a high-performance side-by-side.

“Polaris continues to innovate the RANGER RZR line by developing highly sought-after vehicles that offer the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility,” said Dave Longren, vice president and general manager of Polaris’ Off-Road Vehicles Division. “With the instant success of the RZR XP 900 and the popularity of multi-passenger vehicles throughout the industry, it was a natural progression to develop an extreme-performing vehicle that four can enjoy.”

The ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility starts with power. At the heart of the RZR XP 4 900 is the 88 horsepower ProStar™ 900 Twin EFI engine that was built specifically for an extreme-performance side-by-side and first found in the RZR XP 900. The engine features Dual OverHead Cams (DOHC), four big valves per cylinder and dual throttle bodies located close to the intake valves for fast throttle response and groundbreaking acceleration.

In order to handle the massive power of the engine and keep the ride smooth, the RZR XP 4 900 features a 3-Link Trailing Arm IRS. The 3-link design consists of two extra-long radius rods and a far forward-connecting trailing arm resulting in a strong, yet lightweight system. And, for the first time on a Side-by-Side, the RZR XP 4 900 will offer Premium, 2.5 in/6.4 cm body, Walker Evans rear shocks, the largest stock shocks on the market. The massive 2.5-inch body shocks are designed to deliver higher damping forces and avoid shock fade compared to a 2-inch body shock thanks to a 35 percent larger piston area that reduces internal pressure and heat generation. The shock also contains 35 percent more oil volume to slow the rate of heat buildup when pounding through the roughest terrain.

Coupling the Walker Evans shocks with RZR XP 4 900’s long wheel base makes for the smoothest ride from a high-performance side-by-side. Its 14 in/35.6 cm of terrain-absorbing rear travel and 13.5 in/34.3 cm of front travel soak up the rough stuff and deliver a smooth, precise ride, while 12.5 in/31.8 cm of ground clearance gives the machine the ability to tackle any obstacle in its way.

For razor-sharp agility, RZR XP 4 900 features a low center of gravity for the ultimate ride over rough terrain. The engine-behind-the-seat design and strategically-placed key components optimize vehicle weight distribution delivering extreme, razor-sharp agility and performance, while the race-inspired rear suspension maximizes traction and power in the corners. To provide precise cornering, the suspension’s radius rods extend deep into the wheel hubs and feature an uneven link geometry that optimizes camber. This allows the tires to lean into the corner through the suspension travel, and plant more tire surface on the ground for maximum control. For added agility, Polaris will have a limited edition RZR XP 4 900 with electronic power steering for added control and less rider fatigue in the rough stuff.

In creating the first high-performance, four-seat side-by-side, Polaris paid close attention to ergonomics. Similar to its family members, the RZR XP 4 900 has class-leading tilt steering offering 10 in/25.4 cm of range and a heel pocket for unmatched throttle control. The front passenger will enjoy an adjustable front passenger handrail, while the rear passengers have ample amount of head-room and a rear passenger handrail. Similar to the front passengers, rear passengers also have a 12-volt plug in and two cup holders. All four bucket seats are interchangeable and offer 4 in/10.2 cm of front-to-rear adjustability making it easy to switch drivers. For safety, RZR XP 4 900 has four side protective nets and a certified roll-over protective structure (ROPS).
The RZR XP 4 900 is offered in Indy Red and a premium automotive quality Vogue Silver limited edition model with electronic power steering, and will be available at Polaris dealerships in January. PURE Polaris will have a wide range of accessories, including cargo boxes, winches and protection also available at launch.

Citizens Group Recommends Increased Public Involvement In BLM Fee Development

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) met on Saturday December 3, 2011 in Redondo Beach, CA. The DAC is a citizen’s advisory council, appointed by the US Secretary of Interior that provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of 11 million acres (17 thousand square miles) of public lands in eight counties of Southern California.

Last year, the BLM tasked the DAC with a review of recreation fee policies. The DAC took this review on at their December 3, 2011 meeting and have made several recommendations to the BLM that affect implementation of user fees at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) and Dumont Dunes.
The DAC recommendations encourage the BLM to develop a "Standard Report Format" that provides the public with information relating to fee revenue collected and how this revenue is used. A yearly budget was specifically requested.

In addition the DAC requested that BLM investigate the implementation of a second vehicle permit for the Dumont Dunes and the ISDRA. It was suggested that this program be available for the 2012-13 recreation season.

