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Old 05-17-2012, 04:40 AM   #47296
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Gmornin! Ready to SLAP?
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yep!...I think


Mornin fellers

Nope not even close.
I just got home from 12 hour shift.
I still need to work on the bike a little, change fork oil.
I'm still not sure how I'm getting there yet, Jeep/Trailer or Just Ride up.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:11 AM   #47297
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Tires aren't filled

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Nice tractor! I bought a L2800 hst about 3 years ago, I've worked the heck out of it and not had a problem! You're gonna love that one.

Edit: did you get the rear tires liquid filled? It made a world of difference in how mine handled.
No I didn't do the tire fill thing. In fact I don't even know what they are filled with! Water, Oil, Gel, some sort of sand?
It seems to handle ok for now but I do have a steep ditch to mow. Would filled tires make it more stable? So far I've tried with the trail mower behind a 4-wheeler which scared the crap outta' me and finally I resorted to the weedeater.
The county mowers don't come by but about once a summer and there's always trash that gets torn up when they do it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:26 AM   #47298
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I do have a steep ditch to mow. Would filled tires make it more stable? So far I've tried with the trail mower behind a 4-wheeler which scared the crap outta' me and finally I resorted to the weedeater.
Problem solved!

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:59 AM   #47299
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No I didn't do the tire fill thing. In fact I don't even know what they are filled with! Water, Oil, Gel, some sort of sand?
It seems to handle ok for now but I do have a steep ditch to mow. Would filled tires make it more stable? So far I've tried with the trail mower behind a 4-wheeler which scared the crap outta' me and finally I resorted to the weedeater.
The county mowers don't come by but about once a summer and there's always trash that gets torn up when they do it.
When I bought mine I didnt have them filled, and I have the same tires as you. The back end was pretty sloppy on unlevel ground when mowing, and I was having to use 4wd to mow as 2wd would just spin. The final straw was having a bucket full of rocks and the back end got light on me and I almost turned it over! The Kubota dealer can fill them with a type of non corrosive anti freeze. It made a world of difference in the ride and stability of mine. I still wouldn't get it off in a steep ditch like you were talking about though, mine still scares me a lil!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #47300
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What a stink......

I'm changing the fork oil on XTique, the Fords are off an 85 XR350R and I think they still had the original oil in it.

There wasn't much of it either...
It smelled like a septic tank.
Rinsed them out with some gas and filled em with the cheap standby.
ATF.

I'll get it back together shortly and see how it does.
My batteries are starting to run down from working all night.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #47301
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Gmornin! Ready to SLAP?
"slap": no

SLAP 2012: YES!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:24 AM   #47302
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We are up but not ready to roll yet...
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:01 AM   #47303
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Fork oil changed,
Chain lubed...
Just need to put the mirrors on XTique....
Get a little rest.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:43 AM   #47304
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We will roll in about 30, see you'll up there.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #47305
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The GSXR/Hayabusa cans that work on the DR are stamped 24FO, 35FO and 40FO, sound much better, flow much freer, and cut approx 13# off of the weight of stock exhaust, and unlike aftermarket cans, never have to be repacked. Kientech Engineering makes a mid pipe that bolts up in minutes. I too was concerned with the cost of the mid pipe, so I went to a local exhaust shop to get an estimate; would have involved getting my bike over there, spending time while they fit me in and fabbed, and still would have cost about the same; it was a lot easier to slap it on my self, and couldn't be happier. The bike in the foreground is mine with the Hayabusa can, the other is my son's with the Gsxr 1000...
Holy cow! $200 for a midpipe! Maybe I'll sell my Gixxer can I have and just purchase a new slip on from FMF, DG or Two Bros.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #47306
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Holy cow! $200 for a midpipe! Maybe I'll sell my Gixxer can I have and just purchase a new slip on from FMF, DG or Two Bros.
Told-ja! .
Some have bought the DG just for the mid pipe
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #47307
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How was your birthday steak Ted?

I actually got you something for your birthday, but i drank it last night.

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #47308
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I hear ya'!

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Problem solved!

That'd cure all my problems. All I'd have to do then is scrape dead goat carcasses off the highway and fix peoples's busted cars!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #47309
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How was your birthday steak Ted?

I actually got you something for your birthday, but i drank it last night.

So..... When ya gonna give it to him?
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #47310
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Ill have to buy more first...
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