Monday, November 22, 2010


The Holiday Season has arrived and YPK is having our 4th annual Black Friday Sale event (November 26th) at the store in Jackson. We are slashing prices and throwing lots of stuff in for FREE with certain vehicle purchases! You will not want to miss the fantastic opportunity to buy new vehicles at the year's lowest prices. ATV, Motorcycles, and utility vehicles will all be on sale and ready to roll out the door.
We are extending our store hours for the sales event: 8:30 A.M. until 6:30 P.M. on Friday and 8:30 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. on Saturday. All three brands (Yamaha, Polaris, and Kawasaki) are having fantastic promotions making the dream of buying a new off road vehicle a real possibility!
We also offer financing in the store as well as lay-away. We can even hide that perfect gift until Christmas time!
Please be sure to stop by our website as we reveal our slashed sale prices as we get closer to the day of the sales event!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time to Winterize Your Offroad Vehicle

Wow, how quickly time is flying by! The leaves are gone and it is November already! The weather is turning cold, fast! With those cooler temps, comes time for some preparation for winter for your offroad vehicles if you are planning on storing them until Spring.

YPK has come up with an easy list of 7 steps
for you to easily
winterize your ATV or offroad vehicle.

Step 1: Fill gas tank. Be sure to include a fuel stabilizer to prevent the gasoline from breaking down and causing damage to the fuel lines and various other areas of your ATV.

Step 2: Change the oil. This helps prevent corrosion on the metal surfaces of your ATV. This helps keep everything clean and properly lubed.

Step 3: Lube your throttle and clutch cables to help them stay in good working condition.

Step 4: Battery: Ideally you want to leave your battery in the vehicle with a "trickle charger" or battery tender attached when you plan to store for the winter, since it gradually loses charge over time. A trickle charger (or battery tender) is a smart charger that basically turns itself on and off as needed to prevent overcharging. Be sure to take time to clean the posts on your battery before connecting to the charger. Add a bit of grease to the threads of the bolts to keep them clean all season.

Step 5: Tires: Inflate to their ideal level to decrease the chance of getting flat spots on your tires. Move the ATV several times a month and parking on a different section of the tires every time helps prevent flat spots. To prevent dry rot on your tires, be sure to keep them out of direct sunlight over the storage time.

Step 6: Give your ATV a bath. Be sure to remove any grease or bugs on the paint or chromed areas. There are products available to protect the finish of the paint and chrome of your vehicle at the store.

Step 7: Store your vehicle inside a garage if at all possible. If storage outside is necessary, be sure to invest in a good fitting, breathable cover and check on the vehicle periodically to be sure the cover is protecting your investment.

YPK has all the products you may need to perform this service at home. If you need any supplies, accessories, or parts for this job, stop by the store and pick up what you will need before you start. Or let YPK do the job for you in our service department. Our service technicians can easily perform the services needed to winterize your vehicle, as well as perform routine maintenance and safety checks while we have your vehicle in the shop. By winterizing your vehicle properly, you are protecting your investment and will prevent problems in the Spring when it is time to ride again. Come visit our website at

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last week on the YPK blogspot, we informed you that all three of YPK Motorsports' brands: Yamaha, Polaris, and Kawasaki had all delivered their new 2011 vehicles to the store. This is always an exciting time of year for us....kind of like Christmas in July, if you will. We love seeing the new specs, improvements, and colors that all the brands bring!

We discussed the crazy list of new improvements for the 2011 Polaris RZR in our last blog. This week we will be discussing the specs and improvements for the 2011 Kawasaki KX250F motorcycle. Now, it used to be said that the factory guys get all the good stuff. Their bikes are faster, lighter and just plain more tricked out than the bikes you can get off the showroom floor. There may be some truth there, but that’s changing....Fast! The gap between production and factory-prepped motocrossers has never been narrower. And with the introduction of Kawasaki’s massively reworked 2011 KX™ 250F, that gap just shrank a little more.

For 2011, there are nearly 30 upgrades to the Kawasaki KX250F !! These many upgrades reflect the rigorous testing and development happening at Kawasaki. Their engineers started with what’s become the gold standard in 250 class racing, the 2010 KX250F, (winner of the 2010 AMA East and West Supercross Lites titles), and improved this great bike....even more!

