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Halloween Savings to die for!The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!The Ruffstuff NOT Universal 4 Link Kit!

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Unread 09-09-2012, 11:29 AM   #4156
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I love BMWs... always have. I had a similar experience on my GS1100G. ALMOST went down. ALMOST went off the mountain. Rode slow the rest of the time we were in the Blue Ridge. Glad you're okay.

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HA!!! Iam not alone: I have A FJR1300 and i AM get down also in june 2009 on a thick graver layer: 2 broken ribs and the FJR limit unripairable: my speed? 45 km/h

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Unread 09-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #4157
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HA!!! Iam not alone: I have A FJR1300 and i AM get down also in june 2009 on a thick graver layer: 2 broken ribs and the FJR limit unripairable: my speed? 45 km/h
Bon Jour, Jacques! Glad you were going slow, and I am glad you walked away! Broken ribs sure do HURT!
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Unread 09-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #4158
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Clayton with the "Jeep Slave" mark on his forehead! He is very agitated in this pic.

And the cowl seal. The gap between the WS frame and the cowl is not even. I don't think the drilled holes in the cowl are in the right places. The seal does not sit flat/flush when the WS is raised. Typical cowl seal installation problems here. Debating using the 3M tape, but I don't see how that is going to solve my issue. I think it is differences in tub mfg, and making the seal bend against itself is short term using tape. I will bolt the hinges to the frame, raise the WS, and check the hole positions on the cowl. Maybe that will work.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #4159
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Scott...I know that you are in Fl., but don't you need to ever use the defrosters? I noticed that you didn't cut the defroster holes in the top of the cowl.

I am going to do something that you guys did, though...on the 'glass tub that I'm working on, I'm NOT going to cut out the fresh air opening in the cowl. I really won't use that feature, and it's just another place for rain to leak in from.



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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #4160
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Scott...I know that you are in Fl., but don't you need to ever use the defrosters? I noticed that you didn't cut the defroster holes in the top of the cowl.

I am going to do something that you guys did, though...on the 'glass tub that I'm working on, I'm NOT going to cut out the fresh air opening in the cowl. I really won't use that feature, and it's just another place for rain to leak in from.



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He doesn't have a fan so defroster, for now, is a moot point. I expect to have to install all that at some date, but for now we are just trying to get it OUT of the shop! I do not think we will install a factory air box just because of the room it takes up. That being said, I have no idea how large a Mojave, etc, is... wiping with a towel is his defrost for awhile! Seeing as how this thing is going to be SO NOT airtight, is a defroster going to be necessary?
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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #4161
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Questions, commentary, and disillusionment (is that a word?)

Clay's Jeep has Superwinch 6-bolt lockouts. I was checking stuff over and I discovered that all 6 bolts were super loose, and one is missing. These are the long, skinny screws that hold the actual locking portion of the hub. Where can I find one of these screws, or should I swap them out for the 6 bolt Warns I have on the shelf? NOTE* I went through the hubs, cleaned and greased, so they are good to go. A Gremlin came behind me and loosened the screws!

The WS is nearly done. I can't believe it is giving me so much trouble! After tightening up the two dash brackets the seal is bulging outward. Clay was able to push the seal back into position with a paint stick. It might work for you too.

Tightening down the bolts that hold the WS hinge to the cowl, the cowl cracked. It was cracked here before, and I had repaired it. Not good enough! Clay added some stout glass (biaxial, and 1 1/2 ounce mat) to the inside of the cowl, reinforcing it. Maybe it will stop cracking. I can tell you this windshield will not be lowered!
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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #4162
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Questions, commentary, and disillusionment (is that a word?)

Clay's Jeep has Superwinch 6-bolt lockouts. I was checking stuff over and I discovered that all 6 bolts were super loose, and one is missing. These are the long, skinny screws that hold the actual locking portion of the hub. Where can I find one of these screws, or should I swap them out for the 6 bolt Warns I have on the shelf? NOTE* I went through the hubs, cleaned and greased, so they are good to go. A Gremlin came behind me and loosened the screws!

The WS is nearly done. I can't believe it is giving me so much trouble! After tightening up the two dash brackets the seal is bulging outward. Clay was able to push the seal back into position with a paint stick. It might work for you too.

Tightening down the bolts that hold the WS hinge to the cowl, the cowl cracked. It was cracked here before, and I had repaired it. Not good enough! Clay added some stout glass (biaxial, and 1 1/2 ounce mat) to the inside of the cowl, reinforcing it. Maybe it will stop cracking. I can tell you this windshield will not be lowered!
I have a bolt like that.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #4163
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He doesn't have a fan so defroster, for now, is a moot point. Seeing as how this thing is going to be SO NOT airtight, is a defroster going to be necessary?
I have no idea. In a pinch, I guess a roll of paper towels will work.

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Unread 09-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #4164
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Rain-X Anti-Fog works reasonably well, but I bet those hot, muggy north Florida days are going to steam it up.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 02:52 AM   #4165
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I lost a couple of ny lockout bolts too. I just used regular bolts the same size as the originals. They are held in with lick washers, since those tab locks didn't work at all..
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Unread 09-10-2012, 05:20 AM   #4166
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Skipper on the lower windshield bolt holes that are cracked, I dont thing you need to worry just use some fender washers on the back side.
Defroster is nice but I am pretty sure you can live with out it.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #4167
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Rain-X Anti-Fog works reasonably well, but I bet those hot, muggy north Florida days are going to steam it up.
I use this as well and it does help out but you have to apply it more then you think...
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When needed I use a squeegee, rags and towels don't soak up all the moisture.

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Unread 09-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #4169
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Clay's Jeep has Superwinch 6-bolt lockouts. I was checking stuff over and I discovered that all 6 bolts were super loose, and one is missing. These are the long, skinny screws that hold the actual locking portion of the hub. Where can I find one of these screws, or should I swap them out for the 6 bolt Warns I have on the shelf? NOTE* I went through the hubs, cleaned and greased, so they are good to go. A Gremlin came behind me and loosened the screws!
Had some issues with them Superwinch locking hubs and bolts myself recently. I had to re-tighten them after every 4x4 ride.
Used new (half thread) 3/8" x 1 3/4" grade 5 bolts to replace them. Also cleaned the thread in the hub, applied blue loctite on the bolts and added a (external)star locking washer. No loosy bolts anymore.....
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Unread 09-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #4170
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Thanks for the peppers and tomatoes! My mouth started watering as soon as I unwrapped the peppers so naturally, I had to pop the top and garnish the baked chicken this afternoon....well, garnish the peppers with a baked chicken may be more accurate
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