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    Re: Kymco UXV450i


    new set of 15" wheels, I will be able to run real street tire that don't melt in 400 miles

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Randy - Now that you have had your Kymco for several years, if you had a chance to repeat the purchase, would you buy another?

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    Randy - Now that you have had your Kymco for several years, if you had a chance to repeat the purchase, would you buy another?
    yes, however, I had an issue getting parts last summer, but my dealership was having that problem with every brand, cause covid has shut Asia down

    I needed parts, cause of the way I beat the shit out of it, ask Stoneman

    RMS is a multi brand dealer, and they tell me that Kymco is their most reliable brand, Polaris is the worse, Honda, Kawi, Yamaha & Suzuki fall in between

    My wheels, are actually marketed for a Datsun 240Z, they have the same bolt pattern, and offset as my Kymco

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I needed parts, cause of the way I beat the shit out of it, ask Stoneman
    I think now that you don't have employees riding it, you'll find things will last longer. I'd venture a guess that they did far more damage than you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    I think now that you don't have employees riding it, you'll find things will last longer. I'd venture a guess that they did far more damage than you did.
    after the first weekend trip to Jericho that the employees took it, was the last time, nope, most of the beating was me, I took a few good hard tugs with tree length logs, towing my 990lb backhoe(w probably 500lb tongue weight) 45 mph letting it push me around going down hills

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    after the first weekend trip to Jericho that the employees took it, was the last time, nope, most of the beating was me, I took a few good hard tugs with tree length logs, towing my 990lb backhoe(w probably 500lb tongue weight) 45 mph letting it push me around going down hills
    I know it hauled some insane trees outta the woods!

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    new tires, Arctic Claw Winter 215/65-15 mounted, balanced & stems $368 @ Hervey Tire in Rochester. They set the pressure @35, I haven't played with it yet, goes down road a lot better, and feels like I have power steering now, so much easier to steer, should last for more than 500 miles

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    new tires, Arctic Claw Winter 215/65-15 mounted, balanced & stems $368 @ Hervey Tire in Rochester. They set the pressure @35, I haven't played with it yet, goes down road a lot better, and feels like I have power steering now, so much easier to steer, should last for more than 500 miles

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    Those are bigger then the tires on my car! Trying to float over stuff?

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Those are bigger then the tires on my car! Trying to float over stuff?
    they are only 1 in. taller than stock, and same width as stock, stock front is 25/8-12 rear 25/10-12, these are 26" tall by 8.2" wide

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Looks great! Not that gas mileage was a concern, but I bet it's even better now. Not much traction off-road though it would seem.

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Looks great! Not that gas mileage was a concern, but I bet it's even better now. Not much traction off-road though it would seem.
    ya, they won't be great in deep mud, but based on the streetlike tread that one offroad set I had, with reduced pressure these tires should perform well offroad, they do great in my backyard trails, but I don't have anything challenging

    fwiw, i ran into Cory at Lowes yesterday, he told me the winds have knocked down a dozen trees in the trail going down to the river

    I will get a set of dedicated offroad/mud tires for my extra set of 12" wheels, my stock 12" wheels have my original tires with chains

    I gotta find a thinwall 17mm ˝drive socket for my new wheels, I had to use a shallow 12pt 3/8 drive socket to get my new wheels on,

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    I think Harbor Freight might be the place.

    I found a deep socket there that was thin walled enough to fit the winter wheels for my car however it was in a 3/8 drive. Might get lucky and find a 1/2 drive there....maybe?

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    fwiw, i ran into Cory at Lowes yesterday, he told me the winds have knocked down a dozen trees in the trail going down to the river
    Yeah, I REALLY gotta get over there. With the grapple I'm splitting with my buddy, I haven't been out there yet. I'm guessing the landing looks like shit and is starting to get overgrown again.

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    I will get a set of dedicated offroad/mud tires for my extra set of 12" wheels, my stock 12" wheels have my original tires with chains

    I gotta find a thinwall 17mm ˝drive socket for my new wheels, I had to use a shallow 12pt 3/8 drive socket to get my new wheels on,
    Lemme check when I gets home. I had to get a bunch of thin walls years ago. I'll take a look to confirm and let you know what I went with.

    In the meantime, you could always just grab an impact socket. Those are usually pretty thin walled.

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post

    In the meantime, you could always just grab an impact socket. Those are usually pretty thin walled.
    I got a set of ˝" impact, nowhere near thin walled enough

    my solution may be to get a 3/8 breaker bar, but I'd really like a 6pt socket rather than the 12pt I have

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I got a set of ˝" impact, nowhere near thin walled enough

    my solution may be to get a 3/8 breaker bar, but I'd really like a 6pt socket rather than the 12pt I have
    Impact sockets aren't thin enough? I'll have to check tonight to see if my 17mm is one of my thin ones.

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Impact sockets aren't thin enough? I'll have to check tonight to see if my 17mm is one of my thin ones.
    I'm going to get a set of cheap calipers before I spend $42 on a Snap-On socket

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I'm going to get a set of cheap calipers before I spend $42 on a Snap-On socket
    Pretty sure I ordered my thin wall sockets from Advanced Auto. It was years ago though, when a family member was running the commercial division out of Goffstown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Pretty sure I ordered my thin wall sockets from Advanced Auto. It was years ago though, when a family member was running the commercial division out of Goffstown.
    my first go to will be NAPA, but I did look up the Snap-On catalog online

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    I got a Husky thinwall at HD, only 3/8, but at least it's a deep socket, and 6pt, had to get a 3/8 breaker to go along with it, it will be dedicated to my UTV took kit. Also got a chance to check out traction in woods, still at 35psi too, pulled a twitch of saplings and did it in 2wd

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    stopped in at RMS today to see what damage I've done over the winter of plowing, eeek, I drove it there, down Ten Rod Road hitting 50 at times, with my new tires. My frame is broken...... They are sending it out to B&B Fabricating for repair, my go to local fabricator as well, I have full confidence it will come back stronger than new, with plenty of extra gussets, I suspect there were weak spots from logging activity, and this winter's plowing in colder temps, did it in, been broken most of the winter, I just didn't know it, but it held together enough to get me thru the winter

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    stopped in at RMS today to see what damage I've done over the winter of plowing, eeek, I drove it there, down Ten Rod Road hitting 50 at times, with my new tires. My frame is broken...... They are sending it out to B&B Fabricating for repair, my go to local fabricator as well, I have full confidence it will come back stronger than new, with plenty of extra gussets, I suspect there were weak spots from logging activity, and this winter's plowing in colder temps, did it in, been broken most of the winter, I just didn't know it, but it held together enough to get me thru the winter
    Holy shit! Is that was that noise was you kept mentioning?

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    yep, only thing holding it together is the driveshaft from the rear

    when they have it at b&B, gonna have em fab something to have my winch lift the plow at a better angle

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    yep, only thing holding it together is the driveshaft from the rear

    when they have it at b&B, gonna have em fab something to have my winch lift the plow at a better angle
    How long is it going to be out of commission???

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    How long is it going to be out of commission???
    I don't know yet, not my 1st broken frame this year, Jeremy had to repair the frame on my truck, to pass inspection

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    Re: Kymco UXV450i

    back from RMS today, total fix, only $618 welding frame, bleeding brakes (no broken line, how do you get major amounts of air in an enclosed system?) replace some missing body screws, routine fluid changes Kymco UXV450i-img_2689-jpg

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