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  1. 17 points
    Lately it seems there's been a lot of bellyaching about changes in appearance to the board. Hell, I'm an old fart and probably stuck in my ways, but I had no problem adapting to the board. I just click "Unread Content" at the upper right and I see all of the new posts. Pretty simple. The search function actually works great now, as opposed to a few yrs ago, so it's all been improvements as far as I can see. The bellyaching invariably leads to some speculation about board traffic. Sure, people have left the sport, some only read and rarely post, some are on FB, IG, whatever else. That's fine, we all have our different things we like or don't like about social media. The thing I'd really like to address is attitude. It's how some people are approaching things, it's how they're saying things. Rather than complaining about how few posts, try and be a positive influence and start some threads yourself. There are a large number of members I appreciate for the number and quality of the threads they start. They're too numerous to list and I don't want to leave anyone out, but you can clearly see who starts threads and a lot of them turn into really informative, thoughtful discussions. I want to thank all of those guys for starting so many interesting topics! I'd love to see more people participate, ask questions, share more info and by all means, post if you agree with someone said, you're not limited to only posting if you disagree! This brings me to the major point: how some of us have been treating Slappy. I'm not pointing fingers, because I haven't thanked Slappy enough over the yrs so I'm also guilty. Keep in mind, this is a not for profit website. It costs thousands of dollars per year to run it. Moderators don't get paid. Slappy spends thousands out of his own pocket to sponsor events like Vet's Weekend, the Golf Tourney, EPOs, upcoming concerts in the dunes - why? Because of his love for all of us. He loves duners and he loves Glamis Dunes. He wanted a campfire you could join via your computer and your phone to share stories, pics, plan upcoming trips, help each other decide what to buy, help each other fix our toys and even deliver stuff to each other for free. After 2,000 posts you're a member of the Brotherhood, but it begins long before that. Slappy has succeeded in sharing his love for all of us and the dunes via this website, so I'm asking everyone to please keep that in mind when you have a concern. Sure, you could bellyache, but how about phrasing it as a constructive comment? Let's treasure this great gift that has been bestowed upon us and nurture it, participate, be the change we want to see, feel free to post more threads, ask more questions, provide more answers, share more info. Keep on posting jokes, planning trips together and bench racing. Someone said something about some of the older threads were hilarious. There's no reason current members couldn't be even more hilarious! First you have to think of each other as brothers, show a little respect and keep it funny! In conclusion: no, nobody hacked my account. I was gently reminded by another great member just how much Slappy sacrifices to give us this great place. He never talks about it, he never complains. I just feel that we could start showing Slappy our gratitude with good deeds and good will. Pull on up to the fire and share with the rest of us!
  2. 16 points
    Wow I've been on this forum for almost 15 years I've seen the good the bad and the other... seems like alot of negativity every time I come on here now used to be alot of good information some of my best friends in life I met from this site ....now it's just lots of bitching and complaining and definitely alot of hypocrites.... I personally dont care if you have a 300k sand car or 1600 cc Volkswagen if your my friend I will help you the best I can . There is alot of hate for some reason for people that have nicer things ....talk to them there not all bad ....there are ahole that have a tent and ahole who drive 750k prevost .....that the world we live in . Unfortunately some one can get hurt or worse killed by a 30 mph vehicle or 150 mph vehicle .....let's help each other instead of bash .... I could sit here and talk shit about all the people on here that save spots are on every dune ride they shotgun a couple beers but I dont ....come on people let's work together not against each other do we really want more laws in the dunes ?
  3. 13 points
  4. 13 points
    I was trying to stay out of this conversation for the obvious conflict of interest reasons, but I would like to step in an clear up some of the misinformation that is being posted about our products. This does actually affect the conversations I have with people who do read these forums. Please understand that I am not trying to argue with anyone here, simply clearing up some mis-information that has been posted. For the post above, 100 pounds heavier is simply not true. We have weighed all of these units without oil on our calibrated pallet jack, I would say it's accurate to about 5 pounds, so not the most accurate, but within reason. Actual weights posted below: Albins AGB Sequential 5-speed: 215 lbs Weddle S4D (now officially rebranded): 200 lbs Weddle S5D: 210 lbs Weddle S4: 180 lbs Weddle S5: 190 lbs Again, most larger scales are not going to be super accurate, so don't take these numbers as written law. Putting percentage numbers to strength on these units is very difficult, if not impossible without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of detailed strength analysis that we are simply not going to pay for at this time. We have a good baseline on what these units can handle based in history and logic. Every single conversation that I have with any customer asking what trans is best for them starts with 3 questions: What type of vehicle? What engine and how much power? And how do you intend to use/drive the vehicle? Answers to these give me the baseline of information that I need to know what trans is best for you and your application. The Weddle S5 trans that can handle upwards of 700 HP on average in a sand car will only handle a 200 HP 4 cylinder Ecotec in a Class 10 desert race buggy and needs to be serviced every 800-1000 miles. We have made some pretty major improvements to the entire Weddle (formerly Mendeola) sequential transaxles that make them much stronger than when we acquired the program. There are many things about these that I would actually put up against an Albins in strength comparisons, but overall they lack some original design details that hold them back. The S4D/S5D are pretty close to an Albins for external dimensions. Same size R&P and approximately the same length, they are both about 35" end to end depending on bell housings. True, the original design of the S4D/S5D case was a weak link, but our revised design and materials have proven to bring them much closer in strength to the Albins. There are other factors that go into why the S4D/S5D is not quite as good as the Albins on a direct comparison. Fact about Albins gears and Weddle gears is that they are actually the same. They use the same material, heat treat, and final finish on Weddle gears as they do their own gears. The S4/S5 gears were originally made to accept the removable face plates that floated on the gears. These faceplates were the weak link and would break under heavy loads. We changed the design about 10 years ago that machined the dogs directly onto the gear (Or welded the faceplate to the gear for the taller ratio's that would not allow this) to remove that weak link. Albins also integrates their dogs onto the gear the same we do for the S4/S5 gears. None of the newest Weddle sequential trans gears nor Albins sequential gears have removable dogs on the gear itself. The slider is the selector piece that can be changed out when the dogs are worn.
