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OK, so I'm a boxing fan...anyone watch last night's fight between Manny Pacquiao & Ricky Hatton?
The PacMan is just too fast and too accurate. Floyd Mayweather just announced yesterday that he's coming out of retirement to fight Marquez in July. Maybe we'll get a December fight between Pretty Boy and the PacMan?
So, Manny has convincingly beaten up DeLaHoya (just announced his retirement from boxing) and now Hatton...
This may sound like a stupid question, as I'm prone to ask sometimes. But...I drive a '96 Cherokee with the inline 4.0 non-interference engine and it doesn't like driving in the heat so much. Since I'm a car down right now I'm driving it a LOT more than I used to. After a lot of driving in this hot weather it starts slower, but still starts and runs ok.
So to help it out I've been raising the hood and putting 2 box fans right on top of the engine to help it cool. I hadn't thought about it but my Mom asked if cooling it down too quickly could be bad for the engine. And since I don't know I thought I'd ask here.
Any harm in using my method to cool an engine down much more quickly than normal?
I wanted to share an experience and a fix.
Headed out was following a pole line, was looking for a cross track that may take me to this speckle trout looking spot on a creek. All paths and semi paths... failed. Second objective was to reach a speckle trout lake that has been recently stocked... followed 1 trail to dead end, followed second trail to dead end.... while investigating options on foot and the quad idling it died.
It wouldn't start. eventually it did... and when it did … it was essentially a pinned idle. activating the throttle did seem to speed it up but it wouldn't knock out of the racing idle. couldn't put it in gear at that idle speed. got towed out.
when I first got the quad, I ran it off a trail and buried it pretty good in the soft snow... eventually winched out. It wouldn't start. eventually did and it was fast idling. not as fast as this last time. but still fast. it eventually seemed to settle and I got it in gear and by the time I was back to the truck was acting ok. chalked it up to the bike being at a bad angle in the snow.
My investigation last year lead to the throttle position sensor TPS. how to jumper the diag block to see the sensor position on the display,. I focused on this nearly sure it was a detuned sensor or broken sensor again this time.
I tore down the front plastic and stuck my head into the TPS area to see what I could see. What I found was that the throttle body assembly had actually come out of the mounting area (not sure what it is called). the ring clamp was loose I could move it easily. Hopeful, I tore down the air intake assembly above it (air filter...etc) removed a sensor clip and a hose.
I backed off the clamp some more and was able to reseat the throttle body assembly. put some blue lock tite on the clamp screw. When I was cleaning off the air intake assembly to ensure I dropped nothing down the intake, I noticed the underside of the air intake "box" also had a clamp. this screw was completely missing.
I went to the hardware store, bought a metric replacement (brought clamp with me), seated the assembly, settled the clamp blue lock tite that as well...
quad fired right up, idled normal, idled up without hesitation and dropped right back off. Cost of solution $3.87 CND for a pack of 5 metric screws. moral of my story was don't assume an idle issue is a throttle position sensor problem... there are a number of other factors including air pressure, which I believe was my issue.
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Supermoto Ontario is hosting a supermoto race August 16 at Toronto Motorsports Park. Please check out our website www.supermotoontario.com for event details and poster. You can join our Facebook page and meet up with other sueprmoto ATV riders from Ontario and Quebec.
Please email me at [email protected] for more information.
Don't miss the race at Paradise this weekend, practice Saturday, 05/18 9am - 3pm Race Sunday, 05/19 sign ups 7am - 9am, race starts at 11am. We will have a pit bike open class for all ages and an ATV class. Visit our website for more info. ParadiseOffroadPark, click on "MX RIDERS INFO." tab. Thank you and ride safe!
08 Apex MXR 100cc 2-stroke mini quad - Race ready & well maintained.
Motor & transmission was refreshed including new gaskets & bearing in February 2012 & only has 3 races since.
New 428 chain
Kehin Carb jetted & tuned to Hetrick Generation 1 Pipe
Custom made Aluminum motor mounts top & bottom
2010 Apex adjustable shocks
Stock Nerf Bars
Copper radiator with guard
Complete Plastic in excellent condition
Over-range Malossi rear pulley with stock front variator (uses Malossi 61111108 Kevlar drive belt)
CVT has been shimmed for maximum power & is dialed in
DWT blue label rims
Carlisle Rear tires 80%
ITP Holeshots fronts 60%
New axle bearings
Comes with lots of extra parts including:
Several new slipper discs
Many sets of roller weights
2 extra torque springs
Stock variator with bell
Front stock 08 Apex shocks
Rear sprocket 428-30
Half circle crank (stock)
Full circle crank with new bearings
Stock carb (no jetts)
Dr Pulley 15x12 4.5g
90cc stock cylinder
Adjustable DC Hi Performance CDI Box (by Reimer Racing)
For pictures & video here: OUTER LIMITS ATV RACING
Pick-up only will not ship
If interested email [email protected] & include contact number...Thanks
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