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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #90 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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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #91 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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« Reply #92 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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« Reply #93 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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« Reply #94 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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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #95 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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« Reply #96 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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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #97 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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« Reply #98 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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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #99 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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« Reply #100 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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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #101 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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« Reply #102 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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Re: New toy/project
« Reply #103 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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« Reply #104 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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