  5. 13 points
    Be safe out there! Are you kidding, the Pont crew is doing a public service letting everyone know (at least the ones that swing from their nuts on instagram) that they might be running 150 mph in an open space and we should all watch out..... if they kill someone its going to be a shit show of law suits. Owners, drivers, builders, tuners, organizers, blm & just about everyone else remotely linked is going to get sued. The video they posted is going to make great evidence that they are fully aware of the danger but continued to do it anyway. The speeds have gotten to the point where extreme caution needs to be taken. At 150 mph no one is safe, not the drivers, spectators, flag men and especially not the people that aren't aware of what they are doing. The idea that this is the wild west and if you show up well you get what you get is insane. If the actions are negligent, and doing 150 mph in an open space in an organized drag race without proper safety measures is negligent, the people responsible will be held accountable. If you can spend $300K+ on a car then spend a few thousand on some cones, don't let people line up on the sidelines so everyone has a clear view of the course and have a safety plan. None of the "cool" factor is worth a human life period.
  6. 12 points
    So anyone who goes to costco knows; you breeze through check out and wait in the bottleneck at the door to have the person draw a smiley face on your receipt. Well, my local walmart started this recently. Today being friday, there was quite a line. And I just walked right past the guy inspected all 1000 items in the old ladies cart at the front. He said, “hey sirrrrr” but i was gone. A guy that had just made it through the line commented to me, “i wish i had just done that”. I told him eff walmart, i paid, its not a club, im not gonna wait for their geriatric to look at my two items and my receipt, and most importantly, they wont chase down a thief, you think they are gonna chase down a paying customer? Pretty sad all us poor suckers are punished in so many ways for the fuc*tards in this country. When are we going to start beating the shit out of thieves, and making the drug atticts ruining our cities clean up or GTFO
  7. 12 points
    Yup got to callon this one. Gd has always been a place were people speak there minds. There is a lot of strong minded opinionated members on here who dont hold punches . If you say something out of line you will be held accountable whether you like it or not, if you give wrong info in a tech thread you will be called out. Maybe we dont want the type of people you mentioned as they would not be a good fit here. 98% of the topics and post are positive helpful post but, there are members who sit in the sidelines and as soon as one of these threads pop up you get the "this site is negative" response as they are fueling the flames. The most negative places are FB and IG were people come in and slam somebody and then disappear, cant do that here. I see most of the past trouble makers saying that GD is drama as I watch them trash threads on FB regularly, they were the drama. The members who use to incite most of the trouble have left or been removed and we have been happy without them. Of course these threads come up but to throw the site under the bus because you do not agree with what is said in them is kinda childish.
  8. 12 points
    Ok here we go! Devin, first I was in no way “slamming” Polaris. And in fact I do appreciate that they’re investing in the dunes by purchasing the store. Second, even if I was slamming them I don’t see how that makes me or anyone else “hypocritical.” Third, now that you’ve opened this can of worms. My first trip to Glamis was memorial weekend in 1974. Yes, 1974. I have seen the changes over the years and perhaps I long for the old days when the place was waaay more laid back. No overzealous rangers, smaller crowds and less rude ass campers. So with that being said, I remember watching Crusty Demons of Dirt in 1995 (on a VHS tape no less) and the guys were at the “trendy dunes,” and even THEN I was like oh shit here we go, this place is going to blow up. Then there were the party’s at the pit (competition hill) where assholes were digging trenches so you would wreck or get stuck, burning OHVs to the ground and it was one big effing mess til the law clamped down. So if anyone ever wonders why there’s such a HUGE presence of LEOs and BLM at the dunes this is one of the main reasons. Since you didn’t ask, my opinion on camp rzr? It’s awesome that they display the vehicles and offer test drives and will repair your cart on the spot. But. Live concerts, a big party and a a fireworks display? If I wanted that shit I’d just stay home and go to Disneyland. I go to the dunes to escape that crap and in fact refuse to bring a tv along. This type of event brings in non-duners that makes the CAMPING turn into the shit show as I referenced with that image. Some of those people dgaf and trash the place leaving it to the folks that are truly passionate about the dunes (dare I say LOVE the place) to clean up after them. Many people enjoy the event, it just ain’t for me. There was a day when guys built their own sand cars, and the only thing to finance was ATCs/odysseys/dirt bikes. Now anybody with a few thousand dollars down can get into a cart with amazing long travel suspension and an automatic (gasp!) trans. Easy to drive and easy to wreck. I think they’re awesome and will buy a Textron XX 4 seater when they release them. I’m just not a fan of the commercialization of Glamis, but there’s no stopping it. Now get off my lawn!
