With the climbing popularity of UTVs in the powersport market, there is no shortage of accessories available to accentuate every aspect of your machine and riding experience. In fact, there are so many accessories available to outfit your machine that it can be hard to decide what to spend your hard-earned cash on. Everyone has some staples on their list, but keep reading below to see some accessories that you may have overlooked.

Tire Repair Kit

A tire repair kit is essential to have on every UTV. When riding through tough terrain, tires often take most of the beating. A tire repair kit can turn a tough situation into a quick-fix.

The Tusk Tire Repair Kit is a standard kit that comes with a CO2 inflator (with additional cartridges), tube patches, tire plugs, a reamer, plug installation tool, and glue. With these items, you can easily patch a hole – allowing you to either continue your ride or get to a better spot for more serious repairs.

Spare Tire and Tire Carrier

Whether you’re an avid rider, weekend warrior, or just using your UTV on the farm, it’s not if you get a flat, it’s when. A tire repair kit can only repair a working tire – it can’t fix a blowout or plug a massive hole. That’s why it’s a great idea to carry a spare tire.

We recommend carrying a spare front tire because the smaller tire size can be used on either end of the machine. To effectively carry an extra tire, you need a spare tire carrier. These are great additions to any UTV; they’re easy to mount and they utilize empty space in the rear. There are several variations available, some including a bumper, cargo rack, or mounting space for additional accessories.

Jumper Cables

Small and inexpensive, Jumper Cables are as easy to tuck away as they are to pull out in an emergency. If your battery dies and there are other UTVs in your group, your friends can jump your machine with theirs. But remember – only UTVs should jump UTVs. If you try to get your RZR fired up with your buddy’s diesel or your mom’s minivan, you’re looking at some fried electronics and several pricey repairs. How does that happen? Usually, the extra amperage (power) from the car or truck being used to jump the UTV can take out the battery directly – or get to the voltage regulator. If the voltage regulator goes out, the excessive power can destroy the battery and/or the wiring harness. Cars and trucks have bigger batteries and more power than UTVs, so even if you’ve heard of this working, it’s better not to risk it.

Mirrors

There are several mirrors that can be purchased for a UTV. Side or rear, both are invaluable additions to the vehicle. They can give you a sense of your surroundings and an extra pair of eyes if you ever need to get out of a tough spot. Most of the aftermarket mirrors in RMATV/MC’s inventory are fully adjustable as well, making it easier to check on that cliff to the right, berm to the left, or cargo in the back. Whatever the case may be, it’s better to have mirrors than to be in a situation where you wish you did.

Cargo Bags or Boxes

You probably already know that UTVs can handle some extra storage, but do you know how many different ways there are to make use of the extra space on a UTV? Hard boxes, soft packs, upper and lower door bags, overhead storage, behind-the-seat pouches, roll cage packs – the list goes on and on.

If you’ve got the space, we’ve got the bag. Whether it’s everything packed away for an overnight excursion or just a home for your spare parts and tools, a storage container will make sure your belongings are secure and accessible.

Sun Visor

Seldom thought of, a sun visor is an accessory that offers some unexpected versatility, especially when considering the Tusk UTV Sun Visor. As indicated by its name, the primary function of the visor is to block the sun. Anyone who has gotten a headache from squinting, or who has fumbled through the “one hand blocking the sun, one hand driving” nightmare, knows the convenience a visor can offer.

Aside from merely blocking the sun, the fully adjustable Tusk visor can also direct the airflow into and out of the machine. When tilted into the cab, air will flow more freely in, and vice versa. Such an improvement to circulation and vison can make this addition an instant favorite.

Water Tank

Long rides, whether in the heat or not, can be tiring. These rides are work, and when you work, you need to stay hydrated. By the time you start feeling thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Your body is sending you a signal that you need water and at that point, one water bottle isn’t going to cut it. A mountable water tank solves this problem. Easy to fill, mount, and dispense, the tank is a creative solution to a lesser-known problem.

Fire Extinguisher

Safety should always be a priority when you’re riding, and having a fire extinguisher on hand makes it easy to be prepared for more dire situations. To protect both your UTV and your passengers in the case of a fire, a fire extinguisher is inexpensive and effective, especially when mounted somewhere accessible on the machine. It’s always best to be prepared so that you can make sure everyone (and everything) gets home safely.

First Aid Kit

When riding, you’re often far away from resources, especially medical resources. In some emergencies, a first aid kit can quite literally be the difference between life and death. The most basic of kits will contain varying sizes of bandages, gloves, wipes, and gauze, with additional instruments like scissors and safety pins. Some kits carry medication and instructional books as well. The best thing about having your own first aid kit is that you can buy any premade kit and add items that might be directly applicable to you and your passengers.

GPS

A GPS is a great thing to have when you’re out riding in a UTV. Firstly, using one can be a lot of fun. Most GPS models will have functions to map out trails, drop pins, or upload maps, so it’s perfect for even the most cautious of explorers. All fun aside, they’re also unmatched when it comes to safety.

Models like the Garmin inReach Explorer+ even have the ability to send texts, emails, and social media status updates from anywhere via satellite in places where traditional cell service is not available. . With an additional built-in SOS button, it is exceptionally useful. Even if you don’t need those communication features, a GPS, however advanced, is an accessory that should never be left out.

Having a UTV is already an adventure, but the ride can be even better with just a few enhancements.
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