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Offline Cosmosdan

Tip Of The Day
« on: October 12, 2016, 01:07:52 AM »
Just figured I would start a tread of not so well known tips that can add to your mental tool box. If you have some tips that you would like to share, please do.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 01:13:28 AM »
Tip:
To grind or sand Aluminum
Use WD-40 on sandpaper on a flat surface to flatten parts like engine cases. It will make the paper last a long time and give you a nice finish. You can also use it with a stone wheel when grinding to keep the wheel from loading up.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline murdo

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 04:39:33 AM »
Diesel fuel is also good at the same things.
If you have to use a fine file to file aluminium, rub it over some beeswax or a candle first to stop the aluminium from clogging the teeth.

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Offline Jogon30

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 05:57:18 PM »
How about ( if you don't use it you lose it lol) hahah

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Offline Derfer22

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 12:54:21 PM »
If it looks shallow, IT’S NOT !! ;)
2013 Z-Force 600
3" Lift
When in Doubt
Throttle it Out

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 06:26:22 PM »
Tip:
If a zipper on your gear isn't working right, try rubbing some chapstick on it.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline REDRIDER

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 10:16:59 AM »
dykes, or diagonal cutting pliers work well for removing the push pins, just don't squeeze hard =)

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016, 10:28:38 AM »
With CFM Bolts, when you have reached the correct torque spec, give it at least 5 more.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2016, 07:53:24 PM »
1. If you think you are due for an oil change...with CFM, you are probably overdue.
2. Never cut corners on fluids or filters. Buy the best.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2016, 12:09:33 PM »
If you have changed your tires and you feel a pulsing in the steering wheel while on smooth hard pack or pavement...and you have checked that the tires are not out of round, are mounted properly and all front end parts are tight, you may have what I believe is called "Cow Toeing" happening. This happens with some tire tread designs that have angled bars for mud use along with too much toe-in. Basically each tire is headed for a point in front of the machine that crosses each other less then 75 yards away which allows one wheel at a time to hold traction until it is forced to slip and restart which at that point the other tire gains traction. This produces a fast rocking action as each tire makes and breaks traction making the wheel or bars shake like a tire balancing problem. You can sometimes cure or drastically reduce this by adjusting the toe of your machine closer to zero. This will stop the loading and unloading of the tire traction caused by toe-in.

I found I had this problem with mine while in Gallina. The Zs and Us are easy to set with the string procedure. It cured mine by reducing the factory toe setting from almost 1/2" (which is way too much anyway) to 2/32". Reducing the toe-in will also cause quicker steering responses but can also increase road wander at high speeds so just be aware.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2016, 07:55:01 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Tip Of The Day
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 11:53:21 AM »
If ever you pull the fuel pump out of a Z8 or U8 and have trouble reinstalling it or a new one because of the threaded retainer, you are not alone. The taper of this retention causes the threads to become crossed very easily especially with the added spring action of the pump's carriage. I found the best way was to line up the starting threads on both sides to ensure no cross threading occurs. Just find and make a mark on the ring where the thread starting end is, then locate the starting end of the thread on the tank side. Drop the ring's starting point just before the tanks and turn clockwise. The threads will join easily.  On the Z8, the threads start where indicated in this pic.


 
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube