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Title: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 13, 2021, 01:30:09 PM
Went for a 14hr round trip on Thursday to pick up a new ďprojectĒ. It was an ďOKĒ deal, so I decided to jump on it and have tinker on over the weekend.

The truck was not happy with me and averaged an abysmal 11.3mpg over the 600+ mile trip, lol.

Itís a 2016 Can Am Outlander XMR 1000. It needs a fair amount of work, but nothing crazy.

So far I know itís gonna need the following
New winch cable
Right rear axle
Right front brake caliper
Right front shock
Headlight wiring/connections
Normal key (he only found the ďlow powerĒ key)
New fluids
Front diff seals
Wheel bearings
Brake pads
Floor boards due to tires being too big and hitting/breaking them

Itís possibly going to need a rear diff, but may just need seals. May also need some bushings or prop shaft joints, but donít really know until itís apart.

Cosmetically, itís going to need a good clean up and I plan on modifying the bumpers before getting them powder coated. Some plastic will need a little love and zip ties too, lol.

Some parts are on order to kick off the work hopefully next weekend.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on November 13, 2021, 02:18:12 PM
nice project! And yes, those tires do look a bit too large. Holy crap, how do you turn it with them on it?
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 13, 2021, 05:46:26 PM
They do rub a little at full lock, so gotta be careful, lol. Iím going to resolve it by getting some thinner steel floor boards that they will clear.

Ordered up a bunch of seals, fluids and bearings to get it back up to snuff.

I go tomorrow to grab some random parts from a guy thatís parting one out. It would be great to have it together for a ride over Xmas and then sort out some of the less important stuff after.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 13, 2021, 10:37:36 PM
Thatís a lot of machine right there.  Big power.  Definitely needs some love but Iím sure youíll get it sorted.  Cool machine for sure!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 14, 2021, 10:36:19 AM
I only had a few hours last night, but almost got to the diff and rear prop shaft removal.

Diff is roasted, so Iíll have to pull the trigger on a replacement. He completely wore through the rear brake pads and wrecked the caliper. I hope get some pieces off one being parted out to save some .

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 14, 2021, 09:48:42 PM
I was able to pick up some used brake parts, but that was about it from someone parting one out. They were pretty well picked over already.

Ordered up a new rear diff from Mud ĎN wheels. That one wasnít cheap, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 15, 2021, 08:52:34 PM
All the parts needed are on order or in transit. Some may take a few weeks to get here, but I should be able to make me Xmas deadline.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 15, 2021, 09:26:04 PM
You donít mess around!  I hope everything comes in time. 

Iím just catching up a bit on this now and really looking at pictures.  Those tires are majorly stuffed in there.  Haha. What is going on with that CV boot on that axle?  Looks like the cv joint broke and twisted the boot up. 

Do they still only have one brake lever?  Thatís always been a killer for me.  Itís one of the reasons I like Japanese bikes.  Ever since I had to walk one up a mountain after someone rolled it off the side and I couldnít work the throttle and brake at the same time from standing beside it. 

I wish I had the power those things out down though.  Itís gonna be fun!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 15, 2021, 09:59:25 PM
He snapped the CV and broke the rear diff on the same ride, lol. I'm sure the 32" tires didn't help  :uugly: From what I can tell, the pinion bearing started to fail and then it took out the gearset. The Axle looks like a cheap Lake Country one, they don't take much to snap. The rear on the other side looks like a Rhino Axle and both fronts look like Rhino axles too.

Only one brake lever like Polaris, really not a huge fan of that and like you, I prefer to be able to control the front or rear brake independently, but it is, what it is.

I ordered a new OEM replacement shock for the front and that was pricey, but less than doing a set of aftermarket ones. I just want to get it cleaned up a little bit and get all the mechanical crap done, then get it our for a little ride. Then, the rest of the cosmetic stuff can be done as time and budget allows.

I hope you and the Wife are enjoying the trip!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 17, 2021, 08:16:27 AM
Having a great time!  Thanks!

My SxS has one rhino 2.0 axle on it.  Theyíre pricey.  Replace as you go.  I didnít snap mine.  I just heard the tell tale clicking they it was on its way out.  Better to get ahead of the break than be left stuck in the woods.  It was a rear too. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 17, 2021, 09:48:05 PM
The Rhino was my choice as well, but it might take a while to come in. Fingers crossed.

First major part arrived! Mud ĎN Wheels ďTorque SeriesĒ rear diff. Upgraded components over stock. From what Iíve been told, Iíll never have to worry about it again.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 22, 2021, 12:27:35 AM
Surprise found in the front, lol.

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Title: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 22, 2021, 03:10:18 PM
Wild Boar floor boards showed up, along with the new u-joints for the rear prop shaft. The floor boards were scuffed up in transit, so Iím gonna try and get a credit to take them to be powered.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 22, 2021, 08:24:15 PM
Is that a soccer ball? 

And those are serious foot boards! 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 22, 2021, 08:31:23 PM
Yes, apparently itís a ďmodĒ to help the front float in deep water, lol.

I found something that worked on the textured plastic to get the mud/clay outÖa magic eraser. Didnít take that much effort either.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 22, 2021, 08:34:29 PM
Wonder how well the soccer ball works.  You would think the insane amount of air in those tires would be enough.  Haha. 

Magic erasers are awesome. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 27, 2021, 07:52:43 PM
Knocked off a few little things, so getting a little bit closer to being done.

Finished up the rear prop shaft. New U-Joints and a new wear ring. Got it and the rear diff back in.

Also managed to get the new wheel bearings in the rear swing arms. What a pain, they were super tight. The PO ran right through the brake pads, lol. Glad I got everything for the brakes to get them back up to snuff.

