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Tweaking my Old Mule #7816739 04/23/20 05:54 PM
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I've been working on my 1997 Kawasaki Mule. This was given to me by a friend when he replaced it with a new Polaris. I've been driving it at our hunting lease for the last ten years or so. I've recently added a light bar, replaced the tires which were foam-filled and badly decaying, reupholstered the seat, and did some regular maintenance like an oil change and new air filters.

It's been a very dependable all-purpose vehicle.

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That one tire might have lasted another season. clap


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Looks like it was a pretty rough ride before the new tires.

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Them old Mules are Tanks!
Mine:
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I have a very similar 550 mule (looks just like the second one) with only about 350 hours on it. Garage kept. Might sell if someone was interested.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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Got your moneys worth from those old tires


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Tweaking my Old Mule [Re: FamousAmos] #7817576 04/24/20 11:07 AM
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Looking good Sir!
Love them old mules!
You might be surprised how capable the old ones really are.
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My back hurts just thinking about driving that around.....


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Those old ones just run. Minimal issues. That's awesome to see it still trucking along after a couple decades

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Originally Posted by Vern1
Looking good Sir!
Love them old mules!
You might be surprised how capable the old ones really are.
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Old 550?


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I like that big plexiglass windshield. I have a roll up plastic one on mine now that makes a huge difference in winter, but it's a little hard to see through when it's dusty. I jus those it off and it's better, but it always needs hosing off. I like yours a lot better!!!

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Looks like it was a pretty rough ride before the new tires.

Yep.


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I’ve got a ‘07 Polaris. Hard to beat the older machines!

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Looks like it was a pretty rough ride before the new tires.


It would beat you up, but you could drive across any pasture, through mesquite and prickly pear, over any terrain without a thought about a flat. I intend to slime these tires but there will always be the risk of a flat.



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Those old Mules are why my first UTV is a 2020 Mule!

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CORRECTION! I don’t know what I was thinking. It’s a 1990 model 2010.



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