Added reply in a thread What's this thing on the Kawasakis? 10/7/2020 4:50 PM

It's just a guard used to prevent Eli's massive balls from getting caught in the radiator when he is on a beast mode ride. Nothing to see here.

Added reply in a thread Anyone ride trails in Michigan? 10/5/2020 8:38 AM

Drummond is awesome. Was just there before Labor Day, was driving a friend's mildly built Dodge Durango and a turbo RZR. I brought my CRF70 and took that on a few different trails though, I love it up there.

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Added reply in a thread I like dirt bikes. 9/30/2020 4:45 PM

I don't have pictures of all of mine together because they are in 4 different locations and 2 different states right now. lol Current fleet: -1969 Lil Indian Sabre (fully restored, used for minibike racing in Milwaukee and random burnouts in bars) -1974 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Anyone ride trails in Michigan? 9/12/2020 7:48 AM

Evart is all dirt/hardpack with one small ridiculous rock section. I rode it and liked it but it's all slow speed, technical stuff. https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/michigan_03071/ride_0656.htm Ogemaw is a decent suggestion, but only the ... more »

Added reply in a thread SxS 8/24/2020 12:02 PM

Thanks, that is really helpful! Do the desert racer people have any other stuff on their RZR's to help with the temp? I've tried telling my buddy he needs to slow down occasionally but it'll spend about 90% of it's time at full throttle, lol

Added reply in a thread SxS 8/22/2020 9:13 AM

Do you ever go to Silver Lake in Michigan? It's now overridden with them, my friend has an XP turbo and I've driven it out there. It is an absolute riot, but with the way he drives it he'll go through 2 belts in one weekend. We finally put a belt temp ... more »

Added reply in a thread vehicle struck by lightning 8/8/2020 9:19 PM

I work for an automobile manufacturer and we are self insured. The truck in question was a preproduction test car. Prototype vehicles are typically worth much more than a production vehicle so we had no choice but to fix it. We repaired it ourselves. ... more »

Added reply in a thread vehicle struck by lightning 8/7/2020 11:52 AM

One of our trucks got struck by lightning while sitting in a parking lot. It went through the antenna, fried the radio antenna cable where it went through the fender, and took out something like 26 electronic modules inside the truck. The paint was burnt ... more »

Added reply in a thread Active grille shutters on newer half tons? 8/6/2020 1:32 PM

Nothing wrong with those temperatures, under load/trailer tow it is normal for oil to run warmer than coolant, and on long grades it is common to get above your normal thermostat opening temperature. Most cars/trucks go into failsafe/limp home cooling ... more »

Added reply in a thread Street bike deer strike 8/4/2020 5:33 PM

20 years ago I was living in Milwaukee. I worked at an auto parts warehouse and every night we loaded up medium duty cabover style trucks with parts that would get delivered all over northern and western Wisconsin. The trucks would be gone from 8pm - ... more »

Added reply in a thread SIANSARULO AT STEWART's 7/30/2020 6:48 PM

Is that a Sioux City Sarsaparilla?

Added reply in a thread 2020 Ford Crew Cab w/ STD or Longbed? 6.7 Diesel VS. 7.3 Gas? 7/20/2020 5:38 PM

The plan is to eventually offer the 6.7L according to all of the literature I've read.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Ford Bronco 7/17/2020 10:42 AM

Exactly, Ford has been making turbo 4 cylinders on and off for 3 decades, and the ecoboosts have been around for over a decade. A 2.3 Ecoboost Mustang is quicker and faster in the quarter than pretty much anything made in the 60's/70's, with the exception ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Ford Bronco 7/15/2020 10:37 AM

Dentsides are 73-79 Ford pickups.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Ford Bronco 7/15/2020 10:35 AM

I'm one of the diesel powertrain engineers, actually. Before covid hit I worked/sat down in Dearborn in a little building near the Rouge plant, but spend most of my time at APTL. Now I still go into the lab but most of engineering is working from home. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Ford Bronco 7/14/2020 3:59 PM

The concept Jeep Gladiator had a 392 in it, not a Hellcat engine. I'm surprised because they do like throwing the Hellcat in everything else. lol I work for Ford, I own a Raptor, and if the Bronco drives as nice as they look I'll seriously consider trading ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vintage mini bikes !! 7/13/2020 7:28 AM

One guy had a 2 cylinder snowmobile engine in a very oddly assembled boonie bike, but for the most part the 2 strokes aren't competitive, and I never see them around Detroit. From what I've seen everyone either builds Briggs animal based engines or the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vintage mini bikes !! 7/12/2020 4:56 PM

It felt like a hare scramble in a bar!! Another video from the weekend. This was the first night of the Flat out Friday weekend, all the events were cancelled but races like this popped up all over the city. There is also a video that made it on Sportscenter ... more »

Added reply in a thread Vintage mini bikes !! 7/11/2020 7:23 PM

Looks like one of the Honda clones. Detroit and Milwaukee are both huge in the minibike scene currently, I'm pretty surprised at how popular they are here. Detroit is primarily drag racing, people build some serious bikes here and race them at Milan

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Ford Crew Cab w/ STD or Longbed? 6.7 Diesel VS. 7.3 Gas? 7/1/2020 12:36 PM

Have you driven one of the 7.3 gas trucks? It's a great motor but makes about half the torque of the diesel and it is noticeable if you drive them back to back, even to your 2012. But it sounds killer, and if you don't tow anything super heavy I'd personally ... more »