Next up was to start to tear into the front. I got the winch out and it was in rougher shape than I hoped. With the bike being over a 1000lbs, I know a winch is pretty essential should I get stuck somewhere. In the end there was a sale on Warn replacement ďcoresĒ, so now one is on order.

I also pulled out the front axles, which will now become spares and new ones will go back in. The front diff fluid looked pretty good and free of water. The seals were wearing a bit, so I have a new seal kit coming. The factory ďVisco-LockĒ front LSD is less than ideal and has to go. Torq locker will go in and Iíll have much more confidence in the mud with it.

Until more parts come in, the focus will be some cleaning and organizing. If everything comes on time, a Xmas ride should go as planned.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 27, 2021, 08:03:38 PM
Itís going to be a brand new machine when youíre done.

Visco lock sucks.  I have it.  It hasnít let me down but I also havenít tried any extreme crawling and I generally stay out of the mud with it.  I donít know why but I donít trust SxSs in the mud like I do ATVs. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 28, 2021, 10:23:08 AM
I would probably be the same way. Iím already worried about this thing being over 1000lbs and getting it stuck. I hope the locker helps for sure.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 28, 2021, 01:17:04 PM
I would probably be the same way. Iím already worried about this thing being over 1000lbs and getting it stuck. I hope the locker helps for sure.


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I really donít think that thing will give you any issues in the mud.  Iíve been stuck in the mud plenty of times with my Grizzly but I donít ride alone.  The two things I would change if I rode alone is I would get a winch and I would avoid mud and water holes.  Haha


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 28, 2021, 09:08:07 PM
I fully anticipate some solo rides, so Iíll make sure I am prepared, but wonít go crazy In the mud.

I was able to get the bearings swapped in the front hubs. Waiting on stuff to get here, so some plastic and parts will get cleaned in the meantime.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on November 28, 2021, 09:09:56 PM
I fully anticipate some solo rides, so Iíll make sure I am prepared, but wonít go crazy In the mud.

I was able to get the bearings swapped in the front hubs. Waiting on stuff to get here, so some plastic and parts will get cleaned in the meantime.


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I recently did the wheel bearings in my grizzly.  They were so tight to get in that I bent the threaded rod on my vice. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on November 29, 2021, 11:25:42 PM
Bumper get dropped off for powder coating. Sticking with the original color for a ďfactoryĒ look.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 11, 2021, 08:30:48 PM
Still waiting on the bumpers and seal kit for the front diff. Once I have those pieces, I can really start getting it back together. Some other stuff came in at least.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 11, 2021, 08:32:21 PM
The rear drivetrain is all back in, shocks all set to a baseline for compression and rebound and fully greased.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 11, 2021, 10:05:07 PM
Getting close!  Looking forward to hearing about the first time you get it out. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 13, 2021, 12:30:33 AM
I decided to book tomorrow off to hopefully get  a bunch of stuff done on this thing. I still have a couple meetings I canít miss, but should have a good solid 3-4 hours.

There is mud INSIDE the headlights. I was going to splurge on the Nuetrino lights, but decided to hold off in case this thing has any more surprises.

I rubbed around the inside a little to make the dirt stand out better for a pic. Iíve never seen this before, he must have knocked out the bulbs or something.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 14, 2021, 01:56:00 AM
Got some stuff done today, so close, just need a few plastic parts to show up and I can wrap it up.

New winch installed with new synthetic line. Iím a little Leary to be honest about not going with steel cable, but weíll see how it does.

The big project for the day were the headlights. What a pain in the butt. A couple of tabs for the housings were broken, so JB Weld to the rescue,

I was able to use a baby bottle brush to get the insides of the lights cleaned up pretty well and then used the heat gun to get all the moisture out. Assembly was straight forward and the new LED bulbs seem to work pretty well. I was having a little panic as the high beams wouldnít work no matter what I did. A quick google session and itís pretty common for the switches to fail. I was able to get it apart and free up the contact that was stuck. So now all the headlights are installed and are functional. Better than the ONE that was working when I got the bike.

Most of the front is also back together now, just the front right brake caliper and pads remain. It took a bit of messing around to get the upper ball joints tight as they kept spinning. Eventually with a little persuasion I was able to get it seated and then could tight the nut. New tie rods and axles went in perfectly.

Next up while waiting for some plastic bits to arrive will be the floor boards and front right caliper. Hopefully I can tackle them tomorrow night.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 14, 2021, 01:56:54 AM
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 14, 2021, 05:52:57 AM
Getting close!

Is that a picture of the headlight switch.  I have the same problem on my Maverick.  The high beam switch is bad so it takes some fussing to get them to turn on.  I donít use them really so itís not big deal. 

I think itís probably fairly common for dirt to get in those light housing.  I donít think it would take much especially with the extreme temperature swing of hitting water holes to cause those seals to let something in. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 14, 2021, 11:32:54 AM
Yeah, that's the headlight switch. It's actually not too bad to pull apart, but the parts are tiny. Apparently it's common on all Can Am's to get hot and the contact sticks.

He was missing one of the bulbs, so that one was very dirty, lol.

I can't wait to get out on this thing!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 15, 2021, 02:07:20 AM
Fresh powder coating turned out really well.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 15, 2021, 09:17:23 PM
Looks good! 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 17, 2021, 01:57:27 AM
Itís all done! Now time for bed, lol.

Just have to order up the passenger seat.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on December 17, 2021, 11:46:21 AM
Looks pretty awesome to me!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 17, 2021, 11:48:19 AM
It needs a good cleaning, but didnít have a great way to do it in this cold weather, so that will have to wait.

