For decades, American Express has used the slogan “Don’t leave your home with the card.” While having a credit card as well as some cash are two things that we must carry with us on UTV Tracks adventures, they’ll not suffice to get you through the mountains.
A successful UTV adventure begins with a start by having a blast and an unforgettable return to the point of departure. The need to walk back to the camp is a stumbling block to the enjoyment. The solution lies in the bag that is in that back pocket of the vehicle or ought to be. If you’re planning to travel further than you’d like to walk back home, you should be ready in advance.
The minimum that you need to be included in the “don’t take it with you” bag of tips is a CVT belt, the tools to replace it, a tire plug kit, a method to inflate your tire as well as a tow strap. This should help you in 90% of the scenarios you’ll encounter. The more adept you are in repairs on the field and repairs, the more you need to carry tools and spare parts.
They can handle the majority of CVT and tire belt issues. One hand is tires plugs and compressor. In addition, you will have the tools needed to access and replace the belt of CVT. The pliers help to remove pieces of the belt that are rogue from the clutches. The pads are used to scrub the surfaces of the sheaves.
Whatever vehicle you’re driving the same tires are required that have air inside them for a return to the camp. There are many alternatives to avoid the chance of tire failures. It is possible to carry the kit for plugs and air to patch punctures to make sure you are back. It is the least expensive option and generally works quite well. It is possible to use a bit of water to find the puncture point, but not usually. If you are feeling the need to fill the tire while on the road, it’s probably not likely to result in a steady leak that requires you to take it on.
Three, two or four plugs are possible. We have once connected an entire slice (enough to quickly return us to the camp) using seven different plugs. We have a reasonably-priced Harbor Freight 12-volt air compressor. It’s great, and it continues to run after several years of use. If you don’t own that take a couple of bottles of ThreeBond Seal ‘N air or slime ThruCore.
It is also advisable to take a jack with you if you are planning to swap the jack. You should also have a spare. RockyMountainATV.com has an excellent, reliable scissor-jack made to attach to the cage at an affordable price. In addition to the cost, you could get your tires fitted by using Tire Blocks and tires Balls as well as run Beadlock-style rims. Tire Blocks as well as Tire Balls both permit you to drive without issue if you experience a puncture, or cut in a tire. Beadlock rims let you drive on a flat tire, but you’ll certainly damage the tire. You may also opt to transport spare wheels that have tires already installed. This is also costly as well as weight. Moreover, you’ll need the jack as well as other tools in addition.
When packing, we try to put things in groups which we’ll require together. If that doesn’t work then we put like shapes. The jack is essential when you have spare tires.
If you drive an automobile with CVT, you must have a spare belt on you, especially if you intend on traveling long distances. You will also require the necessary tools and skills to change it when you are on the road. It is recommended to carry a spare belt along with the tools needed to change it. If you’ve never had the opportunity to service your belt then take the time to look at a video or even try a run. For most machines, it’s easy to replace the belt, but make sure you have the equipment to accomplish the task, but on some machines, it might require more effort. Fortunately, ones with belts that are hard to change generally use the beltless frequently.
We’ve swapped a number of belts along the way and you should be prepared should you ever explode the belt. Apart from the tools needed to replace the belt, make sure you have an extended needle-nose plier that will assist you in removing the belt remnants from the clutch. This is vital since your next belt is likely to fail in a flash when you have debris left in the clutches. We also carry a bit made of Scotchbrite pad to scrape the rubber off of the clutches. The clutches will get hot therefore if you’re likely to be hurrying make sure you have gloves for mechanics. Make sure to remove the CVT vent hoses while on the trail, since they’ll be stuffed with parts from your belt.
The various tools aren’t only scattered around the bag. Like we wanted to keep the tools individually gathered we also needed the various parts and tools that were kept in a single bag. This reduces wear and wears on the Dirt-Bagz bag.
Take a strap to pull. It’s not safe to drive on your own, do you? A tow strap will help you get home, and also allow another vehicle to correct the car that is lying in its back. We prefer the Speedstrap because it requires nothing but a piece of hardware. It’s just a matter of looping it around, sliding it through the loop several times, and then you’re done. It is undone with the same ease. We’ve looped two of them to get a motorcycle out of a very dangerous circumstance, so give your partner one for Christmas.
Some UTVs feature the CVT belt case, which is secured with a number of small boats, each with a head size of 10mm. This is a quick and easy way to use these bolts. It is not recommended to torque them too tightly.
Tie-rods and spark plug ball joints, jumper cables for the front spindles JB Waterweld the 8277 epoxy glue, or Moose Racing Quicksteel are all items we often find in bags or on the vehicle. These items can aid you in a difficult situation.