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    Aside from having my own small company, i manage construction projects on high rise buildings for Tishman/Aecom. All union work and it allows me to have benefits etc. The structural steel end is what I manage so i get to go up pretty high. I am a NYC sandhog and always preferred tunnel work since i truly love it. But after this last big tunnel job ended two years ago there has been no work. So I transferred my union book to the trades above ground for a change. its been nice and it allows me to also run my small business.
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    Hopefully everyone is doing well through this craziness??? Im still working even with the 100% shut down we are exempt until we have a confirmed case on site. This weekend my offices and the entire site is being sanitized and wiped down etc by a specialized company. The city looks like a Sunday every day thats how quiet it is. Erie is a better way to put it. Here is a pic of the city i took yesterday mid day, Park Avenue. I'm sure we are all getting a ton of stuff done around the house, honey do lists? My wife is actually a hot mess with all this going on and completely on edge thinking about her father, me or the kids and if anyone of us gets it! Then add the home schooling and logging into the schools for the days work etc. 🤯 She worries to much this woman. Her father i agree as he's much older and has underlying health issues but we are all healthy and i feel we would be fine if it hit us. I wonder how long Netflix will be able to keep up with the volume of users before it crashes lol and how many babies will come out of this, social media shows we will call them "coronials" 😬 Anyway just wanted to see how and what everyone is doing?? Stay safe people.
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    im on a buying spree but not for tp.. i dont use any of that crap anyway.. theres some hecka good deals on some atvs and trucks about now.. gonna go get me some new toys and hit the dirt🤑 as to my opinion of covid19- i wonder why all the doctors and health folks arnt going nuts? hmm...maybe because theres nothing to go nuts about? covid isnt anywhere NEAR as serious as the flu and is only one strain of the corona virus. just because its new dont mean its deadly. studies show (you wont hear this from the media) that covid19 is only fetal to those who have preexisting health issues (just like any other virus or common cold) and has only taken about 3-5% percent of its victims world-wide. i say if trump announced a national state of emergency through election season and hence he would be pres for the next 4 years.. the media would drop the whole covid crap overnight.. anything to get him out.. as to blaming trump, what more could he or anyone have done? you cant treat viruses with antibiotics, and all doctors can or will advise to folks is to stay home and catch some snooze. to those who are in worse health to begin with, they are treating it like it is- another strain of the flu.
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    Think I got it Frank! Used my lawnmower battery and it started right up. I think I'm gonna get a new relay because its hit or miss with it it seems. Thanks for all your help, I greatly appreciate it!
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    Thank for sharing, its good to hear from someone not in North America on how its going and how their country is handling it. I think a full lock down is the only way to stop spread and its crucial for countries that share borders, to not have a scenario like what is going on in Italy. In the US, some states are larger that some countries and should follow something similar in my opinion. Trump wanted to do this with the New York City metro area but was confronted with opposition, so instead we got a travel advisory last night: CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. New York City is a "hot spot", neighboring state Rhode Island is even knocking on doors to see if anyone is from NY and "hiding out"... Rhode Island begins door to door checks for New Yorkers fleeing coronavirus
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    No i was thinking more along the lines of seeing if any small pieces of gears ⚙️ Come out or any burnt smell etc.
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    It could be the belt, i would drop the oil first and see what the color, smell and if any metal pieces are in there. Then check the belt and see what it looks like.
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    The drone I have would be considered a good beginner drone. You can buy the complete kit for under $500. This would include the drone, extra batteries, extra propellers, and the sky controller, and a padded backpack. You can use the drone with your phone only, but the range will be more limited. I also found a refurbished one on ebay for $235, it did not include the controller, but did include one charger and battery plus a spare set of propellers. I bought it as a spare. The only add-on I am considering is the FPV goggles, sometimes its hard to see the video feed in bright sunlight, this is why during the video I took, I made some weird turns and stopped at times to look at what the drone was seeing. There are of course cheaper drones out there then this one, but this drone has the essential features. Mainly since it has an onboard GPS it has the ability to "return to home" automatically if it loses signal with the controller. Cheaper drones don't have this feature, and that is why a lot of people lose them. If you do crash the drone, the controller will know the last known position of the drone, the drone will also continue to transmit the video feed and emit a beeping sound. This drone has all I need, I mainly bought it to explore abandoned railroads and to get photos and videos of areas I cannot physically get to, or to take aerial shots of things, such as these gravity slope buildings. The GPS data is recorded during the flight (as shown with the overlay) and when you take pictures, the GPS data is embedded in the picture. These photos are taken across the river from where I was, I was following an old railroad grade. The field in the third picture used to be mining operation that was reclaimed.
