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#5941 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 10:33 AM

The 2 gear cases are cleaned up & ready to install new internals after lunch.  Not too much else to do after that until parts come in.

  Still plenty other things to be done though, including spraying weedy areas.  Sprayer needs checking through it first.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:13 PM

I got the 2 gear cases rebuilt, but going to rebuild a third just to be sure.  This one has a decent looking lower shaft gear, but the top mating gear has cracked teeth, so the bottom went through a shock too.  I have the 3rd kit, so using it to be sure.   I had a good used top gear, but decided to go all new.  Wiped out for now, so closed shop for the day.  Yeah, I know it's still early, but I wear down faster these days.

  My nephew that wrecked his street bike is coming home today.  No surgery needed, but will be off work at least 3 months.  He's got broken ribs, a swollen up knee & bruises out the wazoo.  Turns out he didn't make a curve, and his bike made it out pretty undamaged.  But the stop sign that stopped Greg (his body) was what busted him up so bad.  He's awfully lucky to be alive.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:46 PM

Glad he is coming home! Sounds like you deserve a rest for a bit anyway! You've been busy!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 04:17 PM

Glad he is ok!

 

Known quite a few guys who have gotten busted up on bikes.  Enough that I won't own one.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:02 PM

Yea is isn't much fun when you don't make a curve.  Been there done that!  He is was lucky!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Yep I agree! I flipped flopped and rolled 157 ft. when I didn't make a curve back in 82.
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:12 PM

Finally got the cabinet underside shortened to accept the new fridge if it ever comes in.  They said like July 5th or 6th, but expect it sooner, but I think they got their date right.  But if I didn't get the cabinet shortened, it would have come in tomorrow.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Awoke several times during the night with shoulder/arm pain, but took a pain killer for the first time in 3 days, and it helped a LOT!   I took the hood off the Massey 2745 to take off the blown AC hose yesterday and lifting the 2 hood halves off was too much for me to have done.  But I have a new AC hose ordered, hoping it'll come in Friday, else it will be Monday.

Went this morning down to shed & replaced a water pump hose on the Massey 1130 & refilled with coolant.  Then talked with my son Josh for a while.  Just got my ATV/GT pull behind sprayer out & got it checked out & ready to kill some weeds today after I eat lunch.  Today is gonna hit 85, but tomorrow heat indexes may top 100, so getting some spraying done today.  


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 06:40 PM

I noticed a while back my receiver hitch had seized in the receiver on my Grand Cherokee.  So I've been applying penetrating oil on it several times over the last few weeks.  So tonight I sprayed more on, then got out a light hammer & started beating in a bit.  She finally let go after about 5 minutes.  I'll clean out the hole & apply anti-seize before putting it back in.  The hitch itself wasn't corroded at all.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:28 PM

I never leave the reciever in the hitch.Here in Manitoba it's against the law to leave it in the hitch when not being used. Guess to many people have damaged there bumpers by running into them when there left in.and  not in use.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I never leave the reciever in the hitch.Here in Manitoba it's against the law to leave it in the hitch when not being used. Guess to many people have damaged there bumpers by running into them when there left in.and not in use.

Same here in Elkhart, though it's not enforced all that much. This is the RV capital of the world, every van, and pickup has a major hitch sticking out the back. But as for me I always pull it out if not useing it. I've seen to many accidents just like u described.

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:33 PM

I never leave the reciever in the hitch.Here in Manitoba it's against the law to leave it in the hitch when not being used. Guess to many people have damaged there bumpers by running into them when there left in.and  not in use.

 

I believe that's the way it is in Ontario also.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:55 PM

I don't think we are allowed to leave ours in, but mine almost never comes out. I have the hopes it will deter the tailgaters from being up my rear, but if they want that big honking WDH in their radiator, they can have it all.
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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:58 PM

I can't find anything about any Ky law regarding removing their removal when not in use, but it might save some skin from my shins if I did.  


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 09:17 PM

People are bad about stealing them around here so we keep ours in the truck unless we are using it.


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