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Old 05-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #58801
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not at all. I wish I would have went with the diesel 2500 hd version now. specially when pulling the toy hauler. normally get 13-17mpg with the trailer it drops to 8. But it looks good. lol
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #58802
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Yep, I bet the MPG's don't make you smile...





Mine is right around 700 ft/lbs... 7.3 V8

And I still get 19-20 mpg on the freeway.
17mpg. I need to bump the timing a few degrees
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #58803
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Yep, I bet the MPG's don't make you smile...





Mine is right around 700 ft/lbs... 7.3 V8

And I still get 19-20 mpg on the freeway.
diesel is cheating. lol
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #58804
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the stator wire where the exit the case, there is a "rubbery" block that the wires run through and it also plugs the case. Can a replacement be found???
I'll bet you any of the stator vendors have one. I'd eBay search stators for vendors and contact one like Rick's Electric. Just an idea.

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:59 PM   #58805
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does anyone know how much are bikes weigh?
Has anyone ever tried the trailer hitch mounted bike carriers? I know I know I shouldn't trailer it anywhere. but I want to go riding with the gf who rides the quad only, and I wont let her drive the truck. LOL

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I've got that exact carrier (one of many) and wouldn't trust that for anything heavier than a 2-stroke (they're cheap). I've got better ones but of course they're heavy. I've got aluminum ones too that again, light, but not for big bikes.

I've carried my XRL on the MotoJack, but make sure your frame/hitch can handle 500 pounds.

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:13 PM   #58806
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I'm chasing a noise in my xrl top end after inspecting the rockers, subrockers, cam the only thing that looks and sounds like the rattle I'm hearing is the decompression unit. It sounds like it engages every revolution regardless of RPM. Could this be the case?
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #58807
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Check your top engine mount...don't ask
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #58808
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Check your top engine mount...don't ask
It's not installed and still ticking.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #58809
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I've got that exact carrier (one of many) and wouldn't trust that for anything heavier than a 2-stroke (they're cheap). I've got better ones but of course they're heavy. I've got aluminum ones too that again, light, but not for big bikes.

I've carried my XRL on the MotoJack, but make sure your frame/hitch can handle 500 pounds.

RZ Rob

Even with a 500lb rating you wouldn't trust it huh? That sucks. I want something inexpensive yet sturdy. Lol I know I know you get what you pay for. I'm sure my truck can handle 500 lbs. My 26' toy hauler has to have a heavier tongue weight than that.

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:23 AM   #58810
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Now how can you say one state or province is higher than another? Isn't the earth round? And there isn't an up or down in space.
Space........the final frontier,between Fritz's ears........

Just kiddin...





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Old 05-18-2013, 07:30 AM   #58811
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I'll bet you any of the stator vendors have one. I'd eBay search stators for vendors and contact one like Rick's Electric. Just an idea.

RZ Rob
I ended up slicing the old piece to accomodate the new thicker gauge wires from the upgraded stator and slopped it up with black RTV gasket maker. Once I get her hooked up and running I'll see if the seals hold. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #58812
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diesel is AWESOME!
Fixed it for you...
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #58813
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Texas being the lowest state to the equator has a lower COG than any other state. Now some may argue but due to FL being on the edge vs center of the United States centrifical force and curvature of the earth keeps it from actually being so
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #58814
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Even with a 500lb rating you wouldn't trust it huh? That sucks. I want something inexpensive yet sturdy. Lol I know I know you get what you pay for. I'm sure my truck can handle 500 lbs. My 26' toy hauler has to have a heavier tongue weight than that.

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I think he was referring to the hitch mounted on the car, not the carrier. There is usually two different weight measurements. One is tongue weight and one is hauling weight, not sure of the exact terms. All that matters is the tongue weight. I think anything that's decent can handle 1,000 lbs.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #58815
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Your gonna want at least a class III hitch. you have to add the additional leverage to the weight of the bike because it is at least 12" from the actual hitch

Class III Trailer Hitch Receivers:

  • Designed for trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles
  • 2" x 2" receiver hitch opening
  • Rated up to 6,000 lbs GTW with 600 lbs TW
  • Allows for more gear to be carried or towed
  • Works with all Class III accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and tube covers
    • Class I and Class II (1-1/4") hitch accessories can also be used with an adapter
  • Ball mounts are sold separately.
  • NOTE: Most manufacturers call any hitch with a 2" x 2" opening a Class III hitch
    • It is not uncommon to see a 2" hitch rated at 3,500 lbs GTW called a Class III hitch
  • Available in square and round tube designs.
Class II Trailer Hitch Receivers:

  • Designed for light-duty towing
  • Are rated up to 3,500 lbs GTW and 350 lbs TW
  • 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver hitch opening
  • Will work with Class I and Class II accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and tube covers
  • Requires a Manufacturer-recommended, hitch specific drawbar or ball mount to tow a trailer
    • A 1/2" pin must be used to secure the ball mount in place.
    • Drawbars may be included with hitch or sold separately
  • Available in square and round tube designs.
  • Will work with hitch balls with 3/4" diameter shank
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