Pee Leak, and other stuff to gripe about

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, May 2, 2012.

  1. dwelds

    dwelds Adventurer

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    You should set preload to 2/3ish of total stroke. Dampening has pretty much nothing to do with ride height. It just dampens the rebound, why it's also called rebound. Suspension geometry matters. I dropped my wrr's forks down in the triple clamps n it started getting a little wobble. If you make the wrong adjustments it can screw you.

    There's more to why I had a problem with the whole post but that's really the worst of it.
  2. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Fucking $39 belt for the mower shredded itself two minutes into the second lap. No deck issue, just a belt that didn’t want to live up to its potential.
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  3. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    A friend of mine had belt issues with a Husqvarna lawn tractor going through drive (not deck) belts and the cheap stamped and spot welded frame had broke, causing the trans-axle to shift out of alignment. I fixed it. :thumb
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  4. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Everything on the deck is good. No shit bearings, pulley’s are in good shape. No reason I can find outside of the belt. My theory is that some of the longitudinal belts broke along one edge causing it to stretch on one side, and start to roll/twist. I’ll put a new set of blades on, new belt, and check all the bearings again.
    mower only has ~40 hours. I usually put a set of blades on, pull the old ones, sharpen and balance them a couple times a season. A belt usually goes 20 hours on the deck.
    Maybe a commercial mower is in order before the spring, but I really don’t want to spend commercial mower money
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  5. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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  6. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    ^ :photog:lol3

    We actually had a husky push mower back in Europe... Our lawns however are measured in square inches....:rofl
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  7. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Yeah, I mow about 2-1/2 acres. Come on!
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  8. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    BTDT too. Up in Illinois, my folks had 5 1/2 acres of which two were grass and the rest densely wooded acres that needed a metric ton of work.. Guess where my wood splitting prowess came from??? :lol3
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  9. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    What brand and model mower is it? What brand of belt? Kevlar? Are you sure you didn't miss getting it "under/behind" the guide that keeps it in the pulley? My belts last years and I have acres to mow too.
  10. Buzztail

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    yeah. It’s routed correctly. Just a bad belt. All factory belts, and I normally change them out of PM vs failure. There’s quite a bit of sand here so I don’t let stuff go to far. I over maintain everything because I hate failures:deal

    I also tend to use this one to push back underbrush from time to time. It’s REALLY outside of its comfort zone then
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  11. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Ok, carry on...I guess you have had a case of bad luck then. Mine get a workout here too as I have a lot of sand for my large yard too. That really eats up the blades and the mower deck. The good thing is my neighbor always tears his up and I get all his old ones when he gets a new one. Some need connecting rods, others the decks are full of holes. I have a small lawn mower junk yard. I always grab the push mowers when they are by the road and 5 out of 6 times it's just the carb plugged up. I haven't bought a new lawn mower since the old Craftsman rider (over 20 years old) that I am rebuilding now due to an oil leak on the lower crank seal and likely some other internal goodies like the sump as it is probably out of round on the bearing surface. I already got a new one and will buy the rest as I go along...:deal
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  12. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Here is the old Crafstman rider. When you get older you find easier ways to change the drive belt.
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    And a nice old heavy duty rider that I got from a friend that was going to take it to the scrap yard. This one ran when he gave it to me but he kept the battery. It also has a transaxle that looks like the rear end of a car and that has some issues with some gears and broken teeth or some issues with shifting into/staying in gear. This is a keeper and a project even if it just hauls my dump cart around because of the lack of a mower deck.

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  13. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    And some more...

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  14. Hatch

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    I love the old rear engine mowers.

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    add a bagger and it’s wheelie city:clap
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    My internet neighbor got the bright idea off the internet to pour bacon grease on the dog shit in his yard.

    Now my yard is full of dog shit that smells like dog shit and bacon dipped in dog shit. :baldy
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  18. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    What is an internet neighbor? Does he have an IP address next to yours?
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  19. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    That reminds me of a true story. We had some property in Texas we bought because it was inexpensive and near a big river. The homeowners association sent us a letter that stated we had to mow and clean up our vacant lot. Of course we lived in Florida now so we didn't want to drive all the way over there to pick up some branches, rake the leaves, etc. There would be a fine if we did not comply. We asked if we could pay someone to do it for us and they "knew a guy" that could do it for $450. :imaposer So we drove there in the winter and made a weekend project out of it so we wouldn't miss any work. Got the job done and had a large fire to burn all the leaves and sticks and slept in a freezing ass van as the weather dipped into the 20's. Oh, now for the story. :D There was a neighborhood dog that was hanging around when we sat by the fire and ate our bologna and cheese sandwiches and ate potato chips and Doritos. We offered some chips and Doritos to him and he wasn't interested. We ate a lot of sandwiches though as we worked our asses off on the rush job that was quite a bit of manual labor. The next day, the dog was back and we again offered him some snacks and he looked at us like wft, I ain't eating that garbage. Later that day I had to take a crap in the woods. Biggest bologna and cheese crap ever. I even dug a hole and covered it with leaves when I was done. Then I see that damned nosy dog going to where I was leaving to check out what I did. That fooking dog started eating *my* shit and I tried to stop him but he even growled at me like he wanted it that bad. Although gross, we laughed about it and even gave him a nickname: Poop Doggy Dog. :rofl
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