Some small fasteners need to be swapped out so everything matches and I need to get the new panel decals on, but good enough to go for a test drive.


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Title: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 17, 2021, 03:37:20 PM
I actually didnít even notice it was digital camo before.  Iíd probably leave the decals off.  I like it.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 17, 2021, 03:41:10 PM
I'm not sure what it is, but something about no decal's scream "Stolen" to me. I am going to just start with the "X" decals and then go from there. I didn't bother ordering the "CAN-AM" or "OUTLANDER" decals for the fender flares.

Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 17, 2021, 03:43:28 PM
Sneak peak of the next project. Doesnít have any spark so doesnít run yet.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Rollingrock on December 17, 2021, 09:05:29 PM
Sneak peak of the next project. Doesnít have any spark so doesnít run yet.

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Man, that looks fun, do you sleep?   
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 12:58:45 AM
Itís just a little 50cc two stroke, so should be perfect for the kids to learn on and zip around the farm at my uncles.

Man, I gotta tell ya itís been a crazy few weeks. Iíve been trying to get the quad done along with a bunch of small stuff around the house. Family starts showing up tomorrow night and we are very excited about it. But, Iím not 25 anymore and can feel it, lol.

I have another ďsurpriseĒ for the family that I pick up tomorrow. Iíll post a pic when I get it.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 01:01:45 AM
I talked to my buddy about the little bike, he is 99% certain that itís the stator. They are known to fail apparently. He shot me a link for a known good aftermarket one and it was only $35! So if it works out, Iíll be all in on it for $435, so less than I paid for the floor boards on the Can Am.

We also took the family to the Can Am dealer and picked up good helmets for everyone (except me, I already have a decent oneÖor three).


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 01:26:35 AM
I think this covers most of what was done to the Canned Ham.

Mud ĎN Wheels ďtorqueĒ rear diff
Rebuilt front diff with torq Q locker
New u-joints and wear ring in the rear prop shaft
All new wheel bearings
New warn 3500 winch with synthetic line and hawse fairlead
All Balls tie rods
New rear caliper and pads
New rotors all around and pads on the front
Re-powder coated bumpers
New Rhino axles all around
Wild Boar Running boards
New fender flares (waiting on FR to come yet)
Be front lower bumper plastic
New front right shock and spring (had a POS air shock in it as a ďreplacementĒ)
LED headlights
All new fluids


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on December 18, 2021, 08:06:08 AM
Sneak peak of the next project. Doesnít have any spark so doesnít run yet.

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Do the kids know about this one yet?
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 02:04:09 PM
Not yet, hoping to keep it a surprise for Xmas.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on December 18, 2021, 02:45:15 PM
Not yet, hoping to keep it a surprise for Xmas.


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Cool! I want to see how you wrap it though.  :funny:
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 03:25:35 PM
It will wrapped in an enclosed trailer,


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 05:39:51 PM
Just picked it up. 8x18ft basic cargo trailer. It was cheaper to by new than used!

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 18, 2021, 05:42:50 PM
Just picked it up. 8x18ft basic cargo trailer. It was cheaper to by new than used!

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Is that where youíre keeping the pile of money youíve apparently tripped and fell in to lately?  Or is this just what happens when you stop spending g so much on your vehicles?  Haha


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on December 18, 2021, 05:43:45 PM
It will wrapped in an enclosed trailer,


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Just a reminder. I've been a very good boy this year. Hint, hint.   :Me:
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 18, 2021, 10:40:28 PM
Just picked it up. 8x18ft basic cargo trailer. It was cheaper to by new than used!

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Is that where youíre keeping the pile of money youíve apparently tripped and fell in to lately?  Or is this just what happens when you stop spending g so much on your vehicles?  Haha


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The trailer purchase has been a long time in the making, like 3 years or so. I put down half and financed the rest so I didnít take to big of a hit to the wallet over the holiday season.

It also helps when your wife is a clinical phycologist.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 19, 2021, 09:21:54 AM
Just picked it up. 8x18ft basic cargo trailer. It was cheaper to by new than used!

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Is that where youíre keeping the pile of money youíve apparently tripped and fell in to lately?  Or is this just what happens when you stop spending g so much on your vehicles?  Haha


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The trailer purchase has been a long time in the making, like 3 years or so. I put down half and financed the rest so I didnít take to big of a hit to the wallet over the holiday season.

It also helps when your wife is a clinical phycologist.


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Is she going to be the one to buy the new wheels and tires for it? 

All kidding aside, though, thatís awesome! 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 19, 2021, 08:22:55 PM
Just picked it up. 8x18ft basic cargo trailer. It was cheaper to by new than used!

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Is that where youíre keeping the pile of money youíve apparently tripped and fell in to lately?  Or is this just what happens when you stop spending g so much on your vehicles?  Haha


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The trailer purchase has been a long time in the making, like 3 years or so. I put down half and financed the rest so I didnít take to big of a hit to the wallet over the holiday season.

It also helps when your wife is a clinical phycologist.


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Is she going to be the one to buy the new wheels and tires for it? 

All kidding aside, though, thatís awesome! 


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Letís hope it doesnít need them for a while!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on December 19, 2021, 08:23:38 PM
Just picked it up. 8x18ft basic cargo trailer. It was cheaper to by new than used!

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Is that where youíre keeping the pile of money youíve apparently tripped and fell in to lately?  Or is this just what happens when you stop spending g so much on your vehicles?  Haha


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The trailer purchase has been a long time in the making, like 3 years or so. I put down half and financed the rest so I didnít take to big of a hit to the wallet over the holiday season.

It also helps when your wife is a clinical phycologist.


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Is she going to be the one to buy the new wheels and tires for it? 

All kidding aside, though, thatís awesome! 


