over the bars
READER’S OUTLAW 525
The Outlaw 525 is probably the
best sport quad Polaris ever made.
Todd Bracelin is proud of his and
the work he put into it. He made
the KTM motor even faster with a
CP 12:1 piston, Kimblewhite valves,
head porting and a FMF PowerBomb
header. He opened up the breathing
with a Twin Air Flow kit, EHS airbox
lid and R&D Flex Jets. He’s running
Rath Racing nerfs, a bumper, a grab
bar and anti-vibe clamps along with
Flexx handlebars. It has a Precision
carbon fiber nose, Quad Tech seat,
IMS gas tank and custom KTM 525
factory graphics by 75 Designs. The
axle carrier is by Lonestar, and Todd
likes GBC XC tires mounted on Hiper
CF1 beadlock wheels.
ONE-TRICK KAWASAKI TRIKE
James Barnhart built a Kawasaki
three-wheeler that is a mix between
an aluminum-framed KX450R dirt
bike, a KFX450R quad and whatever
else he had on hand to make this
machine look like it came from the
factory. Countless hours of work,
attention to detail and love were put
into this build and it shows. It is one
thing to take an old three-wheeler
and make it like new, but to build a
machine that is totally custom and
looks like it was designed by the
manufacturer itself is impressive!
He went with a retro Kawasaki color
scheme of green and purple.
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A Polaris two-up quad is great for
taking your lady friend along for a
nice ride in a scenic area. However,
the extended rear seat takes up some
rack space for hauling things. Brad
Haler solved that problem with this
add-on rack he made, which can be
installed and removed very quickly
without any tools. Now, he has a way
to carry the extra gear needed when
they go on camping trips.
READER’S HONDA ATC450R
Here is Mike Noska’s modern three-wheeler he spent over a year building. He started with a 2006 Honda
CRF450R dirt bike and went from
there. Polishing the aluminum frame
really makes it stand out. If you live
in the Pennsylvania area, you’re
likely to see Mike and his machine
out on the trails.
READER’S SPORT 400
How many 400cc two-stroke quads
do you know of that have an auto-
matic CVT transmission? This 1998
Polaris Sport 400 is one of the few. It
was actually much quicker on the
trails than most people realized.
Rick Strook surprises many riders in
Wisconsin when he roosts by them
on his machine here. He made it
even quicker with a 20-over Wiseco
piston, Performance pipe, Race
head, V-Force reeds and clutch kit.
He added on some nerf bars and
a new Hot Seat, and also had the
frame powdercoated purple to match
the graphics. The Dirt Wheels crew
appreciates all of you guys who keep
your older two-stroke quads looking
good and running strong.