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Synthetic vs. Petroleum Oil: Which is Best for Your CFMOTO ATV?

If you are like most ATV or side-by-side riders, you take great pride in your machine. Therefore, you probably maintain your ATV on a regular basis. The most basic type of ATV maintenance that makes an impact in your engine’s performance is changing the oil. When it comes to oil, there are two main types: synthetic oil and petroleum-based oil. Which is best? Well, there are lots of pros and cons to each. So, let’s break it down and compare synthetic and petroleum oil.

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Your ATV Towing Guide

Since riding an ATV on public streets is illegal in most Minnesota communities, you'll have to tow it to your destination. This article provides some ATV towing tips and explains the equipment you'll need for safely towing an ATV.

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The Best Pro ATV Racing Series in the Country

We’ve put together a list of eight high-energy ATV racing series with events in various parts of the country – along with how you can follow along with the action throughout the season. There’s something here for everyone, from motocross to desert racing to cross country.

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How to Choose the Best ATVs for Farm Use

Farmers use ATVs every day to assist them with their farm work. ATVs are preferred for the durability, agility, and payload capacity. Below, we discuss ATV specifications for farms and outline what you should look for in an ATV so that you can choose which four-wheeled machine is right for your needs.

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ATV Maintenance & Inspections Before the Ride

ATV maintenance is an important part of keeping your ATV or side by side operating at peak performance. So, before you head out on your adventure, make sure you follow this ATV checklist.

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Thinking Ahead - The XFORCE

Does a crossover machine, combining a utility machine with a high-performance machine that can deliver power when you hit the gas, and also give you the tools to get the job done first sound appealing? What features of the ZFORCE and UFORCE would you like to see incorporated in this new machine?

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How to Prevent High Elevation Sickness

Altitude or elevation sickness includes multiple symptoms that happen to your body when you are exposed to a higher elevation within a short period of time. Altitude sickness occurs when you are riding your ATV or side by side to a higher elevation quickly. The higher you climb, the lower the air pressure and oxygen levels get. Our bodies can handle the shift, but they need time to gradually adjust.

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Do You Need a License to Operate an ATV?

ATV riders in most states who were born after a specified date are required to complete an approved ATV Safety Course, and carry a state-mandated ATV Safety Certificate with them while riding on public lands. Some states may also require operators to carry a license even if they are riding on their own private property. Check with your state to find out how the regulations apply to you.

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The Best ATV Accessories for Riders

Now that you have purchased your CFMOTO ATV or side by side, it’s time to purchase a few accessories that will enhance your riding experience. Below, we list some essential accessories, as we as a few extras just for fun.

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Comparing ATVs and Side by Sides

When choosing the right all-terrain vehicle for your work needs, lifestyle, or sense of adventure, you have two main options: ATVs and side by sides. There are subtle similarities and differences between the two.

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