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UTV receivers are commonplace in both racing and trail riding applications. So if you’ve been thinking about getting a radio receiver for your Can-Am Defender, the choice is an easy one. Many race organizations require receivers so drivers can receive official information. However most drivers recognize the importance of quality communication during a race and instal audio receivers regardless. Not only can you obtain important race info from officials, but you can also receive voice communications from your teammates and coaches. Race receivers are lightweight and easy to use. Simply turn them on to the appropriate channel, plug in the earbuds or helmet speakers, and you’re off to the races… literally. But even if you don’t race your Can-Am Defender, receivers can be used to tap into radio signals in the field. UHF receivers, for example, can pick up any frequency in the ultra high frequency range. The messages of other riders in the area, weather stations, and National Forrest officers can all be picked up with the appropriate UTV communication receiver. Augment your system with a long-range antenna and you’ll have the entire are covered.

In addition to picking up voice communications, radio receivers can also be tuned to pick up FM or AM radio waves. Sync your Defender’s stereo to your receiver or plug in your headset to jam out with your favorite radio station DJ (provided that you’re in range). There are many uses for UTV radio race receivers both on and off the track. You should never go without one if you’re competitive on the racing circuit, but that doesn’t mean you won’t need one in the wilderness. Whatever the case may be, for the best Can-Am Defender receivers to meet any budget, experienced side-by-side owners know to trust Everything Can-Am Offroad for all their UTV communication needs.

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And what about small parts, should you bring some of those along as well? Short answer, yes. A belt is good to have on the machine at all times, and having an axle in the bike or at the very least the truck is also good. It’s hard to know exactly where to draw the line with what to bring, but you definitely need to have room for a cooler full of beverages no matter what. And don’t forget to bring a clutch tool for changing the belt, electrical tape, crescent wrenches, and hose clamps.

Regarding at-home Can-am Defender tools, a grease gun is a must for greasing up wheel bearings. If you’re doing any work on the clutch, be it either the primary or secondary, you’re going to need a special CVT clutch tool if you want to do it right. This tool loosens the belt up by spreading the secondary sheaves, making it so that when you put it all back together, you can do so much easier and, more importantly, correctly. Your Can-Am Defender clutch isn’t something you want to cut corners on, especially since it is your main source to make a machine move. Of course there are ways around using specialized UTV tools, but for what they cost we would without a doubt just recommend buying the right tools to get the job done right the first time.

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