  9. 11 points
    Life is not easy, it most certainly in not fair either.. Have seen a lot of people who seem to have success fall in their lap, sometimes even undeserved.. I have also seen people who do the right thing, are ethical, and work their a$$ off, and live paycheck to paycheck.. In the end, you will have to answer for all your actions, and have to look yourself in the mirror, and go to bed with yourself.. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, then roll up your sleeves; and get busy.. John, I have seen some really ingenious stuff come out of your shop.. I also have seen some real crap.. I would imagine that was happening when the economy dumped, and your life you were explaining was going south.. That was then. Here you are today.. What will people say about you moving forward? You have a say in determining that..Everyone can write a new tomorrow, and different chapter for the future.. John, if UTV’s have overtaken your buggy sales, maybe look for creative ways to apply your ingenuity to the UTV market. It is possible to make lemonade when given a bag of lemons.. .Here are just a very few tips for success that I have tried to implement daily, & have served me well.. - Do good work. even if it costs you more to deliver. Cutting corners will never pay off. Did I mention , Do good work? A persons work reads like a book as to who they are. -don’t promise timelines you can’t deliver on.. Just don’t do it.. (under promise & then over deliver)It will be some of the most effective advertising you’ll ever do. - COMMUNICATE with your customers.. Be brutally honest, and let them know if a problem has come up.. They appreciate knowing, even if it isn’t what they wanted to hear.. Things happen with suppliers or situations out of your control, no sense adding to your agony by avoiding delivering the bad news.. if its out of your control you have nothing to feel bad about.. It is however your responsibility to let them know.. -follow up with customers.. Find out if they were happy ,or disappointed.. Having a dialogue with an unhappy customers is just an opportunity to sharpen your game, & hopefully not make that mistake again if possible.. A happy customer validates you are on the right track, and lets you know where to double down your energy on for continued success.. I just want you to know .ANYONE has the ability to change, it is a matter of discipline & fortitude.. I wish you lots of success John. -For the record, the set of boxed arms you did for my DD several years ago fit like a glove , and are still in use on the car today..😎
  10. 11 points
    After reading this thread I feel like you need an intervention......... I’ll be the ahole and point out the elephant in the room that a couple of posters have eleuded to. You need to understand you are dumping and will be continuing to dump a PILEof money into what looks like a home built chassis. That chassis is not worthy of an LS. You still have a torsion housing from a VW in that chassis right? You’re building a lopsided car. Cut your loses, salvage the parts you can and search the for sale adds for a good quality chassis built by a reputable builder with tried and true correct chassis geometry, appropriate sized tubing with good triangulation. Of course resale value can also be a factor. I know you are hindered by your location but don’t let that stop you from haveing a property built car that will provide you and your family with as safe as possible experience that will take you out in the dunes so you can enjoy the time you have running the car rather than wishing you had done it right looking at your family sitting in lawn chairs while you work in vain trying to cobble some morphodite car back together in an attempt for at least one decent ride. Sorry, not trying to discourage you but we all want you to succeed in your quest for a good car, not become bitter and hate the predicament you get yourself into and disappoint yourself and your family. There have been many cars for sale that are in various states of disassembly for a great price on here. I don’t know what he is currently getting for a chassis but Jesse at JP Designs sells a very good car for a great price and will sell it in about any stage you want to buy it. If my post offends you I’m sorry that’s not my intent just ignore it and I won’t respond again.
  11. 11 points
    This may be the ticket @mac No one would know you had it in ya.
  12. 11 points
    Some real mother effing hypocrites in this thread let me tell you. First and foremost, its illegal. We all know, we all get it, some of us still do it and run the risk of tickets, kicked out, pass revoked, etc. If yore caught, pony up and pay. For all the nanny goats out there that have been going to the desert or dunes for several years now, way before pit toilets and rv’s in your possesion, when you were tenting it with your pos 1776vw rail that leaked more damn fuel and oil than you could keep in it, when you had to use the restroom did you and your family of four piss in containers and take it home, did you sh!t in a grocery sack and tow that home too? When you hung up your camping shower bag to warm in the sun did you place a plastic tub under your feet to catch the skin cells, hair, and other nastiness from your body and bring that home? Did you ever throw a half eaten sammich in the bushes? Jeebus H Christ I never knew there were so many ivory tower dwellers out there. Let me put this out there, bash away. I have sh!t and pissed more times in the desert and dunes than I care to recall. There were no pit toilets back then. There are still places I go to that still dont have them. We dug holes and buried it. We did what little dishes we had and dumped the water in the dirt/sand. We bagged all our trash and brought it home. When our rails, bajas, atc’s, bikes, etc leaked, oh well. We fixed the leak and went back to riding. Fuel got spilled while refueling, oh well. We did the best we could with what we had, we did our very best to leave no traces so we could continue to enjoy our off road time. If this makes me a bad person, then Im a bad person. Im willing to bet there are many more here on this boatd and in this thread that have done the same. And you know what? Im 47, soon to be 48, and I still piss outside and still bury a scupper trout when im somewhere there is no pit toilet. I always ride with a backback and a roll of sh!t tickets in it, just in case of emergency.
