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#6853985 - 08/12/17 03:10 PM Next project followed me home this week
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Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
2001 Kawasaki Mule 550



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#6853995 - 08/12/17 03:14 PM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Vern1]
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Good little machines. Can be bought right these days too.
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#6854065 - 08/12/17 04:33 PM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Vern1]
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Anything major or just minor fixes? New tires, better roof (3/4" plywood), use building tin haha.
Looks okay.

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#6854515 - 08/13/17 06:34 AM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Vern1]
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#6854824 - 08/13/17 01:06 PM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Anything major or just minor fixes? New tires, better roof (3/4" plywood), use building tin haha.
Looks okay.


It was kept in a tractor barn on a ranch so it cleaned up nicely, tires hold air, everything works and it runs/drives pretty good.
I had an new Harley battery sitting on my bench and it fits and cranks engine nicely.
Need to pull and lube the parking brake cables but they are good, just not releasing properly.
Light smoke from engine so I am going to pull it down and have a look - it's basically a lawn motor engine and quite similar to the engines we run on limited go karts.
If bore is OK, I will put in new piston, rings, pin, circlips and new rod along with required gaskets/seals.
Front tires are OK for now - I live in mesquite central so new tires are just begging for a thorn!
Back tires are mismatched and I plan to replace them after I go thru motor.
And that custom roof had to go - will put something back on it eventually but want to sort it out before I do that.

It was given to me so I can't complain!

It will serve triple duty:
1. Ranch vehicle for fence repair, feeding, etc.
2. Hunting use filling feeders, ride to stands and hauling an occasional deer/pig, etc.
3. Pit vehicle at dirt track most Saturday nights.





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#6856119 - 08/14/17 02:54 PM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Vern1]
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I have a red one I inherited from my dad last year. Has just over 300 hours on it great running little machine for chores and cruising the neighborhood.
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6856129 - 08/14/17 03:04 PM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Vern1]
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If you got if for free, id say that is a hell of a deal!
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#6857077 - 08/15/17 09:23 AM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Big_Country01]
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Originally Posted By: Big_Country01
If you got if for free, id say that is a hell of a deal!


I have to agree!
I got if from a young man that grew up just up the road from me.
He spent quite a lot of time hanging out, working on and learning about cars, motorcycles, lawn mowers, go karts, tractors, etc. in my farm shop when he was a kid.

He said this was a little payback for the mechanical education he got from that!



Edited by Vern1 (08/15/17 09:23 AM)
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#6858687 - 08/16/17 03:01 PM Re: Next project followed me home this week [Re: Vern1]
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cheers That was mighty fine on that young man's part!

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