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  1. 7 points
    Got my oldest boy Ryder out on the trail on his 50 for the first time today. Man, what a great feeling as a father! Just had to share. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Bob IMG_3966.MOV IMG_3964.MOV
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    Just to be clear BOXO USA is made in Taiwan. I am always apprehensive when a company includes USA in there advertising and they do not make their products here. The picture of the hipster on their opening webpage is amusing. One thing to remember, even with tools you only use occasionally, is the damage they will do to a fastener if they are inadequate for the job. I would never buy a possibly inadequate tool simply because I wouldn’t take the chance it would fail when I need it. If you buy good quality tools they will pay you back. SK tools are very competitively priced and according to there website Made In USA. https://sktools.com/content/sktools/en_US/about/made-in-usa.html CREATED, DESIGNED, FORGED AND ASSEMBLED RIGHT HERE Many American tool companies stretch the meaning of ‘Made in America.’ Not SK Professional Tools. With forging facilities in Colorado Springs, CO and a brand new manufacturing and distribution center in Sycamore, IL, all SK Professional Tools are crafted with American steel right here in the U.S.A. for quality and precision you can trust. SK Professional Tools is proud to be part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a family-owned, blue-collar American company that believes in serving the hardest working technicians in the world.
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    Not all humanity is lost. https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/man-gifts-car-to-stranger-during-trade-in-at-dealership
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    My small group is planning to go that weekend. We usually go to wash 10/11 but we will probably come hang out with y’all. Sounds fun and would be nice to meet some fellow duners.
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    Couple recent cooks Salmon & Shrimp dinner - plate is blah - needs something bright to make it pop but the food was good. Pork belly burnt ends that I posted above, here is the finished product Tonite I did an Elk burger with some of the burnt ends ^^, caramelized and raw onion and xtra sharp cheddar cheese
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    I went to Glamis on Saturday. I enjoyed talking to Devin at the Beach Store for about 15 minutes. I had some fun and achieved one of the goals that I had set, which was getting to Olds from Wash 6....multiple times. I was also testing my new sand tires (see photo) which are smaller, much lighter, and have more tread than the Sand Slinger smoothies that were on there before . Plus it was the first time with my new Fox adjustable shocks on the front. The new tires worked much better in general duning. I could navigate more accurately in the bowls and also noticed more power in 4WD in the bowls. The new front tires are a MAJOR SUCCESS!! THEN SOMETHING REALLY BAD HAPPENED. After the sun went down, I was on my 3rd continuous uphill/downhill loop on Oldsmobile, and MY BELT BROKE AT THE TOP OF OLDS, right before it starts to level off. Thankfully a young man who had his wife and kids in a 4-seat Rzr helped me push, pull and lift until we got it pointed downhill, then I coasted down after he pushed me. So I landed 10 yards in front of the starting line, and 3 separate guys asked me if I wanted help changing the belt (I had a spare), and I told them all that the bottom of Olds in the dark was NOT a place to learn how to change the belt. I offered everyone $100 to tow me back. Luckily a man and his wife, both with X3's, offered to tow me, and we did it PERFECTLY is the dark. She was side by side with him for lighting and safety. Then we all pushed it into my trailer in front of the Beach Store. As I pulled out my wallet and started to count 5 20's, he said that was not necessary, and told me "just help someone else who needs it". Then I learned that they live 1 mile from me, and we traded phone numbers, and I somehow hope to help him out and repay the favor in the future. My Maverick is already at Ride Now in Phoenix, getting a new belt. We're also going to put 2" longer springs on the back and add more pre-load, to try to give me more clearance, because I believe that the intermittent bottoming in the back (tire hitting fender) on the whoops at the bottom of Olds is what finally broke the belt. One way or another, I MUST stop these tires from bottoming, even if I have to pull out all the stops and make it super stiff in the back. All in all, it was a fun and educational weekend at Glamis! 😃 And YES, I will be looking to help people at Glamis!!