  13. 10 points
    Throw as much as you want at them, I have bills to pay. 😎
  14. 10 points
    Ok, this is my first tech write up, so be gentle. First some background. I have a Sandtrix F5, Stock LS1, Fortin Wide gear, Outboard hubs, 934's, 2750lbs. This past season, I made 9 trips, 40-50 gallons of gas per trip. Decent season for me. I never added grease to the tranny side CVs. Every trip, I would do 30 pumps through the zerk fitting on my hub side CVs. I installed the CV savers on my tranny side CVs before the season. I always fill the tranny cups with grease and my outboard hub caps with grease. I bolt the CVs up dry on both the tranny side and hub side and fill the CVs with grease using a grease needle. Ok, here are pix as I tore everything down. I pulled the boot back and this is what I saw. Kind of disappointed as how much grease came out through the season. Not as bad as past seasons with no CV saver, but sure not like the company portrays on their videos. Here is what the CV looked like after I unbolted it and, still on the axle. Not horrible, but I was hoping to have a little more grease still in the CV. This is what the cup looked like. This looks totally normal from every year in the past when I have torn them down. This is what the boot looked like after I took it off the axle. Quite a bit of grease in there, but I have seen it worse in past seasons, so the CV saver was keeping some grease in the CV and out of the boot. This is what the CV looked like off of the axle. Both tranny and hub side CVs looked like this, so good amount of grease still in the CV. Now onto the hub side. When I pulled the leather boot back, this is what I have. Totally normal for running outboard hubs. The grease gets pulled from the cup, through the CV and into the hub. I have so much grease because I pump in grease every trip because I know it will do this. I mainly wanted folks to see what the inside of an outboard hub looks like. I know some have not seen this before. Now from the CV side, this is what it looks like after I unbolt the CV and cap from the hub. Again, totally normal. Inside of the cap after I take it off. This cup is full when I bolt it up at the beginning of the season. The axle moves into the cup as the trailing arm cycles and pulls grease from the cup through the CV. Outboard hubs give the ability to have more travel due to you can run a longer axle. Now onto cleaning. The following pix are after cleaning. I have had these CVs for 5 years and they look great. Star Cage Body I wanted to show an example of what a body for a Fortin tranny looks like. The body has to be faced to fit into the drive flanges correctly. I learned about this the hard way. All clean and ready to go. Safe keeping. I know a lot of pix, but I always learn alot from LRS write up with all of his pix. So, long story short, I will try the CV savers 1 more season. I then may try the Fortin double boot set up after that and see how that does. I know JAlper will come on here and say "I told you so", but I had to try them for myself and now I have. Fire away with questions/comments!!!!
  15. 9 points
  16. 9 points
    This was sitting outside my wife's favorite Italian Restaurant, had to sit and look at it all through dinner. She has always wanted a red convertible mustang with black interior and she didn't notice it until I gave the keys. This was her 30th anniversary gift, it was a 5 year project and she never had a clue. Our good friend that introduced us 35 years ago built the car. The look on her face as she took it all in was priceless.
  17. 9 points
    Can't wait for tomorrow's thread... what do you torque your lug nuts too...
  18. 9 points
  19. 9 points
    Here is mine..Almost complete
  20. 9 points
    Well, I’m kind of a softie when it comes to this stuff, but here it goes. I was driving into work and saw a little bunny rabbit scrambling off the road, but having trouble. It must’ve just got hit by a car. She tried to get up the curb, but she was unable to, and I saw her curl up and sit there. I went into work and got my work truck and went around the corner to see you if she had shook it off and hopefully had made it. She was still at the curb, cars racing by. I approached her and she was very scared, but couldn’t run. I could tell her back end wasn’t doing very good. I scooped her up, and brought her back to my truck. She drove around with me for about an hour, and I made her as comfortable as possible, I knew she wasn’t going to make it. She didn’t seem to be in any pain, and her lower half was paralyzed. I pet her on the head as I went about the morning, and she seemed to like that. After about an hour, she raised her head one more time, turned towards me, and then lowered back down, and died. Kinda messed me up a little bit today.
  21. 9 points
  22. 8 points
  23. 8 points
    I don't stop, ever. Eff them, I stood in line and paid, now I'm leaving. I walk right past them. What are they going to do? Accuse me of stealing? Wife HATES it when I do this.
  24. 8 points
    Iv got some parts I’ll donate to his cause if he wants. SU 3 gauge dash pak deal ( made of carbon fiber ) matching bar mount tach SU carbon fiber center console I think 6 or so HID lights with bar mount. And what ever else I find laying around that we removed when doing full body etc.. im all about helping those that are doing what they can with what they have.
  25. 8 points
    Loving my Yamaha, she may not be the fastest or take the whoops as good as some of the others but she turns on a dime and slllllllllllllides thru the corners And sounds cool as hell. Nothing beats that street bike sounding motor while banging gears the others are like the four minute one octave fart as they roll past
  26. 8 points
    I thought boys who wear Uggs could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch. Maybe the answer to your question lies within. Seriously, grip tape from skateboard shops or even Amazon works great! I put some on the steps to my pool diving board and it has lasted 4 years in the AZ sun so far.