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    I have a Parrot Bebop 2. Picked it up a few months ago. Its considered older now that they came out with the newer models but that means I got this one at a discount. It has all the features I need. I used a free program to overlay the flight data from the drone. You must mean "milepoint" that I noted in the video. This railroad line was originally a Delaware & Hudson line and connected to Albany when it was known as the "Penn Division" Where I was standing it would be 183.5 miles to Albany. Railroads use the mile posts to note everything on their right of way. Back in the 1980's the line was abandoned from Carbondale to Ninevah, NY (its connection) so it is now known as the "Carbondale Line" its end of line. So nowadays the actual milepoint where I was standing would be 12.5 Since the train was returning from Carbondale, the cars would be empty, they would have had sand in them used for fraking natural gas in our area. Part of the video you can see a track coming off the line (a switch) that spur services our place, we manufacture plastic sheet, those cars would be filled with plastic pellets. I cut that part out from the video, but after the train left, I turned the drone and flew towards our plant. You can see the cars parked on the track and the stair step pipe you see blows the plastic pellets from the cars uphill to our facility to fill the silos. I meant to get closer but the battery was running low so I brought it back. Mike
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    I am still working, but they are talking about a shut down next week. Last week took the drone out to do some flying.
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    Im sure we will all be ok bit if a mistake were made it should be made on the safe side!
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    WOW what a frickin mess this coronavirus thing is causing !! People are going nuts over this !! Our famil;y isnt worried about this !! We arent changing our daily routine in the least !! NOT out power shopping either !! Im 64 yrs old Ive survived all the other flu that have come down over the years . Ive survived 40 yrs of marriage Booze, some drugs in the 70s and a hand full of crazy ass girlfriends 50 yrs of riding and lived to tell about it 😁 Think ill go for a ride Mon !!
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    There are shut downs of schools, universities and sporting events as well as many businesses in Canada and elsewhere. Borders are being closed; cruises, guided tours and ski resorts are being cancelled. Yes , it is a pandemic requiring extraordinary measures to try to bring under control, even though generally the young and healthy have little to fear of it since it mainly is a threat to the elderly and those who have other underlying health problems. I sure don't want to be one to catch and pass on the virus to someone else and I sure don't want anyone passing it on to me . Yup the virus is related to the common cold and for many it has no more consequences than a cold , but its death rate percentages far exceed the common cold or even those of the most prevalent flues.
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    When locals mentioned they were looking at a Bidet accessory for their toilet I offered to lend my pressure washer to those who couldn't find toilet paper in the stores here.
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    Ok so new flywheel is in and she fired right up. Huge difference, i can get to just about 80% throttle without any backfiring. The carburetor is still in need of tweaking but i think the problem is solved. Unreal that something like this can happen. What baffles me the most is the magnets on the old flywheel are solidly in place but yet they are incorrectly placed??? I tried to pry them off the flywheel with no luck. So strange! Going to get after the carburetor tomorrow and take it for a spin before i put it all back together. Keep ya posted.....