And most important of all, the DAC asked the BLM to reduce the cost of fee collection before any additional fee increase is proposed. This is particularly important since the cost of collection currently approaches 40% of the revenue collected at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.

American Sand Association (ASA) President, Bob Mason said "this is a major step forward in providing the dune visitors a greater voice in the determination of recreation fees." Mason further noted that "these recommendations are clearly supported by the intent and spirit of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act adopted by Congress in 2004." Mason continued by asking "Sand Sport" enthusiasts to contact BLM Management to encourage them to seriously consider implementing these DAC recommendations.

Send your support of the DAC recommendations to Margaret Goodro, BLM El Centro Office Field Manager at 1661 S 4th Ave, El Centro, CA, 92243 or mgoodro@blm.gov

Full DAC recommendations to the BLM made be downloaded at: http://www.americansandassociation.org/access_files.php?dir_all=/BLM_Documents/DAC%20Fee%20recommendations%2012_3_2011&dir_member=

About the American Sand Association
The American Sand Association (ASA) is a non-profit organization with more than 34,000 members dedicated to preserving the use of public lands for sand sport enthusiasts use, improving OHV safety and promoting responsible land use. The ASA is a volunteer organization and it relies on the financial support of sand sport enthusiasts and small businesses. Most of the members are family-oriented, have a rich family history going back for generations enjoying the sand sport; and most have a significant financial investment in their equipment, gear and campers.
Additional information can be found on the ASA web-site at www.americansandassociation.org.

About the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC):
The Council serves in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of the public land resources within the BLM California Desert District and implementation of the comprehensive, long-range plan of the management, use, development, and protection of the public lands within the California Desert Conservation Area.
More information may be found at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html

Monday, December 19, 2011

NY Times Articles Features Glamis

The sand dunes of Glamis, Calif., are a majestic expanse of pristine sand and sky. Until the dune buggies arrive, that is. On weekends, thousands of them — as well as motorcycles and pickups and pretty much anything with wheels — descend on this barren stretch 150 miles east of San Diego. Glamis has been a mecca for sand racing since the 1950s. But these are not the dune buggies of "Scooby-Doo."

These vehicles — some of them customized at a cost of $200,000 — can go 120 m.p.h. The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the most popular; this year, 142,000 people showed up: professional drivers, thrill-seekers, families watching the races and deep-frying turkeys under giant umbrellas. There’s no prize money, and no one is really in charge. After sundown, things tend to get a little debauched, according to Phil Pendergist, a Glamis regular. "You’re out in the middle of the desert," he said. "People like to cut loose."

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/18/magazine/look-glamis-dunes.html

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oceano Dunes SVRA: A test of science in a sand dune playground

Source: A test of science in a sand dune playground

Well, it's happened.
In the pell-mell quest for "clean air" a government agency is now attempting to regulate the wind.
OK, technically the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District is saddling the Oceano Dunes State Recreational Vehicle park with its new regulations.
But it's really the wind that has the starring role in this little drama.
I bring this situation up for two reasons. One, it clearly illustrates how science can be mangled to achieve a desired policy.
And two, Oceano Dunes has long been Kern County's favorite sandbox. You might want to play in it while you still can.
The San Luis Obispo air district didn't like PM10 levels on the Nipomo Mesa, which lies just inland of the Oceano Off Highway Vehicle park. PM10 is tiny bits of dust or soot 10 microns in size.
We haven't heard much about it lately because the smaller PM2.5 has become the lead air pollution bugaboo, but PM10 is still in the mix.
The federal standard for a 24-hour average of allowable PM10 is 150 micrograms per cubic meter. California, of course, has a much lower standard of 50 micrograms per cubic meter.

Read the full article at:  A test of science in a sand dune playground

Friday, December 16, 2011

Boundary Posts Installed at Dumont Dunes to help keep OHVs out of Wilderness Area

While visitors to the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area were having fun and enjoying their time together over the past few weekends they may have noticed another group of individuals working along the old historic Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. The group of young people was helping to protect the Kingston Range Wilderness. The Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) WildCorp crew is helping the BLM's Barstow Field Office and the off-highway vehicle community by installing a post and cable fence where the open riding area comes in contact with the wilderness boundary.

