Winter ATV Maintenance

We’ve been having one of the mildest winters I can remember as a lifelong New York State resident. Where we’re usually deep in the middle of snowmobile season, we were fortunate to have enough snow to get our demo riders out at the Genesee Forestry a few weeks ago. With all that in mind, you may be putting your ATV to good use this winter. Of course the more you use a machine, the better and more frequent maintenance is needed. Though these are some general tips, please check your machine’s owner’s manual for specific maintenance needs.

If you ride through snow and ice, be sure to clean off as much snow and ice from the radiator while riding and again off of the whole machine before storing the ATV post-ride. Otherwise, this water can re-freeze and make using your ATV the next time a pain. Additionally, make sure you don’t force any plastic pieces that are frozen. Plastic can break off in cold temperatures.

Winter fuel in New York means that sometimes gas line anti-freeze is already added to it at the pumps. For that reason, be cautious when adding any more. One of the best things you can do is to keep the fuel level up in your ATV to avoid condensation forming in your fuel tank and water getting in the fuel. If your machine is an EFI system, you’re going to have a much easier time getting it started when you’re ready for the cold air ride. If you have a carburetor, you may need to bring your ATV in to our Appolson’s service department so we can jet your carburetor for you. The jetting process finds the right combustible combination of fuel and air for your machine to run at its best.

When performing an oil change, whether it is in the winter or summer, you should always change the oil filter. In the winter, an oil change should include paying attention to the viscosity and temperature range on your oil. Always check your ATV’s particular owner’s manual for the best oil for your machine, or check with our Parts Manager Josh when stopping into the store.

If you follow these tips and tricks or stop in and talk to our knowledgeable staff, you should be able to enjoy this extra riding time. Make sure you give your ATV a little longer to warm up, and don’t forget to add an extra layer of clothing to your body to keep yourself warm. Let us know your favorite riding spots this winter and send us any cool pictures of your ride!

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Recently local Western New York volunteer firefighters were recognized nationally by Polaris for their efforts during the November Snowstorm in Buffalo, NY! From Polaris: “These Hardest Working Heroes from the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company helped those in need during the massive snowfall in Buffalo, NY last month. THANK YOU for all that you do!

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Read their incredible story here: http://orv.to/OPeRcC

This Veteran’s Day, Polaris RZR shared a video and project they collaborated with a special organization on, and it’s more than worth watching. Warfighter Made is a nonprofit that helps injured veterans regain their FREEDOM through recreation. Now it’s time for YOU to help their mission – If Polaris reaches 50,000 views of this video today they will donate an additional RZR to the efforts – If they reach 100,000 views, they will donate two.

Watch the video, share their message, and help us help those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our FREEDOM.

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Check out this video!

“XP1K2” is a seven-minute onslaught of intense off-road road action, set in a massive 600-acre forest near Mt. Baker, Washington. The video stars Off-Road Racing Champion RJ Anderson, driving a custom Holz Racing built Polaris RZR XP 1000 Side-by-Side (SxS), complete with a Polaris ProStar® 1000 Muzzys Performance engine and custom Walker Evans Racing shocks. The “XP1K2” crew, including Tony Vanillo and his team of dirt and ramp engineers at the Off-Road Management Group, transformed the remote wooded location into a stunning array of creative obstacles, which included more than 20 natural terrain and man-made works of (terrifying) art. Spoiler alert – RJ Anderson reclaims the world record for a distance jump in a SxS – and does so by clearing a death-defying 100-foot gap!

More than a year of planning went in to the development and execution of the “XP1K2” campaign. It took the build team of 10 more than a month to carve out the heart-stopping playground as multiple obstacles featured hand built “ladder trail” which required two to three days each to weld, cover in wood and secure safely. The Mad Media crew of 40 then spent 14 days on location battling wind, rain, mud and fog to capture each of their incredible imagined obstacles.

Happy #FourWheelFriday! Here’s Nicholas with the muddied-up 2015 Polaris Sportsman Ace 570 demo unit earlier this month during one of our ATV Ride Club events at KBmoto. Getting it dirty was definitely more fun than cleaning it afterwards!
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Last Tuesday we took Buffalo Bill’s players Lee Smith, Chris Hogan, and Erik Pears out riding on the trails of KB Moto…and we had a muddy blast! Thanks to everyone at KB Moto and of course everyone who joined us on our ride, check out some of the photos below

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Team Polaris swept the Blue Water Desert Challenge this weekend in Primm, Nevada! Congratulations to Brandon Schueler of Jagged X for the win and to Branden Simms/Lone Star Racing and Scott Kiger/Coastal Racing for rounding out the podium.

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This past Saturday, October 4 we invited our close friends, customers, and members of our ATV Ride Club to an exclusive private ride through KB Moto’s 40+ mile, 700 acre trail system! This awesome ride gave riders of all ages and skill levels a chance to experience different types of terrain and challenges (and mud!) for a fun-filled day of riding close to home. Watch one of the videos our very own Nicholas took while driving our demo 2015 Polaris Sportsman Ace 570 below, and check out the rest of the videos on our YouTube page here!

#CampRZR East was last week at Brimstone Recreation…and it looked awesome! Check out the full album here for photos from the event featuring Dierks Bentley, Josh Thompson, Natalie Stovall And The Drive, Lindsay Ell, Ronnie Renner FMX, and 10,000+ RZR riders.

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Let’s Ride!

Join us at KBmoto‘s last Jamboree Weekend September 20-21 for 700+ acres of riding and fun, plus test drive brand new ATVs and ORVs on our demo track! We’ll be offering demo rides from 12-5 each day right from our Appolson’s trailer, click here http://tinyurl.com/KBMoto-Demo to schedule your day, time, and pick your vehicle or sign up in person at KB Moto

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