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Letís hope it doesnít need them for a while!


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Oh so now we replace wheels and tires based on need?


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on December 19, 2021, 10:26:43 PM
Lol, the ones on the truck have been there for like 4 years, thatís not so bad. Maybe a few ďsummerĒ sets in between


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 02, 2022, 02:18:43 PM
So you are either devastated by a failure during the first ride or we are waiting for proper video to be edited.  Why havenít we heard anything about the outlander since itís been completed?  No first ride report? 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 02, 2022, 04:35:54 PM
Itís been super cold here, we got one warm day today, so headed out for a little ride. It did really well and Ollie had a blast driving it. The valve covers are leaking, so Iíll address that and a couple other small things. Itís a beast of a bike though, pretty impressed with the power.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 02, 2022, 04:45:01 PM
I say this all the time but Iím so jealous of where you live. Itís weird seeing snow.  Itís been 50 degrees here which means just rain. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 02, 2022, 05:04:41 PM
Itís supposed to drop to -27 tonight, so Iím glad we got out for a little ride today. Hopefully the cold doesnít stay too long.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on January 03, 2022, 07:22:22 AM
The little guy looks so little on that thing. Either he's really little or that thing's a monster! Gotta stat them young though!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 03, 2022, 11:48:44 AM
The little guy looks so little on that thing. Either he's really little or that thing's a monster! Gotta stat them young though!
Lol, Heís a good size for his age. Turns 6 at the end of the month and is 69lbs and 49Ē tall.

The handle bars on the bike or chest height for me standing beside it and Iím 6í2Ē, so itís a pretty big quad. Weighs over a 1000lbs. Far cry from the 250lb trike of my youth.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 04, 2022, 03:27:25 PM
Outlanders are huge!  That tire setup makes it even bigger.  It does make him look small though.  Haha.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 09, 2022, 11:15:08 AM
Next up is dealing with the issues caused by this thing running hot.

The PO got this thing pretty hot due to a slip on exhaust and the stock lean tune. To remedy, aluminum valve covers, water necks and a DynoJet Tuner are on order. A custom tune from a local shop is only $60, so I work with them on a tune.

Once thatís done, I will bite the bullet on the passenger seat ($800) and put better fasteners in to hold the floor boards down. Iím debating doing a couple modifications to the floorboards and getting them re-powder coated.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 10, 2022, 03:53:23 PM
The tune should wake the bike up and fix that lean issue.

Man, seats are expensive.  I actually refuse to ride 2up.  I guess Iíd youíre using it to get from point A to point B itís not so bad but I like to get air, slide corners and do technical riding and none of that is possible, safely atleast, with a passenger.  Mud is another story but I think Iíve left that behind me for the most part.  I like slick muddy areas but not so much mud holes.  Mud holes I save for the trip back. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 10, 2022, 04:17:11 PM
Ha, I totally agree and why I was hoping for a side-by-side, but it wasn't in the cards. I'll mostly be just cruising around exploring trails when there is a passenger on the back anyway. The suspension travel up front on this thing is pretty lacking, so no jumping for me.

I was just completely floored when I saw the price on the seat, it shouldn't even be half that cost. I know I've already spent that amount of money on other crap, but it's just me being hopeful that I can find somethin used.

Also ordered up the Boyesen high flow water pump to add at the same time I do the other bits. The tuner, Valve Covers and Water necks have shown up already, just need some o-rings and gaskets to show up.


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Post by: Blown F-150 on January 11, 2022, 11:28:06 PM
A few things are here, just waiting on a couple o-rings and gaskets from BRP. I may hold out for the Boyesen water pump, but weíll see how patient I am.

The base custom tune is also in my inbox ready to load up.

After some debate I decided to get a clutch kit and a new belt. With the bigger tires, it just doesnít rev out like it should and Iím sure the little bit of elevation is neutering it as well. The combo of the tuner and clutch kit should really wake it up.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on January 12, 2022, 01:53:14 PM
Have you considered switching back to more reasonably sized tires? Those things have got to kill acceleration, clutches and a few other things. And I don't think you're running in the swamp where there're really needed.
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 12, 2022, 02:11:37 PM
Have you considered switching back to more reasonably sized tires? Those things have got to kill acceleration, clutches and a few other things. And I don't think you're running in the swamp where there're really needed.
Listen here, Tom!  This isnít the thread for rational talk.  Downsizing and Unmodifying things will not be tolerated.  Iím going to counter your post and suggest portals. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 12, 2022, 04:23:54 PM
Have you considered switching back to more reasonably sized tires? Those things have got to kill acceleration, clutches and a few other things. And I don't think you're running in the swamp where there're really needed.
Actually yes, it was heavily considered, I donít need 32ís. The main reason I stuck with them was cost. The floor boards were damaged and needed to be replaced anyway, so I could get aftermarket cheaper that cleared the 32ís than OEM and used OEM were non-existent. That paired with it having 15Ē wheel instead of the usual 14Ē, smaller tires were not cheap and finding a buyer for these kinda tough.

They will probably stay until they are wore out Or I get a different bike, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on January 13, 2022, 07:34:57 AM
Have you considered switching back to more reasonably sized tires? Those things have got to kill acceleration, clutches and a few other things. And I don't think you're running in the swamp where there're really needed.
Listen here, Tom!  This isnít the thread for rational talk.  Downsizing and Unmodifying things will not be tolerated.  Iím going to counter your post and suggest portals. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 19, 2022, 10:27:05 PM
All the bits and pieces have arrived other than the water pump.
I went ahead and bought the stupid expensive OEM passenger seat too, the cost on that drives me nuts for some reason. It's currently in pieces, but should have it together for a test drive this weekend.
Plan is to do:
Full rebuild on Primary and Secondary clutches
Clutch Kit (weights/springs for the bigger tires)
New OEM Upgraded Belt
Aluminum Valve Covers
Aluminum Water necks
DynoJet Programmer with Custom Tune
New Plugs
Timing Chain tensioner O-rings (small engine folks will know what I'm talking about)

That really just leaves the Water Pump when it shows up and the back-ordered fender flare. I'm still thinking I will do some "mods" to the floor boards to better suit my OCD and get them powder coated properly. Maybe in a couple months.

