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Tiffany Rowland

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  1. I've taught my 11 and 7 year old some basic stuff on cars, spark plugs, EGR valve, wires, etc. But neither of them are really interested in it. I did get my oldest to build a little mini car and wire everything up with me, and they both had fun with the cloud chamber, but that was more due to the "Wow" factor. You'd think at least one out of three would be mechanically inclined. I've got my money on the baby, she's not as fragile as the other two. I hope so because it would be fun to have someone to do this stuff with. My oldest daughter asked me why I changed out the exhaust if the old one was working and I told her the new exhaust added ten horsepower. Her response was "So?" I said, "Well that will make it faster" and she said "So?" It's like, whose kid ARE you?! They gave me the wrong one!!!
  2. Patience is not my greatest strength. I literally just got done tearing apart my buell blast to get to the fuel hose on the carb so I could put it on the ATV. All of the auto stores are closed right now and I didn't want to wait until morning to get it, lol. I live in Farmington, Arkansas and I usually go to U Pull It to get parts for my car but I've never seen any motorcycles or atv's there. I need to start calling around and see if I can find a salvage yard that has them.
  3. @Frank Angerano It has a lot of low end torque... you barely have to touch the throttle and it jumps. I definitely got carried away. In hindsight, not my best idea. What is wet sanding? I have a plastic container that would work for the large pieces but I'm also a single mom of three kids and spare time is something I don't have alot of. I'm going to call around and talk to some of the body shops in the area, it would be great if I could find a deal like that.
  4. @Frank Angerano Nothing is really wrong with it, I've just been doing modifications. I think there's a leak in ther valve cover and since I finished my last modification last night I'll probably start on that Monday. I've decided to hydro dip the body so I'm going to sandblast it this afternoon. I just really love working on stuff and I've been out of work for the past year with my baby so I'm going a little crazy. I foresaw the end of this project and started taking my buell apart last night, lol. Do you know of anything I can do to DECREASE the low end throttle response without taking off any of the modifications? This is my 11 year old daughter's atv and I think I may have went a little overboard trying to see what I could do to it, lol.
  5. I'm going to sandblast it first then put on a adhesion promoter and primer. Then base coat and clear. Today I actually found an alternative method that seems much easier and cheaper so I'm thinking about giving it a try. It's called hydro dipping or water transfer printing. I'll still have to do all the prep but it will save the cost of the base coat which is pretty high. They sell thin sheets of material that you place in water then submerge the part you. When you pull it out the sheet adheres to the piece and you rinse it down, wait for it to dry and spray on a speciality clear coat (which only runs around 15$). They sell the hydro graphic film by the yard and it comes in every possible design. The prices run from 10 to 20$ a meter. It's pretty neat looking and seems like it will be easy to do.
  6. I am planning on redoing the body on a hinda sportrax and I want to use a chameleon color shift pigment but I'm not sure if I should put it in the base coat or top coat. Any suggestions?
  7. I recently purchased an 07 Honda sportrax and when I was checking the spark plug I saw the boot was ripped nearly in half. When I removed the plug it was blackened and covered in oil. How can I thoroughly clean the plug hole and remove any debris that is in there? Is there a small tube like vacuum or something of the sort made for stuff like this? The machine my dentist has would be perfect, maybe they do rentals!
  8. I bought an 07 honda trx400ex for my daughter 11th birthday. I've been having alot of fun fixing it up but after reading some of the posts about safety I think I may have gotten a little carried away. I put an exhaust on that added 10hp, a k&n performance filter, new carb, a stage 3 rev box and coil, and I wrapped the exhaust. The top speed started out at 92mph and we're well above that now. My main concern, though, is low end throttle. Is there any way I can do something thate will decrease the rate of acceleration without taking off the modifications I've done? She's super cautious and won't go over 10mph but I'm worried that she may have a hard time controlling it after these last few upgrades.
  9. From what I've read, the only function of a resistor is to prevent radio frequencies from interfering with automotives with onboard computer systems. If the only function of a resistor is to prevent damage to a vehicle's computer system, then why would they not be standard for every vehicle equipped with a computer? Are there downsides to using them?
  10. I have a 2007 Honda trx400ex and honestly, I've been working on it more than I have riding!
  11. Good morning! It's 4:30am and I haven't been to bed yet because I lost track of time tinkering with my daughter's atv.
  12. I am working on a Honda sportrax I just got my daughter for get birthday and the reverse and neutral light are not working. When I traced the wire down I saw that it wasn't plugged in but I don't see where it is supposed to connect. Does any one have a general idea of where I should look?
  13. The vent hose coming from the top of my carburetor attaches to a small metal tube that is connected to the frame. Its located underneath the seat. I have an 07 honda trx400ex so I'm not sure if it will be the same for yours.
  14. My name is Tiffany, I'm 32 and I have 3 girls, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 ferrets, 2 bearded dragons, and a tarantula. I've ridden motorcycles (I have a Buell Blast) but haven't had much experience with four wheelers. I wrecked a Banshee when I was 13 but that's about it, lol. I just bought my daughter a 2007 Honda trx400ex for her birthday and I'm doing some modifications. It's been alot of fun. I've worked on cars and trucks but never atv's and it's so much more enjoyable. Everything is so much easier to get to. When I want some quiet time I sneak out to the garage and work on it for a little while. I've got a new carb put on, I'm rebuilding the old one because I've never done it and wanted to try it out. I just finished installing a stage 3 rev box and coil, put on a new exhaust and silencer, and a k&n air filter. I'm getting ready to start redoing the body (I had idea how much those supplies were going to cost; ouch!), next I'll probably tear into the top half of this engine.
  15. I recently purchased an 07 Honda sportrax and when I was checking the spark plug I saw the boot was ripped nearly in half. When I removed the plug it was blackened and covered in oil. How can I thoroughly clean the plug hole and remove any debris that is in there? Is there a small tube like vacuum or something of the sort made for stuff like this? The machine my dentist has would be perfect, maybe they do rentals!

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