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  1. David Peterson

    Bike lift

    Handy makes a great air lift table good for 1000lbs with the side extensions. Helps save the old back and knees. Mine gets used for all kinds of projects and service work. Found mine on craigslist cheap. Yes they cost but you can find them cheaper, But get hurt one time or damage your ride and the fill cost of this looks cheap, real cheap Better safe than hurt and sorry with expensive medical bills too boot....
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    Honda Rubicon battery issues

    Your battery could also be weak. How long did you wait before checking the voltage? Usually wait about 1 to 2 hours and check the voltage again disconnected. You can also check the battery for a weak cell with your volt meter. Do this carefully and safely. Remove the caps, negative meter lead to negative post. Take the positive lead and slowly put it in that cell. DON'T FORCE IT IN. You just want to get it in the acid. Check your readings. If all cells are about the same then the battery is ok, If you have one cell thats shows a real low voltage that's usually a bad cell. A light coating of regular grease on the battery terminals helps prevent corrosion, makes using the screws a lot easier to remove too. old time trick Battery's that sit for long periods of time develop a memory and won't fully charge. Get a good battery charger that desulfides the battery. Put it on for 24 hours and that will remove the battery's memory. I use one myself and once a year I put it on our battery's and leave it for 24 to 36 hours. I haven't had to buy a battery in quite a mumber of years, We have battery's all over in lawn and garden, atv, vehicles and gate opener's.
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    Timberwolf Starter always running

    Frank is correct about the wiring being tied together with brass rings. Disconnecting the reverse switch connector should also turn off the reverse light. If you have 12 volts dc on the reverse light you should also have it at and through the neutral light as well ( provided the bulb is good). If you disconnect the reverse connector and the light goes out that's good. Grounding the skyblue wire should turn on the neutral light provided the bulb is good.
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    Timberwolf Starter always running

    Brown red wire from ign switch 12vdc. brown red wire to indicator lights. From indicator lights, Rev G/L wire (green/blue) to rev switch to ground. Neutral sb (sky blue wire) to neutral switch to ground.
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    Timberwolf Starter always running

    Usually by a switch ( closing / making contact) sending a ground back to cdi unit. There is usually 12vdc going through a light (neutral or reverse) then to the switch wire. Spliced off that wire goes back to the cdi unit. Switch gets turned on grounding the wire, turns the light on and grounds the cdi unit to let it know its in rev or neutral. Have you opened up (cut the plastic covering) off the wire harness on this 4wheeler and checked it ? Reason for asking is I have an 03 kodiak that had wiring problems. Used hand break a sparks flew. Found burnt ground wire near battery negative cable buried in the harness. Cut the plastic covering off the harness, found a place where the harness had come in contact with the exhaust and melted. Someone just tie wrapped the wiring back up is all they did. The ground wire was found melted in a bunch of different places inside the harness from one end to the other end. Ground wire going to the ign coil was also melted to the coil power wire. No fuses were found to have blown. Why I have no idea, this 4 wheeler should have burned to the ground with all the melted shorted wires. Had to repair wire due to some parts of the harness not avail any more, so might as well fix it. Think a battery got hooked up backwards or tried to jump start it with cables hooked up wrong. will never know what happened.
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    1990 Suzuki LT 4wd need help running issue

    Glad to know you got it fixed. Lot of good advice here.
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    Timberwolf Starter always running

    Would suggest disconnecting the small plug going to the starter relay. If the starter stops spinning then something is applying 12vdc to the starter relay. A stuck or burnt contact in the starter switch can do this. disconnect the starter cable and use a test light or meter in place of the starter. Find and disconnect the cable coming from the starter button. If power goes away you've narrowed things down. from the connector to switch, or from connector to starter relay. Usually that starter relay plug has 12vdc coming from the battery side going to that connector then up to the key switch for power. Two of the other wires will be 12vdc to activate the relay and the other for ground.
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    1990 Suzuki LT 4wd need help running issue

    Try adding a little choke when you try to rev it up. If it rev's up its fuel starved. The bottom air fuel adjustment is very very touchy. If you rebuild the carb. use a very small wire or get a welders tip cleaner to check all passages after you blow low pressure air backwards through the passages, spraying a carb cleaner through these ports backwards is also good, be careful not to get any cleaner in your eyes. Backwards means from the carb center back in to the fuel bowl or air inlet areas. Anything in the passage will be blown out and not inwards. Also try clamping off all the lines going to the carb one at a time. Found mine had been getting a little extra fuel via the vacuum port on the fuel pet cock. Have also seen a cracked vac line that stayed closed at idle and would open up when more vac was applied (motor rev up a little). Make sure all your lines going to the carb are in the correct location. Had some line change out and it either didn't run right or not at all. I've taken all the lines off more than one and started from scratch and fixed the problem. One last thing is most Japanese products don't play well with champion spark plugs. I personally used NGK or Nepondenso plugs. I have had a bunch of problems clear up by just changing the plug out. Even in cars, Had perfectly good running motor, changed plug/s and ran real bad, put the old plug back in, ran fine. put a new Ngk plug in ran fine, new champ and turd city.

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