Loads of engine modifications have made the latest KX250F an absolute corner-to-corner screamer. Refinements to the 249cc single include higher compression, a modified top on the exclusive Bridged-Box Bottom piston, higher valve lift, longer spark plug design, and a new coil that offers a hotter and longer-lasting spark. And, the addition of Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) produces stunning – and more useable – power. The system automatically adjusts to suit track and climate conditions, even when the going gets rough.

An optional ECU Setting Tool allows racers to select from several different ECU data maps or fine tune a custom map. The tool can also record up to six hours of data, including engine rpm, degree of throttle opening, coolant and air temperatures, ignition timing, fuel adjustments, gear position and system voltage.

Headlining the chassis changes on the KX250F is Kawasaki’s new Separate Function Fork. Instead of a conventional fork design, the SFF separates spring and damping duties (one in each leg) for improved performance, less friction, lower weight and easier adjustability. The right leg has the spring, with a larger main spring/rod assembly than traditional forks; the left leg handles damping, with rebound and compression damping adjustable on the fork tube.

As for ergonomics, the KX250F’s bodywork offers riders a slim interface and a natural positioning that make going fast a simple affair. The upgraded seat provides excellent seated grip and rider mobility, and features firm urethane foam to hold its shape longer.

With all of the changes for 2011, there is no limit to the fun you can have on this bike! Whether it is riding the trails or racing at the will get there in record time. Come by YPK Motorsports today and check one of these bikes out!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2011 models are HERE!!!!!!!

The 2011 models are arriving daily from ALL THREE brands that YPK Motorsports carries! There have been some great improvements to many of the vehicles for the new year's line up.

Today, we will focus on the 2011 Polaris RZR UTV or side by side. Polaris was the first manufacturer or brand to offer "Side-by-Sides" that offered impressive razor sharp performance and lightning speed. Bringing fun into the side by side world like never before. Polaris continues to bring innovative ideas to the table and lead the side by side category.

Let's take a look at a few of the new specs.....For 2011, The RANGER RZR group has a more aggressive style for the front-end that will increase the cooling airflow area by 29 percent. There is new side protection for easier ingress and egress. And there is a new more accessible glove box that is in-cab now. High/Low headlights are new for increased night visibility for the late night riders. Big news of a new fuel management system coupled with a new tank offers a 30 percent improvement in the range with better slow speed drive-ability. More quality improvements include a better clutch/belt cooling, front and rear drive durability improvements, and sealed dash switches to keep out the mud. The new RZR units will also feature new easier-to-use side nets.

The RANGER RZR 800 will offer six percent more power in 2011. With the addition of an 800 H.O. engine giving the RANGER RZR 800 55hp and quicker acceleration corner-to-corner for more razor sharp trail performance. Built for trails, the RANGER RZR 800 improvements will include new trail friendly extenders for the rear rack to make it more convenient to carry more gear. Polaris also will offer the vehicle in the new Polaris Pursuit Camouflage pattern for the hunters that want to hunt in style.

For 2011, the RANGER RZR S 800 will continue be the razor sharp performer that off road enthusiasts have come to expect and love. 2011 offers long-travel suspension, the fastest acceleration with a 63 mph/101.4 kph top speed, superior ergonomics along with the On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive for ultimate traction.

Along with these amazing improvements on an already awesome vehicle, the RANGER RZR S 800 also will receive new ITP 900 XCT tires with big bore shocks. They will available in two premium painted editions along with the standard edition. The RANGER RZR S 800 is the first vehicle to feature the ITP 900 XCT brand tires as standard equipment. ITP is the Number "1" aftermarket tire and wheel brand that has grown rapidly in respect within the industry. The new tires were built for high-performance and cross country trail riding. They feature a knobby, aggressive tread pattern for even more impressive cornering ability. They are perfect for rough mountain terrain in the area and trails too. The 2011 comes with a smoother, more agile ride than ever before, leaving no doubt that Polaris RZR series will continue to be the choice of performance-minded, off-road enthusiasts for years to come.
Come see the new 2011 models today at YPK Motorsports in Jackson, KY. You will be thrilled with what you see! Visit our website at today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

YPK contest!! Runs till July 31st, 2010!!