Future plans will be some hand/thumb warmers for driver and passenger and some nice Bumper end caps that are metal and not craptastic plastic like OEM. Possibly a nice box for the back and a jerry can, we'll see what comes up on Market Place.
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 21, 2022, 11:46:35 AM
Well, other than an hours worth of cleaning yielded a still dirty motor, Iím happy with the progress made last night.

Valve cover swapped
Water necks swapped
Plugs swapped
O-rings replaced
Exhaust and shields back on
Tuner wired in


Tonight I hope to wrap up the clutches and get the coolant back in it and button up all the panels. Itís supposed to be nice this weekend, so it would be great to go out for a ride.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 21, 2022, 11:55:52 AM
Most of that will never come clean.  Itís always going to look dirty.  Especially the bits that get hot. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 21, 2022, 08:42:03 PM
I believe that. I tried straight Spray 9 APC, engine degreaser and then Spray and Rinse. I might try the steamer next time the plastics are off.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 22, 2022, 03:20:07 AM
Itís all done! Man those clutches kicked my butt!!! They are not friendly to work on at all, piss poor design IMO. Maybe aftermarket clutches next year will be in the cards as Iím not rebuilding these again.

Clutches rebuilt and installed with clutch kit, tune loads up and fired the bike up, all looks good so far. All the plastics are back on and new fasteners for the floor boards. Pretty happy I could get it done tonight. Hopefully a ride tomorrow or Sunday.

I see that the front shock (original one) is leaking. Hopefully I can find a seal kit easy and then Iíll rebuild. I should have all the tools needed to get it done.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 22, 2022, 07:22:14 AM
I found the clutch kit on the grizzly to be pretty easy.  I didnít mess with the primary though.  I only pulled the secondary off and apart.  I did new spring, weights, I slugged the wet clutch and ultimately ended up shimming it as well to get the belt to ride a little deeper for more torque because I didnít want to send the sheave out to be milled. The side by side gave me a bit of a hard time and that was a direct secondary swap with all new parts.  I donít remember the problem I had though.  Probably because it was cold and dark and I was out of town when I did it.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 22, 2022, 10:37:16 AM
In the end, I probably should have fond aftermarket market for the secondary at least for now.

I did the primary clutch kit so arms and spring and then also replaced all the rollers which was a pain.

The secondary got a new helix and spring. It was just a major pain to re-install. It took everything I had to compress the spring and get the bolt in to hold it on.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 22, 2022, 10:55:23 AM
I was confusing primary and secondary.  Iíve only messed with the primary on all of my machines.  Like I said with my SxS, I got an entire assembled replacement.  I went with Adam at Airdam.  I have no idea if heís still around.  Iíve been out of all of that for a while. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 22, 2022, 06:04:24 PM
The aftermarket like STM or QSC are really good clutches. It makes zero sense to me why Can Am built them this way, other than to feed the dealer with work maybe. 

It all loaded up in the trailer, we are going to attempt to go for a ride tomorrow.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 23, 2022, 08:00:34 PM
Well, you guys sure would have had a good laugh at my expense today!
Got a little too brave and ended up paying the price. We took the trailer and quad out to a local off road area today. The fun happened when I attempted to climb a very icy hill. I made it up the one before just fine and figured I would push my luck. Unfortunately I did not bring my chains like a smart person would!

Made it most of the way up and then stopped and then started to slide backwards. Totally jackknifed the trailer and then had to figure out what the heck I was going to do. After looking things over, I found a tree to hook the winch rope to and then used the winch to pull up and straighten out. Then pulled the bike out of the trailer. After quickly realizing the road was much of the same a head, I used the winch as an anchor while letting it out and backing down. As I couldnít really steer against the pull of the winch, I had to use the quads winch to pull the trailer straight a couple of times.

After doing three cycles of resetting the winch cable as I went down the hill, I got to somewhere I could turn around.

Iím VERY thankful for the ADD bumper, it took the hit like a champ and didnít flex, so the truck body was un harmed. The trailer took a sizeable dent, so Iíll have to fix that. All in all, it was a bone head move, but at least I had enough gear to get out of it by myself.

A couple nice guys controlled traffic while I took care of the mess.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 23, 2022, 08:02:03 PM
But we did get a little ride in afterwards, which was nice.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on January 23, 2022, 08:05:50 PM
Ouch, but that could have easily been a whole lot worse. At least the kids look like they had fun!
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Post by: Blown F-150 on January 23, 2022, 08:32:59 PM
It could have been worse for sure, just donít like being a dumbass.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 23, 2022, 09:06:31 PM
Man Iíve made so many boneheaded moves, I feel for ya.  Those moments of regret.  Looking at that actually gave me that same feeling Iíve had many times.  Just wishing I would have done something different. 

Iím glad you got out and had some fun though.  Youíll fix it and forget it soon enough. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 24, 2022, 01:05:34 PM
Ouch, but that could have easily been a whole lot worse. At least the kids look like they had fun!
We couldnít get Juliette off the bike. Heather had to drive her around while I aired tires back up and got things ready to leave.
They were oblivious to my stress and anxiety, so that was good, lol.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 24, 2022, 01:07:12 PM
Man Iíve made so many boneheaded moves, I feel for ya.  Those moments of regret.  Looking at that actually gave me that same feeling Iíve had many times.  Just wishing I would have done something different. 