Members of the WildCorps youth crew help install posts along the Kingston Range Wilderness.
The five-person SCA WildCorps crew started training in September before hitting the field at the Carrizo Plain National Monument and now is currently working within the Kingston Range Wilderness. Crew members enjoy the beauty of the dunes, the sense of accomplishment at the end of the day and the physical and mental challenge of pounding posts all day. “Nothing could make the work easier than having the gorgeous sand dunes on one side and the stunning Kingston Mountain range on the other” said crew member Caitlin Bowman.


WildCorp members started their hitch in Barstow with an overview of BLM history by Greg Hill, the California Desert District Wilderness Coordinator. Park Rangers Art Basulto and Ron Salazar later presented programs on desert wildlife and dunes safety. All of these presentations help the WildCorp crew connect to the area they are working in.

WildCorp project leader Natalie Wilson said that it was honor to be working with such dedicated and hardworking crew members and that she appreciated the support the Barstow Field Office staff was providing. WildCorp will be in the Kingston Wilderness for the next few weeks with additional conservation work planned throughout the California Desert District in the next six months.

Polaris RZR XP-900 995cc Billet Big Bore Kit from Muzzys

Muzzys' new 995cc billet aluminum big bore kit for the XP-900 is at the top of the field in terms of performance, quality and overall value. The precision machined billet cylinder features a closed deck for improved cylinder rigidity and better head gasket sealing. The design also incorporates larger water jackets for better cooling.

The kit includes a nickel silicon carbide coated billet aluminum cylinder (closed deck), two 99mm slipper type racing pistons, rings, pins, clips, head and base gaskets. Muzzy cams and valve spring kits are recommended for use with this kit.

P/N 0007-00357 Polaris XP-900 995cc Billet Cylinder/Piston Kit - MSRP $1799.95

P/N 0003-00043 Polaris XP-900 Camshaft Set - MSRP $465.95 + $295.00 refundable core charge

P/N 0025-00023 Polaris XP-900 Valve Spring Kit - MSRP $410.95



Give the Girl on you list Off-Road Jewelry and Shirts

I’m Not Just A Girl is Shipping Today for Christmas

PALO ALTO, CA DECEMBER 15, 2011 I’m Not Just A Girl Clothing and Jewelry is still available to ship unique products for Girl Gifts this Holiday season. Sterling Silver Jeep, Motorcycle, Quad, Buggy, Snowmobile and other options can be purchased as a charm, necklace or earrings and is wrapped in a holiday stocking. The respectable cut v-neck shirts and tanks are available in sizes XS to 4XL and have saying like “I Drive Too”, “I Ride Too” and “I’m A Mom”. “Going to all the events across the country I kept finding that there wasn’t any cute off road clothes that actually fit us right!” said Charlene Bower, owner of I’m Not Just A Girl. “We came up with some fun designs, found that Tiny Bit’s of Silver retired so bought their property and have been spreading the word ever since.”

The Jewelry line is composed of Sterling Silver charms, Square Charms and Designer Beaded Necklaces. The Sterling Silver jewelry has been seen for years under the name Tiny Bit’s of Silver. When the couple retired, I’m Not Just A Girl took over the opportunity and is bringing the same great quality to the off-road market. Stacy Special Squares take it a step further giving more detail and adding UTV, Bicycles and allows us to incorporate your own custom picture into the jewelry for no additional charge. Mix and match the charms and add in a Designer Necklace designed by Charlene to complete a one of a kind creation.
Sizes from XS to 4XL gives everyone an option to look excellent in one of the I’m Not Just a Girl V-Neck Shirts or Tank Tops. Respectable cut with extra long length and sayings like “I Drive Too” and “I Ride Too” make it a shirt that can be worn by any age group.

Other Brands available on the www.ImNotJustaGirl.com website is Off-Road Vixens, Big Belly Crew, GlitterBombz and Dirt Tags.

Order today for Christmas Delivery www.ImNotJustAGirl.com and LIKE the Facebook page to know when we are coming to an area near you www.facebook.com/imnotjustagirl1.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Action Alert: Daphne Greene to lose appointment as OHV Division Deputy Director

Governor Brown recently announced that Daphne Greene, the current deputy director of California's OHMVR Division, will lose her appointment effective January 1. Daphne has been a long-time advocate for our sport, and has appeared at numerous Cal4wheel conventions and events.
Letters are needed to encourage the Governor to reappoint her to another term. Please go to the Action Center right now to write your own letter.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The End Of The Season Is Tune-Up Time At MasterCraft Safety

Your seats are as important to your safety as helmets and restraints, and the end of the desert and short course racing season is the perfect time to have your suspension seats tuned up. While the end of the season is the perfect time for a seat tune-up, MasterCraft Safety strongly recommends sending your seats in for inspection following any “event” or collision as well. MasterCraft Safety seat owners will also be notified if their seat frames are damaged. Seat frames are never repaired, but they can be replaced for a fraction of the cost of a new suspension seat.

