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post #1441 of 1498 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 10:20 AM
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Yesterday I recovered my buddies Can Am 570 seat , was the hardest seat I have done yet , came out really nice , should have taken a pic ---------- only $5 of marine vinyl but it took about hour and half
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It's all about seat covers today ----- i was digging around looking for this custom one slammed has, Looks good!!
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Yesterday I did something I haven't done in months.... I put 2 tanks of fuel through the intake valves on my rubi.... finally nice to get out again....
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Well as much as I keep saying I'm done working on other people's stuff until I get my own stuff fixed, yesterday I replaced a cooling fan on a friend's 07 Rubicon. He needed to be able to spray on the farm and the machine was constantly overheating.

Then worked on my father in law's 06 Rubicon. It was stolen sometime over the winter. He didn't notice it was gone till the first of April, and found it within a week as it had been sitting in the impound lot at the sheriff's dept since Jan.

I had to replace the ignition cylinder, and got it running. It sounds terrible. Either valves, timing chain, or piston slap. Not sure, but I went ahead and changed the oil, and discovered that the drain plug had been stripped.

The fact that a stolen bike had the oil changed (I changed it last and know it was fine then) coupled with what I found in the way of debris around the engine, makes me think there's a good possibility it was sunk at some point while it was gone.

Drilled the hole out oversized, tapped it out to a 14mm x 1.5 plug so I could use a stock Honda drain plug from another machine, and filled it up with fresh oil. Luckily the case on the Rubicon is thick enough to drill and tap. The 500 footshifts/ES and the 420's from the same era are too thin to get by with that.

Noticed the swingarm boot is torn and the left front inner CV is torn, but don't have time to mess with those now, and he's chomping at the bit to get it back so he can spray his woman's yard.

He doesn't use the wheeler much, and hopefully nothing will tear up before he gets the spraying done, but it will undoubtedly end back up with me for more repairs soon. It wasn't insured so I guess he was lucky he got it back, but I have a feeling it's going to be an ongoing nightmare for me going forward.
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post #1445 of 1498 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 10:24 AM
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Patrick..... What make is that padded seat cover (looks like a maddog ? ) , N Plus on both the speedo, and hour meter. Sharp!
I believe it's a Outlaw brand seat cover...i got it off of feebay.

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Thanks! Not bad for around $15. Let us know how it holds up.
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4 inch LED light mounted between my bars,4400 lumensAttachment 136420What have you done to your atv today/lately-screenshot_20190511-221610_gallery.jpgWhat have you done to your atv today/lately-screenshot_20190511-221648_gallery.jpg

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I am patiently waiting for all parts to arrive, and now gather up a few more pennies and quarters and order my High Lifter Disc Brake Kit which was highly recommended by a trustworthy gent on here that really knows his stuff!!! I can't wait for ShadeTree to go over my Foreman 450S (aka "Balto") and have my Balto running smooth. Thank you ShadeTree for the guidance in getting the parts! Much appreciated!

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Took the new Foreman apart and installed two 100W heat pads with high-temp silicone, on the bottom of the engine. Going to be a winter plow rig.
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Just got it back from the shop for a valve adjustment and front end allinement
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