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#1 mikeexplorer

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

Finally did it and bought a new machine. :yahoo:  'Course it had to be another Cat :grin: :pride:

 

It is a brand new leftover, 50th anniversary edition. Dressed it up with upgraded rack, and bumpers. 

 

Still have the old one, still runs.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:57 PM

Congrats Mike.  Looks good.  Maybe you can get another 12,000+ out of this one too


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:30 AM

Nice looking quad. Can't wait to back into it/push through a mud hole/tow it/ be towed by it!


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:15 AM

finally a new quad <<< good luck >>>  got to get it muddy :sport:



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:40 PM

Ah, will still knock around with the old one. Then it will be good for parts. :grin:



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

Good luck with the new quad Mike. You should be set for life now...lol Can't wait to see it !!!
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

Looks nice Mike. Good luck with it:-)
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

Installed HID lights last night. :grin: Only other mod planned is steerlites. Just from messing with it around the yard, it steers pretty well. I also noticed the coating used for the muffler and A-arms is better then the old machine. Should keep them both from rusting.

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

Congrats Mike! Looks great hope it runs as long as your old one!



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

Well the old one isn't dead yet, still going. :grin:  The changes they did with that "ride in suspension" is amazing. You feel lower to the ground (lower center of gravity, meaning less "tippy") and the handling and steering is so much improved. Not sure how they did that since the A-arms are exactly like the old machine) Don't blame the age of the old one, it was tight steering from the start.

 

I don't see a need for steer lites in this machine. hmm, already have them, so maybe ill just use them in the old one since they are worn out anyway. I might even dress up the old one with some free parts I got. :lol2:

 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

Looking good Mike !!!
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:20 AM

The old one came in handy last Sunday. Last Saturday we were riding Lost Trails and suddenly her quad gave her trouble. Would not stay running at idle and very hard to start. Managed to get it down on its own power (using low range and keeping on the throttle)

 

Worked on it a bit but clearly the carb took something in and jazzed it up. It also had little backfires so it was a clear sign to send it to Cube's. (Carb work and valve adjustment are two things I don't know how to do) So she rode my old one on Sunday at NWORC.

 

Did let her try the new one, she agrees, it handles just as easy as the 366.

 

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