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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:38 pm
by yellowranger1
Shit happens when you party on the rocks!

Glad that didn't happen at speed! I wan't thrilled when I re-centered my wheel after the lift and saw how much it was threaded out... Synergy has some prototype steering kits floating around out there for our trucks that should add some strength when available. How long before the ram-assist is installed??? 8-)

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:47 pm
by Low_Sky
Is that tie rod bent too?

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:01 pm
by yellowranger1
Bent is such an ugly word... "Contoured"

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:46 pm
by Low_Sky
yellowranger1 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Bent is such an ugly word... "Contoured"
"Strengthened by cold working"?

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 pm
by Colibri
Navigating the rocks by Braille

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 pm
by olyelr
yellowranger1 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Shit happens when you party on the rocks!

Glad that didn't happen at speed! I wan't thrilled when I re-centered my wheel after the lift and saw how much it was threaded out... Synergy has some prototype steering kits floating around out there for our trucks that should add some strength when available. How long before the ram-assist is installed??? 8-)
DOR has a kit out...

http://store.dodgeoffroad.com/Dodge-Off ... p_166.html


In fact, this steering is bigger than what most rock bouncers and monster trucks use.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:12 am
by BoldAdventure
It bent like hot butter with a bad line on the Golden Crack this year. I attempted to relocate when I should have stayed put and snapped it. Take a look at this >>>
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We pulled a spare unit to get off the trail. Then modified this, sleeved it and reinstalled it to get back home. Have a new replacement.

DOR is currently the only one with a full kit for the 2014+ trucks. Synergy supposedly has a kit coming.... sometime ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And I do not know if Thuren has any plans.

So right now, I'm researching. I am told, that spot, is where it breaks for A LOT of people.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 am
by DamageWagon
olyelr wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 pm
yellowranger1 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Shit happens when you party on the rocks!

Glad that didn't happen at speed! I wan't thrilled when I re-centered my wheel after the lift and saw how much it was threaded out... Synergy has some prototype steering kits floating around out there for our trucks that should add some strength when available. How long before the ram-assist is installed??? 8-)
DOR has a kit out...

http://store.dodgeoffroad.com/Dodge-Off ... p_166.html


In fact, this steering is bigger than what most rock bouncers and monster trucks use.
I once ran a DOR steering kit for two weeks.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:26 am
by DamageWagon
Colibri wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Navigating the rocks by Braille
Seemed to be the theme this year :doh: :sick:

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:56 pm
by Chromolykid
MikeKey wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:12 am
It bent like hot butter with a bad line on the Golden Crack this year. I attempted to relocate when I should have stayed put and snapped it. Take a look at this >>>

2018-05-07-08.31.24.jpg

We pulled a spare unit to get off the trail. Then modified this, sleeved it and reinstalled it to get back home. Have a new replacement.

DOR is currently the only one with a full kit for the 2014+ trucks. Synergy supposedly has a kit coming.... sometime ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And I do not know if Thuren has any plans.

So right now, I'm researching. I am told, that spot, is where it breaks for A LOT of people.
Looks awfully familiar!

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:26 pm
by Mule
Finally got around to drilling out the bolts on the skid plate/frame that Firestone fucked up when they did the fuel pump replacement.
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Gave up and drilled two new holes just above the old ones. :\
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Got it shoved under, halfway-secured....
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...and that's when I realized they broke three more bolts they didn't tell me about. Some more drilling/grinding/swearing...
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Glad I picked up some extra bolts at home depot... :( Hopefully all set for a while now.
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....especially since I'm playing hide-and-seek with a bad bearing in the moto engine....
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Think it's either head/cam (what i'm hoping for, cheap/easy) or counterweight (complete teardown/rebuild). Stator, countershaft, and everything under the clutch cover looks good.
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 pm
by DamageWagon
Do the dirt bikes have the same problems the LC4’s had with the crappy Turkish cam bearings??

