Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10
41
Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Spring Group Ride 4/26-5/4 2024
« Last post by dsrace on May 05, 2024, 06:35:41 AM »
it was a great trip ! always nice to see everyone and catch up. the weather was damn near perfect but i have to say again, that is the most humid weather i have ever experienced at that dunes! the decorations in our rental camper were a nice touch and not unexpected  :m

i did tear dunebouds frame but not big deal, it may be 20 years old but apparently hadn't finished evolving yet  ;D ;)  once i get all that fixed i know it will be my idea of safe for the kids.  i have a working theory as to why it happened too  rofl

fought wind all the way home, always love that  bs1

hauled the griddle , lp tank, water, soda and cooler down in the utv box. did so last time and this trip but..... this time the cooler decided to jump out on the way back. the carton of eggs exploded all over everything  :m only got 18 years out of that cooler darnit.  general g was driving by right after the half mile round trip jog to retrieve it, but he didn't get any pics so it didn't happen  :m its kind of nice having the utv down there to tool around in.

general G......... thanks for the ride, it is a fantastic rail.  having said that, shiny beads have never impressed me. people that know their rails, know how to dune are the people that impress me. i am not embarrassed to admit you had me reaching for the grab handle on the 2nd drop in. it was at that point i figured out you know your ride and  can dune. it was a blast after that. while out , we saw a few endangered species buzzing around aka old school tail draggers.  glad they were having fun but i don't miss that days at all !

fabr, i know your putting a new engine it but damn, i couldn't see a want for better response out of your rail, still impressed!

zoomies is starting to shed paddle after 40 years   ;D   here's to hoping its time for new paddles   ;) ;D rofl

fabr, i never got around to lowering the cross over ring. i am sure it will make a difference but it was riding 10x better then before and not bottoming out on landings. i now know it has seen 6 more inches of wheel travel then it had in the past. thats how i now know the passenger side upper tabs don't have enough stand off to the frame. the rod jamb nuts hit the frame and bent. i am sure that added to the twisting moment on the frame tube.

deepbusch and mike, you two never disappoint leading the group runs !!
42
Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Spring Group Ride 4/26-5/4 2024
« Last post by fabr on May 04, 2024, 06:42:21 AM »
It just keeps getting better every year.
43
Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Spring Group Ride 4/26-5/4 2024
« Last post by DeepBusch69 on May 03, 2024, 03:54:22 PM »
Some of the best weather and sand you could ask for.  Big group that changed throughout the week.  DS cracked the frame at a rear mount and JC tore a CV boot off, not bad so far.  Mine popped out of gear @ a really bad time.  Mike got poison ivy getting the last bolts taking my wing off so the tree didn't eat it.  And the "Sandborghini" returned to the sand after 19 years.  Awesome over all.
44
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by dsrace on April 25, 2024, 11:23:22 AM »
I wonder what it cost/s them to have the shop there.  I bet it is $$$$$$$$. Gotta factor that in to be fair.

If he doesn't own it and taxes are unbelievably high, then yes, thats a huge part of the over head. In one of the videos, i head his price on the gear 1 cv.......it was double online pricing. Not saying thats wrong, not saying I consider that gouging,  just one of the reasons I called it a cash cow. No idea how many carry cash down there either.
45
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by fabr on April 25, 2024, 09:19:59 AM »
I wonder what it cost/s them to have the shop there.  I bet it is $$$$$$$$. Gotta factor that in to be fair.
46
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by dsrace on April 25, 2024, 08:06:48 AM »
I agree and most are happy no matter what so long as it rolls under its' own power.If it breaks again ,oh well,it was all fixed up and "I just dune that hard". :m They make good money though.

Isn't that the truth !

I cannot imagine what kind of cash cow that shop is!  The people that need them will happily pay no matter how dry they shove it in  LMAO

47
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by fabr on April 24, 2024, 03:18:34 PM »
I agree and most are happy no matter what so long as it rolls under its' own power.If it breaks again ,oh well,it was all fixed up and "I just dune that hard". :m They make good money though.
48
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by dsrace on April 24, 2024, 01:51:16 PM »
Correct.

Over the years, I have had customers ask if there car is all fixed up etc etc. A fair number of times we repaired vehicles along side worn out parts or know some of them were that worn. I call and explain and then let the Customer decide.  What I have learned over the years is that when they show up to pick them up and ask if they are all fixed or good to go etc etc..... just say yes. Any explanation of reality jwould ust confuse them. They just want to continue on their way exerting as little effort as possible  :nw

Knowing the above statement, yep, they paid Glamis fab to fix it , so its all fixed up.  rofl

I have watched a number of his videos. I find them oddly entertaining, to a point.

When I see them burning powder coat and/or paint off to weld everything and anything back together...... reminds me of whe the local welding shop in waynoka charged douggy $80 , to basically , weld a gusset across 2 tabs and not a pretty weld job. That was on his yellow and purple rail.
49
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by fabr on April 23, 2024, 05:43:32 PM »
I saw one of those vids previously. They get people back in the dunes pretty quickly for sure . Some of the work is a little sketchy but the people going there don't care so long as they get back to the fun.
50
The video room / Re: dune addicts youtube channel
« Last post by fabr on April 23, 2024, 02:35:33 PM »
Summit tank, speedway tank. No difference. Both junk. :m
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2024, SimplePortal