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    Frank DeLuca
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    Twig, Mn
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  1. We could be riding the nsst

    I've got a couple Robins in the yard that could have waited a few weeks to get the party started.
  2. We could be riding the nsst

    Yep, I'll be adding a shield.
  3. We could be riding the nsst

    Thought I'd share the fix on the coolant tank for the Rev. 15/16 socket is the correct size for the inside dia of the coolant tank neck. Warm the tank neck with heat gun and the heat the socket hot enough to not melt the plastic tank neck, insert the socket into the tank neck. Use a band clamp close the the size of the opening of the filler neck and tighten and let cool. This reformed the coolant tank neck and the coolant cap fit perfectly.
  4. We could be riding the nsst

    Fuel injected so no. If it were carbed they'd come off and be cleaned too. The throttle bodies were cleaned though. The exhaust valves were cleaned earlier. Got to like Amazon for prices and vendors that ship right away. Reeds are in then noticed when filling with antifreeze my coolant cap didn't fit. The neck warped from heat off the muffler. I'll have to true that up and probably put in a heat deflector. Then stabil in the tank and into the enclosed trailer for season.
  5. We could be riding the nsst

    Done with trail riding but plenty of snow on the lakes up here so I'm leaving one sled ready for late ice crappies. Pulled the reeds on the Renegade to inspect and clean, then ended up ordering up a set of Boyesen rage cages.
  6. Recovery Gear

    Hole with a post, or 3' of heavy pipe with a retrieve rope on the end and tow strap fastened to the center. Send the pipe down the hole and then pull it up by the tow strap so its bridged across the bottom of the hole. To remove it slack off and the tow strap and pull it out with the retrieve rope tied to the end of the pipe. The come along, and good shovel will get your out of a lot of messes. If your using a post then drill the hole at an angle away from your pulling direction. I like the pipe as it can't pop of the hole like the post can. If your alone put the truck in gear while your working the come along. You usually only need to pull a few feet to free up the truck.
  7. Slush and water on ice.

    Slush North of Duluth. Nothing too bad and warmer temps hasn't knocked the snow down much. Lake travel is pretty much snowmobile.
  8. 85 K15 chev silverado misses

    The miss, ohm the plug wires and then the pickup coil. The overheat, 1st pull the T-stat and replace or test it. When you in there look for any build up of crud on the T-stat and goose neck that might indicate a flush of the cooling system is in order. Be sure the belt for the water pump isn't slipping. Bugs stuck in the radiator fins or too many bent fins. Water pump vanes worn down. Needs a flush. Timing is advanced to far. Check the advance on the distributor to be sure it free and working. Check the timing. Dirty carb causing a lean condition.
  9. New Snow, Groomed Trails

    We got snow. 8" Thursday and 8" last night. With 4 driveways to clear I'm getting my riding time on the wheeler.
  10. Feeding birds nuts

    A Tucan? If you break them up I don't see a seed eater passing them by. Maybe bait for Late Season Squirrel.
  11. Snowmobiles

    An experienced rider will get through the bad slush with what he has available. If I had to choose what to ride in that it be 136" track. Most the modern sleds will have the suspension as to not be an azz dragger to start then add the tunnel loaded up with slush. You need the clearance and track to get out of the slop. Since your looking for a fishing sled a 2up is a must. Why because your going to be hauling a buddy out. I didn't mention size engine yet for good reason. It doesn't matter and size isn't going to make up for lack of skilz. In fact the more HP means you'll dig your grave sooner and the higher the performance means less forgiving in up keep. If your new sled doesn't have a rack, get one. Then get a Digger Auger Carrier. If your new to you sled hasn't been maintained then get it maintained. 1st thing is get your carbs cleaned, that is the 1 one reason for melt downs. At that time have the carbs boots checked. More then likely if the sled is more then a few years old the boots are cracked and that leaks air and causes a lean condition and a melt down will soon follow. Eventually you'll want the service manual. Find all the grease fitting and hit them all in the Spring before you put the sled away.
  12. New Snow, Groomed Trails

    Following Monday's snow we hit the Reservoir Trail out of Twig Wed afternoon. Freshly groomed and what a sweet ride it was but too short More snow in the forecast. Ride When and What You Can. Going out Fri night.
  13. We could be riding the nsst

    "A little too fast for a sled not completely broke in yet any way" For what the new POO Axys or the 2003 Cat? Very low miles on an old sled is good but sitting idle for years is no good. Dirty carbs and or rust on the bearings was the Cats downfall.
  14. Snowmobilers and driveways

    Most riders are going to cross a driveway in the ROW as if it were any other crossing. Start putting up barricades or berms to impede crossing the the ROW and heads will butt. Point is you may have paved the driveway onto the ROW and feel some ownership but the law says you don't control it. I see it all the time where a landowner blocks of the ROW. The local club might contact you or Law Enforcement will to inform you to remove the barrier.
  15. Ice fishing atv - Polaris Sportsman - Yay/nay/alternative?

    I've got 27" Maxxis Zillas on a 01 Honda 450 Foreman ES. Great tire and a huge improvement over the stock 25" tires. Gave the Honda more clearance plus deep lugs to grip its way through snow and mud. The Honda is a workhorse and used 7 days a week through winter. Starts in -30 and has never let me down.