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by Mule
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: New motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: New motorcycle

Nice! Great bikes, capable at everything but master at none. Run forever.
by Mule
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Shock scoring
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Shock scoring

Do they make any sort of "seal savers" for trucks, like they do for dirtmobiles?
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by Mule
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Towing Capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Towing Capacity

Yes, it'll do it.

Take it slow and watch temps on the long uphill pulls, but it'll get the job done.
I go over the continental divide just about every weekend all winter long.
by Mule
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: New Member

7-10k on the hook is fine, stock. I pull the low side of that through the mountains regularly, truck does just fine. +1 for airbags if you're pulling heavier stuff. Truck will squat with 1k lbs tongue weight. Rides real nice with ~1k lbs of snowmobile+fuel+gear in the bed. That seems the be the swee...
by Mule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Mmmmm dirt bikes. Wrong color though. :lol:
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by Mule
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Didn't know they had PW's in Australia. :lol:
by Mule
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: CB Location??
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: CB Location??

since we're playing this game 8-) https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-DXWzxnH/0/2d76e87d/L/i-DXWzxnH-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-9zSDz72/0/c1bb65d4/L/i-9zSDz72-L.jpg Glass-mount on the rear window https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-VbDMGS9/0/82972551/L/IMG_20140824_143818177_...
by Mule
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Substation Fire? What are you guys doing for support? Probably lightning. Support for county sheriffs office for Rally Colorado. Communications (infrastructure, radio staff) and general public-safety/ops. https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-9S6hSLk/0/4af17275/L/i-9S6hSLk-L.jpg Race officials were s...
by Mule
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-TK8vbxS/0/c5d1c8c9/L/i-TK8vbxS-L.jpg Know what this truck needs? More radios. :lol: https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-S3qdKCp/0/ada36076/L/i-S3qdKCp-L.jpg Fire made comms exciting for a while. Fortunately we've got a good crew and know what we're doing, able to...
by Mule
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New direction for this forum
Replies: 36
Views: 1358

Re: New direction for this forum

I'm still a fan of xenforo as the better software honestly. Better mobile support, modern features like liking posts, etc. http://www.ramforum.com/ https://americanadventurist.com/forum/ https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/ https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/ ADVRider switched to that a few ye...
by Mule
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Set up a chat room?
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Set up a chat room?

Bmuping an old thread... Anyone using Discord? Could set up a server on there real quick.

Web app, mobile apps. Works fairly well, lots of convenient features.
by Mule
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Field Day 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Field Day 2018

warning: this thread will get nerdy. :excited: Headed out saturday morning https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-wWQ52wx/0/5fc6cb85/L/i-wWQ52wx-L.jpg Get the last few things set up and running before start at 1200. https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-rK83jpc/0/61420bd1/L/i-rK83jpc-L.jpg 3 HF rigs in t...
by Mule
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Not enough snow.

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by Mule
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

RFS = Racing Four Stroke. Things are wound up a bit tighter in there than a DR650. High-50s/low-60s hp numbers on my 525, vs. mid-40's for the DR. 525's 272lbs ready-to-ride, vs. 320+ dry weight on the 650. Gotta pay for that performance somewhere. "Keeps Taking Money"... :cash: Still better than th...
by Mule
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Do the dirt bikes have the same problems the LC4’s had with the crappy Turkish cam bearings?? Crank bearing. Replaced the original roller bearings with heavy-duty ball bearings at ~6k miles. Replaced the clutch-side bearing in '16 since it felt crispier than I was comfortable with. Now it's the sta...
by Mule
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Do the dirt bikes have the same problems the LC4’s had with the crappy Turkish cam bearings?? Most of the reason mine has issues is because it's got about 30,000 miles on it :rofl: Replaced most of the bearings a few years back, one of the crank bearings got replaced 2yrs ago. If it's a rocker/cam ...
by Mule
Wed May 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Finally got around to drilling out the bolts on the skid plate/frame that Firestone fucked up when they did the fuel pump replacement. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-hMt5ZSd/0/380b647f/L/IMG_20180527_174743316-L.jpg Gave up and drilled two new holes just above the old ones. :\ https://...
by Mule
Mon May 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Pictures...
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Pictures...

Host on a site like Smugmug and use "IMG code" links :) https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=cgafIyzHUGk42 :spam: https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20180505/i-VfGC2Nm/0/752d99f5/L/i-VfGC2Nm-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20180505/i-kXcrkzZ/0/1eae5649/L/i-kXcrkzZ-L.jpg https://...
by Mule
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail

Anything switch-mode (most power supplies) can take modified sine just fine. Rectified, plenty of input capacitance to clean things up, then it goes through the switcher with pretty fast feedback loop (usually a few hundred khz) where it goes through more filtering to provide DC to the load. Most of...
by Mule
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Easy Ideas for Hot Food on the Trail

Snowmobilers have "Hot doggers" and "Muffpots" for that - clamps onto the exhaust pipe. Bikeman even makes a "Munchie Muffler" that integrates the mount right into the can. :rockon: Pork chops/steak - quick sear on the grill, almost cooked, wrap in foil then chuck into the muffpot. They'll be cooked...
by Mule
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Fact: PW's look best with a snowmobile in the bed. ;) Finally running well again. https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20180415/i-JXpJsFT/0/3c06cf47/L/i-JXpJsFT-L.jpg Photo shoot for one of our sponsors last weekend. Let one of the models take my sled, I hopped on the snowbike, buddy took his trac...
by Mule
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Funny Picture Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 36767

Re: Funny Picture Thread

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by Mule
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

New (used) tank in. New fuel pump in. Everything seems to be good now. Hopefully this is all over with for a while...
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by Mule
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Studded is great on snow/ice, they're just noisy and kind of skatey on dry pavement and offroad. What I wouldn't recommend is pulling studs out of a studded tire. Get another set. :cash: https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-qz8CNDN/0/c9b77a53/L/IMG_20160521_143810355_HDR-L.jpg https://photos...
by Mule
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3075
Views: 317852

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Yeah, put 315/70R17's on there a few years ago. Had them studded, pulled the studs out that summer (wouldnotrecommend/10) with the intention to use those tires in the summers and get another set of studded tires for the winter. With the shitty winters we've been having, I haven't gotten another set ...