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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:54 pm
by MedicWill
New plates :rockon:

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm
by MJockey
@Low_Sky, Really Cool photos. How cold was it there?

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:44 pm
by Low_Sky
MJockey wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm
@Low_Sky, Really Cool photos. How cold was it there?
Mid-30's last weekend with the sun shining. Spring has sprung.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:27 pm
by xonetruthcrewx
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:40 am
by Mule
Caliber Moto Ramp Pro
YZ450F + Camso 129 kit
And a Power Wagon. :P
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We'll see what happens with the house(garage) thing this spring, but I might make an offer on Thor... :cash:
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:10 am
by DamageWagon
Don’t you tempt me with a kit that fits my dirt bike

Don’t you dare

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:05 pm
by TwinStick
Is that a Hamaya ? I mean Yamaha ? Just curious.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:30 am
by Mule
Yup, YZ450F.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 pm
by TwinStick
:rockon: Nice !!!

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:28 pm
by EasyDoesIt
Last weekend, Barracks Trail outside Zion National Park in Southern Utah...
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Posted a couple more on my build thread.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 pm
by Wilsonsinak
We got our new DV8 beadlocks on. No trail pictures yet.

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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:29 pm
by Mule
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>CUSTOMER WAS RIGHT :angry:
>CUSTOMER SHOULD HAVE TRUSTED HIS SKILLS INSTEAD OF THE "PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSIS"
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I really hate shopping for decent mechanics. :evil:

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:59 pm
by olyelr
Muuuuuulllllllle!!!!!!!

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:00 pm
by Mule
The drama continues. :lol:
So the pump that they put in saturday morning had a bad level sender. Released it to me saturday afternoon since I needed the truck, said they'd get a warranty replacement in and they'd replace that next week.
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Up to the mountain saturday night, crew's gearing up. Another SAR assist... one rider missing, probably out of fuel. Go over maps, point-last-seen, point-last-contacted, he's got gear/skills for an overnight if it comes to that. County SAR won't deploy till morning. Headed out to see if we could find the rider.
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0200, no rider found, wind + low-viz/blowing snow making the search effort futile. Called it for the night, we'll let SAR deal with it in the morning.
Download/gather GPS tracks, debrief SAR when they arrived, they went out to search. We had an intro class to teach, but I brought my ops radio along if they needed further assistance. SAR ended up finding the guy on a trail that we woudln't have searched - way further south than where he was last-contacted, and not enroute to the truck. Don't know the whole situation, but we saw him as we were doing the class, know he got out safe.
Class was challenging ... in addition to Brian and myself, we had another snow geek shadowing us (LOTS of non-motorized/heli-ski experience, real solid on snow science/avy safety, recently got into snowmobiling) and another rider from Iowa who's interested in becoming an instructor. It was really nice to have that additional support for this class... I certainly needed the assistance. :shock:

~50m/h winds had drifted snow all over the parking lot. Gusts so strong with snow stinging your face, making it hard to breathe. Sunday night, get everything packed/loaded, head down the mountain. Got a "Check Gages" light after startup, low alternator output. Great. That cleared after the engine warmed up a bit.
Truck's running fine... coast down the mountain, get to the flats, and when I started to make the pull into town, the truck started vibrating hard. Back off throttle, slow down, vibration isn't changing with RPM or speed. Not what I needed to deal with, but things are still running...
Pull into the fuel station to top off and check out what's going on... pop the hood, and there's a fuckload of snow in the engine compartment. Battery, fuse block, brake amplifier, firewall, all packed with snow. :lol: Fan on the transmission cooler had a bunch of snow packed onto the blades. :lol:
Scraped most of the snow out, truck ran fine with no more vibrations the rest of the night. :lol:
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:06 pm
by Colibri
Holy shit!

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:07 pm
by Mule
But wait there's more! :lol:

Dropped the truck off at the shop again monday morning. "What time do you need the truck back?" uhh, thursday-ish? No rush. NEED it by weekend.
"No problem, we can have it done today." Cool. Monday night, no phone call. Tuesday, no phone call.
This morning (wed), I get a voicemail, "I need to talk to you about your pickup." :o
Fuel pump they put in saturday wasn't new, it was a return that got restocked on the parts store shelf. I bet it got returned for the level sender. :wink:
But in the process of replacing the pump again... they pinched a hole in the bottom of the fuel tank. 15 gallons of fuel "made a big mess".
Shop's owning up to it - getting me a new fuel tank to put a new fuel pump in and top it off with fuel. Tank should be in friday.

I feel like the first shop (the one I told to put a fuel pump in, and they didn't) would have told me my injectors were bad. :rofl:
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:20 pm
by DamageWagon
Sounds like you’ve had an exciting week!! Where was the class and SAR assist at? Cascades or out of state?

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:00 pm
by Mule
Snowies, southeastern Wyoming. Centennial side.
First assist was in the same area earlier this year: https://adrenalinematters.wordpress.com ... s-learned/

We (TylersBA.org) do classes across the rockies (mostly northern CO and southeastern Wyo) - AIARE Motorized Level 1's (3 days), and intro/awareness (1-day) courses.

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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42 pm
by olyelr
Mule what rubber do you have on the ol girl, 315 Duratracs?

And how the hell do you "pinch" a hole in the bottom of the tank :lol:

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm
by Mule
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 of tires yet...

I have no idea how they did what they did. :rofl: At least they're taking care of it.

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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:21 pm
by olyelr
Mule wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm
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 of tires yet...
Studded duratracs weren't good enough?! I have been very impressed with the stock duratracs on my truck for winter use.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:10 pm
by Mule
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:
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Unstudded isn't bad, but studded is more better.
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:29 pm
by Bill2014
OMG - I pulled all the studs out of a set of tires - It took a couple of hours - My hands and wrists were toast afterwards.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:40 pm
by Mule
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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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:10 pm
by Mule
Fact: PW's look best with a snowmobile in the bed. ;) Finally running well again.
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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 tracked SxS to haul gear out.
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