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    Indeed and I've a wood stove to install. Yahoo!!!! We are starting to get an occasional warm day. I'm ready to get 4wheeling, cant convince the lawnmower to get the job done. Its stuck in a little bit of snow. Jeez
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    Agreed, It probably got wet and that is why its not working. CDI's or any other electrical part does not need a flow of power to keep it good, pure bunk. I don't know about other model ATV's but Arctic Cat usually encases the CDI in epoxy so its impossible to repair them, too bad, because most of the parts inside would be cheap to replace such as diodes and capacitors. Once a CDI box gets to about 20 years old, it is common for the capacitors inside to fail, then you have no spark. Electrolytic capacitors typically only have a life of about 20 years before the plates break down inside (kinda like a battery) Mike
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    If it were to arrive at my shop with the listed statements I would go as follows: Check Compression/Leakdown - Not that I think the complaint leads me to believe that there is a mechanical issue, it's just good practice. Something so simple is tight valves can cause all sorts of fun when diagnosing running issues. If you haven't checked those valves lately it wouldn't hurt, it is a normal maintenance item. Verify spark - Typically this Japanese stuff is pretty good about a healthy spark. Most of the time it works or it doesn't. That's not saying crazier things don't happen, but generally it's good if it sparks. Passing those early checks, your description really seems to sway my opinion towards a fuel system issue. I'd have probably asked you a few more questions on write-up, mainly trying to dig for information about what way it was running poorly when it was running, but a unit that doesn't start at all is telling in itself. The air cleaner should be clean, oiled, and well sealed to the box. The airboot (between the carburetor and airbox) should be free of cracks and fully installed on the carburetor and airbox. Your issue probably isn't in these areas but it's always good practice to check. Verify that your fuel tank cap vents. It needs to be able to flow air into the tank for fuel to leave at the bottom. This doesn't typically create a permanent no-run condition, but can create a fuel starvation issue while riding. Grab a ratio rite cup or clear bottle and prepare to drain fuel from your petcock into it. It's hard to tell the correct fuel flow rate by describing it here, but it should flow a steady stream expected by the petcock outlet size. If the petcock is not flowing or flowing all of the time just go ahead and get a new one. Even a full time flowing one can potentially create big issues. Retain the drained fuel for inspection. If within the next hour or so you notice layers of different liquids in it or trash in the bottom go ahead and plan on draining your tank. It's a good time to mention that non-ethanol fuel is what you should run if at all possible all of the time. Forgive me for suggesting to get back into the carburetor, but at this point it'd be a good time for it. No offence intended, but to a shop a customer cleaned/inspected carburetor is just a carburetor that needs to be removed and inspected again. It's easy to get it wrong unless you're very thorough. Inside the carburetor you have a few different fuel circuits to deal with. First remove the float and its needle. If the needle has any sort of ring visible around its rubber tip when dry it should be replaced, a fuel leak is not far behind. The passageway that needle goes in should be free of obstruction between that orifice and the fuel hose inlet. If you've messed with the float height (Bending the tab on the plastic float) since the unit has last ran well it'd be good to check the installed height versus the service manual settings. The pilot circuit will consist of an air inlet in the air side carburetor throat typically, a pilot jet inside the bowl area, and a pilot screw externally. Lightly thread the screw in to verify its position from seated and then remove it, its spring, and the washer and o-ring that go on it. Remove the pilot jet. When dry a little speck of light should just be visible through the jet. If not, do not clean it with a drill bit. A wire pulled from a wire brush and some contact cleaner typically works wonders. Spray contact cleaner through the air inlet to verify it reaches the jet orifice, then spray through the jet orifice looking for fuel to exit the pilot screw orifice and perhaps its hole and bypass holes in the carburetor throat (engine side). If I were a betting man, I'd bet you've already found your problem by this point. Still if you're this far in make sure that everything else is spotless and correctly installed. While you're at it pull the intake manifold off the engine and check its seal and rubber condition. That never hurts. If all of that is good, then you're into the strange stuff category. A little light through that pilot jet, remember that. Carb spotless and choke, slide, needle all working normally. I hope this helps. If it doesn't I'll check back soon to see what you've found.
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    Good for you and great pics. Im out of here this weekend! Need to ride or im going to lose my shit!
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    I love it! You can buy some fabric and cover that seat, its easy. But it looks great.
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    Your very welcome. There is a topic on cleaning carburetors that's helpful. Be sure to post a few pics of the progress. I like seeing old bikes that have been sitting around being brought back to life.
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    Boy, this is a tough one! Reminds me of a snowmobile I worked on once. The small wire that fed the external ignition coil was breaking up inside, while the insulation looked perfect. Intermittent issues are the worst!! Hope you get it figured soon.