  27. 8 points
    AMEN Aron.... I met Aron in this type of situation...Was on vacation in Pismo with my family and I was away in the Bay area with my job....wife and 3 kids were at camp in Pismo and wife lost her wallet....I contacted Supreme Air (NEVER MET THE GUY B4) and asked him to spot my wife 100 bucks....His answer was Send her over we are on our way to Breakfast ….Ill give her $500 and take the entire family with us to eat...…. All I wanted was them to have a 100 bucks till I got back the next day and Supreme made my wife take more money and offered their home up and ANYTHING they needed till I got back...……. THAT is what this place was built on...…...I haven't seen Aron in a few years but if he called me for help with anything...Id drop what I was doing and jump in...…. Glamis is a wide open space and we all enjoy different stuff. DOES NOT MATTER ….Jeep Lover / Drags Addict / Dune addict / 70 addict / Quad Rider / Old school buggy driver / 2 wheeling madman / Quad Runner.... IT DOESN"T matter and does not define you....Your attitude towards others is what counts...….. We really don't need more BLM rules and enforcement.....what we need is some major common sense...….Watching these high power cars run isn't my thing but I love to watch...….. Learn from a mistake and make it better for next time...That simple...…..The crew running this "event" has the coin...do it right …………. the place its happening now and the way its run isn't working based on the video that was posted...…...I in no way think this crew has any bad intentions whatsoever...they just love to race …….fix it by making it safer …...no more ...no less...……. Sandpsycho told me about the way he was treated by the guy who parked on top of him and I 100 percent believe him how it went down....Ive known Mike for 13 years and he doesn't sugar coat it...THAT OTHER GUYS ATTITUDE is the exact reason these treads go off the rails ...…. Its simple....Don't Be a Dick....PERIOD...……...The cute passive aggressive posts jabbing away causes so much drama..... Oh.....I am glad for QG she could be in the place she loves and make a buck....That's awesome! That kid on the quad has a guardian angel!!! He was an innocent bystander headed back to camp and dodged a bullet BIG TIME. To comment that he was in the wrong for going back to his camp in a wide open desert is plain IGNORANT!.... I fully understand our Resident PPOG(perfect people of glamis) President thinks it was parenting and under his eyeful watch it never would have happened.....kinda like equalizing your grey tanks to absolute perfection to run into the black tanks with the proper mixture of whatever OR some other bullchit spew about running the correct amount of amps to a charger to remain in the dunes for 6 months at a time ,,,,bla,,,,,bla ...blaa………. Yeah,....we all get how the PPOG rolls...…. Thanks for always jumping in with such insiteful wisdom in EVERY SUBJECT known to man! I am just glad that the kid was OK...… Lets learn from it and start treating others with some courtesy and a bit of respect...….it goes a long way. This board is not a perfect place but Ill take it over some of the other cencored BS sites that promote azz kissing and remind me of MSNBC with a dictatorship from the top...…… Lets learn from what can be better for next time and hopefully we get thru some future events without any injuries or deaths...Its a VERY dangerous sport...act accordingly and help educate as many others as possible...…...OH,,,,,and rich or poor or average Joe.....DON'T BE A DICK! My Rant over!
  28. 8 points
    Probably don't need to say this and this is NOT directed to any one person: You can not organize an event (of any kind) w/o a permit that you apply for 180 days in advance - Note, my info is a bit old as the 180 day rule was in effect the last time I went to pull a permit for a Sand Lino customer appreciation weekend. We can not groom the hill, the dunes, the drags or anywhere. How long has the one bush been in the middle of the drags? The State will not accept the liability of a drag course, special area, etc UNLESS you pull a permit and included in that is listing BLM on your insurance binder for the dates/times of the event. There are some good safety suggestions - the simplest of all to me is Location, Location, Location. My $.02 - worth 1/2 that By the way, when will there be BBQ wars out there? That could be good
  29. 8 points
    Showed this video to my 8 year old twins as a lesson on how fast things happen. We always preach to them that they need to watch out for themselves and that they are basically invisible to everyone.
  30. 8 points
    It is simply the location in which they are hitting the speeds that they are reaching. It's not about speed limits, I am not calling for that at all nor for them to enjoy what they do. ISDRA BLM Page SPEED LAWS. 1. Basic speed law: Don't operate an off-highway vehicle faster than it is safe for conditions (VC 38305). 2. Prima Facie Speed Limit: The prima facie speed limit within 50 feet of any campground, campsite, or concentration of people or animals shall be under 15 m.p.h. unless changed as authorized by the code (VC 38310). CA OHV VC Book DIVISION 16.5. OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES [38000 - 38604] ( Division 16.5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1816. ) CHAPTER 5. Off-Highway Vehicle Operating Rules [38280 - 38321] ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093. ) ARTICLE 3. Speed Laws [38305 - 38310] ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093. ) 38305. No person shall drive an off-highway motor vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of other persons or property. (Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1093.)
  31. 8 points
    Saw this on instagram, grabbed a screen shot. Funny chit but it’s the truth...
