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  1. motive

    Disabled person Looking to work for a team paid or unpaid dosn't matter.

    If its your dream then do what it takes to make it happen. There are things you can bring to the table for a team but you might have to develop some skills and change your expectations. Find a way that you can contribute and learn the skills. Most race programs are run like a business with...
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    Its one of the most insane UTV's we've ever seen!

    Thats 2 Yamahas that have utilized the possibilities of the unlimited class rules. It will be interesting to see them compete against each other as well as against the rest of the class that probably could race in the pro turbo class.
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    Valor Racing #959 2018 Parker 250 Race Report

    Glad you guys were OK. Came over the crest on the second lap and had a "holy s*%t" moment. See something like that you say a quick prayer that no one was hurt.
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    Did everyone move on.

    Hey, there is a bunch of content on the home page! Just looked like a landing page to load up with advertisements and background videos that started playing by themselves when my volume is already turned way to high! In all seriousness, it is jumbled and new content gets lost will everything...
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    variable focus off road light.

    Pretty cool light. I think it could have some value in racing but crap its expensive. You could throw a lot more light for less money, that is for sure. The GPS controlled focus is cool. Now they just need the vertical aim on a gimbal so it always points forward instead of at the ground or the...
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    Did everyone move on.

    I think you will see a bit more content from UTVUG this year. Polaris just signed on to have a helicopter at all the BITD races filming. We all loved the good old days when there was a video after every race. They shot a ton a footage from Parker. It lead us through the goat trail section...
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    New Bump Steer Delete (BSD) Tie rod kit for X3 is here!

    When you can see the bump steer in the slow mo shots in the latest "Visions of Victory" video...its too much!
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    New Bump Steer Delete (BSD) Tie rod kit for X3 is here!

    Doing a little math puts each wheel at a total of 9.56 deg of change from full bump to full droop. That is most likely not split 50/50 but it does put the wheel varying somewhere around 5 degrees from strait ahead. I would have to dig deep in my notes when I analysed the XP but if I remember...
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    2017 Baja 500 (Official Thread)

    Guessing you don't follow his instagram account? Don't know exactly what happened but a good rock can take out any suspension. We use to see a lot more bent radius rods, banana-ed trailing arms, and other destroyed suspension components from the various makers out there but they have all...
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    Journey to the Desert

    Lithiums are great when they work. When they go out:eek:. They don't take voltage spikes well or other electrical variations for that matter. We had one take us out of the Parker race this year. Billowing smoke and almost caught fire. When the culprit short was found it was something that a...
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    Yamaha Truly Unlimited UTV - Rustfish Racing 2921

    Hey Reid, Motive = Zane. geez man, can't even keep your friends straight? haha Ryan owns and drives the car. I'm just one of the CAD junkies/suspension geeks on it. He can call me a member of the peanut gallery all he wants but if he is trying to show something important with that level...
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    Yamaha Truly Unlimited UTV - Rustfish Racing 2921

    A traditional steering rack rather it be an end load, center load, or one with a bump steer bracket such as the Redlands or Scanlon car only moves in one plane. In and out, from side to side. It gives a lineal movement equal on both sides. If steering is locked dead straight you can use a...
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    Yamaha Truly Unlimited UTV - Rustfish Racing 2921

    I'm behind on reading all the latest at UTVUG. Its exciting to come back from awhile and see a build such as yours. Everything is looking top notch. To add to what Reid has said about front steer, ackerman, and bump steer. Yes you can design a rear steer with no bump steer at a certain...
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    2017 BITD MINT 400 DRAW ORDER

    I know what you are saying baja specialist and I understand you don't like my idea because you don't race every BITD. That is not to say you are not fast by any means. But with the UTV class swinging from 40 to up to 100 racers depending on the race how do you make it fair for the guys that...
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    New to co-driving

    Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors. And listen for sirens behind you! Honestly it took our team many races before we settled into a grove of what the co driver does and how often he does it. Have a team meeting after every race and ask the driver what he liked and what distracted him. Don't just sit...
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    2017 BITD MINT 400 DRAW ORDER

    I think that if you miss a race and therefor out of the point championship that you start behind those that are in it. That will let the fast group race together up front and the weekend warriors and new racers race together. No need for an extra day qualifying. Its already hard enough for...
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    Robby Gordon's Arctic Cat Wildcat

    That is more production than race car. Bolt on cage. opening doors. It does look light. Going off of what Sandman said, it shouldn't be legal to race the first couple BITD races in the turbo class.
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    Anyone into guns??