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    You lay some of the blame - and even deaths - directly on Trump? To what other institutions or people do you lay the remainder of your blame? Do you blame life-long smokers who are predisposed to contracting breathing-related diseases like COVID19? What about those with cystic fibrosis or lung cancer? No country or person can foresee a future pandemic. We both know this. If another individual were in office and the same scenario ensued, I wonder if you'd also blame this individual. Trump or any other president could fund the hell out of the CDC, NIH, drug companies and mask manufacturers, but guess what: it wouldn't matter. It takes time to assess the virulence of a disease, who it affects, the degree to which it affects certain people/populations. A government is likely not going to say, "Okay, every single person stays home for 8 weeks" at the onset of a pandemic/other disaster. It takes time to see what occurs. No pharma company can create a vaccine in two months. It takes time. No company is able to manufacture 500+ million masks overnight. It takes time. To think Trump wasn't ultimately following the advice of the CDC and top virologists is ridiculous. Trump doesn't give a rat's dropping of what others think about him. This makes him effective in my book. And that's MY book, just as you have YOUR book. In my book, I'm right - in your book, you're right. We all have roughly 80 years on this earth and are free to make decisions about what we, individually, deem right, just and true of our own accord based (largely) on our lived experiences. We have one confirmed case of COVID19 in my town in Texas. 47 year old male - he was in Washington 2 weeks prior to being diagnosed - is recovering well at a local hospital. I've yet to diagnose any cases only because my clinic has no testing kits. If I suspect COVID, I'll send them directly to one of two hospitals and let them make the final determination, as they have the testing kits (in limited supply). Avoid crowds. Wash your hands often. Hydrate. Rest. Cover your freakin' mouth when coughing. Treat your symptoms at home with OTC medications. If OTC medications don't relieve your symptoms and your symptoms worsen, see your medical practitioner. But, as Dave mentioned, you'll likely not be tested unless you meet a specific set of criteria. My wife is making me strip down prior to entering our home in the evening - I leave the skivvies on... but it is NOT a pretty sight - my clothes go straight into the washing machine - then I take a shower, eat and finish my notes from the clinic during the remainder of my evening. We now shop later in the evening to avoid the crowds. types "stay safe people" from 44 stories up. DAYUM, frank - what's wrong with you? it's obviously a fever - please get that treated.
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    Had a 2008 Honda Rancher 420 1986 Kawasaki Bayou 300 1999 Yamaha Beartracker 2020 CFMOTO 800XC MOTO is my favorite.
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    Hey joe. What your looking at there are valve stem seals. They are supposed to sit on the base of the valve stem under the valve cover. They are inside the valve spring. It would make sense on the fouling of the plug but they cant come off unless they are split or the valve comes out. So either someone left them inside the engine or they are split ?
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    That's your regulator/rectifier.
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    Honestly as i said before i ordered a $9 piece of fabric on amazon and made my own cover. Sprayed it with three coats of spray scotch guard and i was good to go. All you need is a T-50 staple gun with half inch pointed staples. If you don't want to order then use a black sheet.
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    There you go!! I had a feeling.
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    Disappointing nanny state. Hopefully the US doesn't follow suit. I'd be interested to see who owns Quadbar and Lifeguard since the folks saying these must be adopted are mentioning these products as the two options available to remain in compliance.
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    Working this weekend but might try to get to Lost Trails Thursday if weather is ok. Going to use the drone to do some exploring. Mike
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    Sunny Day - Fresh Snow Part 2
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    A lot of ski areas shut down early due to this. We had a trip planned for early April which will probably not happen now. Looks like the quad will be coming out early. PA closed schools and such as well. Mike
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    Just remember who gutted the CDC and other health departments of the funds necessary to fight unforeseen outbreaks of pandemics. Then when COVID-19 broke out pooh poohed the severity of it and the need to prepare to fight it .. Now in his rallies tries to put blame on Dems and somehow the previous administration for the US being so far behind others in ramping up the fight. When you vote this December, remember all the lies, all the attempts to take credit for what others have done, all the changes in his cabinet and elsewhere because competent people woyldn't toadie up to him and the incompetent proved to be too incompetent and he was losing a bit of support because people were starting to clue in . I lay some of the blame for some of the pandemic deaths directly at Trump's feet and his refusal to face facts, take advice he didn't like and put in motion and fund the health system adequately to start fighting the developing pandemic because they'd make him look bad. There's you rant from a Canadian who's government set in motion the funds and people to attempt to limit the pandemic as much as possible and care for the ones affected by it . Stay away from the crowds. . Enjoy the wheeling. There's no chance of COVID catching you out in the fresh air away from the panicking crowds. What the hell does a room full of toilet paper and boxes of hand sanitizer have to do with keeping safe from the virus , or treating it if you're unfortunate enogh to catch it ?.. Take the advice of the pros .. Wash your hands and keep your distance. Much more effective than the idiocy going on now . St least that panic buying of ass wipe and sanitizer isn't limited to the US.. The crazies are world wide in that that respect.
