USFS and Off-Road Community Volunteers Protect Dog Valley

U.S. Forest Service and Off-Road Volunteers Protect Dog Valley On June 14, 2014, U.S. Forest Service staff and local volunteers collaborated on a project at Dog Valley near Verdi, Nevada/California. Within the Toiyabe National Forest, the pristine meadow land had been threatened by careless users. Volunteer workers from the Nevada 4WD Association, Hills Angels 4×4 […]

Honda XR650R Top-End Engine Rebuild Trailer

Dirt four-stroke motorcycling part of your off-road lifestyle? This video trailer is brief highlights from the how-to on rebuilding the Honda XR650R upper engine. For access to the entire 54-minute program, including the bonus segments on valve adjustment and tuning tips for this iconic desert enduro engine, click here.* *For those doing only a valve […]

Trailer: Dirt Motorcycle Final Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement Plus Performance Upgrades

     Dirt and dual-sport motorcycles require routine chain maintenance and periodic parts replacement. This is the trailer for the 28-minute HD video.The magazine’s Honda XR650R dual sport-converted enduro bike gets final drive system attention, which presents an opportunity to upgrade the chain and sprockets.      The detailed, step-by-step coverage of this important service […]

Why I Keep This 30-year-old Honda XR350R Motorcycle

     Moses Ludel has owned and ridden this four-stroke 1984 Honda XR350R since the mid-‘nineties.  The magazine also features a Honda XR650R motorcycle that serves as a dual-sport video filming platform.      Both of these four-valve, single cylinder four-stroke “thumper” motorcycles deliver the performance and reliability that is characteristic of a four-stroke dirt […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis: OHV Trails

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis: OHV Trails

Column: Tom Willis on the OHV Trail—Back Country Travel & Adventure! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: West Side Death Valley National Park

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: West Side Death Valley National Park

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us to Death Valley National Park! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the last […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the HondaXR650R Cylinder and Head at L.A. Sleeve Company

Rebuilding the Honda XR650R Motorcycle Cylinder and Head at L.A. Sleeve Company! The magazine’s Honda XR650R motorcycle came with very low hours on the bike. Unfortunately, the air filter had been sealing badly, and the result was an engine with damaged valves and excessively low compression. We turned to L.A. Sleeve Company for its Moly […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: White Pine Mining District

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: White Pine Mining District

Column: Tom Willis at White Pine Mining District in Eastern Nevada! Tom Willis, September 6, 2012—This trip takes us to eastern Nevada near Ely and the White Pine Mining District. The trail begins at U.S. Highway 50, 35 miles west of Ely or 41 miles east of Eureka. Watch for the highway sign that identifies […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Lunar Crater, Nevada

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Lunar Crater, Nevada

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us to Lunar Crater, Nevada! Tom Willis lives at northern Nevada. Tom has been involved in all aspects of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) activities for the past 40 years. He has written and published three guidebooks, covering off-pavement travel and activities in the Nevada and California deserts. Over the last eight […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Butte Valley to Ballarat

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: Butte Valley to Ballarat

Column: Tom Willis Takes Us from Butte Valley to Ballarat! Tom Willis, September 6, 2012—This article concludes the trip that ended our last column at Geologist’s Cabin in Butte Valley. The area has some questionable notoriety as the hideout of Charles Manson before his arrest. For this trek, I traveled east to west because Goler […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: The Tybo Kilns

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tom Willis Column: The Tybo Kilns

Column: Tom Willis Travels to Tybo Kilns at Central Nevada! Tom Willis, November 12, 2012—Tybo Nevada, a small mining town in Nye County, Nevada, was established in 1875 after a silver discovery in Tybo Canyon. A semi-ghost town today with a few people still living in the town, Tybo produced almost $10-million in silver and […]