    If you search for opinions of the National Association for Gun Rights on any gun board you will find a lot of negative stuff about them. I don't have any personal opinion on them just what I found in the bit of research I did after they were mentioned here. Be careful of some "gun groups"...
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    Anyone into guns??

    Getting back to what mods you want to do... One of the biggest mistakes is to put the wrong optics on an AR. It all depends how you are going to use it. You can shoot out to 100 or even 200 yards with no magnification. Something like a red dot that co-witnesses with your iron or flip up...
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    Sxs vs 1600 9 and 10

    Since we are comparing different classes, let me throw out this one at you. At this years 1000, the top 3 UTVs were only 1/2 mph off the pace of the top 3 class 10 cars. Maybe some of that had to do with the ability to get around log jams and such. A UTV does have some advantages that come...
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    UTVUnderground Presents: 2016 SCORE BAJA 1000 VIDEO - Polaris Racing

    Thank Joey, and Polaris for the great coverage! I loved the part of all the UTVs finding another line around the bottle neck. Leave it to the golf carts to blaze a new trail while everyone else sits in a parking lot!
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    Clutch/Torque Converter on DIY UTV

    I am guessing you are looking at a 2wd motorcycle powered build? If so, you might want to look up SR1 cars. Weller Racing is a good place to start with that. There are several reasons why someone might use a jackshaft. Chain tensioning easier than moving the engine or diff. Double gear...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    This is what I was thinking exactly. Our first race was not BITD. The entry cost alone would have scared us away. We raced a local race that only required a few safety things. We barely finished that 50 mile race on a broken axle and a prayer. But it got us hooked and the rest is history...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    I totally agree that something should be done to keep costs down. I do not know what the answer is either. The UTV class is in a very unique place right now. there is alot that we can learn from the history of other classes. Not all of it applies directly. I do not fully buy into the class...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    How many people out there would race in a "stock UTV" class in desert racing? Role call anyone? Would it just be an occasional race for fun or would anyone put in a serious effort to race an entire series? If its just for fun, there are already classes for these racers that don't get large...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    Stripping shop, I am in agreement with everything you are saying. Maybe I am reading you wrong but I'm not sure if you are trying to correct me or not. A stock class would be painful to endure and would dry up aftermarket support in the sport. Just look at how the engine turners felt about...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    Sorry if I didn't make my point clear. I do not think the belt on the turbo is holding back the turbos. My point was that despite the turbos having more power in stock form than a motor like Cognito uses, Cognito still kills everyone because the things you just listed. He knows how to drive...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    I don't think it will go that far. Cory is practical enough to realize that in a "budget" class that motors will have to be rebuilt and whatnot. with live video or whatever he can verify stock parts are being used. I was listening to him talk about doing exactly that. who cares if someone...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    From my understanding the engines and turbos will be sealed. As it stands right now Cory still checks bore and stroke on turbo cars at tech and then puts a security cable on a couple head bolts that would have to be removed if you did any work. There was talk of being able to upgrade a '16...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    The thing about this is that the racers that are proactive are the ones in the know. It doesn't matter if you are factory sponsored, can am, polaris, yamaha or whatever. Sure Cory is the soul rule maker. It does seem at times that there isn't much transparency. There are some faults with...
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    How will the Turbo Maverick affect UTV racing?

    At the Blue Water, Cory was talking about possibly going to sealed motors but opening up the ECUs. He hadn't nailed it down for sure yet but he was asking some drivers their opinions.
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    Should BITD Have Let Max Gordon (8yr Old) Race??

    I can only take so many (parenthesis) run on sentences lack of comma(s) in the right spots shifting back and forth from present and past tense [multiquotes] and a handful of other idiosyncrasies (hereto thought up, real or otherwise) in his writing style before I don't even care what his (her...
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    Ditch helicopters for drones?