What exactly does a “tune-up” entail? MasterCraft Safety will replace the Pirelli straps and cord that are the foundation of your suspension as part of their basic tune-up. At the same time, the skilled craftsman at MasterCraft Safety also inspect your seat to determine if the foam or liner need to be replaced. Should your seats require more than the basic tune-up, a sales representative will contact you with recommended repairs.

Want to add seat heaters or more lumbar to your existing seats? No problem! From the economical Sportsman to the top-of-the-line 3G, MasterCraft Safety can easily add these or a myriad of other options at the time of your tune-up, however please be aware that lead times may increase depending on the options added.

Priced under $60 through the end of the year, the basic tune-up is the best bargain in off-road racing! And with the holidays upon us, seat tune-ups make a great Christmas present for the racer in your family. You are welcome to drop off your MasterCraft Safety seats at their Santee, California headquarters. No appointments are necessary and most tune-ups are completed in a week. If you are not in the immediate San Diego county area, please give us a call as we may be able to assist you with arranging a drop off at a reputable MasterCraft Safety dealer. To find a dealer in your area visit:

http://www.mastercraftsafety.com/dealers.php.  
 
ABOUT MASTERCRAFT SAFETY:

Based in Santee, California, MasterCraft Safety is the leading manufacturer of driving suits, window nets, and innovative safety seating and restraint systems custom tailored to endure the most extreme environmental conditions and off-road terrain. In addition to four decades of real world testing in the most extreme racing conditions, independent tests by nationally recognized laboratories indicate the MasterCraft Safety suspension seat directly resulted in an 84% reduction of energy in a 55 “G” load event. These qualities and craftsmanship make MasterCraft seats the leading choice for environments where safety can mean the difference between life and death, from desert racing to hostile territory overseas.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Polaris RZR XP Lock and Ride Cooler Racks

GILBERT, Ariz. – Precision Billet Products LLC, a leading provider of innovative high quality fabricated and billet accessories to the UTV Side by Side market, today announced their brand new Polaris RZR XP Lock and Ride Cooler Racks.

“We are excited to introduce this hot new accessory line for RZR XP riders,” said David Shano with Precision Billet Products. “The product line fills a void in the market for a fabricated steel drop in cooler rack for the XP model.”


The new product line features two distinct designs fabricated from 1.25” DOM steel and powder coated. Each ice chest rack is fully equipped with lock and ride capabilities. They are easy to install, and can be removed in a matter of seconds. The Standard Rack is designed for use with AO Cooler's 48 pack off-road cooler. The Rack measures 21" x 17" x 6". Available in Black or optional Custom Colors (Red, White, Blue) are available for an additional $20.00. The Deluxe Cooler/Gas Rack is designed for use with AO Cooler's 24 pack off-road cooler or a standard Coleman 28 quart ice chest. Additionally, the rack is designed to hold two 2 1/2 gallon standard gas cans. (Velcro straps sold separately) The Rack measures 26" x 17" x 6". MSRP for the Standard Rack is $ 129.00 and $149.00 for the Deluxe Cooler Rack.

- For more information about the Precision Billet full line of accessories for Polaris RZR products proudly made in the United States, please check out our website at www.precisionbillet.co or call 480-813-1833.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Squadron Motorcycle LED Headlight

Baja Designs Inc., the leader in off road lighting since 1992, is excited to announce the latest light in their LED lineup. The Squadron utilizes four CREE XML LEDs - the brightest, most efficient LEDs on the market to give you a blinding 3600 lumens. Dirt Bike Magazine had this to say: "For the off-road enthusiast, the Squadron is quite possibly the best all-around light for the dollar." Alan Roach, engineer and Baja racer, said: “You have to see this thing; the spot really gets out there but has nice side lighting and the driving pattern is incredible.” The light and optics were designed in-house by their experienced staff of engineers and racers. Like all Baja Designs LED lights it offers a hard-coated polycarbonate lens, industry leading thermal management to protect the brightness and life span of the LEDs and a billet-machined, aircraft-grade aluminum heat sink. Also included is the durable Polisport MMX headlight shell, maintaining a sleek appearance while able to house the new Squadron 3"x3".

