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by stevec
Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Souvenirs and stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 26444

Well jock, you've got over a year to save up! :wink:

I've got a neighbor who can make up t-shirts and hats. I'm about to have her do it for my 4x4 club; she can do smaller quantities at reasonable prices. We do need a design though...
by stevec
Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

I think Engineer Pass is part of the Alpine Loop. There's also a trail that goes from Ouray over the mountains the other way to Telluride. And yes, we do want to reserve a space as soon as we can, especially given the holiday weekend. We should have a rough idea of how many rigs/people are going to ...
by stevec
Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

If you do a search for "Alpine loop Colorado" you'll find a lot more; this was just my favorite. So we've decided on 4th of July weekend 2005...next question is camping. There's a KOA campground in the area, as well as a lot of FS campgrounds. We should find a place that can accomodate us as a group...
by stevec
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

Man, that sucks! Around here, most wheelers are responsible, but there are a few who try and ruin it for the rest of us. Through my club, we've built up a very good relationship with the FS and DNR, and work with them. If we see people drinking out on the trail, the first thing we do is assess the s...
by stevec
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

With the wife and kids, I like the idea of being back at the camper at night, as opposed to camping out on the trail. On a side note, I like to think I'm a responsible 'wheeler, meaning I don't drink on the trail, or even bring it with me on the trail. That said, I've gotten pretty good at homebrewi...
by stevec
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

ifxatvs, I see you've done that Alpine Loop, from your post under ebay auctions. Looking at the descriptions, maps, and pictures, it sounds perfect to me! Do you know of a good camping area around there that could accomodate our group? Do they still run that steam train from Durango to Silverton? I ...
by stevec
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 8135

Yeah, the exhaust is basically in two sections: The expansion chamber section and the muffler section. The power is generated from the front section; the muffler and tailpipe can be replaced with just about anything that'll fit. I'd keep everything the same diameter as stock, though if you find a bi...
by stevec
Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

Hmmm, I thought they ceded that part of the state to Missouri... :P
by stevec
Wed Mar 03, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

Definitely try to make it...How old are your kids? Mine are currently 3 and 6, and both started wheeling before their 3rd birthday. In fact, Amber had her first trip a month before her 2nd birthday. That's about as young as I'd suggest, but they'll LOVE it!
by stevec
Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

That looks nice. :D It looks like there's a lot of moderate 4WD trails around Leadville also. One concern I've come up with is snow - some of these trails traverse passes that are over 12,000', and may still be closed due to snow even in July. We also want trails that we can do in a day, and be back...
by stevec
Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Can a Expansion Chamber be built for....
Replies: 78
Views: 46036

That doesn't surprise me. A simple (one-stage) expansion chamber can help a two-stroke engine generate a lot of power, but makes for a narrow power band. With a two-stage chamber, you can tune it to make power through a much longer band. I would guess that your's allowed for power at higher rpms, wh...
by stevec
Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 8135

We're currently discussing expansion chambers under a different thread. Look under "LJ stories"...
by stevec
Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 8135

You're opening up a can of worms there, Brad... The exhaust system is what gives a two-stroke engine it's power. The first "muffler" is actually called an expansion chamber, and if this part is designed incorrectly, you'll have a top speed of about 5 mph. Behind the expansion chamber you must have a...
by stevec
Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Can a Expansion Chamber be built for....
Replies: 78
Views: 46036

Jimny, didn't you use a Polaris x-chamber once? I'm sure if you look hard enough, you can find one off an ATV or snowmobile that will work ok. I tried locally, but didn't see anything that would match up well, so I decided to look into making them. Plus, I'm not looking to just slap something on tha...
by stevec
Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

I can do some research via Colorado 4x4 clubs, magazine articles, etc., but I do not have any direct experience, so if anyone out there does, please chime in! My feeling is that we should find a place that will be challenging for a stock LJ, but with a low risk of body damage for those of us trying ...
by stevec
Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Can a Expansion Chamber be built for....
Replies: 78
Views: 46036

I'm sure the original ones used asbestos, or some other cancer-causing agent that is illegal now. The first step is to build one that will optimize the LJ engine's power (or at least so better than the stock exhaust!). Once that is done, then an outer covering can be made that will act both to quiet...
by stevec
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

Oh yeah! Of course, since it holds two LJ's, I've got pick up another good one...wonder if an LJ81 will fit in the wheelwells? I think we're going to plan our vacation around this event, and hit Yellowstone for a few days. You can 't drive above 40 mph in the park anyway, so it'd be perfect for an L...
by stevec
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Can a Expansion Chamber be built for....
Replies: 78
Views: 46036

Figuring out the dimensions isn't hard if you're a math geek like me...I've just got to find someone who can make the cones correctly...after that, it's just welding the pieces together.
by stevec
Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Suzuki L Series Get together 2005!!!!
Topic: Colorado?
Replies: 60
Views: 40424

Well if TR can't come, hijack his LJ and bring it anyway. The more the merrier, and I'm sure we'll have a few spare drivers! Good luck on the trailer...you did a great job on the last one, though I'm not sure if you'd recognize it. It's a lovely semi-gloss black now, with ebrake, a load distribution...
by stevec
Fri Feb 27, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Can a Expansion Chamber be built for....
Replies: 78
Views: 46036

Now that I think of it, I did hit 60 once in my LJ10, going down a long hill when I drove it to work. That was the morning the flex pipe split on me; I got flipped off at least 5 or 6 times from the noise. At least I couldn't hear what they were saying! It was that same afternoon, on the way home, w...