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    Got tired of the wife yelling at me for washing the dog bowls in kitchen and bathroom sinks and I hate washing crap with the hose if I can help it. Decided to install a sink in garage. Since I’m always tinkering in garage, hands also get grimy and she yells at me for washing my hands inside! Welded a frame for top mount stainless steel sink. Frame was attached to wall studs with 3” lag screws. Ordered sink from Costco website. Included faucet and strainer. Good deal for $199. Bought some aluminum diamond plate for backsplash and sides of sink. Sides were attached with rivets and screws. Corners of sink were finished with some 1” aluminum “L” pieces. I suck at tile work, so please don’t laugh too much at that! I tapped into water heater lines for hot and cold. Drain was run through garage wall to RV dump on side of garage. Finished sink looks pretty good to me! Wife says I can wash the big pots and pans there since I was so eager to have a big sink in garage...Doh!
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    Did my good deed and changed out a well pump for my elderly neighbor that is on fixed social security, She was stressing it when a well company quoted her $1,300 for the repair.
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    Sorry, all in the spank bank
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    CA Newspaper: Our State's Gun Control Laws Are In Jeopardy Beth Baumann A couple weeks ago the Supreme Court made a shocking (but welcomed) announcement: the high court would be hearing the first gun case in a decade. The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun-related case was back in 2008 when they ruled "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home” in the landmark Heller decision. What's interesting is the San Francisco Chronicle, a rather liberal newspaper in California, published an editorial admitting that the state's gun control laws may be in danger. While the Supreme Court was reluctant to hear Second Amendment-related cases, the Court now has more conservative justices. Now that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are on the Court, gun rights activists are expecting landslide victories that can and will protect the right to keep and bear arms for years to come. When newspapers like The Chronicle recognizes gun control advocates' legislative progress can be undone by the Court, you know there's real danger to the anti-gun agenda, which is great for Constitution-loving folks. Anti-gun advocates have long used states like California and New York as prime examples of their gun control efforts being put into practice. The Court plans to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, which will examine New York City's ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded gun outside of city limits. If licensed to carry, residents can only do so within city limits. The problem is gun ranges are located outside of city limits and some want to be able to carry their firearm throughout the state. Should SCOTUS overturn this law, we could see constitutional carry across the country, meaning people don't have to ask the government for permission in order to carry a firearm. We know that whatever the Supreme Court rules will impact every state and every American. California included. Let's hope the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Constitution and smashes a giant hammer through their gun control agenda. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/10/ca-newspaper-our-states-gun-control-laws-are-in-jeopardy-n2541130
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    Everything in this quote is dead on especially the Taiwan/Chinese quality difference. I will not buy Snap-On tools except the ones that are made in USA because I feel that I can get the same quality at a cheaper price through someone else if the tool is foreign made. My experience with the Taiwan/Chinese draw slide on tool boxes has been that they are considerably less robust than the Accuride brand especially in a mobile application that is subject to high shock loads. Accuride was the pioneer of the heavy duty draw slides. When I can I always buy American made when I can if the price is competitive. I would be interested to know the price of the American made, American job supporting SK tools vs. these BOXO tools made in Taiwan supporting jobs in Taiwan. It looks to me like BOXO is more marketing focused than quality focused but I’m not a hipster I’m a professional user so there’s that.
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    Spent some time talking with the marketing guy from Boxo at Hammer Town last week. Super nice guy, big time duner and it turns out he has a great connection here on GD as well. I'll be looking to outfit a couple more chase rigs this year and will be in touch with Boxo to supply to boxes and tools for them. There's nothing worse than romping through the desert, getting to a pit, and your tools are spread out all of the place. I love the foam inserts that hold each tool exactly where they need to be.
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    I have seen that one. Some people do not even attempt to hide the fact they are not moving their rig all season or certainly not the two weeks before a holiday weekend. On an off weekend it really does not matter as the place is pretty empty.
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    It would be great for the citizens of California to be afforded the rights they are due as an American just like the rights that the privliged class of public officials give themselves and exempt themselves from all the laws they impose on the average person. It is insane what they have gotten away with in the name of the greater good. It turns my stomach. Hopefully we will get thru the and finally have recognized that the 2nd amendment IS MY CCW. I don't need a red tape bunch of crap that isssues me a FEE DRIVEN piece of paper. PERIOD! Good in all 50 states....PERIOD!
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    Just think if they had motor cops in Glamis like they do in the city..... dam those guys are really unfair. 🙈 😂
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    Yep big tow rigs were on Gecko, Nothing to report though If your going to troll get a bigger boat and better bait. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6LdFpJXylI
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    Raptor 250 is the next step. My kid start riding his Raptor 250 at 8 years old. The are great quads and they go everywhere in the dunes.