 MSRP: $349.95

Please visit our website www.bajadesigns.com to receive $5 shipping anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Radflo Hydra-Jac Specifically Designed for Off-Road Enthusiast

FOUNTAIN VALLEY DECEMBER 7, 2011 - Specifically designed for the off-road enthusiast, the Hydra-Jac allows you to change a tire on most vehicles with aftermarket suspension lifts. The lightweight 13 pound racing jack collapses to 37” allowing you to stow the Hydra-Jac in locations where other high lift jacks would never fit. “We have put a lot of technology in the building of this Jac,” said Glenn Classen, President of Radflo Suspension Technology. “We saw how inconvenient it was to use the other jacks and how impractical it was to use a bottle jack, so we came up with this solution that has worked well in all the different applications that we have tried.”

The Hydra-Jac 22mm ram allows a load of up to 2,200 lbs to be hoisted 18 inches safely. Usually no more than 4 pumps are required to lift the vehicle an inch off the ground. To lower the vehicle safely, release the bleed screw at a comfortable rate of descent. It is light-weight, but the alloy materials have all the strength that is necessary to lift heavy off-road vehicles. Like the Radflo Shocks, the Hydra-Jac is completely serviceable and rebuildable for a lifetime of service.

The Standard Length Hydra-Jac extends 54 inches retailing for $335. The Extended Length Hydra-Jac extends 66 inches and has a longer body length of 48 inches. Retail on the extended version is $360. Great for uses on any vehicle including off-road jeeps with suspension lifts, race vehicles, trucks, trailers and UTV’s. More information can be found at http://radflo.com/hydra_jac.htm

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Daystar's Cam Can Fuel and Water System

Daystar's Cam Can Fuel and Water System took home the runner-up award in the Best Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product category. The Cam Can is a 2.5-gallon highly portable fluid system that safely attaches to all Jeep or Toyota FJ Cruiser Spare Tire Mounts. A special L-bracket is also available for UTVs.

Each unit is manufactured from Rotational Molded Paxton 7000 Series Polyurethane Resin providing protection from drops causing leaks and harmful UV rays. With additional mounts available, the Cam Can is easily stored in your garage or RV.

Direct Link: Cam Can Fuel Tank

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for UTV Enthusiasts

It’s that wonderful time of year again; the cold weather is here, wreaths are appearing on front doors, and shopping malls everywhere are overflowing with frenzied holiday shoppers. Christmas is just a few weeks away and you have no idea what to get the gearhead in your family.

Before you hit the crowded mall this holiday season to shop for your favorite UTV owner, stay home, shop online and save yourself the headaches! We have compiled a list of accessories for UTVs that would make any UTV nut jump for joy. We have first-hand experience with almost all of these products, so you know they work well!

Can-Am Commander Black Box from Muzzys Performance Products



The Can-Am Commander's onboard computer is designed to cut the throttle if it senses excessive wheel spin. This can be extremely limiting, especially to competition racers who rely on maximum power delivery whenever they need it. The Black Box is the answer to this limitation. After installation, you'll never have to worry about the throttle cutting out during power turns or after installing aftermarket performance upgrades. The single plug design makes installation a snap.

$149.95

Direct Link: Commander 1000 "Black Box" throttle cutout eliminator

Polaris RZR XP Cooler Rack from Precision Billet



Precision Billet quick fit Deluxe Ice chest rack for your Polaris RZR XP. Each ice chest rack is fully equipped with lock and ride capabilities. They are easy to install, and can be removed in a matter of seconds. Rack is designed to be used with AO Cooler's 24 pack off-road cooler or a standard Coleman 28 quart ice chest. Additionally, the rack is designed to hold two 2 1/5 gallon standard gas cans (Velcro Straps sold separately). Rack measure 26" x 17" x 6" and is constructed from 1 1/4" Powder Coated Steel tubing. Available in Black or Custom Colors (Red, White, Blue) are available for an additional $20.00.