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    So far yes. I'm not sure if doing just the clearcoat would have brought them back or not....
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    Ok thats good. Just because a battery shows 11-12 v it does not mean it will crank an engine. Sometimes a cell is bas within the battery. Make sure the battery is properly charged and ready to go or new. Its important.
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    Sweet Video !! Love riding the snow with my 2x4 quad !!
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    If you know that starter is working thats great. But the starter should have cranked when you jumped the two big lugs on the starter relay. Definitely take the wires off that relay and clean asap and see what you get. If that battery is good then you should get a crank by jumping the wires. And check that ground for a good connection.
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    The kill switch is a common suspect with atvs that are left outside. Water gets inside and eventually fills and corrodes the inside. But if its in the on position and the engine starts like you said i think its ok for now. Try to use a bigger philips head screwdriver on that screw for the kill switch. If it still does not come out then drill out the head only and when you get the control off you can grab the rest of the stud with a pair of vice grips and spin it out. Take the ground wire off and clean it good and put it back on. You may want to go get a can of dielectric grease clean and add it to all the electrical connections. So back to that red wire, it has voltage when you press the start button? If so thats good. Now do the same thing on the starter relay. Test all wires like we said in the last post and see if any get voltage when start button is pressed. This will tell you that the start button is working should you get power upon pressing the start button to any of those wires and thats a good thing if you do. Keep in mind a new relay may be needed and its cheap enough to get and easy to find. I say this because if you get power to any of the wires on that relay when you press the start button means the relay is getting power and it should click. UNLESS there is a ground issue and that will be the next step. Back to the starter, i feel like you should disconnect the starter if its bad. Once you get that relay to click its going to send power to the starter and if you jumped the wires like you said and that starter is not moving you could burn wires up so be careful.
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    Looks like a good ride! Fun in the snow. Great video.
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    First pick is of the wire that went to neutral switch, there was only one wire going to it. The other pics are of the relays in the battery box.
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    Good stuff brother. Keep em coming.
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    Im a complete idiot!!! I apologize, but for some reason i thought we were talking about a bayou. I was working on a bayou and somehow responded to the wrong topic. Yours is a bear tracker!! I had one, it was my first atv that i picked ip a few years back before getting back into all this. Here is a diagram showing your neutral safety switch. if the green wire that connects to the switch is broken off and is coming from the harness side try to ground to the frame and see if you get dash lights and if the starter works. Make sure the atv is in neutral!!
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    Aftermarket CDI's i have never had any luck with. NOT ONE! They do weird things to the atv. Lights, come on, blown fuses etc. I put an oem used or new (expensive) in place and all good. It seems to be the most expensive parts that cost the most but work the best. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    There should be a light Green and Red wire coming from the left side of the engine right above the shifter. That green wire goes to the round aluminum relay under the seat by the battery. Relay should be round, aluminum and have 4 wires coming from it. Two black one green and one brown. The brown is 12v positive. The green is a negative that is made when the bike is in neutral. That negative is made be the shifter inside the engine cover touching an electrical contact within the engine when shifted. When this happens the brown 12v+ going to the relay and the green negative send power to the relay and the relay closes making the two black wires on the relay connect. This allows the start button to work because the atv knows its in neutral. The red wire goes from the neutral safety switch to the light on the dashboard to indicate its in reverse.
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