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    I will tell you that the rangers along Gecko do take pictures if you have cones out or if you abandon your camp (ghost camp) or anything that looks like saving space. Ranger paid us a visit over MLK weekend. We had cones out for the last person to arrive to camp. The person arrived that day and apparently the ranger had come by before they got there. He asked us if we had cones out and we told we did for the last person. He gave us a warning about saving space and showed us the picture he took with his phone in case we tried to lie to him. He was cool about it. He did say he has given out tickets for unattended camps. I think the total ticket was close to $400.00.
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    Right about now I would normally post a link to a video of million dollar rigs getting put on the hook on Gecko road, when in reality it would be a 5th wheel hitting an ATM....... But I am trying to be less of a smart ass Ringo and today is your lucky day. I agree no pictures no proof and the one unlucky SOB who got towed off one of the pads where he got stuck isn't going to cut it.
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    Maybe the camp host needed to save more room for his friends,,,,,
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    My brothers neighbors cousin s gardner said his friend saw it first hand.
  26. 1 point
    Who's jumping on the Webb wagon? Peace
  27. 1 point
    Awesome! My boy (4 also) wants to try a motorcycle. He has come a long way in the last year. Not sure he is ready for two wheels though. We did do a 20 mile round trip ride new year at plaster city on his lt50. Proud dad day for sure
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    Decided on a TRX-4 with a full carbon fiber body and a few functional and unique upgrades that I think will make this car handle like none other.
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    Skip all the problems and expense of upgrading quads every couple years and go straight to the Banshee! An adjustable throttle, and Velcro seat/pants and turn him loose. Every trip out give him and extra turn on the throttle stop screw. Let us know how the wife/mom handles that!
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    I have one 15x7 Method bead lock rim ( wide 5 ) with a BFG T/A KRT 35/12.5/15 tire. $150 text (951) 501-9735
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    Went to Glamis! Had a blast, met some new friends and had a great time!! Tried out some smaller paddles on my car and really liked the way they performed!!
  36. 1 point
    I'm interested and local (Gilbert). Is there a spare included? Did you rewire the trailer, or was it done by a prior owner? Thanks, Pete
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    Welp, sold the trailer on Saturday - doubling down on the Pusher concept! Eeeeek! But it's nice to have that piece of the equation out of the picture. Didn't want to own two ginormous vehicles simultaneously or feel rushed to sell the trailer once we move on a Pusher. Gettin' our ducks in a row. One step at a time.
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    Welp, I pulled the trigger earlier today and left a deposit with Tatum to build me my dream car! Now the hard part, trying to wait. Lol
  41. 1 point
    A wealthy lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?" "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass." "Well then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said. "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied. Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us too." The second man, in a pitiful voice then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!" "Bring them all, as well," the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you." The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place... the grass is almost a foot high!"
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    This is why she was confused . DON~~~
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    Took the family up to big bear so the little guy can sled in the snow
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    This was cab and chassis with bed installed by dealer.
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    dumber than a rock
  47. 1 point
    Damn I cant believe nobody has bought this car. One of my top three favorite cars in Glamis right now!
  48. 1 point
    My biggest piece of advice would be to go in knowing it’s going to take a year to build and cost 200k. You may get roped in at 160 and 6 months but it doesn’t work that way. Going in with that mindset of 200k/1yr is the way to go. Because then they may get it done cheaper and quicker so you’ll be happily surprised and life is good. But if you Go in thinking 160k/6months and then go over budget and miss out on planned dune trips you’ll get frustrated and it takes the fun out of the build. not worth it. Also, depending on your motor package and car options you can go well over the 200k marker, but you get the point And if you don’t pull the trigger soon you won’t have a car till 2021. They’re build list is only getting longer :cheers:
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    I did notice that the Phx Sx was not as packed as normal. I don't blame NBC sports for killing it but rather the tickets themselves. Ticket prices are also out of control. You use to be able to get the "Tread Head seats in the corners and upper deck for $10.00 each. That made it family affordable now $60 - $80 for average seats is not family friendly. You are right there was a time when you could not get tickets to the Anaheim races even if you knew somebody.
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    NBC will kill supercross.....everyone notice the empty seats....crazy Anaheim used to sell out both races......Phoenix looked like a crossroads of the west gun show....more empty than full. Sorry but the triple crown stuff sucks.

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