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#226 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2017 - 05:47 PM

Red got a test run today (yaa seat time!), about an hour of weed whacking and 3 hours of mowing,The new drag link made a world of difference!

Didn't mow the whole yard,.mostly knocking down large tufts of grass, some so thick I had to go in second gear. Had to use sun block, and worked up a sweat weed whacking.

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 05:52 PM

After yesterday's mow I think I am a prime candidate for Slime!

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 06:20 PM

Just make sure the inside of the wheels have no rust showing! Slime will compound that and make it worse!


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 06:30 PM

Shouldn't have, I painted them when I put new tires on way back when. I plug the big leaks and just air them up before mowing. All the tires have small leaks, so I just deal with them as needed. I do not like slime, and before I go that route I'll find some spare rims.


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 06:41 PM

As long as they have a good coat of paint in there, you'll be okay for some time. I've taken apart wheels/tires that were really rank looking inside from the slime.


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 06:52 PM

I have too, I think RED's were slimed previously before the restore. Why I don't like it. Too hard to clean up. RED may get new front's after this season. Rear's can hold more plugs.



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Posted March 02, 2017 - 08:41 PM

Got to try out the LED mod tonight. I am trying to get the yard cut during the evenings so I have a free(er) Saturday. Got completely dark on me, About 2 hours of mowing thick clover. Battery stayed charging, and WOW I could see great! No issues mowing in the dark now, other than the clean up has to wait till tomorrow. Doors are open as the clover and dog poo is strong right now. Camera doesn't do well in the dark, but you can see the improvement.

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Posted March 02, 2017 - 09:13 PM

Nice Upgrade Larry!! It freezing again here! No grass for a bit!


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