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by zukimoo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ 80 Samurai distributor swap
Replies: 12
Views: 7398

Re: LJ 80 Samurai distributor swap

I did mine after breaking down in a snow storm, the old system didn't like humidity. I only changed the dist and left the original coil.
by zukimoo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: My New Found Love
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: My New Found Love

I got my LJ after the owner died (I sat on a tarp under a tree for over 10 years...the tarp on the ground saved it) but it was sold as a scrap clean up. I called the guy that bought it and told him I'd give him double scrap price if I could send the tow truck. I was worried they would crush it. This...
by zukimoo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor
Replies: 22
Views: 6865

Re: Samurai distributor on LJ 80/81 motor

before this mod my LJ80 barely worked if you had to pee...it hated humidity. After the dist swap you could drive through some pretty deep water with no issues.
by zukimoo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 4913

Re: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers

I had a retainer removed once with torches but I doubt that retainer would enjoy it a second time.
by zukimoo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 4913

Re: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers

did the motion bearing come with the retaining collar?
by zukimoo
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 4913

Re: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers

you got the motion part number?
by zukimoo
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 4913

Re: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers

not sure if it's the same at the SJ413 but when I went to the local parts store the number for the SJ410 was discontinued but they had 6 as old stock. I bought them all at $3 a piece.
by zukimoo
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: zukifest 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

zukifest 2015

so we had our annual event this weekend. 13 rigs in all (mix). like normal I had to smallest tires and smallest motor. I got a few pics. It was funny to watch three rigs on 33"+ locked front and back struggle with a small spot for over 25 minutes each and then I just drive through it. Size helps in ...
by zukimoo
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8159

Re: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary

I did the SJ413 front disc brake swap and the SJ413 rear drum swap onto my LJ80 and it worked good. Hardest part was splitting the birfs. I ended up buying four SJ410 fronts for the birfs and got lucky that the first two popped right off. LJ80 birfs gave me a hard time. I could have cut them off but...
by zukimoo
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Wilson gets a new tag
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Re: Wilson gets a new tag

I run antique plates on the LJ at around $20 per year but here the cops can get on your case because they are only to be used to shows and "sunday" drives.
by zukimoo
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: zukifest 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

zukifest 2014

Here is a pic of the group from zukifest 2014 Moncton edition.....we got four generations of zukes in there and we got photo bombed by a TJ. http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/Saddlebrook/aaa/10609647_10154746941735387_5792778121845027841_n_zps668b75a4.jpg We'd been planning this run for a few y...
by zukimoo
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: LJ 80 Samurai distributor swap
Replies: 12
Views: 7398

Re: LJ 80 Samurai distributor swap

that is awesome and those pics are a perfect way to show how it's done.

I did that swap to mine and it would actually run after this.
by zukimoo
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Door knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

Door knockers

So I had to move and had to put the LJ in storage. From the road you can see just the back of it and it's at my parents house. People knock on the door at least once a week so see it and if it's for sale.

Do you guys have people that knock on your door?
by zukimoo
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Alternative shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 4695

Re: Alternative shifters

When I first started to drive my LJ I found myself in 1st rather than 3rd and it showed itself really fast. Once you get used to the way it feels then it's alot of fun. You can't just slam the shifter into the next gear. Looked for a spare tranny for a while before realizing that reverse wasn't brok...
by zukimoo
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Do's and Don'ts for your L Series Suzuki
Topic: Parts cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 4383

Re: Parts cleaning

I used a small parts washer with cleaner for the bearings and other parts. When it comes to the seals I'd go over them with a rag and some brake cleaner. I tried to change all the seals but sometimes it was a rush so if it looked good it went back in. Years back when I worked in welding the shop I w...
by zukimoo
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 12014

Re: Oil change

A few years back we got a suzuki dealership in town (only open for about 6 months) and the owner came out to see the LJ. Had only heard about them and never even seen a pic. Never got anywhere at all for parts and I call the zuke dealer that is 6 hours away and ship.
by zukimoo
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: rhino attack on an lj20 lol
Replies: 2
Views: 3034

Re: rhino attack on an lj20 lol

that is some pretty good flex...mine won't flex like that.
by zukimoo
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: lj80 vs. sj410 differentials.
Replies: 6
Views: 6076

Re: lj80 vs. sj410 differentials.

weld the back and leave the front open. I'd locker the back and leave the front open because the locker will give a little. LJ's are light but pavement loves to break axles.
by zukimoo
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: How to Clean your LJ-10/20 Fuel tank and recoat it
Replies: 8
Views: 6046

Re: How to Clean your LJ-10/20 Fuel tank and recoat it

you were lucky you had enough tank left.....both my LJ and my 413K had nothing left and I ran gas jugs in both. Used a stock 413 tank for the 413K but had to get a custom tank for the LJ80. didn't make the vent big enough so it's hard to fill.
by zukimoo
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Front axle rebuild. How to straighten housing
Replies: 21
Views: 11915

Re: Front axle rebuild. How to straighten housing

why don't you just get another housing?
by zukimoo
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Front axle rebuild. How to straighten housing
Replies: 21
Views: 11915

Re: Front axle rebuild. How to straighten housing

you need some heat...get some torches and heat the side that is outside of the bend...I mean alot of heat. We did a set of toys after the guy added alot of bracing and it took alot of work to get it straight. you heat a pretty big area to a very hot point and you let it cool....the cooling action wi...
by zukimoo
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: 2006 Northwest Suzuki L-Series Meet
Topic: Remember this?
Replies: 7
Views: 6817

Re: Remember this?

looks like tons of fun and we've got the same problem down here with people making the trails very wide. This spring over 50 trucks show up on a back coutry farmers field and tear up the whole field...ruts over 12" deep in places. They started giving out fines for anyone one logging roads and it's c...
by zukimoo
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Birfied Joint Seperation
Replies: 2
Views: 3580

Re: Birfied Joint Seperation

there is a company about 3 hours away from me that rebuilds these joints. We had broken one on a Hummer H1 and we got it done there....they used hyinday parts...yup for a hummer. Held up too.
by zukimoo
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Do's and Don'ts for your L Series Suzuki
Topic: My LJ is not a boat
Replies: 10
Views: 7473

Re: My LJ is not a boat

that is a nice Lj....there is one down here like that and the guy just doens't want to sell it. His kid drives it around the farm. The frame is broken. I offered to buy him a newer tracker that is in good shape but he still doesn't want to. I've been in the same situation as you....two years ago I s...
by zukimoo
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: lj80 vs. sj410 differentials.
Replies: 6
Views: 6076

Re: lj80 vs. sj410 differentials.

like the post above said that the ratios are different and you'll have to swap both front and back. For the brakes if you are going to swap just go right to 413 part and then you'll have the disc brakes and lock out hubs. You'll need the 410 birfs and all the parts from the 413. It all bolts right o...