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RE: Kawi KX450F as a Dual Sport?

It doesn't have enough stator to run halogens. It has enough output to power a Rigid Dually pod on the front, bit that's about it. A friend had a fuel injected kx450. I rode it in the mountains, it sucked; out of its element. Stiff suspension, tired of kicking it. As for the bike itself, it will be just like any other 450. Maintenance is the hard part. You will get more life out of it trail riding, but it won't live as long as a bike with a more mild tune. We took a crf450r to Moab, what a handful, and that was on Kane Creek Trail. Unless you are riding a lot of sand and climbing a lot of hills, I'd hunt for something else. I'm old school... I ride an XR650L. Maintenance is stupid easy, it does better in the tight stuff than my XR400 did. Electric start is the greatest thing ever. My riding buddy and I both used to do motocross and desert races a good amount, we are in our early 30s now, he got a DR650 last year and we are having an absolute blast on the old technology. We can outride the bikes in the desert; wishing for more power and better suspension tuning, but having more fun just exploring. What type of riding do you plan on doing?
boogie_4wheel 06/18/18 02:56pm Toy Haulers
RE: Small portable gas can:

Rotopax. They are spendy but will do what you ask. I've owned a 2g for over a year now and use it for extra gas on my dual sport. It is mounted flat (on its side) and gets bounced around for over 100mi at a time. No leaks no smell.
boogie_4wheel 06/18/18 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck AC service question

Using a little common sense can keep you from damaging pressures. I'm sure there are some that just hold the trigger until they can't get anymore freon in the system. If it is a temporary fix, charge it yourself. No point in spending ~$120 knowing it's going to leak over the next couple months. If the charge will last till next summer, a can from Wal-Mart is a very appealing price.
boogie_4wheel 06/10/18 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: dumping at home

I use mine at my house.
boogie_4wheel 06/01/18 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pull over!

Happened to us last year. Had a truck bed full + full trailer in route for Moab. Guy in a van pointing back. We pull over at next exit (still in city so less than half mile) and cannot find anything wrong. Even rolled forward looking for bad tire tread. Good lights, nothing missing. No clue.
boogie_4wheel 05/29/18 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Erratic water heater lighting

Open the cover and try it. Mine did the same thing. I drilled a few holes along the lower-left of the cover. Problem solved. While it isn't right, it worked. I visited a local parts and repair shop one the issue and two guys said that it was a 'common' problem on the suburban. While on the road I had learned that it consistently worked fine with the door open, but it was a 50/50 with it closed. I had cut and bent the bottom corner to allow more fresh air in, and then replaced with a new cover and added the holes for a cleaner look after the trip.
boogie_4wheel 05/29/18 02:23pm Tech Issues
RE: SxS and quads in garage?

One of those quads is riding in the truck. Figure 8.5' for the SxS, then one quad loaded sideways in front or behind (4'), and you've taken up the 13'. If your trailer doesn't have a division wall (which I suspect) you may be able to run one quad up by the entry door, then the SxS, then the second sideways in the rear. But the 21-26 layouts I've seen wouldn't have enough room for that quad in the front.
boogie_4wheel 05/27/18 06:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Universal Joints

To do a good job; disconnect the driveshaft and rotate the joint with your hand. Feel for stiff and/or rough movement which would indicate dry and possibly failed needle bearings. Doing this takes more time but you will find a bad joint much earlier. If you have a two piece rear shaft, a failing center joint can cause premature carrier bearing failure (destroying the rubber support). Climbing under the truck and twisting and shaking the shaft looking for movement will only show you an already destroyed joint. Shudder during launch because of a bad joint will likely go unnoticed when shaking the shaft by hand and looking for movement. I just rebuilt the double cardan on the front of my dodge yesterday. Stock joints. They were still greased good, but the inside of the caps were getting dirty; 126k miles. Your joints could be fine still
boogie_4wheel 05/20/18 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight Bearing Wheel Assy

My toolbox and generator ride in the truck bed. I understand that the generator is heavy and sucks to get in to and out of the truck, but this plan is 'free'.
boogie_4wheel 05/14/18 11:56am Towing
RE: Pressures for LT E Tires

On my last half ton I had 'D' range tires and ran them at 65 (max sidewall). I'd run around 65 in the E as well. I never changed the pressure between loaded and unloaded (and don't do that now). One thing to consider is if the factory rims have a maximum pressure rating; stuffing 80psi on the stock rims could be a hazard.
boogie_4wheel 05/10/18 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Az to Idaho

Traffic here in SLC sucks for general rush hour. For a Sunday, it starts to get heavy around 2pm northbound; everybody is returning from wherever they were down south. Expect heavier traffic in the afternoon from Spanish Fork up into Ogden. I personally run the 215W and take the Legacy Parkway, but using something as simple as Google Maps on your phone with the traffic turned on can help with that decision. If it is a holiday weekend traffic will of course be worse.
boogie_4wheel 05/04/18 06:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Oops! My water heater...

