|And it handled quite well!|
It never ceases to amaze us the smiles the EV puts on other's faces. Quite, powerful. Of course we still struggle with really testing it's full potential as a trail machine as we can't find the right can to carry the spare volts with us. Or is that watts? Whatever.
|Kawasaki may not endorse this but the Mule moves|
this around my ranch without a problem
Now that we have the 2011 RZR test completed we can get started on the modifications we plan to make to it to make it the Ultimate Trail Machine! The pile of parts is growing. Some decisions are easy, some much harder.
|One of the first things I do is remove all them danged stickers!|
We've got our KFI winch.
We've got our RyFab cargo box.
Although we've got a couple RotopaX fuel and storage packs, we're still figuring out if want to mount them a little different this time.
We're also trying to decide whether to mount the long travel, extended length Works shocks or try the air shocks from Legend Air. I can't seem to get past the thought that as you lift it that it will also be stiffer.
Also, ATR makes a pretty cool kit that includes a lift kit, strengthening tubes and Fox shocks that looks like it might be the answer.
Then there's the tires and wheels. We ordered the Blue and White edition so that we had nicer-looking 12" wheels that will still be 50". Now what tires. We also still have our 14" High Lifter wheels with the Goodyear MTR's that I really liked on the last RZR we fixed up.
And the cage! I've love to put on a lower-profile, better-looking cage, but wonder if it's really worth the effort.
We plan to remove the front sway bars as before, and either loosen or remove the rear as well.
Bolt in the GPS
Bolt on some additional lighting front and rear.
Some RZRs seem to work just fine, but most need an air filter upgrade to be sure the inners stay clean. So we have that to do - no matter what!
Wow, all of a sudden it looks like a lot of work! Maybe I should just put some miles on it stock ;-)
Suzuki King Quad 750 EPS -
|Still looking for the perfect box!|
Carlisle ACTs mounted on the stock wheels
A pair of RotopaX one gallon fuel packs mounted on the rear rack.
Have a bag on now but still looking for the right box.
The GPS mount was easy.
Still need to mount the winch.
RZR 4 -
|What can be said?|
We're replacing it with a new Ranger 500EFI crew. I enjoyed putting miles on one at the new model intro in Montana and for how I explore the trails with three other people onboard, I think it will work better than the RZR 4. Certainly smaller feeling.
|The Teryx never once let us down - even in severe conditions|
I wish it were a little quieter. I wish it had a hand-actuated parking brake, and I wish it had an automatic-clutch, manual transmission. But that is most likely asking too much:-)
I guess wishing it were 50" wide would be too much too?
It still is what sits right outside my office door, but then I don't have an electrical plug that close.
Brute Force -
|The Goodyear MTRs work great but the wider fronts|
make the non-power steering harder to steer!
Hopefully we have some more 2011s on the way as my favorite time to put the miles on are in October and November!