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Author:  R3fab [ Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:38 am ]
Post subject:  Normal activity banned for Kung-Flu, Rover Trip!

One day of the world being shut down and I get cabin fever.
Took the Rover for a short jaunt into the hills behind the house.

This is the trail to the top, I did not make it.
Note the dark tracks near the upper left, the dirt is softer than expected and the bar-grips spun.
So I carefully backed down to a wider and more level area.
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Closer view of where I had to give up.
If I had remembered the diff-lock BEFORE I lost forward motion I should not have had any trouble.
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At rest after turning around, which was more of an adventure than expected.
Seems the Rover has less articulation than expected so lofts a wheel easily.
I could not understand how the performance could be so poor, my 88" went into MUCH rougher terrain with ease.
I was cross-wise in the trail with one rear wheel slightly in the air and getting nowhere.
Then I finally remembered, DIFF LOCK!
Glad it works or I would have had to walk home!
With the diff-lock engaged movement was no longer an issue, both ends now doing a proper job of motivation.
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This what I went to look at, free rock for the patio and hearth projects.
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View looking west, Pine-Nut Range getting snow. Sierra Range beyond is visible on clear days. (Location of Lake Tahoe).
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Next time out I will be properly prepared, and remember the diff-lock before engaging any slopes.

Author:  roverman2010 [ Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Normal activity banned for Kung-Flu, Rover Trip!

Looks good, you need to talk to GBR Bill about a rear diff locker, I do belive he has one left for private use but he will never use it.

Author:  R3fab [ Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Normal activity banned for Kung-Flu, Rover Trip!

GBR Bill?
Where, how, $ ?

Other thing to get are modern tyres.
Need a second set of rims so that I may keep bar-grips on one set for show.

Looks like I may be helping a neighbor with his Jeep so that I will have a trail buddy.

Author:  roverman2010 [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Normal activity banned for Kung-Flu, Rover Trip!

Just google GBR Utah talk to Bill, warning have an hour to spare.

Author:  R3fab [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Normal activity banned for Kung-Flu, Rover Trip!

Found them.
Now to find a job. :(

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