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  1. Dave S

    T/C pistols

    I've had 2 Magnum Research Lone Eagle pistols. The first was a .308 with right handed grip and no muzzle brake. The second was a 7mm-08, ambidextrous grip and a muzzle brake. I shoot left handed so the .308 had to go. In comes the 7mm-08. I topped it with a scope. They can be a hand full if you don't hold on but once you figure them out, they're a blast to shoot. No pun intended. I always shot factory ammo through it with good results. How good? 3 shots covered by a dime at 100 yards good. They're incredibly accurate. I used a friends chrono to find that I was still getting 2700 fps at the muzzle. T/C seems to be the only one making hand cannons anymore. I've been considering getting another since I sold my LEP several years ago. Extra caution does need to be used if using in a slug zone. High power is legal state wide in MN as long AS LONG AS IT'S IN A PISTOL.
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    Home for Sale by Owner Help

    I'm actually in the process of preparing my home for a sale and have wondered about the process of FSBO. One thing that has bothered me about some realtors is commissions up to 7%. Meaning $15k plus taken off the top that could go towards another home. What a person puts into it seems to be a matter of perspective and what value does one put on their time of doing their own leg work. We're doing some of the updating ourselves and other projects are being left up to a contractor for some of the remodel. We're not sticking a large sum of money into it but enough to make it appear fresh or updated. Turnkey, if you will. We're fortunate enough to have interested parties now that word has gotten out that our house will be available soon. When the housing market crashed, we took it in the shorts on the appraisal when we initially wanted to sell. Now that things have stabilized and recovered some, we're making our move. No pun intended.
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    04 sportsman issue

    I know he said this is a carbed model and not sure that this would apply on this machine but.... my brother in law has a 550 EFI Sportsman that was acting the same. I believe his was a throttle position/speed sensor that caused the issue. I'm not sure that a carbed model would do this. Just thought I would add to the list. Macgyver or rundrave would know more about this possibility.
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    Replacement rubber

    Cant go wrong with Bear Claws. Another that is comparable but a little more expensive is the AMS Swamp Fox. The AMS also has an option for a deeper tread and no change in tread design. The tread design changes on the Bear Claws when you go to the deeper lug.
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    Hitting the Trails

    I haven't been out yet. I think my first trip is going to be SE MN to Snake Creek and Trout Valley. A friend that I haven't seen in 15 years is moved down in the neck of the woods but on the sconnie side. Getting closer to building my ramps. Once I get my sketch into the engineer at work so he can load test them, it will be all systems go.
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    Arctic Cat ATV

    Respective displacements are 443cc and 545cc. It's a marketing thing when they're referring to a 450 class machine as a 500. IMO, false advertising. Polaris is reluctant to release their displacement on their Sportsman ETX. Speculation says because they don't want to scare people away by calling it a "300" or a "325". They are more than happy to let everyone know that it does have 30 hp though.
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    atv with no paper work

    If it's an early, and I mean early model Polaris, I believe no registration is required (25 years or older). Otherwise registration is required. Local DMV can give you specifics on what you need. You'd be surprised how requirements change based on different offices and who's working any particular day.
  8. If it's anything like the Impala, it could be a throttle position switch (?) by the gas pedal that is malfunctioning. Jeremy can confirm whether or not this switch exists or it's proximity on the vehicle. My mother inlaw had the exact issue with her Impala.
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    Torn CV boot repair

    I'm a little late and you probably have it fixed by now but you could just as well take it to an auto parts store and they will have something that will cross over.
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    Can am outlander vs. Yamaha grizzly

    Have had a Can Am (Bombardier) but not a Yamaha. Can Ams have been known for weaker frames in the earlier rendition of the SST, overheating and some electrical issues. I want to say the 660 Grizz was carbureted. 1st year models broke a lot of axles. Best bang for the buck, a Grizz will give you what you need. You should be able to find a good used 700 EFI Grizz.
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    Had 2 6-pointers in my yard tonight. Gotta be getting close to shedding by now.
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    Got out today!

    The same day as your intial post, I saw a R6 at the local community center. It was only 33 degrees at the time.
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    My son applied for the 2015 Mentored Youth Hunt

    Good luck to you and your son CaptainMusky. I participated in the youth hunts for a few years and it was more of a thrill to watch a new hunter take their first bird than it is to take your own. The overall experience is addicting.
  14. Dave S

    Thoughts on this ATV

    I would rate it below Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Kymco. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a bad machine. There's just better options out there than a CFMoto. Read my latest update on my Sportsman 570 HERE. I have the 570SP that offers dual A-Arms in front, downhill 4 wheel engine braking, and aluminum rims over the standard Sportsman 570. If you're seriously considering a new machine, give the Polaris Sportsman 570 a look. You can get into a 2015 for less than $6000.
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    Initial Thoughts...

    I'm close to 50 miles on the new Sportsman since I brought it home last week. First thing I want to say is what people say about power steering is right. You don't realize what you're missing until you get a chance to drive a machine with it. I've yet to add much for accessories other than the plow. More on that later. Fuel injection has been great in the colder temps over the past week. No more of the cold blooded SP500 days. Although this machine is a wet sump vs. the dry sump system used in earlier models, turning the motor over hasn't been an issue. Lights are far better also. Having all 3 on lights up the road better than any other machine I've had. The only machine in my past that came close was the Can Am (Bombardier) DS 650. Good thing too. Was out at night on the township roads putting some easy miles on when a deer crossed the road in front of me. This is when I learned of another improvement. EBS. About the EBS....at speed, it can be a little aggressive for the unsuspecting rider. It will save on brake pads, that's for sure. This machine also has 4 wheel engine braking, actuated by moving the switch over one more click for the standard 4x4. I was plowing one of the neighbors driveways in 4x4 mode and with just the rear EBS, the back end slid out a little while going downhill. The next pass down I switched it over to the other 4x4 mode. It seemed as if this was a manual transmission in first gear and 4x4 lock. Great control over all. Now as for the plow. I have the 60" Glacier Pro that I've used to clear 6 driveways, including my own. Of the 6 driveways, 4 are blacktop, 1 concrete and 1 gravel.By the time I finished the first round, the skids had worn down to the point that the pan on one of them had fallen off. Yup, worn right down to the weld holding the pan to the post. The dealership gave me a new set no questions asked. If this new set wears as fast, I will be having my own set made and hardened as well as the scraper bar to match. What I like most about the plow is I can have it mounted in less than 30 seconds compared to the 2 hours it takes me to convert the garden tractor from summer to winter duties. Stock tires are typical for most machines. Not worth squat! Going to get my use out of them though before I drop the coin to put new ones on. Yikes, 14" wheels makes for expensive tires. This is gonna hurt. I'll finish by saying that rundrave was correct on this 570 motor. It is no slouch. far more power than my last ATV (Honda Rincon). Thanks to rundrave for offering up his thoughts on this motor. I wasn't going to bother with this machine prior to his input.