    The only "television level quality" we get anyway is the Mint 400. And most of that is the trophy trucks anyway. I guess the UTVWC was also on TV but since I don't care to buy cable TV I had to watch it at BWW and I have no idea what any of the commentary was. :D
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    Ditch helicopters for drones?

    So on our long drive to Parker for this last weeks race, my fellow pit crew member and I had a good talk about helicopters versus drones for filming races. As it stands right now, BITD does not allow drones to be used on the course. There is obvious safety reasons with helicopters occupying...
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    Who's excited for Blue Water?

    There are pictures of it on Scanlon's instagram account.
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    Rzr xp4 1000 BITD Build

    If you are set on keeping the back seats you will have to build the car more like the 2 seaters are built. That means putting the fuel cell under the seats. It gets crowded above the engine bay when you start installing things like larger air cleaner, parker pumper, spare tire, blue light...
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    Who's excited for Blue Water?

    Thats awfully kind of him.:cool: And not a bad plan entering a new car this late in the season. No one wants new car blues with 18 eager N/A cars and whatever turbos you draw a better spot than, right on your tail. I bet he still has better times than half the turbo class.
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    Rzr xp4 1000 BITD Build

    Lighten up Nikal. Its not like its your money he wants to spend! Haha. He does speak the truth though. You aren't going to be competitive. Having said that there is a 4 seat car that has retained the back seats and ran in a couple races. If you are just out for the experience of running...
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    Who's excited for Blue Water?

    Only 10 days until one of my favorite races. Its hard to beat racing in Parker. I was looking at the draw orders and a couple interesting things popped out at me. First, the Murrays will be the first turbo off the line. I'm sure they will be racing their X3 in the Pro Turbo class now that...
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    FEATURE VEHICLE: RED LANDS RACING POLARIS RZR

    It did win its maiden voyage. Not many can say that. Cognito has so Redlands is in good company! We also missed the first race of the year so our strategy has been a little different than most racers. Being out of the points race, each race has been an opportunity to see just how far we...
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    FEATURE VEHICLE: RED LANDS RACING POLARIS RZR

    There is always that one Cognito brown noser! J/K. Cognito has definitely proven they are the top dog this year. Few teams out there have the experience that they do in UTV racing. That translates to a very polished racing program that knows when to cut and when to jive. Justin is also a...
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    Official UTVUnderground 2016 BITD Vegas To Reno Story, Photos and Results

    Great coverage as always UTVUG! Thanks for all you do for the sport.
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    Official UTVUnderground 2016 BITD Vegas To Reno Update Thread

    "Saturday, racers will start in the order that they finished on Friday with the exception of Jeepspeed & Sportsman’s Class 8100" Does that mean they are starting mixed classes on saturday or you just start in your class in the order you finished day one?
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    Baja/Race Karma...

    I think the guys at the top of the food chain are starting to see the utvs class as legitimate. Many of them are starting to dabble in utv racing in one format or another. They dont have to compete for the track with utvs. But there are still a lot of limited class drivers that get but hurt...
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    Kent Perkins: Another win, another $1000 Bonus from MORE.

    Way to represent Perkins! I bet those class 9 guys are loving the ass whooping.
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    Why not the YXZ. ?

    What does that say about the current teams and drivers with yamahas?:D
  47. motive

    Whats the most revolutionary UTV ever built?

    Buggy racks are not sealed well at all so they take a lot of wear from dirt and sand. I believe Reid used an end load rack that would have had boots on it. If their is too much kick back to the steering wheel, it's not the electric steering units fault. It's a symptom of too much scrub radius...
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    Whats the most revolutionary UTV ever built?

    I do not think most cars should NEED a steering dampener. In almost every circumstance its a band-aid. Now I'm not saying its Reid's fault or anything that the Monster Mav needed one. Its a combination of what he had to work with, components that he might not have been at liberty to choose or...
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    Baja 500

    Is this the start order or just the entry list? I see Lambert is in the forced induction class. Can you race up a class in Score?
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    Whats the most revolutionary UTV ever built?

    The most revolutionary UTV?... If by that you mean the one to change the direction of racing utvs the most I would have to give Weller the thumbs up for that. If you mean pushing the boundaries of off road technology that farthest you might be surprised by how simple some of the cars...

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