Iím glad you got out and had some fun though.  Youíll fix it and forget it soon enough. 


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I felt like such a dumbass as soon as I realized we couldn't even stand on the road without sliding down the hill. All well, lesson learned. I'll take my lumps. 
Title: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on January 25, 2022, 02:03:35 PM
My nephew is frightened of anything loud.  My sister has ruined that kid.  Heís 7 and he is afraid of the go kart my dad built him.  Afraid of the four wheelers and the SxS.  Heíll ride in the SxS but only if you tell him to and he doesnít seem all that thrilled by it.  Doesnít care about the tractor.  Hell, me and my dad want to teach him gun safety and how to shoot but my sister wants no part of it and if he sees a gun he runs out of the room.  Give him an iPad and heís a happy camper.  So I love seeing stuff like this.  Itís exactly what kids should be doing.  Getting outside.  Getting dirty.  Interacting with others. 

On a side note, my SxS has been sitting for a while.  Last time I moved it I had a check engine light come on.  Finally got around to looking at it.  Itís a code for a knock sensor.  Going to swap them and see what happens.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 25, 2022, 02:20:16 PM
Knock sensors are pretty common from what I was told. Make sure everything is clean on the mating surfaces and sometimes they use a special silicone where the sensor mates to the head.

Maybe something for next year, but we went and had a look at the new Yamaha Wolverine RMAX 4. It checks every box we need and isn't as long as a school bus. I think having the quad and a SxS will be ideal for what we want to do.

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Post by: Kitzy on January 25, 2022, 03:11:58 PM
Knock sensors are pretty common from what I was told. Make sure everything is clean on the mating surfaces and sometimes they use a special silicone where the sensor mates to the head.

Maybe something for next year, but we went and had a look at the new Yamaha Wolverine RMAX 4. It checks every box we need and isn't as long as a school bus. I think having the quad and a SxS will be ideal for what we want to do.

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The RMax are nice.  Those rear seats are awkward but seeing as you wonít be reckless with the kids it shouldnít matter.  Youíre right though.  All the others are limousines.  Iíve seen a few RMax on the trails.  Never in action though. Mainly just passed them going in other directions.  Iíve never heard anything bad about them.  Definitely not a crazy turbo model like the others have out but you canít match Yamahas reliability. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on January 26, 2022, 07:58:41 PM
For its purpose, not really worried about needing a bunch of power. Just want something that fits in the trailer with the quad, had 4 seats and reliable.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 05, 2022, 12:19:56 AM
Over the week a few bits came in, so I hope to get to work on it over the weekend.

Boyesen water pump
Left rear axle (the one I didnít replace is clicking)
Front right fender flair that was on back order
Hand/thumb warmer kit
Seal kit for the front shock that I didnít buy new.
Winch bump to keep the hook from messing up the fairlead.

I have seal kits for the rear shocks, but Iíll wait a bit before rebuilding them. They seem fine right now.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on February 06, 2022, 06:55:19 PM
Hand and thumb warmer kitÖ thatís cute. 





Kidding.  Iíve had freezing cold hands on rides before and it sucks.  Iíve also rode a snowmobile and it was nice having them.  Being cold can ruin a ride. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 08, 2022, 12:04:46 AM
Hahaha, Iím getting old and want to be comfortable when I ride. No more cold thumb for me!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 10, 2022, 01:39:05 PM
I was able to get the rubber isolator on the winch line (all of 2 minutes, lol) and the front shock rebuilt. I found the cause of the seal failure, so should be good to go now.

Iíll rebuild the rears eventually, but for now, they are just going to get a nitrogen re-charge.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 11, 2022, 12:44:00 PM
Hand warmers are on! Nice and toasty now.

I was going to get the water pump done too, but found a coolant hose that was almost wore through. Iíll get a new one so I only have to dump the coolant once.

They sure didnít make it easy to get the OEM grips off!
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on February 11, 2022, 02:15:31 PM
Grips suck to get off!  I replaced the ones on our Grizzlies for more comfortable ones and I think I ultimately ended up cutting the second pair off once I knew the first pair worked out good.
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Post by: Blown F-150 on February 13, 2022, 12:08:33 AM
There was no other way to get these ones off, they use some sort of industrial strength glue, lol.

Last axle and last fender flare swapped out tonight. I also re-charged the rear shocks, they had a decent charge still in them, so I donít feel too bad about waiting to rebuild.

I may try to take the kiddos for a little ride tomorrow or may work on the trailer. Weíll see what happens.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on February 13, 2022, 11:47:28 AM
Did you ever see those clear belt covers?  I like the idea of being able to see the belt and sheaves.  And they look cool.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 13, 2022, 05:02:29 PM
Yeah, they look kinda cool, but it would just be another thing to keep clean, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on February 14, 2022, 10:32:42 AM
Yeah, they look kinda cool, but it would just be another thing to keep clean, lol.


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Do you typically clean everything except the belt cover?  Haha


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 14, 2022, 10:45:10 AM
No, but I donít plan on keeping this bike very clean and I have no intention of having to pull a belt cover off to keep the inside clean, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on February 20, 2022, 05:29:31 PM
My neighbor who broke his face when his now-ex-girlfriend smashed his side by side in to the tree just bought an RMax.  Itís a 2 seat but hopefully I get a chance to see what it can do sometime soon.  I asked him when heís taking it out and he said not until itís got full coverage and he already put harnesses in it.  Want to guess what his last one didnít have?  Haha


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 20, 2022, 07:28:08 PM
Well, that would suck!  I would like to have good harnesses in a side by side if I ever got one.