$149

Direct Link: POLARIS RZR XP DELUXE COOLER RACK

Rugged Radios Two Place Intercom Kit with Headsets

550 2 Place Intercom Kit with H41 Headsets

From start to finish the Rugged RRP550 intercom is the ultimate sandcar, prerunner, racecar, or rally intercom. We design and built all of our products to out perform our customer expectations!
  • iPhone Quick Connect port (cable sold separately)
  • All new transformer based platform
  • 2 to 4 place with the ability to expand up to 8 places
  • Aluminum extrusion housing for total circuit shielding
  • Total control for clear communications in loud environments
  • Music In with Auto Muting and weather proof cover
  • Detachable rear music/cell/audio port connection
  • Exclusive housing with adjustable depth and angle mounting
  • Precision tune mic gain control
  • High output amplifier for outstanding music listening
  • Isolated grounds for eliminating ground loop issues
  • Optional panel mount face plates available pn# FP-660
Options:
This intercom can be equipped with an option DSP Chip (Digital Speech Processor) which dramatically eliminates background noise while re-sampling your voice, delivering clearer voice communications. If you wish to add a DSP Chip to your intercom, select that option below and we'll waive the $50 installation fee!

$500 - Special holiday pricing!

Direct Link: 550 2 Place Intercom Kit with H41 Headsets

Polaris RZR XP-900 Muzzy Dual Exhaust



The Muzzy full exhaust for the RZR XP-900 is a 2 into 1 into 2 system featuring large diameter stepped head pipes for the largest power increases throughout the power band. Longer dual oval aluminum muffler canisters provide an agressive sound without excessive decibel levels. A feature that truly sets this system apart from the rest is the new Muzzler® midsection that significantly reduces sound levels without restricting exhaust flow. The muffler canisters feature the Modular Endcap System with spark arrestor screen and quiet core and are available in polished, brushed or black coated finishes. Muzzys recommends the Digi-Tune Pro Fuel Tuner when purchasing the full exhaust.

Full systems from $958.95

Direct Link: Polaris RZR XP-900 Dual Exhaust

Series RT40 Winch from Warn



Riders looking for on-the-job performance and outstanding durability will want the RT40 for their Side X Side. The winch showcases 4,000 lbs. of pulling muscle and 55' of durable wire rope - the longest in the WARN Powersports lineup. This winch has tons of standard features including a patented disc brake for great control; a fully sealed drivetrain; a reliable and smooth all-metal 3-stage planetary geartrain; short-throw clutch; a corded remote and mini-rocker control switch for winch operation; and an efficient electrical system for long pulls and less battery drain.

$668.00

Direct Link: RT40 Winch

Diffused Dually LED Light with Amber Cover from Rigid Industries

Dually Diffused LED Light from Rigid Industries

A 4 LED light in a compact 2x2 package that can be used for anything from a reverse light on a truck, a handlebar light on a Motorcycle, to a flood light on a trailer. With 1300 lumens of light, this small light has the same light output as a 50W MR16. At a small 3"-3" this light can fit anywhere. Pulling only 15W you won't find a more efficient, compact light source in HID or halogen. This light pulls half of what your stock turn signals use. Please contact us for a variety of mounting solutions.

LED $109 + Cover $10 = $119

Direct Link: Diffused Dually LED Light

Quickloader 3,000 lbs Retractable Ratchet Strap



Quickloader is faster and easier to use than any other traditional two-piece or retractable tiedown. Experienced users recognize Quickloader as the best tiedown available.

Features:
  • Springloaded Retractable
  • 3000 lbs Breakstrength (other sizes available)
  • 15 ft webbing
  • Easier to use.
  • No loose webbing flapping around.
  • No pinched fingers. No spaghetti. No Mess.
$24.95 - Also check for closeout pricing on their holiday blowout on old style straps

Direct Link: Quickloader 3,000 lbs Retractable Ratchet Strap

Suspension Upgrades for your Polaris RZR XP, RZR 4 and RZR S from FOX Racing Shox

Polaris RZR Shock Upgrade
FOX has produced over 60,000 shocks that were installed by the factory on Polaris RZR S, RZR 4 and RZR XP. These original equipment shocks come with low-speed compression adjustment and work well in a wide variety of situations. If you are looking to improve shock performance, and don't want to spend thousands on new shocks, FOX can help. FOX Racing Shox technicians can not only perform service that will keep your shocks running like new, but they can also upgrade your OE shocks so you can get more performance out of the shocks you have.
Upgrade your Polaris RZR shocks without breaking the bank. Save thousands over replacing your stock FOX by upgrading with one of our 3 upgrade options. Choose from dual-speed compression, rebound adjustability, or the complete Stage 3 package, and get serviced by the same FOX technicians the pros depend on.
$200 - $550 per pair
Direct Link: Suspension Upgrades for your Polaris RZR XP, RZR 4 and RZR S

