READER’S WARRIOR RIDE
Yamaha’s Warrior 350 was a popu-
lar quad during its long production
run, and there are still plenty of these
reliable machines out on the trails.
Gerald Schueler is quite proud of his
Warrior here, because he has put
forth the effort to keep it up to par
with the newer quads.
This Michigan rider upgraded
the engine with a 11:1 Wiseco pis-
ton, Wiseco valves, White Brothers
valve springs, and had the intake
and exhaust ports polished. He also
increased the carb size to a 38mm.
The frame was custom powdercoated,
and he installed YFZ450 shocks on
the front with a Works rear shock. He
added Full Flight +2-inch A-arms and
a wider Durablue axle to match. For
an updated look, Gerald went with
Maier plastic and a Gripper seat.
The Dirt Wheels crew understands
that not everyone can afford to go
out and buy a brand-new quad.
But hey, that doesn’t stop a true ATV
enthusiast from keeping his older
quad fixed up and in good condition.
We’re just as eager to see older readers’ rides as we are to see the latest
tricked-out models. So, send us some
photos and info on your machine,
along with your name, city and state.
Our e-mail address is
DRAG RACING QUAD
Here’s a very wild machine owned
by Tom Ball. It has a three-cylinder,
two-stroke snowmobile engine with
a displacement of 1080cc. The modified engine makes even more horsepower with the help of a nitrous
bottle on board. The stretched-out
custom frame helps to keep things
stable and pointed straight when it’s
blasting down a dirt or sand drag
strip. With the CVT automatic transmission, there’s no need to worry
about missing a shift. You just nail
the throttle and go. So, how quickly
does Tom reach 300 feet when starting from a dead stop? His best time
so far is 3. 3 seconds.
READER’S QUADRACER RIDE
The very first two-stroke quad was
Suzuki’s 1985 LT250R. Here is Todd
Starkey’s 1986 version. He’s keeping
his prized machine alive with many
upgrades. It has YFZ450 shocks up
front on custom-built, +3-inch A-arms
and a Raptor shock in the rear with
an extended axle. There are Douglas
wheels on the front with Alba Racing
beadlocks on the rear. The engine
has a Wiseco piston, Boyesen reeds
and a FMF Fat Boy pipe. Todd
gave his Quadracer a snazzy look
with fresh new Maier plastic and
CreatorX Graphics. It looks a little different from the original, but he’s more
interested in riding his quad than
having a museum piece.