Interested to see what you think, if you get to check it out.

My Dad never uses his Grizzly, so I may bring it back with me next time I visit home. My Dad would never sell it, I donít think but it would be good to borrow for a little while.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on February 20, 2022, 07:37:27 PM
Well, that would suck!  I would like to have good harnesses in a side by side if I ever got one.

Interested to see what you think, if you get to check it out.

My Dad never uses his Grizzly, so I may bring it back with me next time I visit home. My Dad would never sell it, I donít think but it would be good to borrow for a little while.


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Yeah.  Itís been almost 5 months since the accident and he still canít chew a lot of food.  He broke clean through his jaw almost dead center.  The left and right side werenít even lined up.  He was a mess when I got to him.  Her head was caved in and she was unconscious.  She recovered but it seems like sheís got a long road of physical therapy ahead of her.  Not sure what her status is now because he broke up with her not long after for unrelated reasons. 

So yeah, wear seat belts when riding, even if itís on your own property.  And if you have crappy regular seat belts, swap in some harnesses.  That should always be mod number one! 

I love my grizzly though.  Cassie loves hers and said she will never sell it.  As much as I love mine, I could probs lay sell it if I got the itch for something different.  Itís just so damn fun and reliable though. 


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Title: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on February 27, 2022, 08:52:46 PM
Got the kids out today for a little ride. We set up the trailer as ďhome baseĒ and then we were able to go out a few times, taking breaks between for them to just play in the snow and such.

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Title: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 01, 2022, 08:29:37 AM
Any day out on the quad is a good day!  Well as long as you and the quad come back in one piece. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 01, 2022, 02:54:54 PM
Both kids love it, but Juliette was having a absolute blast on Sunday. She was singing and yelling at the crows, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on March 02, 2022, 07:02:12 AM
Both kids love it, but Juliette was having a absolute blast on Sunday. She was singing and yelling at the crows, lol.


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That's cool! You're creating memories that will last a lifetime for all of you!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 06, 2022, 09:28:56 AM
Heading out to get something pretty cool for the quad!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 06, 2022, 09:52:24 AM
Heading out to get something pretty cool for the quad!


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This is like the equivalent of your wife or girlfriend texting you early in the day and telling you that you need to talk later.  Sort of.  Thatís usually almost always bad where this can only be good. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 06, 2022, 01:58:52 PM
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 06, 2022, 05:28:48 PM
Absolutely yes!  I couldnít ever use those around here but I have always wanted something on tracks! 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 06, 2022, 06:44:05 PM
They were ďcheapĒ, so it was a bit of a impulse buy. Hope to get some use out of them before the snow is gone. They are all season tracks, but canít think of much use for them otherwise.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 06, 2022, 07:02:12 PM
They were ďcheapĒ, so it was a bit of a impulse buy. Hope to get some use out of them before the snow is gone. They are all season tracks, but canít think of much use for them otherwise.


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I believe theyíre well suited for swampy areas because they donít sink in, dig and spin. 

Iíd like to see a list of things that were impulse buys vs planned purchases. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 06, 2022, 10:53:07 PM
They were ďcheapĒ, so it was a bit of a impulse buy. Hope to get some use out of them before the snow is gone. They are all season tracks, but canít think of much use for them otherwise.


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I believe theyíre well suited for swampy areas because they donít sink in, dig and spin. 

Iíd like to see a list of things that were impulse buys vs planned purchases. 


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Thatís confidential information!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 07, 2022, 11:37:39 AM
They were ďcheapĒ, so it was a bit of a impulse buy. Hope to get some use out of them before the snow is gone. They are all season tracks, but canít think of much use for them otherwise.


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I believe theyíre well suited for swampy areas because they donít sink in, dig and spin. 

Iíd like to see a list of things that were impulse buys vs planned purchases. 


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Thatís confidential information!


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ďBut it was a really good deal!Ē  There is one in every relationship. 

I live vicariously through your posts.  There will be no frivolous spending on my end for a while.  And I really wanted a build a 300 Blkout pistol, too. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 07, 2022, 12:04:02 PM
Ha, I flip a lot of small stuff and it helps fuel my habit for sure. We have had a few things go our way $$$ wise recently and our hard work at work is somewhat paying off. Gotta have some fun while we can!

I think I would be looking at about $5k for these to buy them new and picked these up for $1800. So I should be able to sell and break even or make a few bucks if we don't use them. Just have to make a relatively simple bracket for the rear anti-flip bars.
Title: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 07, 2022, 01:41:57 PM
Iím always joking with people and giving them bashed time but I love seeing good people do good.  So good for you!  Itís great when you can buy something and enjoy it but still unload it and make a bit off of it.  We are currently trying to sell our camper and should be able to get more than we paid for it.  A year later and theyíve gone up $30,000. I may even sell the SxS and get what I paid for it or even a little more 4 or 5 years later. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 07, 2022, 02:07:59 PM
If you can take advantage of the current market, I say go for it. I have a feeling that prices will come down this summer. Folks are done with this Covid BS and gas prices are going to take away from disposable income.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 07, 2022, 02:12:25 PM
If you can take advantage of the current market, I say go for it. I have a feeling that prices will come down this summer. Folks are done with this Covid BS and gas prices are going to take away from disposable income.