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:21 am
by Reloaderguy
MikeKey wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:12 am
It bent like hot butter with a bad line on the Golden Crack this year. I attempted to relocate when I should have stayed put and snapped it. Take a look at this >>>

2018-05-07-08.31.24.jpg

We pulled a spare unit to get off the trail. Then modified this, sleeved it and reinstalled it to get back home. Have a new replacement.

DOR is currently the only one with a full kit for the 2014+ trucks. Synergy supposedly has a kit coming.... sometime ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And I do not know if Thuren has any plans.

So right now, I'm researching. I am told, that spot, is where it breaks for A LOT of people.
Hydro assist would relieve the stress on the draglink but cranking on the steering in a crack would probably just break something else.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:57 am
by Mule
DamageWagon wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 pm
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 bearing (wouldn't be the first time i've lost one of those), that should be a real easy/inexpensive/quick fix. Anything deeper and I might as well throw in a new piston, run a hone through the cylinder, new gasket set, etc.... Image

Ran the bike out of fuel this morning, thought I killed it... forgot to refuel after yesterday's run into denver. Whoops. :rofl:
Parking garages aren't Power Wagon (won't clear height) or dirt bike (sensors don't detect it) friendly.
After rolling forwards/backwards for about 5mins to find the sweet spot in the entry-gate loop, it was a weird "hold the bike up in this exact position so it detects me" and reach over to press the button on the machine that's just baaaaaarely within arm's reach so it'll shit out a ticket and open the door/gate to let me in...
....going out, I couldn't find the spot where the loop would pick me up so I could stuff the ticket into the machine. Buzzed the attendant, and apparently the mic on the kiosk was broken. "Hello, can you hear me? Hello?" ... finally gave up and just rode around the gate. :thppt:
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Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnndddddddddd.... on the way home last night....
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He didn't like my license plate. Mounted vertically (if it's horizontal, it gets ripped off in the trees, btdt), and ... well, it's a dirt bike that I ride like a dirt bike, so it's not exactly in pristine condition. I guess there's no laws broken, but being "hard to read" is grounds for a stop... whatever.
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
by Hodgepodge
Pictures of my neighborhood adventure:

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:03 am
by PWJouster
that is so powerwagon

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:56 pm
by Mule
DamageWagon wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 pm
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 stator-side bearing. Suspect I've just found the MTBF on these bearings in this engine.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnddddddd..... pinion seal on the rear diff of my truck is leaking. :angry:

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:06 am
by TwinStick
Not for nothing but isn't that super early for a bearing failure of that kind ? KTM's ain't cheap. My DR650SE had around 20k when I sold it. No problems like that. Some DR650SE's have gone 140,000 miles with no bearing failures. I know they are apples to oranges compared to a KTM but that just seems too early for that type of failure ?

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:48 pm
by Mule
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 the MX bikes; those want an oil change every ride, top-ends once a month. Very short maintenance intervals on those.

And since this is a truck picture thread :lol: ... :box:
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New seal, no more gear-oil-fountain. Lost about 1/2qt over the past week or so that it's been leaking(spraying).
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Torque spec on the pinion nut should just say "More than you have tools to do". Wrenched down on it and got a vibration 25-40m/h, which is typical if you don't preload the pinion gear with the torque on that nut. Wrenched down on it some more and now the vibration's gone. Still whines a bit, but it's been doing that since I got it and there's no skuzz in the fluid, so :thppt: i'm just going to deal with it.
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:27 pm
by DamageWagon
I just picked up a 950 Adventure, the engineering in these things makes my Yamaha MX bike look like a play toy. And that bike gets an oil change every trip.

For as complicated as the KTM’s are, it’s a good complication. The troubleshooting is excellent and with 53,000 miles on it this thing piers like a kitten...

You know the story... :nopics:
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:20 am
by vanished
Posing at OBX last week...
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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:37 pm
by Low_Sky
This scenery in Alaska sucks.

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:58 am
by Colibri
Horrible

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm
by Mule
Not enough snow.

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Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:01 pm
by Low_Sky
Mule wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Not enough snow.

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Best I can do in late June is ice.