YAMAHA'S OHV GRANTS Seventeen organizations from 14 states received GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails) funds for projects including OHV park development, trail mapping and signage to building materials for trail heads and construction equipment for trail development. In just more than six months, Yamaha's OHV Access Initiative has awarded in excess of $390,000 to nonprofit organizations that are leading grassroots efforts to support responsible, open access. The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative review committee awards GRANTs in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $25,000 to organizations such as nonprofit or tax-exempt OHV riding clubs, national forests and associations, and national, state and local government agencies. Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the OHV Access Initiative are available at: www.yamahamotor.com/ohvaccess. For questions regarding the OHV Access Initiative, groups can call Yamaha's dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at 1-877- OHV-TRAIL 877-648-8724, email NO MATTER WHAT TIRE SIZE YOU WANT,THEY NOW HAVE SIZES YOU NEED 4 Wheel Parts has teamed up with the top names in the tire business to now offer Original Equipment (O.E.) replacement tires for trucks, Jeeps and SUVs. Better known for the place to go for lift kits and oversized/off-roading tires and wheels - you can now buy Michelin, Firestone, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear, Dunlop and other tires for your SUV, Crossover, Pickup, or even minivans. If you need them installed, you can visit any one of the 63 stores nationwide. Make sure to inquire about the Express Tire Installation, a service where you can have your tires installed the same day in most cases. As an added value while installing your tires, 4 Wheel Parts Performance Centers will inspect your front end and suspension components free of charge. Plus, all OE replacement tire purchases up to 33? receive free lifetime tire rotation. They can also be ordered online at www.4WheelParts.com or by phone at 800-284-9840. ? OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to: Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Review Committee, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630-5101. PACK A FIRE EXTINGUISHER SO YOU DON'T GET BURNED. I received some emails in response to the recent Ezine, Pack A Fire Extinguisher So You Don't Get Burned. A number of subscribers shared with me real life stories that happened to them when their vehicles caught fire. I think this brings home the urgency to have a fire extinguisher on board. "This is a great email. Believe me, I know. Unfortunately, most folks think that they will never need one. But as I can attest to, they can save your vehicle from total loss from fire. Personally, I believe you should carry, not one, but two full size fire extinguishers. When my Jeep caught fire last year, it took two fire extinguishers to put out the fire. The second one ran out just as I put out the fire. The cute little ones that attach to roll bars just won't do in a real vehicle fire. As you mention, they are also handy for other 48 Off-Road Adventures outdoor emergencies. Thanks again and hope to see you soon on the trails. Take care.? Carlos "I watched my CJ 7 burn in front of me. I wasn't even off roading, I simply hit the curb when I parked and apparently, my carb must have spit some gas out to my exhaust and started the fire. I didn't realize this of course until I was inside the veterinarian office and was asked, 'Is that your jeep on fire?' Sadly, I did have a fire extinguisher on my roll bar, but it had been stolen a while back and I had not yet replaced it. Now I have two with chains around them and a lock but the chain has a false link so I can break them free easily in an emergency, but a thief will think twice about attempting to steal them.? Bob Perhaps you will never use yours - that is the best kind of insurance but make sure you have one! I hope to see you on the trails! Regards, Tom Severin, President Badlands Off Road Adventures, Inc. ?

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