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Old 10-05-2016, 09:29 AM
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If you're going to Hatfield/McCoy, I'd definitely add a winch if you haven't already. I'd love to go there myself sometime but I just can't seem to find the time to go. We used to get more shutdown time in the summer in the factory I work in around July but that didn't happen this year. Got a couple days, that was it. I do have a lot of vacation time but its hard for me to get time off. If I make a longer trip, it would most likely be to Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky again. Its less than half the distance it would be to Hatfield/McCoy from where I live. More likely would be just several day trips to the closer ride parks. I have 4 within 90 miles of me. A couple more a little farther away as well, one in Missouri and one in Southern Indiana. There's another park that is only open part time about 60 miles away. They have events scattered throughout the year. It seems to be more catered to full-size trucks and buggies though. Not sure how much fun it would really be on a quad.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:27 PM
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Some of those parks that are open to trucks can be not much fun on a quad and I speak from experience. I have been to Hatfield/McCoy on a couple other vacations and let me say the experience is like no other. With almost 1500 miles of trails and the ability to ride right into town for gas, food and fun is a real big plus. Trails are well maintained except for the unlimited trails and there anything goes. Already have the winch, as I need it for my plow so all good there. There are many places I would like to visit but H/M is in a class by themselves. In all the trail ratings from all over the nation they are only bested by the Utah trail system. Going there will need to be a three day minimum plus travel time, and trying to get a small group together is even more difficult. Just going to keep hoping though !!
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:05 PM
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SWith almost 1500 miles of trails and the ability to ride right into town for gas, food and fun is a real big plus.
That's how Maine and Northern NH are. First NH town that did that was Claremont. We rode there many times until a lawyer managed to find some language in a clause somewhere to closed down the rail trail that connected all the riding areas together. We go to So. Maine mostly now.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:08 PM
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Well had to take the Kymco in for a recall on a throttle cable, some had a bad seal that allowed water to intrude and they could freeze in the winter. Got it back in a couple hours, dealer took some extra time and went thru the entire machine and checked everything all over and she is good to go. Ordered a spare drive belt to have on hand when time comes....wowee are they expensive...just pennies shy of 140 bucks for a cvt drive belt....sure hope they last a long time!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:56 AM
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Well had to take the Kymco in for a recall on a throttle cable, some had a bad seal that allowed water to intrude and they could freeze in the winter. Got it back in a couple hours, dealer took some extra time and went thru the entire machine and checked everything all over and she is good to go. Ordered a spare drive belt to have on hand when time comes....wowee are they expensive...just pennies shy of 140 bucks for a cvt drive belt....sure hope they last a long time!!
Always buy mine through eBay or Amazon. Gates belts are just as good as OEM to me. You should be able to get a good belt for about 1/2 that. Drive in low gear when you should and a belt should last at least 2000 miles in my mind.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:05 PM
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Forgot to mention. Make sure you carry the tools you would need to change the belt. I've been out more than a few times, where I don't see anyone all day. If the belt cover is accessible without removing something like a footwell, you'll need tools for the bolts holding the cover on and something to get the new belt on. I had to carefully use two flat blade screwdrivers to get the new belt on mine recently. On my quad I also have to take the footwell off on the CVT side to fully take the cover off.
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:52 PM
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On my Praire the OEM belt would definitely outlast the aftermarket belts even the good ones and I guess I assumed that here as well. After that sticker shock I will definitely try the aftermarket belts for the Kymco. I do carry tools but I see how much needs to be removed to change a belt on this machine so.....I will probably pull it down around 1600 miles and just replace it and keep the original as a spare if it is still in good shape. That is what I did on my other machines and never had an issue on the trail...knock on wood!!
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