The Mudslinger

For those who ride the trail less traveled. Mudslinger adventures cover ATV, UTV, and dirt bike articles, quizzes, ultimate lists, and more.

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What is the Best ATV Brand?

by Trail Boss

One thing’s for sure: these top-rated ATV brands are not messing around.

When it comes to notable brands within the powersports industry, I’ll bet all the household names come to mind almost immediately: Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Suzuki… You get the idea. But, motorcycles make up only a portion of the thrill-seeking machines that many of us have come to love and admire over the years; ATVs are a big part of that category, too. 


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How to Make a Dirt Bike Street-Legal 101

by Trail Boss

Thinking about converting your dirt bike into a street-legal stud? Here’s what you should know…

Can you make a dirt bike street-legal? Why yes, you can. If you’re the handy type, making a dirt bike street-legal is not nearly as difficult as some people think. It’s the research you have to do prior to converting your bike that’ll take the most time, energy, and patience.  

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Put on the brakes! Are you doing this the right way?

by Rusty G.

We’re all guilty of it, but braking incorrectly can really dampen your four-wheeled ride. Learn how to improve your ATV safety on your next off-roading adventure.

Whether you learn the hard way or not, four-wheeler safety is crucial for seasoned and beginner ATV riders who want a safe, fun, and satisfying ride, and braking incorrectly can absolutely make or break (no pun intended) the experience.

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The Dirt Bike Dictionary: Lingo to Navigate the Track (Part One)

by Rusty G.

New to dirt bike riding? How about a quick refresh of these common motocross terms?

Take a seat. 

Anyone who’s passionate about riding dirt bikes knows the lingo by heart. But, if you’ve recently caught the off-roading bug, it’s possible you still have a few things to learn about motocross track terms and anything to do with life behind handlebars.

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ATV Spotlight: 2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700 4x4

by Rusty G.

This Yamaha four-wheeler might just be one of the best ATVs you’ll ride this summer.

Lately, maybe you’ve been toying with the idea of trading it in for something with a little more horsepower, a little more edge, something you can use to your heart’s content on the homestead and on the trails. If you should have your sights set on any used ATV this summer, let it be the 2016 Yamaha Kodiak 700 4x4.   

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