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Tumbleweed

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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:33 pm

Good thing it's windy out. I had to open a window to let the cold air cool down my plastic!
Hot Grips - check
Ricochet skids - check
Hitch tube to get welded on - check

VIP-Air windshield - check

Ram Mounts for GPS - check
Rotopax 4 gallon fuel cell - check
Kolpin fuell cell mounts - check
Pitbull rockers - check


Still have to fab footpeg risers. Popo one aren't even close on the Piggie!

Picture this cut to length, 2 bolted together and bolted down to passenger foot peg area.

They are about as perfect a size as possible. Quad foot peg area is roughtly 9" x 9". The fuel tank steps are 4 1/2" wide, times 2 = 9"!!! Yay!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:07 pm

Been a busy weekend, working on the new CanAm.
Welded a receiver tube and tow ring to the hitch bracket.

That will allow me to plow with the Piggie.



Added some footpeg risers and tractions rails.


Installed the fender flares and mudflaps.
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:14 am


Nice looking set-up...

Like the foot peg rails and the extra coverage from the mudflaps.

Productive weekend...

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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:07 am

man its a good thing I cant weld Smile everything I own would look like a tank LOL Good looking ride going there. Its does defeat the selling point of Can-Am though. They say that all the extras are included on a can-am. Apparently they hadnt met you Tumbleweed Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:43 am

Known how to weld for a very long time. Had a few jobs where I had to weld. Thin sheet metal and thick structural steel. Aluminum, too. Stick and Wire.
I've only had a welder about 4 years. Now I don't know how I got along without! I wish my welder could do aluminum! Those peg risers would have looked a little different! I'm still making up my mind whether to leave them open in the front or not. Easier to clean them out when the inevitable mud and muck get in there! But they look unfinished as is!
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:48 pm

More fun today!
Here's what I dropped off at Belle Tire this morning.

And the results...


Seems to have a camber issue. The top sticks out more than the bottom. Even took it for a little ride down my street to see if it would "settle" in place, NOPE.


And then Coral insisted on getting the 26" Bighorns from the Popo. I told her she might notice a power loss. She doesn't believe me of course!!!

I think I might have found one of her air leaks. She had a tree stuck in the rim!
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:01 pm




I like the new tires
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:36 pm

I'll bet if I set my fat ass on it that would cure the camber issue LOL Smile Looking good though
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 pm

It seems like the 650 has the camber issue as well. Maybe it's supposed to be like that.
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:59 pm

Lots of good reading. Really good ride report and pics. Sorry to see your Popo laid down on the trail. Glad your sense of humor is completely intact. "Hope it will buff out". Laughing



Really like your newest rig. Very sharp. Too bad it has an issue. Have you ridden it in cold weather yet? Even better, cold water perhaps?. Maybe that will cure the off-camber situation you are dealing with. TW...Laughing I'm almost ashamed for even laughing at that. Very Happy



Really good series of post. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:30 pm

Hey, TW. Just to make sure I'm not reading too much into your normal humor~~



I assumed (uh, yeah) Laughing that the off-camber issue you are referring to is directed at the gold jewells on the quad. If you are talking about any other issue with the quad, please accept my apologies. I really enjoy your style of humor, but wouldn't ever want to be laughing at a true quad issue.
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:23 pm

"How's it hanging"??? Different issue altogether!!!

Both new bikes seem like the top of the front tires lean out a bit. I'm gonna "assume" that's the way they're meant to be.
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PostSubject: Re: The Wild in West Virginia...   Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:20 pm

Awww, Man! I should have known better! I asked two other quad guys I work with about your post. Both of them cracked up laughing, thinking you meant...Laughing
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