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PostSubject: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:13 pm

History - Build-off topic.
http://www.atltf.com/t5620-complete-mightyraze-s-kal-el-2018-build-off-entry

Now to continue...

Visiting with the inlaws today.  My father-in-law was cleaning out his shop today and guess what he found!



Yep, the stock battery covers!

Oh yeah!


My ultimate goal is to make Haspin 2019!

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:32 pm

Hmmmm.... the stock cover does not work with the newer battery.  Posts are too tall.

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:10 pm

Darn. I assume you can’t flip the battery 180 degrees to put the posts closer to the dash where I assume the cover is higher, or that you’ve already tried that
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:18 am

Yeah, I tried that.  I'll stick with the homemade one I built.  Smile It could potentially be the battery tray that I am using too. I'm good either way!

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:34 am

Darn, that stinks. I don't suppose you could dremel out some supports on the inside of the cover, granted there are any?
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:54 pm

No supports.  Probably because I used a thicker craftsman battery tray.

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:17 pm



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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:48 pm

That’s a great profile pic right there. Good angle! I like that helmet too
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:39 pm

Looks like you’re getting your outfit ready for Haspin! Great pic!
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:04 pm

OK... so I was moving the 85 out of the way and looking at the battery area...

I noticed the 85 has seat springs.. Kal did not.

This is what Kal has:



This is what the 85 has:


I may need to look into this. While Kal is not that uncomfortable, a long day at like Haspin or something... it could be a real pain in the butt literally.




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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:27 pm

trust me youll want them seat springs for haspin, we all get "Haspin Back" and no seat springs would make it even worse.
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:29 pm

That's what I am thinking too..

Another update I need to look into probably is maybe gussets to the front wheel spindles.  If I take Red too, I need to get a Brake.

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 am

You definitely want to keep your seat springs for what ride comfort they offer and the spindle gussets sounds like a good mod to do before haspin
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 am

I'm surprised the thing never had springs! Everything older I have or have seen has some kind of bounce to them.



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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Maybe that "U" shape in the seat mounting bracket is suppose to act like a spring?  Maybe it's something the engineers tried for a year or so to cut cost, but it didn't really pan out.
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm

Dunno if you remember, but the ranch king we built a few years ago had kind of a “leaf sprung” rear seat. I agree that the coils are much better and also agree that they’re absolutely necessary at haspin.

I’m 18, I consider myself pretty fit, I beat myself pretty good on a daily basis with work and weights, and even I was having some trouble lol. That’s why the mk2 will have suspension.
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Operation butt-saver complete.




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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm

looks good, Id bring both tractors, Haspin loves to reveal weak spots, plus its just fun to ride both machines.
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:25 pm

Were the springs pretty much a direct swap?

I might put better springs on Mutt's seat some day, the ones it has are stock and don't bounce much.
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:37 pm

Different springs. They came off the all wheel steer if I remember right.

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm

I put Kal to the test today.  I buried the van in the mud today about 8 inches deep.  I grabbed Kal to see if it would pull it out.  I winched it about 15 feet then I threw it in reverse and tried to drag it from there.  The van hit a low spot and put the front bumper of the van on the ground and I started spinning Kal's tires.  I almost buried the tractor to the hitch plate in the gravel driveway before my belt let go.  (Not been pleased with the blue kevlar belts TSC supplies)   I jumped in the pickup and it had no issue pulling it the rest of the way out.  Good to work these kinks out now before Haspin.

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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:19 pm

I’ve seemed to have good luck with the blue TSC belts. I really hated the brown dayco belt I got though. That thing just loved to twist around. Never rode with the small part down in the pulley

I almost buried my truck climbing a snow pile today lol
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PostSubject: Re: KAL the Extended Journey.   Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:06 am

I've had nothing but good luck with TSC belts, and nothing but bad luck with any other brand. Your belt may have been a dud, very rarely does any belt just plain snap with little wear.
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