  32. 8 points
    Read the entire thread, and found myself nodding and saying WTF to myself more than once, LOL. Sand Mountain,, Nevada has been our, "home dunes" for...crap 35 years. We built our first sand toys to run in an old hydraulic diggins area near here, then discovered "the Mountain, and all was lost. I remember being just as pissed at the release of Quads as some guys seem to be as the proliferation of the SXS today. We felt and said may of the same things being said here....too much easy money, too many idiots. And...it is a universal truth that BLM is completely worthless. They are so focused on the stuff that don''t matter that they can't deal with the stuff that does. Worthless. Ghost camping is even here now. They can't seem to find their ass with both hands and a mirror when it comes to this problem. It isn't that hard...(And this is coming from a guy who wore a badge and gun for 26 years) We spent a small fortune building what were, for the time, some of the fastest hillshooters around. Drug them clear to Glamis a couple of times, wound up coming back to camp once to find Larry Minor had camped next to us. Hearing our uncorked V-8's idle into camp he stuck his head out of the NHRA hauler he was using and said to his friends, """looks like we parked in the right place". We had a great weekend with him, he signed Tee shirts for my sons and had his drivers do the same and sent them to us in the mail. A great great guy. But...times change everywhere, folks. Everywhere. The big Weekend at Sand Mountain has always been Halloween. I won't even go anymore. We were there for the weekend before and it is crazy the people rolling in. Which brings me to my point. It ain't the machines, boys. It never has been . It is the people. Yes easy money has made it easier for people to get toys they ain't ready for, but idiots will be idiots, at home, on your freeways, and yes...in your sandbox. People. It is a reflection of what we as a society have come to tolerate. I am sure none of us here tolerate any ahole behavior from our group, and we demand our kids respect the land we ride on and each other, and pick up after ourselves. It doesn't take a lot of looking around to see that not everyone is following that lead. I think the best thing we can do when our teenage kids ask to bring a friend along...perhaps a friend who has no Dad or has no one to teach them about the outdoors is to make damn sure we do what we can to get the fundamentals drilled into their heads on that first trip...because odds are when we take that kid along we are creating another future duner. I am blessed to see my now grown sons teaching my grandchildren now. This is where the core is...this is how we keep the flow going....our children and grandchildren, and those we can have some influence on....taking it down the trail with them.
  33. 8 points
    Thanks now I know what weekend to NOT go to the dunes.
  34. 8 points
    Told you ya’d get beat up. Every person on every message board follows all applicable laws when conducting their daily life. If any law is not followed, you will be convicted of a hate crime, sentenced to 100 years in prison and have to register as a traffic offender. Not to mention you will be put on the “do not insure” list!!!! The general won’t even take you. I’ve been on this board a long time that has thousands and thousands of members most of which tow a trailer 1000s of miles a year and I’ve never seen one thread about somebody going to prison or their insurance companies ditching them. Hell, I don’t even think I’ve seen a civil suit. I’m leaving for Glamis in a couple of hours in a rented motorhome to see if we like it. It’s a diesel pusher pulling an enclosed. I believe I am fine on weights but I intend to go 58 miles an hour. *gasp*. Hope Mercury insurance will stick with me and prison meals aren’t that bad. Andrew
  35. 8 points
    Here is a video my friend shot of us riding in Glamis this past weekend. We left him up on a tall dune and he followed us around. Not too bad for his first go around in the dunes. That is me leading. The guy on the dirt bike can flat out ride. Despite his little oops.Enjoy!
  36. 8 points
    So I got pulled over in my Jeep Cherokee on Thanksgiving Weekend by the BLM. The officer cited me for VC38301(a) and sense he had me pulled over he hit me with some other bs fix it ticket. The reason he told me I was being cited was that I was driving on wash road with a tow in permit. He confiscated my permit and told me i had to go buy a dunes permit for the rest of the weekend at the rangers station. So i drove all the way back to Getco Road and got another tow in permit screw the BLM. I was then pulled over again on my way back to camp on sand highway because they said they could not see the permit on the front window in the lower left had corner where they say it needs to be. I was then pulled over a third time same thing looking for the permit. What a weekend. Take in mind my jeep is all stock with a 4in or so lift nothing crazy. well back to the ticket I was so pissed over the whole thing I thought (f**** it) I going to fit this ticket. I went on line to get a court date for the ticket only to find out the thing was an Outrageous amount of $643.00 for two fix its and the notorious VC38301(a) with the statement (Dunes permit Required) in the notes. the explanation the officer gave me for the ticket was that you can not drive on and roads with a tow in permit. Well would have been nice to know in the beginning. So I pay the bail and start to research this vehicle code. Turns out there is no law on the books about this tow in permit. It's a made up rule or regulation b the BLM. Once again it is a fake law. The only place it exist is in Glamis for the BLM to right tickets. NOWHERE in the VC38301(a) does it reference a tow in permit. Also lets say for some reason the BLM get there s*** together and make it a really rule and/or regulation putting it on a facebook page doesn't make it a law. That is the only place you can find it written down. Also turns out wash road is not even a road as they would like you to be leave. If you down load the BLM's complete map of Glamis and it's open ride areas it turns out that the new so called wash road is actually in the designated open ride area. I not saying go ahead a drive your rail down it but. but until they get it mapped with an engineer traffic survey and permit by the state it is really not a legal road. Now come to the part of me betting the ticket. I called the BLM field office in El Centro and asked for a hard copy of the law thats when I stater to get the run around. I talked to at least five people before a girl that works there told me (oh you can find the rules on facebook). I was like so there is no law. She told me no its more like a rule. I didn't tell her I had gotten a ticket for it. That's when I dug deeper into the law the BLM was using right these tickets. In the law it states you have to be informed of these regulations. Its not enough to have some girl at a counter handing out permits a giving you some cleft notes on the rules. you need to