Can-Am Commander Quarter Doors from Turnkey UTV

Can-Am Commander Quarter Doors from Turnkey UTV

TurnKey UTV Can Am Commander Quarter Doors. Our new Commander Quarter doors were designed and built to help keep the elements out of the cab of your Commander and help keep your legs inside of the vehicle while driving on rough terrain. The quarter doors are computer designed and CNC cut from high grade, heavy gauge, lightweight aluminum. We incorporated a down slope area in the door to allow easier access to the vehicle while still effectively keeping dirt and debris out of the cab. Running along the edge of the door is high grade vinyl edge trim to help protect your legs while entering or exiting the vehicle. All necessary mounting hardware is included . Our Quarter Doors are easily installed and can be installed in under 20 minutes. Installation of doors require a single hole per side to be drilled in the front plastic. Quarter Doors come in two standard powder coated colors, Commander yellow and satin black.

$144.95

Direct Link: Can-Am Commander Quarter Doors

Billet Panoramic Rearview Mirror from Axia Alloys



The Axia alloys 17” billet panoramic rearview mirror offers the widest non distorted viewing angle of any mirror on the market. This mirror is like mounting an HD widescreen to your rollcage and makes all other 3 panel wink mirrors obsolete. Its ultra thin lightweight design offers an adjustable mounting width as well as multiple mounting positions for installations either in front or behind your rollcage. This mirror also utilizes our modular strap clamps that are extremely low profile for clearance of roofs and other accessories.

$174.95

Direct Link: Billet Panoramic Rearview Mirror

Polaris RZR Race Pace “Front Brace” forward cage support from DragonFire Racing



If you want to run Race Pace you’re going to need some protection. Front to back protection while Racing or Driving a UTV is crucial. Dragonfire Racing has come up with a budget minded way for you to take your UTV from run of the mill to one of a kind. The new Race Pace modular system allows you to build piece by piece or in most cases pay check by pay check. Add style and strength to the front end of your UTV! This front brace will bolt right up to your stock cage and provides a race inspired look with all of the function. No longer will you have to wonder if anything will be coming through the front, with a V style brace and full length dash bar all held on tight with 3 of our 6 Bolt Clamps. Get ready to run “Race Pace” with the new RZR Front Brace!

$255.99

Direct Link: Race Pace “Front Brace” forward cage support

iPod Weather Proof audio system for the Polaris RZR, RZR-S and RZR-XP from SSV Works



No more radios. Simply dock your iPod or iPhone into the water tight locker. System features a charging dock for iPod and iPhone with built-in 50 watt x4 ultra-efficient low power consumption digital amp designed around UTV's charging system, waterproof speakers, wireless remote control. includes FM tuner for local radio reception with internal FM antenna. Like all SSV Works systems, the enclosure is constructed of fiberglass for maximum durability and the best sound quality. All systems include wiring, mounting hardware, billet remote bracket and step-by-step instructions. Audio systems also available for the Kawasaki Teryx, Yamaha Rhino and Can-Am Commander.

$499

Direct Link: iPod Weather Proof audio system for the Polaris RZR, RZR-S and RZR-XP

UHMW Skid Plate from Factory UTV



Get renowned UHMW UTV protection from Factory UTV. Skid plates are available in 3/8" and 1/2" for the Can-Am Commander, Polaris RZR family, Kawasaki Teryx and Yamaha Rhino.

From $399

Direct link: UHMW Skidplates and A-Arm/CV Guards

Pro Armor 4 Point Seat Belt Harnesses



Pro Armor now offers 4 Point Seat Belt Harnesses. They feature 3" harnesses with sewn in pads & a water resistant cell phone pocket to hold your iPhone, Droid or MP3 player. The belts also come with a Free LED Flashlight (mesh pocket for light with velcro closure) & adjustable sternum strap. These harnesses are also easy in and easy out due to the fact the shoulder harnesses are sewn to the lap belts so less hardware & hassle for the latch and link system. Sewn together harnesses have passed all SFI testing but are not SFI certified for racing.

$134.95 per set

Direct Link: 4 Point Seat Belt Harnesses

Fuse/Relay Block


For most off-roaders, even a simple wiring job like adding a few HID lights can be a scary proposition. The mere thought of switches, relays and color coded wires is enough to give you heartburn. Fortunately, there is an option to keep the electrical gremlins at bay and take the mystery out of wiring up 12 volt accessories on your side x side vehicle. Autotrend's Fuse Block makes connecting up your 12volt accessories real easy.