YPK Motorsports is having its first ever Facebook/website contest!!
Here’s the scoop……………..
YPK wants to see some pictures of you and your friends getting muddy on your ATV’s and UTV’s. The photo of the “muddiest” will win a prize that can be picked up at the YPK store in Jackson. We are running the contest until the end of July.
The details are that it has to be a new photo (within the last six months) of YOU on your ATV or UTV. You can post the picture to our Facebook page or you can send it to our email address YPK will have the right to use the photo on its website and will make a decision on the winner. All decisions are final.
We are looking forward to seeing how muddy you can get!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Safety for ATVs and other recreational vehicles

So it has occurred to me that while we sell lots of different types of motorsport type vehicles, such as four-wheelers, Utility vehicles like the Polaris RZR and Yamaha Rhino, and of course motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja; We don't talk a whole lot about the safety issues involved with this type of recreation. There are many things to consider about safety when using a vehicle of any of these types.
You must consider clothing choices and head/eye protection for your personal safety. Wearing over-the-ankle boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirts, as well as gloves and goggles, you will protect you from cuts and scrapes and other injuries from low limbs and rocks and other debris.

You must also consider that like other activities involving high speeds and heavy machinery, there are certain risks assumed by the rider of such vehicles. To be as safe as possible, follow common sense safety tips.
1. Get trained 2. WEAR a Helmet 3. No children on ADULT ATVs
4. Don't ride with a passenger 5. Don't ride on pavement
6. Don't ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you need safety equipment or information about motorsport safety, please contact us at our website or call us at 606-666-5333.
We would be happy to assist you with any motorsport needs you may have.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Ground Pounding Time!

YPK Motorsports wants to invite you to come to the Knott County Trail Rider's "Spring Ground Pounding" this weekend in Knott County, Kentucky.

This is a three day event running from Friday April 16th through Sunday the 18th at the Knott County ATV Training Center.

There will be rides to choose from (such as short, long, and night trail rides), events to enter such as the Mud Bog and Sled Pull, as well as classes for sizes 300 up to 700 and up, and of course Side by Sides.

There will also be space for your camping needs, food booths, music, prizes, and more.

Be sure to drop by the YPK Booth and say hello to J.L. while you are there.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New website for YPK Motorsports of Jackson

OK, as we have been promising, the new YPK Motorsports website has been launched and is up and running. Check it out: .

On the new YPK site, you will find pictures of our new and pre-owned inventory, as well as shopping online for parts and accessories! We NOW ship to you! Looking for a part or something hard to find for your Yamaha, Polaris, or Kawasaki? Send us an email and we will help you search! Click here for our direct link to genuine OEM parts at our store.

We also NOW have a direct service request link on the website. If you need service for your ATV, UTV, or motorcycle, all you have to do is click and tell us when you can come in for an appointment!

With the riding season really starting off right with the great weather this Spring has given us, it is time to check your vehicle from top to bottom! Air up those tires and change the oil. Replace any broken or worn out parts or accessories that need repaired. Need fresh spark plugs and new tires??? A little preventative care goes a long way in protecting the life of your ride!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Time for Something New

It is finally Spring! The weather is beautiful and everything is new. We are especially excited at YPK about Spring. It is the time to get geared up for riding. Usually this means fresh equipment or gear to look great out on the trails. At YPK, we decided it was time for a fresh look for our website. We are excited to be launching our NEW and IMPROVED website this week. You have to check it out! .
This will be a great place to see fresh pictures of new and pre-owned inventory at YPK. We will have current deals and great pictures of the store and many of our accessories on the website. At YPK, awesome 2010 vehicles of every kind are arriving weekly and our pre-owned inventory is always changing.
To assist in keeping our customers up to date on events and anything associated with riding, YPK has also joined the wild worlds of Facebook and Twitter. We may offer sporadic limited time deals to our Facebook fans, but you won't know it unless you are a become a fan of YPK Motorsports today. If you tweet instead, follow us on twitter at. YPKMoto.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring News 2010

Welcome to the new YPK Motorsports Blog page!!

Yamaha-Polaris-Kawasaki Motorsports of Jackson, KY

Coming Soon: We will have news updates, the latest store information and deals, and what trails are ready for Spring riding. Stay posted for all the latest information!

Be sure to check out the current website:

A new website is under construction and will be revealed soon!!!!

Stay tuned for all the new exciting changes we have coming for Spring 2010!!