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My family competes in our local Cross Country (XC) ATV racing series. It is a bit of a struggle each off season to prepare our race quads for the next season, I do most all the work myself. Each quad will require basic maintenance and a thorough going over to replace worn parts unique to each quad. All got new tires and shocks serviced, and the younger one moved up to a clutch quad, one of her sister's hand-me-downs. I can finally declare that all of my race quads are now ready for the 2014 season; and with 2 weeks to spare too. This past Sunday I posed them for a picture, turned-out ok, thought I would share.



Left to right: 16yo daughter's Kawasaki KFX450R, completing in Open C, 13yo daughter's Polaris Outlaw 450MXR, completing in Ladies C, wife's Polaris Ranger 570, race support vehicle, 11yo daughter's Yamaha Raptor 125, competing in PeeWee Expert, and my Polaris Scrambler 850HO, competing in Utility.

This will be our 7th season racing as a family. The girls have grown-up racing quads and have learned so much about themselves and the world that I couldn't think of a better way to raise my girls. My wife and I have questioned continuing to race many times over the years, but it has become the life our daughters love, they gave-up, or never started the traditional team sports that most youngsters take-up and later give-up. Quad racing is in their blood and will become a life-long sport for them, as it has me, I am sure.
 

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Nice pic and better description of great family times! Good luck this season and ride safe!


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That's great to see the whole family racing together. There isn't any organized setup like that around me that I'm aware of or I would be trying to get my kids in it too.
 

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That's great to see the whole family racing together. There isn't any organized setup like that around me that I'm aware of or I would be trying to get my kids in it too.
We were racing a series that was fairly close (2 to 3 hour drive), but they closed down a couple years ago so we moved to the only remaining series in our area (4 to 6 hour drive). I hate the longer drives, but the time spent with the kids is worth it.
 

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Very nice...
 

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Great picture. Good luck on the up coming season.
 

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would love to get into xc racing, but as far as I know there isn't any out here. and I doubt the wife would be down with it. Maybe when the youngers are older. 4 and 20 months just doesn't allow for them to race.
 

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Yeah, my youngest started riding at 5 and racing at 6. They're really too young before that to get the hang of it IMO.
 

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Cool deal and good luck to you and the family...have fun:)
 

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Very cool! What kind of tires are on that Scrammy?
Maxxis 4Speed tires. 26-9R14 fronts and 26-11R14 rears.


Cool deal and good luck to you and the family...have fun:)
Thank you sir.
No problem and speaking of those tires how do you like them so far and how do you think they would do in regular trail riding? Was going to get big horns but I checked the weight on these 4 speeds and there pretty darn light
 

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I thought those were the 4 speeds, yes how do you like them? And how did you get them? I was told Maxxis discontinued making them?
 

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Got them from ebay and I'll tell you more how I like them after this weekend's race, but so far I like them.
 

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If you were not racing would you still have bought them?
 

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Hard to say. My history is in sport quads and I like the steering feel of a dedicated front steering type tread. I haven't liked any of the utility style tires on the front. I've only had three different sets, but I'm hoping the more sport-quad-like front tread will be what I'm looking for. I don't have much time on them yet, but tomorrow I will put several hours on them so I'll know more afterwards.
 

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Hard to say. My history is in sport quads and I like the steering feel of a dedicated front steering type tread. I haven't liked any of the utility style tires on the front. I've only had three different sets, but I'm hoping the more sport-quad-like front tread will be what I'm looking for. I don't have much time on them yet, but tomorrow I will put several hours on them so I'll know more afterwards.
I'm in the same in regards to a history of sport quads, and hate the big heavy tires and how they feel. Do you know if they did in fact quit making them?
 

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I know they are still listed on the maxxis website, so I think they might still be making them.
 

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Wow impressive pic and it looks like a lot of family fun. Good luck to you and your crew this season!
 

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So how did you and your family do
And how did the tires do?
 
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