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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    @thefatkid

    Brian, do these cam plugs need to be replaced, or can you pull them out and reseal with RTV? Also can it be done without pulling the valve covers? I replaced valve cover gaskets a year or two ago and they're doing fine.

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  2. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    So are you saying you got a set of OEM LCA's you want to sell? Maybe let me borrow so I can swap mine out and then give you mine in return. If needed we can talk beer, whiskey or ?? for a core charge.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:33 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

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    Yes. It's a XR200 of my Dad's that just collects dust in my garage. I ride a KTM 150XCW.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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  6. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    I'm not sure, but it looks from photos that there is an internal piece that clamps down on the plug that you need to access the bolts under the valve cover.

    When I took my truck back for warranty for leaking valve cover gaskets (30k after the rebuild), then also removed and resealed those plugs.

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  7. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    I do those with valve covers, Don't think you can without. I generally replace those as the FIPG method has limited luck.
     
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  8. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:14 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

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    If only I had done that when I did the valve cover gaskets.....


    Thanks for the info.
     
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  9. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:30 PM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Should have convinced him to sell it to me...
     
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  10. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    @Squeaky Penguin ... way back on like page 2 of your build thread... did you DIY paint the front bumper? What with? Primer + Krylon?
     
  11. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    I don't recall exactly which paint I used like 6 years ago.

    I'm partial to the Ace house brand enamel for anything and everything now.
     
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  12. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    I guess what was trying to get at was... you just primed it and painted it yourself with spraypaint? Because you obviously got it "in the white" (i.e. NOT powder coated or anything...)
     
  13. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    Yes, I got it in bare metal and rattle canned it.

    I not a fan of power coating for any armor if you plan on playing the rocks. You'll just scrape it all off and have to paint it anyways.
     
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    Copy that.

    If I want to join you guys on some of your forays on the trails here in Colorado... what should I be thinking in terms of armor? I definitely figure sliders. And I know my gas tank skid plate is toast (rusted). But what else? Is a good set of sliders all I really need to start, or are there some other "must haves" or "strongly recommendeds"?

    Regarding sliders on a 1st gen... what are recommendations -- brand / kickouts? / HREW or DOM / bolt-ons or welded?
     
  15. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:36 PM
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    Imo... Sliders are one of the best first pieces of armor.

    But it also depends on how you drive.

    I don't mind going slower, and making sure I'm picking a good line even if it means getting out and checking. Some people just bash their way through stuff. Neither is right or wrong, just different. Bashing through stuff technique could definitely use skids first.

    I ran stock skids on my taco for a long while with only sliders. My skids we mashed up pretty well but everything was fine underneath.
     
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  16. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    Pile of go slow parts.
    That and a lot of slider folks will tell you “man I hit my sliders alll the time!” But forget that it’s oartially because they make the truck a foot wider (in most applications) and lose them clearance.
    I’m not trying to talk you out of sliders because I agree with @Stig and doing them early. However it’s not a thing you need for fire roads and scenic runs.
     
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    But... but... but..

    You're the Stig!!! I thought the Stig was all about going fast and looking cool... :boink:


    I would say I am not a basher... but will be a line picker. If I had the cash, I'd put a Marlin Tacobox on it... and walk her up. But...

    So with regards to sliders... how much $$ should I figure? $500? $800? More? DOM or HREW, or does it not really matter if 1) I'm not going to be doing this often and 2) I will probably tend to NOT be a basher but 3) I will also be a noob...

    Also... does it matter bolted or welded?

    And are kickouts in front of the rear wheels worth it, or just hype?
     
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  18. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:43 PM
    In4aride

    In4aride west-slope armor & recovery

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    A lot of that is preference. Kick out. Top plate. Bolt on. Welded. It comes down to what you are willing or not willing to do.
    I think most folks could get away with hrew, dom is super nice though.
    Weld on is way cheaper.
    Is you coat including powder coat or whatever finish you want to go with? (Powder can be pricey )
     
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  19. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:45 PM
    In4aride

    In4aride west-slope armor & recovery

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    4xinnovations has a great video for martial types and how they handle drop tests.
     
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  20. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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