These handguards offer great protection from objects on
the trail, roost, and help deflect wind away from your hands.
You also have the choice of 11 different color options to help
match your machine.
To mount the outer sleeve, you slide it over the flexible backbone and secure it in place with Velcro on the outer edge
and wrap a strap around the handlebar mount. The mounts
are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum for strength and light
PRODUCT EVALUATION PRODUCT EVALUATION
❏ We get excited to ride any type of
terrain on our ATVs, and extreme 4x4
trails are at the top of our list. Polaris’
Sportsman 1000 is already a great
machine for it, but we wanted to bolt
on some useful parts to make it better.
Control is important, so adding traction to the floorboards and protection
for our hands is a must. A company
that specializes in these types of components is Rox Speed FX. We picked
up a set of Utility ATV footpegs and
a pair of their Flex-Tec handguards.
Their Utility ATV footpegs retail for
$89.95, are universal for any application and measure 8 inches long by
3 inches wide. They were designed
to add aggressive traction to your
stock floorboards and help keep your
feet planted to handle the nastiest
terrain out there. The $179.95 Flex-Tec handguards are designed with a
rigid but flexible backbone, allowing
these guards to bend and flex when
needed. The mounts are machined
from 6061-T6 aluminum. You can get
these in your choice of 11 colors. They
come with a black cover and your
choice of green, red, orange, blue,
yellow, white, pink, blue/white/black,
red/white/black, and a ghost white
cover with black lettering.
ROX SPEED FX 4X4 HANDGUARDS & FOOTPEGS
To start the installation of these
new products from Rox Speed FX, we
began with the Flex-Tec handguards.
The best way to begin the process is
by test fitting the mounting brackets
on the handlebars for proper place-
ment. After deciding the best location
for the brackets, we loosely installed
them onto the bars. We had to relo-
cate the switch for the winch controls
on our Sportsman 1000 to allow prop-
er placement on the left side. Next,
you can install the handguards onto
the mounting brackets using the sup-
plied hardware. To install the outer
wrap, you will need to clean the
plastic guard with rubbing alcohol
to apply the included Velcro strips.
These new footpegs offer great traction when riding in wet or muddy terrain. We
mounted them just in front of the stock pegs on the floorboard.
Better grip for your feet and protection for your hands
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
Once the strips are applied, we slid
the outer wrap over the guard and
strapped it around the handlebar.
The outer cover helps further deflect
wind and debris you may encounter
on the trail.
After the Flex-Tec handguards
were fully mounted, we moved onto
installing the Utility ATV footpegs. It
is best to take the floorboards off of
your machine to make the installation
easier. With the floorboards removed,