How can you beef-up an already beefy machine like the 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C? Each of Can-Am’s Maverick line is exciting in its own right, but we fitted out this rock-crawler to perfection.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

Most of the protection we like to add to machines like this – bumpers, a-arm guards, and a skid plate – come stock with the XR-C. With this machine already trimmed for rock-crawling, we went to work to see what we could add to increase the comfort, durability, and driving experience. Further, the parts we chose will improve not only the XR-C, but any of Can-Am’s versatile Mavericks.

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Safety

The first items we added increase the safety of the machine and its passengers. The most important is the Tusk Fire Extinguisher with Quick-Release Mount. It’s quickly accessible, and is a great addition for protecting your investment. You’ll be glad it’s there, even if you never have to use it.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

The next addition was a spare tire carrier. Having a spare tire in case of a flat is the fastest and surest way to make the trip back home. The Tusk Spare Tire Carrier holds the tire above the cargo space, allowing free access to coolers and other items you take with you when you wander. The tire is mounted no higher than the profile of the machine, so you can drive through your toy haulers or other enclosures with it in place. To lift our XR-C in the event we needed to replace a tire, we added the Tusk Scissor Jack and Mount. The mount can be easily attached to the spare tire carrier frame for easy accessibility.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

Moving to the inside of the cab, our next safety upgrade was seat harnesses. The Tusk 4-Point Safety Harness provides an additional level of protection without compromising your vision or ability to drive the machine. The straps are easy to use and adjust, with padded shoulders for comfort, and pockets for tools, phones, and so forth. They keep you in place when the going gets rough, and safely in your seats inside the roll cage in the event of roll-over. They retain the stock seatbelt on installation, so you can fold the harness away and revert to the seatbelts whenever you want.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

We next installed a horn and turn signal kit for street use. Check with the laws in your area to know whether the Tusk UTV Horn and Signal Kit will allow your machine on the streets.

We also added a Zumo GPS with Ram Mount to help with navigation. Find the trails and parks you want to see, and then return to base camp without getting lost.

Comfort

It’s crucial to be aware of your surroundings on the trail, so we added side mirrors to keep track of where we’ve been and keep us safe. We chose the Tusk Alloy UTV Mirror Kit with A-Pillar Mounts. To complement the side mirrors, we put a Can-Am Panoramic Center Mirror inside the cab. Having a clear view of what’s behind you is not only beneficial on the trails and dunes, but may also help with getting your Maverick licensed for streets in your state.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

The next aspect of improved comfort is handy storage. Our favorites are the Can-Am Shoulder Storage Bag, and the Can-Am Quarter Door Storage Bags. These bags hold generous amounts of what you need handy but won’t compete with you for space. Plus, the bags come padded, keeping your knees protected and comfortable should they ever knock against the door.

A little protection from the elements goes a long way in making the ride more enjoyable. Moving to the outside, we installed an automotive-grade glass windshield. Sturdy, easy to clean, and durable, the Tusk UTV Folding Glass Windshield sports a forward air vent in the frame to let fresh air in and push dust out. For even more fresh air, simply unscrew two knobs at the top of the windshield frame to lower it onto a bracket mounted on the front bumper. Use the knobs again to hold it in place.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

The windshield frame also has room for a manual windshield wiper. A natural complement to the front windshield was the Tusk UTV Polycarb Rear Window, which will keep dirt and sand off as you ride.

In addition to securing the windshield while down, the front-mounted bracket can also hold the Tusk LED Light Bar. We mounted a larger 30” Curved Light Bar Kit on the top as well. The bright LED beam lights the trail up for a double benefit of comfort and safety after the sun goes down.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

Protection

The machine came stock with a skid plate underneath, but we chose to replace it with the Tusk UHMW Quiet Glide Skid Plate. The Tusk skid plate is larger, providing more coverage, and glides the machine smoothly over trail hazards. It fits the stock rock sliders and is a necessity for those Maverick trims that have no protection underneath.

Next, we added the Tusk Teton Beadlock wheels and mounted some Tusk Terrabite tires. The beadlock rims of the Teton wheels grip the tires to ensure they stay mounted, while the durable Terrabite tires resist puncture and tearing on the roughest terrain.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

They make an especially effective combination for the terrain the 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C was made for.

The Wrap-Up

In adding some comfort and safety to the 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C, we feel we have the complete package. We have the ruggedness of a King of the Hammers rock-crawler and the security we want for a family ride.

2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport XR-C 1000R Build

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Parts Available at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Tusk Quiet-Glide Skid Plate Tusk 4-Point 3-inch H-Style Safety Harness Tusk Spare Tire Carrier
Tusk Quiet-Glide Skid Plate Tusk 4-Point 3-inch H-Style Safety Harness Tusk Spare Tire Carrier
Tusk UTV Scissor Jack Kit Tusk UTV Fire Extinguisher Kit Ram Mounts U-Bolt with Arm and Adapter for Garmin Zumo
Tusk UTV Scissor Jack Kit Tusk UTV Fire Extinguisher Kit Ram Mounts U-Bolt with Arm and Adapter for Garmin Zumo
Tusk Alloy UTV Mirror Kit with A-Pillar Mounts Can-Am Panoramic Center Mirror Tusk UTV Folding Glass Windshield
Tusk Alloy UTV Mirror Kit with A-Pillar Mounts Can-Am Panoramic Center Mirror Tusk UTV Folding Glass Windshield
Tusk LED Light Bar Tusk UTV Polycarb Rear Window Tusk UTV Force Aluminum Roof with Spoiler
Tusk LED Light Bar Tusk UTV Polycarb Rear Window Tusk UTV Force Aluminum Roof with Spoiler
Tusk Curved LED Light Bar Kit 30″ Tusk UTV Horn and Signal Kit Can-Am Quarter Door Storage Bags
Tusk Curved LED Light Bar Kit 30 Tusk UTV Horn and Signal Kit Can-Am Quarter Door Storage Bags
Can-Am Shoulder Storage Bag Tusk Aramid Terrabite Tire Tusk Teton Beadlock Wheel
Can-Am Shoulder Storage Bag Tusk Aramid Terrabite Tire Tusk Teton Beadlock Wheel