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Testing out the look of the rear tire carrier. I spent a lot of money on the Rotopaxs and brackets, and now I think I may have jumped the gun on buying them :dunno:. They actually scare me because they swell up so much that I can barely get them off  :headpop:. I have never  heard of this happening. I think I am doing something wrong? I guess I need to fill them to the point they overflow but in the Florida heat they look like the are going to burst - yikes, not safe near the exhaust. .I don’t know how often I would ever use them anyways and it always smells like gas out back.

Here are the two setups ->

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I am stuck with them now. I think I will use them when I go on the occasional off-road adventure/road trip. They are going to be used for my lawn equipment for a while. Can’t risk the potential catastrophic failure for a “look.”

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eek!  :eek:  you can't possibly be the first to experience that.  what does teh company say?  what about squishing the plastic tanks a bit before capping them?  would that make any difference?

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9 hours ago, Pete M said:

eek!  :eek:  you can't possibly be the first to experience that.  what does the company say?  what about squishing the plastic tanks a bit before capping them?  would that make any difference?

I haven’t called them yet. I want to get a picture of the containers bloated before I call. I think that is a good idea squeezing them a bit before I cap them off. I will let you know what happens.

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Had to use the lockers today to climb the biggest hill in Clearwater:applause: ->

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I was picking up a “therapy” dog for my fiancé. Here is the package I procured lol ->

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He seemed right at home in the Jeep. Xander is going to flip out when he smells that another dog had been sitting in his chair :D

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After just emptying every pocket into the air conditioning; I am having issues . It doesn’t come on every time I go to use it which is just killing me in this Florida heat. I don’t know how I did without air with the MJ? I could feel the cold air in the vents but the blower was not coming on. It was taking longer and longer for the blower to kick in until last week when it completely stopped. I hoped that it was just the motor that was bad. I picked up a new blower motor from Advanced Auto online and got 25% off by registering with email. Pretty happy about that. Here is the motor ->

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I removed the the old motor which is held in by only three bolts. I pressed off the the plastic fan cage and installed it on the new motor shaft. I then followed Cruiser54’s tip 28 - improving blower motors performance. I crossed my fingers and turned on the air. Ahh, sweet ice cold air again!

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How did the new motor fit? Any problems with the cooling hose on the side?

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18 hours ago, Minuit said:

How did the new motor fit? Any problems with the cooling hose on the side?

I fits exactly as the old one did. Perfect fit I undid the turtle tray to get more room. I had the Bendix 9 brake system in mine, so the tray is much bigger than on my 89 MJ . Very easy install with no interference.

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I am getting winded walking to the mailbox, so it’s about time to find a hobby that incorporates exercise. A few of my friends have taken up riding bicycles. Specifically mountain bikes and they are really getting into shape. I don’t want to be the guy in the group that is know as the jolly one. So Bwatsoncj was upgrading his bike rack and offered his old 4 bike one to me :banana:. It is pretty stout ->

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and had already been extended to work on the Cherokee->

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all I had to do is take 4” off the back and the last bike holder to clear the spare tire ->

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I tried out Fuji, Specialized, Trek, and Cannondale bikes. The $900 Cannondale was soo nice but dayeem expensive. Out of all of the others in my budget, the Trek was the best riding for me. So I picked up the Trek Marlin 5 today ->

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It is raining here now so I haven’t had a chance to take it out for a real test ride yet. Hopefully tomorrow the weather will cooperate.

 

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Well bollocks ->

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I can’t see out of my backup camera when I am toting my bike around :laugh:. I have said before that none of the replacement rear view mirrors work on my mounting windshield tab. I just had a great idea 💡. JB Weld up the slots for the old style mount ->

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I pulled out the cardboard and dremeled off the excess. It worked :applause:! Ta-dah - the complete set up ->

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I really did miss the mirror. Snugged it down with the set screw and now it’s hindsight 20 spare 20!

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Karma is coming around again for me in a positive way. Went over my neighbors house today. He says he is trying to simplify his life and offered to give me first dibs on the things he is getting rid of. He has three motorcycles and I asked if he was thinking about getting rid of any. He had an 1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 sitting at the back of his shop. He said you don’t want that one as it is missing 4th gear. He has been trying to get rid of it for over a year. He is an honest guy unlike the one that sold it to him. It would cost way to much to fix it than it was worth. I told him I would like to buy it - I can skip 4th gear. Seriously; how much? He said get the #€%! thing out of here. Really?! Yep, I am over it. I can’t believe it . . . It started right up! ->

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Just got it home and going to change the fluids and wash/polish it up. Two great things that look great together->

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