be informed formally legally. (promulgate) like a sign at the entrance to the park and on the rules on the permit. You cant break a law that does not exist. VC38301 (a) It is unlawful to operate a vehicle in violation of special regulations which have been promulgated by the governmental agency having jurisdiction over public lands, including, but not limited to, regulations governing access, routes of travel, plants, wildlife, wildlife habitat, water resources, and historical sites. I fought it and I won. The BLM are there only to make money for there branch of the governing of land. They are not in Glamis to make it safer. They have an estimated annual income growth to met and its at our expense. If they pull you over for this bs ticket. Just smiley and sign. Do not engage and Do not make conversation with officer he is not your friend. He is only there to write you a ticket. You Do not want to be remember when they have to file there statement with the Judge. Because when you fight these tickets do it by declaration. That way you can tell your side with out feeling pressured and forget why you are there. Its up to the officer to prove you did something wrong and most of the time they can not. I hope this helps anyone with a similar. If i have left out any details be sure to add comments. Jayson
  37. 7 points
    Saw this, thought I would share: THE RETROSEXUAL MAN Ok folks, I have had it. I've taken all I can stand and I can't stand no more. Every time my TV is on, all that can be seen is effeminate men prancing about, redecorating houses and talking about foreign concepts like "style" and "feng shui." Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, trans-sexual, metrosexual, non-sexual; blue, green, and purple-sexual-bogus definitions have taken over the urban and suburban world! Real men of the world, stand up, scratch your butt, belch, and yell "ENOUGH!" I hereby announce the start of a new offensive in the culture wars, the Retrosexual movement. The RetroSexual Code : A Retrosexual does not let neighbors screw up rooms in his house on National TV. A Retrosexual, no matter what the women insists, PAYS FOR THE DATE. A Retrosexual opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female. A Retrosexual DEALS with IT, be it a flat tire, break-in into your home, Or a natural disaster, you DEAL WITH IT. A Retrosexual not only eats red meat, he often kills it himself. A Retrosexual doesn't worry about living to be 90. It's not how long you live, but how well. If you're 90 years old and still smoking cigars and drinking, I salute you. A Retrosexual does not use more hair or skin products than a woman. Women have several supermarket aisles of stuff. Retrosexuals need an endcap (possibly 2 endcaps if you include shaving goods.) A Retrosexual does not dress in clothes from Hot Topic when he's 30 Years old. A Retrosexual should know how to properly kill stuff (or people) if need be. This falls under the "Dealing with IT" portion of The Code. A Retrosexual watches no TV show with "Queer" in the title. A Retrosexual should not give up excessive amounts of manliness for women. Some is inevitable, but major re-invention of yourself will only lead to you becoming a froo-froo little puss, and in the long run, she ain't worth it. A Retrosexual is allowed to seek professional help for major mental stress such as drug/alcohol addiction, death of your entire family in a freak treechipper accident, favorite sports team being moved to a different city, or favorite bird dog expiring, etc. You are NOT allowed to see a shrink because Daddy didn't pay you enough attention to you. Daddy was busy DEALING WITH IT. When you screwed up, he DEALT with you. A Retrosexual will have at least one outfit in his wardrobe designed to conceal himself from prey. A Retrosexual knows how to tie a Windsor knot when wearing a tie - and ONLY a Windsor knot. A Retrosexual should have at least one good wound he can brag about getting. A Retrosexual knows how to use a basic set of tools. If you can't hammer a nail, or drill a straight hole, practice in secret until you can - or be rightfully ridiculed for the wuss you be. A Retrosexual knows that owning a gun is not a sign that your are Riddled with fear, guns are TOOLS and are often essential to DEAL WITH IT. Plus it's just plain fun to shoot. Crying. There are very few reason that a Retrosexaul may cry, and none Of them have to do with TV commercials, movies, or soap operas. Sports teams are sometimes a reason to cry, but the preferred method of release is swearing or throwing the remote control. Some reasons a Retrosexual can cry include (but are not limited to) death of a loved one, death of a pet (fish do NOT count as pets in this case), loss of a major body part. A Retrosexual man's favorite movie isn't "Maid in Manhattan" (unless that refers to some foxy French maid sitting in a huge tub of brandy or whiskey), or "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Acceptable ones may include any of the Dirty Harry or Nameless Drifter movies (Clint in his better days), Rambo I or II, the Dirty Dozen, The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, The Road Warrior, The Die Hard series, Caddyshack, Rocky I, II, or III, Full Metal Jacket, any James Bond Movie, Raging Bull, Bullitt, any Bruce Lee movie, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club,etc. When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus and or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, hell, any woman gets on, that retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to that woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted "you punks" look on his face. A Retrosexual knows how to say the Pledge properly, and with the correct emphasis and pronunciation. He also knows the words to the Star Spangled Banner. A Retrosexual will have hobbies and habits his wife and mother do not understand, but that are essential to his manliness, in that they offset the acceptable manliness decline he suffers when married/engaged in a serious healthy relationship - i.e., hunting, boxing, shot putting, shooting, cigars, car maintenance. A Retrosexual knows how to sharpen his own knives and kitchen utensils. A Retrosexual man can drive in snow (hell, a blizzard) without sliding all over or driving under 20 mph, without anxiety, and without high-centering his ride on a plow berm. A Retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants. Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land. A Retrosexual will give up his seat on a bus to not only any women but any elderly person or person in military dress (except officers above 2nd Lt) NOTE: The person in military dress may turn down the offer but the Retrosexual man will ALWAYS make the offer to them and thank them for serving their country. A Retrosexual man doesn't need a contract -- a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him. A Retrosexual man doesn't immediately look to sue someone when he does something stupid and hurts himself. We understand that sometimes in the process of doing things we get hurt and we just DEAL WITH IT!
