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NW WA Meet / BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Benson X, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 23, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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    It's a bit over priced but I'll pay the price for a solid, knowledgable skill time shop. I bought all my stuff and did a self install (background in it so it's not difficult for me).

    As for amateur stuff. I've already got everything I want lined up (radio, antenna, mount) so now it's a meter of passing the licensing exam and getting the stuff. If you have zero experience in electronics I highly recommend picking up a book and reading then re-reading it. It's pretty interesting. Also, if you've got an iPhone there is a free app for the ham radio exams. I dunno about android phones though.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    Cool pics fellas! I'm wanting to come out to one of these events but concerned about being un pre-paired. It's been years since I wheeled anything more serious than logging roads. I just finished the locker anytime mod and am reading about on-board air. I'm running 37's and figure I'll need a good system to air up, do most of you do this or do you not air down often? I just bought a CB also and am trying to find the best place to install it, with any luck I'll be ready to go after the holidays.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    Everyone aired down yesterday... Always worth it to air down. I know when we were leavin yfz rider had the pump of the day to save everyone's ass.

    I just decided I'm buying the viair to keep my mall crawler pretty theme up lol.... Well gettin it for Christmas anyway. But for a good priced and good deal on a pump his Smittybuilt was awesome! Stay away from the superflow mv50.... I was 5 minutes from throwing it down the hill and Rollin back to town on 8 pounds:mad:
     
  4. Nov 24, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    I aired down after I got stuck twice. It works! I'm convinced. My truck went like a snow mobile with 10 psi in the highway M&S tires.

    Pictures coming soon, in post processing now.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    Smoke signals have worked well for me in the past.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    Have a couple of those also. Saved my arse up on pilchuck last winter
     
  7. Nov 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    I have those same ones for snowboarding. They are very convenient.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Those are good if you have to carry the shovel in yourself. But if I have a truck to carry my stuff I prefer the real McCoy especially to get through hard ice and when glancing off the occasional hidden rock.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    For years I have been using a 5lb CO2 tank with an hair hose and tire inflater fitting. A 5lb will fill up about 15 tires if I remember correctly. Only thing bad is you don't know how much is left except by feeling the weight of it, although Im sure you can buy a gauge that will tell you.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    Hey Beavis!! Let's find a place to take the Ham class and get licenses??? I have wanted to do this for some time!!!
     
  11. Nov 24, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    I have a Bully Tools D-grip shovel with a steel blade that is tough as shit. A few melt/freeze cycles and snow gets rock hard anx is a bitch to deal with. For splitboarding I take an aluminum blade Black Diamond shovel. I've bent lexan bladed shovels in half, they are a joke.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    OK guys im trying to set up a moto x ride at cadillac ranch motocross on this coming saturday. i have 3 riders commiting already. anyone else in? or need info?
     
  13. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    All the normal TW BS
    check out my build page for CB install and antenna install or check out Benson X's build page for the two most convenient locations.
    If you decide on a Midland 75-822, you still need an antenna, but you also NEED to get this accessory. Volume and transmit clarity are greatly improved.

    The Superflow MV50s are a tried and true pump, but very slow. You can do a lot of mods to make them faster and more capable, but it's still not the top performer... just depends on budget.
    The smittybuilt is the same thing as the MV90, which I have and it's kinda meh compared to out-of-box quality of ARB/VIAIR... then again, I paid much less! As with all Superflow compressors, the gauge on them are worthless. I'm in process of modding mine to add a pressure cutoff switch, and possibly a regulator later on. Parts are ordered, I'll make sure to post up progress!

    good for the light and fluffy, but as others are saying, you just about can't beat your grandpa's old wood handled jobber.
    • A full size shovel requires less work to scoop
    • A pointed spade works best for breaking ice, busting clay or mud, and biting into gravel, making it an all-seasons tool
    • it's cheap
    • no one is going to want to steal it

    The only thing you can improve is adding a T-handle.

    I looked at their facebook page and I think they are closed for the weekend due to weather?
    Do they rent? If so, I'm totally going one of these times. I'll putt around on my own and you can check in on me, lol. Of course, you can give me the parking lot behind Macy's and I can make that place intense :eek:
     
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  14. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    That's a really good idea, Mike. It gets really old holding that radio up to my ear to hear anything..

    Just remembered that I've got a Kenwood Industrial VHF.. Just tried to use the lapel mic from that, and it instantly keys up my Midland 75-822.

    Did notice that this one has a stereo 2.5 mm Jack instead of a single channel like that link you posted.

    Might see if I can pull up some wiring diagrams.

    Would be awesome, because that Kenwood is a high quality mic.

    http://www.buytwowayradios.com/products/kenwood/kmc-45.aspx

    Any suggestions??
     
  15. Nov 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    I have a Uniden Bearcat 880 that a friend gave me new in the box. I planned to use it, but its physically kind of large. I might end up getting a double din dash insert and just installing it under my radio. Unless that's a bad idea?

    Edit: Haha, I finally checked the link you provided on your install, it looks good under the radio.
     
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    That is the radio that I have - a really do like it - is there something you don't like about it? Always curious!! I mounted mine vertical to the center hump on the passenger side. Does not interfere with anything/one....
     
  17. Nov 24, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    No, I didn't mean it like at all. I expect to like it just fine, other Unidens I've had in the past where awesome. I'm just concerned about finding a way to do a clean looking install with it because of it's size.
     
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    Not a hater!! I like it - but that might not help your cred!! - I got the box of two -- one for my wife's car and the other I threw in the truck -- I consider it expendable if it needs -- the price was definitely right!!
     
  19. Nov 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Jake - no idea on the Midland connections, mine died a few years back. I've seen that exact lapel mike hooked up to the Midland. You better have the volume way down when you first try it out, the sucker is LOUD.

    boatracer - not sure if the Bearcat will fit. The biggest determining factor is the height of the unit. Mine fits with maybe a 1/4" gap on the top??
    Depth comes next, don't get anything deeper than what a double DIN stereo measures for depth.

    Beavis - just letting you know what to look out for! Lots of guys go spending big bucks on shovels where they don't have to (I even had one guy ask me what type of lock I was getting for my shovel - damn bro, it's $8, I'm sad for the guy who thinks he needs to take it from me)


    Oh, and here's my mod page for the MV90


    OK, no more TW - I need to actually get one of these FEMA tests done tonight :help:
     
  20. Nov 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    My shovel is about $10. But the lock I wanted to deter people from using my own shovel to break into my truck.


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