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New SxS have gotten out of hand the last couple years.  Iím sure lately some of it is inflation but I think as technology is getting better, itís being implemented more and itís showing in their cost.  My neighbor was telling his buddy bought a brand new Rzr launch edition and it was like $46,000.  $30,000-$35,000 is almost getting normal for some of these turbo machines out there.  Thatís the only thing holding me back from wanting to sell the SxS.  I donít know what the market will be and if Ill be able to get another one.  The camper I dont much care about. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 14, 2022, 10:25:44 PM
A couple little things done on the quad last night. SpeedoHealer installed to correct the odometer and Speedo for the tracks and 32ís

Boyesen water pump and replacement hose done as well. Now I just have to replace a ton of bearings in these idler wheels for the tracks and get them mounted.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 14, 2022, 10:26:44 PM
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 15, 2022, 11:05:36 AM
I plan on having fun next week no matter what!
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 16, 2022, 07:19:28 AM
I plan on having fun next week no matter what!
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Haha not a bad dilemma to have. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 18, 2022, 01:41:42 AM
Worked my butt of today to try and get the tracks rebuilt and mounted up. Only about 20 minutes left in the morning and itís done and ready to load into the trailer.

I had to replace 33 bearings in the idler wheels, the problem being that they try to make it so you have to replace the whole wheel. The wheels are $79 eachÖyou do the math. I said to heck with that and got creative. I took a 3Ē hole saw, drilled out the side of the idler wheels, pressed out the bearings, replaced and then used a large washer and screws to act as a retainer to hold it together again. Seems to be doing the trick, first ride out will confirm!
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Next up was the rear anti-flip mounts. I basically just mimicked what they did for OEM, but with thicker steel and crappier welds, lol.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 18, 2022, 05:46:50 PM
Loaded up and on the road
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 18, 2022, 06:51:03 PM
Whereís all the snow?  That thing looks like an awesome snowy mountain adventure machine. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 18, 2022, 07:05:41 PM
Pretty much no snow until I get another 400 miles east, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 19, 2022, 11:04:43 PM
Lots of snow here, like over 3ft still after a few warm days. Iíll try to get some vids and pics up.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 22, 2022, 03:29:06 PM
Alright, I feel like we have given you enough time.  Where are the pics and videos?  Haha


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 22, 2022, 06:38:25 PM
Unfortunately, not much has been going on. The sled I bought doesnít go past half throttle, so we parked it after a very short ride. Then it rained most of the day yesterday, so we spent it inside. I also put my back out, which really sucks, but we are having a nice visit with friends and family at least.

Took the quad out for a little exploring today.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 22, 2022, 06:49:33 PM
Sucks about the back and sled.  I have a lot of back problems.  Well I have a lot of problems but theyíre all just nagging injuries.  The back is super frustrating though.  Every time I drop something itís just ďuugghhĒ.  Haha


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 23, 2022, 09:51:47 AM
Itís pretty painful, but certainly more frustrating though. I had to go and do heat/ice cycles on it after just a short ride.

Weíll visit today and the load up to head back tomorrow.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on March 23, 2022, 02:32:41 PM
Nothing like planning a great get away, then traveling for hours to get there only to have something infuriating go wrong when you get there. Hope you feel better soon!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 23, 2022, 09:41:11 PM
Nothing like planning a great get away, then traveling for hours to get there only to have something infuriating go wrong when you get there. Hope you feel better soon!
A little more mobile today, but still pretty darn stiff. We are going to attempt to go for a little ride tomorrow before we pack up to start the trip back on Friday.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 24, 2022, 09:58:20 PM
For the ďsmallĒ tracks, I was impressed. Stopped on somewhat of a snow drift to take a pic. I made it a few steps and sunk to my waist.
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I was able to get it stuck though. Iím pretty happy it was so close to the road. I just grabbed the truck and then hooked up the quad winch. I did have to do some shoveling though. First attempt to winch out, just resulted in dragging the truck towards the quad, lol.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 25, 2022, 03:49:32 AM
Iím not surprised you got it stuck.  You had that thing buried! 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 26, 2022, 08:15:42 AM
I pulled a couple of the old Yamahas out of the container and we were able to get out for a short ride, maybe 60 miles all in. The snow was so warm and soft that we were sinking in spots, even on the groomed trail. It sure was nice to get out though.

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There were major forest fires in the area last summer, it was good to see that the camps survived, mostly thanks to the water bombers keeping them wet. This area of the trail usually had the trees from each side of the trail touching eachother.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on March 26, 2022, 09:35:15 PM
Made it back home today. 1,945 miles at an average of 8.4mpg.  At $5.50 a gallon, that was a pricey trip, lol.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on March 27, 2022, 06:19:21 AM
Looks like fun.  Itís beautiful out there. 

Yeah fuel is no joke.  Itís crazy.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on April 09, 2022, 08:25:06 AM
Tracks are coming off and going up for sale. I want to get the longer tracks for next winter, to be able to go a few more places. They were pretty darn fun and now I need more, lol.

If the weather holds out, Iíll take the kids for a little ride tomorrow and see how sloppy our trails have gotten over the past few weeks.


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on June 11, 2022, 08:51:46 PM
We found a couple deep holes, but my little girl didnít want to go out for very long. Still had some fun.
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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on June 16, 2022, 06:46:01 AM
Deep hole and no video?!


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on June 16, 2022, 07:38:14 PM
Nah, it wasnít planned and with two kiddos on the quad freaking out as the water was rising, the phone wasnít coming out, lol. 


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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Blown F-150 on June 25, 2022, 11:52:35 PM
Took the kids out last weekend for a few hours. They had a blast.

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Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Too Stroked on June 26, 2022, 06:33:04 AM
Now that looks like fun!
Title: Re: New toy/project
Post by: Kitzy on June 27, 2022, 05:43:00 PM
Iíve been itching to get out.  Youíre not helping.  Haha.  Looks like a blast though!  I love seeing kids outside playing like kids should be playing. 


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