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  2. Looking for help in finding a muffler that I can afford. Prices I am seeing are 150-250 dollar range. Any one have any suggestions ? Thanks, Tom
  3. Hey Guys........I get a publication called Farm Show" , it has some good tips that are applicable to 4 whlrs. Read one of how much stuff can be carried in a 7.62 (incorrect cal. ?) ammo box. Those things are virtually indestructable. One guy talked about carrying tools , rope. small can WD-40 & water. Any body else have anything to share ? Happy New Year Tom
  4. Still looking for ideas guys, anybody want to throw something in the mix ? I am currently reading a copy of Great Shop ideas from the publishers of Farm Show. Man does it ever have a lot of ideas for the shop and special tools. Ya there is a fair amount of farm gear mentioned but in many cases that can be translated over to other items one may be working on. I tied one the other day; the tip was if you need a self locking nut and dont have one , use teflon thread tape as used on plumbing repairs/inst. It didn t appear to work on the first go, but then I took the nut back off and double wrapped the tape and it did the job. Saved a twenty mile trip to town and the hour and a half that would have taken.
  5. Mario, That is a good idea that you are sharing. I dont ride far, mostly around the place hauling anything I can put on the KQ , but i can promise you that if I run out of fuel it will be at that Mail box 2 Tenths of a mile from the gas can each way. And yep it is up and down 2 small hills each way. Your Emer fuel appears to be mtd in a safe place and those straps should do the trick. Thank you for sharing the idea, lots of hunters could do well with this back-up system, Tom
  6. MudFlap, That is an impressive video. I can see both side of the equasion : w/O the stobes real the only thing one sees is the plow blade, With the strobes there is no doubt about how big and just where the vehicle (ATV) is that is doing the plowing. Thanks for the links everything worked well. Thanks once again for sharing. Tom
  7. Say Hey Mud Flap, What a great safety tip ! Im sitting here thinking about how at this time of the year I run the 2 tenths up to the mail box on another lane. More then once I have failed to see someone either going to or from work. Thank the good Lord they saw me . Are these lites readily available and was hooking them up any problem ? Thanks much for the post,as I said a good safety thing . Tom
  8. Thanks Swampcat, Those are the kind of ideas I am talking about. Stuff that works and does what you have a need for. Your talking about the 2" rec-vr reminds me that I have a spare winch and I have plans to mount it on a plate to fit on that rec-vr. There are times when I could use that. Using ammo cans is smart, they cant hardly be torn up ! Thanks again---- Tom
  9. Has any one seen or made or have an idea for an unusual accessorie , a radio mount or a gun mount other the the regular market stuff. Have you come up with any idea that you would care to share ? Example: a local surveyor here mtd an old antenna on the front of his front carrier rack. It keeps the spider webs out of his face. Another guy rigged up a light on a swivel that the base of screws into the rear view mirror mount on the left handle bar. He uses the light for things like fence repair at night or when he need a lite held on something around the farm. Anybody want to share any other ideas ? Or are you like me, I want a car radio or a scanner that will run off an Aux battery mtd some where on the ATV and charged when the ATV is running. Do not want to run it off the main battery. (ATV to heavy to push)
  10. I want to open with an aplogy to all of those who have followed this thread and in particular an apology to those who took part and offered help. That said let me update and wrap up this thread as I should have done long since. I bought a fuel pump for KQ thru a local ATV dealer. It laid on the stripped down ATV much longer then it should have. I belive that fact was because I have a Quad Runner that I was able to use and that did not help spur me to get the KQ back inservice. However I did have to walk by it several times everyday. That is what finally got to me. I did have all the body off of the unit and I did get it to a car wash for a fair cleaning. In addition I did change the oil and the filter. A note here; The oil level was at some point above the sight guage prior to changing it. I put 15/40 engine oil in it to a point just above the centerline of the guage (per the owners manual) Now whenever I first start it up and put it in gear I hear a single knock from the eng/trans area (?) I intend to add more oil on up to the top of the guage, The "knock" sounds like a rod slap of my early day with autos. It is really great to have the unit back in service and I can really tell the difference in the two ATVs. My Dau is now laying claim to the Quad Runner. Once again my thanks to all who followed this thread. Tom
  11. Thanks for the help, have followed your directions , get to the point of composing the msg and still I get nothing to happen. Wonder if I did something wrong when I registered at the start . Computer OS is windows vista. I work out of google a lot. Computer is badly over loaded from pics and operator limitations ! The later seems to be the primary problem. Tom
  12. Just want to throw this out so that those of you following this thread what is going on. First off please understand that I have not responded to any pvt msgs via same because I can not figure out how to do so. I can get to pvt msg, I can change the subject but I cannot type anything in the msg box. My cursor will not do a thing there, thus I cannot type. As for my KQ problem. Due to the work load here and to a degree the high Temps here in Ar I have not got the fuel pump on yet. I will not finish that job without posting same here on. Thanks once more for the interest and help. Tom
  13. Truk It is eating the teeth up on the starter you say. Okay, so I go over to CheapCycleParts.com and then I just picked a mdl (250 sport year 2004) so I could see the starter set up. Can not say I learned much. Usually there is some piece or part that "tells the starter gear to move out and engage a flywheel or something similar and spin it up. Then at some rpm the starter gear retracts . Note that I said "usually". I may be way out in the field here , if so tell me how you see it working. At the prices I see on the parts web sites , unless this ATV was a "gift" or "your pockets are dbl extra deep", I can not see how you can keep buying starters for this little jewel. I hate being old and dumb to boot , but this one is driving me nuts. Surely someone is watching this thread that has some experinces to share with all the rest of us. It just hangs in my head that the starter gear is not retracting(key word here --Enough}, but why ? Tom
  14. Turk, Do not know where this thought is coming from, I am not even part way into my first cup of coffee, but what about tooth mesh ? I am way out here on the limb this AM . ! Is there a gasket or shims or a seal to set the amount mesh or clearence when the starter teeth go in or when it releases ? Could it be there it is going in to far and then on release not retracting enough for the gears to clear? Is there any pattern of wear common on the teeth of all the starters you have had to go through ? Do you have any knowledge of the units past history ? Has it by chance been a "racer" , has the previous owner been way into the engine ? My line of thought here is if the later has happened maybe it was not put back together quite right. I know that is a stretch but man the buying of starters is a hard pull on the bill fold ! Like I said I am way out here on this limb on all this. (and it is lonesome out here , but not uncharted territory to me !) Tom
  15. I am reading back thru older post , I found this thread, I would like to know "the rest of the story" !

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