  38. 7 points
    Nope, that is the definition of a no win deal right there. I am pretty sure that they came there all together, and if you were not careful, you could end up with ALL of them trying to curb stomp you at the same time.
  39. 7 points
    Watched my daughter walk across the stage today to earn her BA (Cum Laude) from UCLA. Proud dad moment.
  40. 7 points
    My employee Brian is having the time of his life with only $4000 invested. He can hang with any CanAm turbo RS. he's running a Subaru 2.2 motor he built himself, 14psi and making 270 HP no intercooler, e85 tuning his own car!. look good at the pics, exhaust flapper, bump stops hitting the brake line, bending bars to make sure the steering shaft clears, custom arm slot as his mid rail bar was too high, but the best part is seeing the smile on his face. I'm like that was me 35 some odd years ago!
  41. 7 points
    OK...we get it...AZ is so f*cking awesome....I can't wait to get there and have sweat dripping of my balls. To some of us...this is our home. I have been here 30 years. Yeah...I really do like it here. Yeah...it's plagued by bad politicians, high taxes, liberal policies, traffic, etc... But I seriously can't see living anywhere else...and yeah...I've lived all over from coast to coast. Until I reach my breaking point, and join all the ball sweaters in AZ, I choose to live here and "hope" that maybe the people here will get fed up and move to the right a little bit.
  42. 7 points
    **** Personal Opinion **** You idiots are going to kill somebody doing these HP Wars right outside of camps on Gecko. That is a heavily traveled pathway for many people on various OHV's that are coming and going from camp spots to the dunes, just as your own video showed that quad almost getting nailed. Find another stretch of sand away from traffic that you can do your thing, pure luck nobody got nailed this year, in that spot. Is it too much to ask to go do that away from camp? or will being any further away from your hosted camp spots on the pads, hired chef's, etc - take away from yore Glamis Lifestyle?
  43. 7 points
  44. 7 points
    The bummer about this entire thread is that this is exactly the battle that we are trying to win against the campfire mechanics and word of mouth type of marketing that prevails in this industry/hobby/sport. We knew that taking on this entire program was going to be a lot of work, and we knew that we were going to have to invest a lot of money into it to fix all of the inherent issues that caused so many people to have problems with these units that left a forever bad taste in their mouth. I think we are finally starting to make some headway into changing people's minds about these things. We have gotten a lot of really good, positive feedback from customers about the changes that we have made. Many of those changes you will never notice, but are simply there to prevent a failure, and that to us is the key selling point to the work we put into them. Unfortunately, there were so many inherent design flaws with these sequential transaxles through each generation of changes that in many cases, it does cost what some might consider to be an arm and leg to upgrade these things with our new parts and make them right. I have seen customers try to nickel and dime their way with these upgraded parts, trying to make old and new parts work together, and that typically never tends to work out. We have literally made changes to every single part drawing to fix each flaw that has been an issue through the years. These sequential transaxles are certainly not a "perfect" unit, which is why we still push the Albins for those who want or need the best transaxle. We refrained from changing the name from Mendeola to Weddle for the past years because we were still uncertain on whether the changes we made to these were going to make the grade in the court of public opinion. We have now made the decision to start rebranding these units to use the Weddle name as new parts get made, next Sand Show (2019) you will probably see the Weddle name in the castings and in our marketing materials. In closing, the biggest variable that determines how any of these transaxles hold up is who's foot is on the gas pedal. Anything can break, these vehicles are toys and they are driven as such. They are not driven with the mindset that this thing has to be able to get the kids to school or make it to work the next day. If you drove your daily they way you drive these toys on a daily basis, I guarantee you that vehicle will be at the dealership/shop on a very regular basis. Horsepower costs money. It costs more money to get that power to the ground reliably. There is a reason why race cars cost more money to run than they make. If you want to drive it like a race car, then you have to expect a race car level of prep cost.
  45. 7 points
    I would see if @johnoutfrontmtrsprts could be hired to collect for you.
  46. 7 points
    Some on here will argue you need 1 ton dually to pull an unloaded single axle boat trailer, and that's pushing the weight limits of the truck? . Better be safe than sorry and by a semi truck, cause someone will mention a story with no proof of a guy somewhere pulling a trailer and he crashed and killed a bus full of kids, then he lost his house and wife and kids, his son then will come out as gender-neutral who identifies as one of those ugly bald cats, and now the guys locked up in Chino crying into his prison-issued fleshlight. Should probably buy a freight train to haul anything over an 18 ft flatbed trailer. Since the tracks run right by the washes this is by far the best solution?
  47. 7 points
  48. 7 points
    Hypocrites everywhere in this post. For all of you calling the guy out for asking a few questions, try looking in the mirror. I bet there are some things you are all guilty of when camping. - Did you use gas to start your fire? - Fireworks? - Chinese lanterns? - glass bottles? - drove impaired? - littered? - was too loud after 10pm? - fire permit? - Spark arrestor (get ready this will be the next thing enforced)? - Speeding - over length - not properly licensed I could go on, but my point, when did everyone get so perfect.............? The guy admitted it, ask for some help that is it. If you are perfect and did nothing wrong, sorry I offended you.
  49. 7 points
    lose the music, i wanna hear the car
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