What is included:
  • 2 relay controlled 30 amp outputs (lights, radiator fan, heated seats, etc.)
  • 2 fused 12v outputs (GPS, stereo, etc.)
  • A hot lead that connects directly to the battery
  • Ground lead.
  • Ignition hot lead for triggering relays
  • Pre-wired Accessory Switches
$119.95

Direct Link: Autotrend EFI Fuse/Relay Block for UTVs

Halo LED Flashlight



Utilizing a 10W LED combined with an all aluminum reflector this is a great all around flashlight. Nice wide light pattern but still enough throw, 1000' on the highest setting. Comes with 1 (18650) rechargeable battery with a wall charger. About the same length as a Mini Maglite but almost 10x the light output. This Flashlight has 5 modes: 1. Medium - always starts on this setting, approx. 500 lumens. 2. Low - 200 Lumens. 3. High - 800 Lumens. 4. Strobe 5. SOS Strobe in Morse Code. Full Charge run time (Medium) - 1:35

$99.95

Direct Link: Rigid Industries Halo LED Flashlight

RZ Mask Dust Filter



Dust is one of the biggest problems encountered by outdoor sports enthusiasts. People who enjoy UTVs often wind up coughing it up several days later. If you are at all concerned about your health while riding the dusty trails, the RZ Mask is a great tool to help keep your lungs safe. The new, strong neoprene RZ Mask has n99 carbon activated replaceable filters that filter out 99.9% of all airborne particles.

$25.49

Direct Link: RZ Mask


GoPro Hero 2 Motorsports Edition



GoPro cameras are used by more motorsports professionals, race teams and core enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2: Motorsports Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170ยบ wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera. Whether your goal is to capture footage of a spirited rip through backcountry roads or you want to capture and study lapping footage to learn how to set a new track record, the HD HERO2: Motorsports Edition is going to be one of your favorite motorsports purchases of all time.

$299

Direct Link: GoPro Hero 2 from Rhino Parts & Performance

Speedstrap


1” SpeedStrap The SpeedStrap is not your ordinary recovery strap. The unique construction allows you to weave a strong loop at each end in seconds. You can easily attach it around anything and make it the perfect desired length. The pulling action makes it a non-slip grip. Easily unweave it and store when you are done. This is the smartest strap you will ever own. Available in 15, 20, 25 and 50 foot lengths. Speed Straps can be ordered individually, with storage bag, or with two protective sleeves and storage bag (Combo Kit). The 1-inch Speed Strap features a 8,500lbs woven strength and has a 10,000lbs capacity.

1" x 20' - $35.95

Direct Link: Koronis 1" SpeedStrap

Thursday, December 1, 2011

142,000 visit Imperial Sand Dunes during Thanksgiving holiday

"142,000 visit local sand dunes during Thanksgiving holiday" (Imperial Valley Press, 11/28/11)
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area: "Over the Thanksgiving weekend 142,289 people visited sand dunes in the area, down only slightly from last year, said Park Ranger Michelle Puckett with the Bureau of Land Management .... This year’s turnout was only down about 2 percent, she said. The numbers, though, have dropped quite a bit from previous years that had more than 200,000 visitors on Thanksgiving weekend. Visitation throughout the season starting Sept. 30 is still up by 8 percent as compared to last year."
http://www.ca.blm.gov/42jd

"Sun, sand and speed: Incredible pictures as 170,000 thrill-seekers ride buggies, bikes and quads at dune festival" (London Daily Mail, 11/28/11)
"With the sun beating down and the stench of petrol in the air, all manner of vehicles from dirt bikes to sand rails descended on the Imperial Sand Dunes at Glamis in California for the Thanksgiving holiday. But the event was marred by the death of a 32-year-old Tucson man when his all-terrain vehicle rolled over on top of him just after midnight on Friday." The man "was not wearing a seat belt or a helmet, the California Highway Patrol said."
http://www.ca.blm.gov/52jd
 

"U.S. Border Patrol say drug smugglers could blend in with dune enthusiasts" (KSWT Yuma, AZ, 11/29/11)
"Members of the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue Unit join forces with other law enforcement agencies around this time of year to make sure you have a safe holiday. But the main mission is to find those drug and human smugglers who might be blending right in with you .... Though there will be too many people for agents to keep an eye on, they encourage you to report any suspicious activity you may see."
http://www.ca.blm.gov/82jd