Worst case is the element is shot. I flipped on my gas only heater last spring without any water. Tripped the thermal switch. Filled it with water and good to go, luckily.
boogie_4wheel 04/28/18 08:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Squeaking Clutch

It's the rubber boot sliding over the pushrod going through the firewall. Had an 01.5 with NV5600 do the exact same thing in cold temps. You can spray a lube on it from under the dash to eliminate the noise.
boogie_4wheel 04/24/18 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do I know a tire's low/flat on dual wheel axle?

I've felt a flat dual on a truck as an imbalance, just like a tire that was out of balance. When stopped (fuel, break, ect) I'll reach under the fender and just push sideways on the inner tire; if it gives way it is low on air. Or you can stand behind the truck/trailer and look for a tire that has an excessive bulge when sitting on even ground.
boogie_4wheel 04/24/18 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6 inch Lift, home design and build

The only thing I can suggest is when working with box tubing (or vehicle frames, ect) is to weld a flag on the bolt. Then you can fish the bolt/washer combo into the hole and tighten it without the bolt spinning because the flag will rotate and make contact with the tube. I use any piece of scrap flatbar tacked to the bolt head. Good work!
boogie_4wheel 04/20/18 09:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gauge of Wiring

www.awdirect.com/ramsey-quick-connect-battery-cable-for-front-winch-mounting-20-ft-stc1802005/winch-accessories/ I bought just the connectors (from same website) and made my own for a front hitch mounted winch (Warn M8000). They work great with the exception of the connector contacts get a thin corrosion over time so I have to clean them about once a year.
boogie_4wheel 04/11/18 11:35am Tech Issues
RE: Cold weather refrigerater

Mine was a single recept, I swapped it out for the typical double recept so that I could add an incandescent bulb. A 100W bulb is excessive; watch out for it being near the controller box or any insulation (depending on recept location to everything around it). With a decently heated trailer, and the fridge vents being covered, my fridge worked well with a 25W bulb in -20*F temps.
boogie_4wheel 03/25/18 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Another can my truck pull this thread...

I think 3700 lbs is a little extreme. I have been camping for a few years now and if I EVER packed even 500lbs of stuff I would be surprised. What they heck did you pack, a full size car inside the camper...3700 LOL. The camper has GVWR of 9950, so even loaded to its max I can not go over my tow weight capacity and at 12% tonque of max loaded weight, that is 1200 lbs which gives me more than 800lbs of payload for passengers in the truck. That is FOUR 200lb adults, which I will never have. The only limiting factor for my truck is payload and I would literally have to have a FULLY loaded 9950lb camper with 4 full size adults to meet/exceed that capacity, and even then it is still close. 3700 added in the truck AND trailer. 3 more well fed guys 4 bikes (2 being over 340lb dual sports) Generator, water, fuel, 4 gear bags, ect ect ect. All that weight wasn't added to the trailer... add your friends to the truck payload, add their gear bags, add their lounge chairs, add their misc. Maybe you won't load as heavy as we did, but we went into the desert without a visit to town for anything.
boogie_4wheel 03/20/18 05:27pm Towing
RE: Another can my truck pull this thread...

I think you are going to run out of truck payload. My 21' TH has a 1k tongue before toys (that increases throughout the trip since my gray and black are forward of the axle), and can increase with more forward loading of toys and luggage. I'd expect that trailer to have more tongue weight than that; 1300-1400 I would guess. Bringing your buddies and their bikes? You simply don't have enough truck. 4 of us go to Moab every year. 4 bikes, gas, water, beer, generator, chairs, everything we need for the trip is packed. My rig gained 3700lbs worth of bodies and stuff last time we weighed; a little over 17k combined. I don't have the amount of trailer you are looking at, but 3 bikes in the trailer with all of our gear bags and luggage on the front bed. Truck packing the 4th bike, gen, fuel, ect. My truck took on 2400lbs over empty (if I remember correctly). I think you need a shorter trailer.
boogie_4wheel 03/16/18 06:29pm Towing
RE: Ramp vs Door

I have 3 keys; the side door key, the ramp key, and the front storage CH751. I placed them in order on the keyring, front to back. CH751-door-ramp on the ring, then a stupid rubber decorative tab to help identify the order. I never shove the wrong key in the hole anymore. We know the middle key is the door key (middle of the trailer).
boogie_4wheel 03/14/18 09:11pm Toy Haulers
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