Suzuki’s Quadzilla 500 is certainly a machine that deserves to be restored, so that’s what Derrick Philhower did to his. He also
improved it with Works shocks, ASR tie-rods, a Hinson clutch basket, Barnett Kevlar plates, Shearer custom exhaust, V-Force
reeds, 41.5mm-bored carb and more.
Mini quads can use some improvements, too, and that’s what
Brandon Mercado did to his 2011 Yamaha Raptor 90. It has
Elka shocks, along with high-performance Douglas wheels
Michael Bullock’s KTM 505 SX was a great quad right off the
showroom floor, but he set out to make it even better. It now
has Fox Float shocks, an HMF pipe, a Fuel Customs intake,
DWT beadlocks, Fasst Flexx bars, Elka steering damper, IMS
gas tank and Motion Pro twist throttle.
The aftermarket companies make plenty of hop-up parts for
Honda’s 400EX, and Layne Pullins has bolted on many to his.
He has been happy with the results while using his 400EX for
freestyle, cross-country racing and general trail riding.
If you want to make it through the swamps, a Can-Am
Renegade 800 is a good machine to have. Jason Baxter
made his 4x4 more mud-worthy with an upgrade in tires and
wheels, along with snorkels, a winch, handguards and skid