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by stevec
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

If nothing else, you can ride with me. My LJ10 is only about 1300#, and with my 215# all on one side it tends to lean a bit! :oops:
by stevec
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

This has been a bit tough getting ready for. I rebuilt my F10a but it was smoking like crazy after and passing quite a bit of raw oil into the exhaust. Figured I put my second ring in upside down so I pulled the engine back out today and double checked the rings. Everything seems good and specs out...
by stevec
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I'm leaning towards bringing Rocky, the grey RHD LJ10. The LJ10's are a lot lighter than the LJ81 or my LWB Samurai, so easier to trailer behind the motorhome. Cheez Whiz is at the back of the garage waiting for me to rebuild the carb, but that has been a low priority. Plus Rocky has the full top (i...
by stevec
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I emailed and reserved a site at River's Edge this morning. Also checked the 14 day forecast and the weather looks about perfect!

I'll leave work a bit early to avoid the afternoon commute traffic; hope to be up there by around 7pm. See you all there!
by stevec
Wed May 24, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 12083

Re: Moab - April 2017

Tentative plan right now is April 23-27. It'll take me a couple of days to get there, and also to get home, so I'll travel on the weekends and wheel during the week.
by stevec
Wed May 17, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I see a River's Edge campground in Princeton. Would that be the one?
by stevec
Wed May 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I'm still planning to go. Will drive up to Princeton Friday afternoon after work. What is the camping plan? Do we have a place picked out?
by stevec
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 12083

Re: Moab - April 2017

We had a lot of interest in this from my club, but few could meet the April deadline, so we are postponing this to next year (April 2018).
by stevec
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 12083

Re: Moab - April 2017

I've heard it is really busy during EJS, so I wanted to avoid that, but go as early as possible before it gets too hot there. We did the LJ meet there in 2009 and the LJ10/20's did really well. Shorter wheelbase, but also narrow (so more lines to choose from) and the lack of overhangs front and rear...
by stevec
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Moab - April 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 12083

Moab - April 2017

Planning a trip out to Moab with some guys in my local club the last week of April. I'm bringing my LWB Samurai instead of an LJ, as my friends will want to do the harder trails, but thought I'd post it up here in case anyone else wants to join us. Still working on specifics but we will probably be ...
by stevec
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Welcome to the forums!
by stevec
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Let's keep it for those dates, and have a back up plan (trails) if needed. That way people who need to get time off can make plans. neither the location or the date are that important to a retiree, just let me know in time to get there. As long as the trails are not pure ROCK CRAWLER trails I am up ...
by stevec
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

We rarely get hookups, as we have enough water and battery power for a long weekend. It also has a propane-powered generator, though we haven't used it much (except to run the A/C one hot evening in Liberty last month!)
by stevec
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

I have taken to camping in the town of Princeton on a Friday night and then running the entire trail on the Saturday and returning to the campsite in town for the night. Nice to have a warm shower and no bugs for the evening that way. What type of camping facilities? We bought a motorhome this spri...
by stevec
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Whipsaw, Canada 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 21639

Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Funny, we were just talking about this at our local club meeting recently. I'm definitely interested. Might even tow the trailer behind the LJ81... Mind if I invite some of my local club guys again? I'd recommend keeping the date tentative until you know what this winter's snowpack looks like. Down ...
by stevec
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Spring Awakening
Replies: 3
Views: 1777

Re: Spring Awakening

Thankfully my LJ's get to sleep in the garage, and I have battery tenders to keep the batteries good (I've found a $20 battery tender will at least double the lifespan of those little lawn mower batteries!) I still need to rebuild a carb for Cheez Whiz, but Rocky the RHD is ready to go (except she n...
by stevec
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 5078

Re: Axle Bearing / Oil filter numbers

Oil filter is the same as the SJ410 and Samurai/SJ413.
by stevec
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: CITROA Body Panels for LJ80/81
Replies: 21
Views: 2344

CITROA Body Panels for LJ80/81

I'll see what I can do about pics... BTW, how's the LJ10 coming? Get that engine in yet?
by stevec
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: CITROA Body Panels for LJ80/81
Replies: 21
Views: 2344

CITROA Body Panels for LJ80/81

Well, it's been a couple of months and I haven't done much with this yet, mostly because the LWB took up most of my time over the summer. I did paint the fender to match the rest of the truck as best I could, pulled the old fender out, and did a test fit. The fit is very close, but it will need to b...
by stevec
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: LJ10, LJ80 U-joints
Replies: 0
Views: 4471

LJ10, LJ80 U-joints

LJ10's and LJ80's use the same u-joints; LJ20's do not have serviceable u-joints. The LJ10/LJ80 u-joint is same dimensions as a Samurai/SJ413 u-joint, but the LJ's have inner snap rings whereas the Samurai/SJ413 has external rings. I was able to get a new j-joint off the shelf at O-Reilly's. The par...
by stevec
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Parts
Topic: CITROA Body Panels for LJ80/81
Replies: 21
Views: 2344

CITROA Body Panels for LJ80/81

As some of you know, I laid the LJ81 on its side this spring. The only damage was to the drivers side fender and the hood, and I was able to straighten out the hood pretty easily, but the fender was pretty bad. It also uncovered some previously unknown rust in that fender, so I decided that replacin...
by stevec
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8397

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

Yeah, I guess it is technically the inner race for those ball bearings, but it doesn't look like what you expect an inner race to look like, so I call it the "star". :D
by stevec
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8397

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

The "star" is actually part of the birfield, not the main (inner) axle shaft. There is a circlip that holds this star in place on the shaft, and the ball bearings fit between the points of the star. Thus, once the star is removed, you can just pull the circlip off, put a new one on, and pop the SJ41...
by stevec
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: How to tell if your LJ is a LJ10 or LJ20
Topic: Water Pump for 72 LJ
Replies: 2
Views: 5766

Re: Water Pump for 72 LJ

Huh... Wha?

Oh yeah. I have one; will send a PM.
by stevec
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: Replace Lj10/20 drum brakes with disc brakes – a summary
Replies: 17
Views: 8397

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

One of my winter projects was to do this swap on my LJ81. The stock brakes are adequate, but were designed for the 1300# LJ10 and LJ20, not the 1700# LJ80/81. Add another 500# of trailer, a couple of people, and camping gear, and my stopping distance got a lot longer. I had a spare LJ80 axle, as wel...