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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:04 am

Happy 1500th on your next post!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Yeah I guess that's true hahaha, and thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:59 pm

Yeah, but I am right behind you! You come up with any ideas to make rear suspension yet on the MTD?

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:37 pm

I have thought about it, but I dont think that I'd attempt it. Keeping the belt and clutch happy would be the worst part I imagine, and those are my two least favorite things to have to mess with hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:16 pm

Well I did a bit more steering stuff on this ol' girl today.

I noticed my tie-rod ends were wore out and had quite a bit of play, so I decided to replace/upgrade them.

It was pretty windy today and was spitting on and off, so I tried to stay hidden as well as possible hahaha.





Dropped the tie-rod and started cutting and welding.









You can see where I re-welded my steering arms to have the proper Ackerman angles





Much better!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:45 pm

Looks good @alliskidd21. You are getting better with the molten metal.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:47 pm

Thanks mighty!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:39 pm

Well here's what happens when your stock muffler finally rots off the pipe:









I actually like the way it looks! It sounds cool too, not too loud either because it's pointing down. It still barks when you get on it quick though hahaha. I think I'll keep this setup cuz I'm liking it quite a bit. Let me know what ya think!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:00 pm

Looks good I think.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:07 pm

Does your tire hit it on a good flex and a left turn?

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:15 pm

Thanks Beal!

I dont think it'll hit, but I'm not possitive haha. If so I might try to cut and re-shape it a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:22 pm

Bout time you straight piped it. Now join us and pulley swap it bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:26 pm

Yeah no kidding, I've been meaning to do it for a while but I guess the stock setup had to fall apart for me to actually do it hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:00 am

Looks good! Straight pipe is the way to go!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 pm

Thanks Rich. I wasnt sure I wanted a straight pipe like that, but I actually really like the way she sounds now.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:12 pm

Looks good. When I built my kids mini bike, I steered clear of the straight pipe because it would have been loud for the Cops to find him, so I made him a muffler. Turned out it was louder then the straight pipe, LOL. I could hear him riding the thing 2 blocks away with the muffler. I had to make an addition to the muffler to quiet it down. Now I only hear him when he is in front of the house, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:23 pm

Thanks prancstaman. Haha, yeah luckily mine's not too too loud although I'm thinking about making a quick attach muffler setup that sits under the foot board so I could have it quiet or loud. That might be kinda cool
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:13 pm

As youre driving if you reach forward and pull the governor arm to FULL throttle I bet itll give a good bark. The CQ kinda sounds like a quad or a motorcycle when I do, though not as good as a vtwin...
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:37 pm

Yeah shes snaps pretty loud if you rev 'er up fast. I gotta finish my foot throttle though now that I've done the exhaust, stilll wanna have dual controls. Also I might try and richen my high throttle mixture a bit cuz I do get a small backfire every once in a while with the new pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:14 pm

Did redline rig up some sort of butterfly in the exhaust on his?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Yeah he used one from a snowmobile carb to have a cable activated cutout. Pretty cool, I think RainbowBoxer had a similar setup before that but I'm not sure how he did his.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:24 pm

We've been getting quite a bit of rain in the last few days so I've been playing around with ol' Dominator in the muck.





Nothing crazy obviously but still enough of a mess to have fun! Haha. I also changed the oil in the transaxle today, had quite a few flakes in it but I guess that's not really surprising. Last but not least I put a slighty larger engine pulley on it like I've been planning to do, nothing wild but just enough to hopefully beat Carter's stoopid Yard Machines. Hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 pm

Thats how it starts.... the itch.  I'll just put a slightly larger pulley on.  Next thing you know you have a 9 inch on the engine and you are flying around!  LOL

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:27 pm

Yeah hahaha, I doubt it. I did find out I can smoke the Yard Machines and that's what I wanted for speed, so all is good again haha. Having a bit of slippage though but maybe a different clutch spring setup will fix that. We'll have to see I guess!
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