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Rhody Mule shows here stuff

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rhoda Mule, Jul 19, 2018.

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  1. Rhoda Mule

    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Rookie

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    IMG_2611[1].JPG IMG_2872[1].JPG View attachment 6046 View attachment 6046 We thought it was time for Rhoda to say hello. IMG_2861[1].JPG IMG_2865[1].JPG IMG_2871[1].JPG IMG_2884[1].JPG IMG_2879[1].JPG IMG_2887[1].JPG

    Picture 3 shows the spotting hitch, Picture 4 shows the brace which is part of the grab bar., Picture 5 shows the UTV Jack, Picture 6 shows the grab bar. Picture 7 shows the under seat dry storage box which contains the wench and all tools that might be needed on the trail, Picture 8 shows the box open, 1 shows Rhoda on the trail, Photo 2 is a screw I installed to stabilize the rear roof when I trailer at high speeds. I have little doubt that the hinge would have broken and flown away with out this screw. Not shown is a gun rack for two shotguns I use when Rhoda takes me to shoot sporting clays.
     
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  2. Piston Honda

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    It looks like she can store a lot of stuff! Are those the Kolpin mirrors? They look the same as mine and mine have endured quite a beating and they're still going. :D
     
  3. Rhoda Mule

    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Rookie

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    Yes they are Kolpin, I have tried several and these are the best for the mule. Funny the more you trail ride you see things that need to be changed or added. Currently testing rear seat drink holders.
     
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    I went through a few different mirrors before I got the Kolpins too. I just moved them from my Honda to my Yamaha to provide a few more years of service.

    Funny you say that about adding more things. I'm currently removing all of my add-ons from my Honda so I can sell it. I can't believe how much stuff I installed in just two years!!
     
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    Gary, just picked up an 18' Mule Pro FXT last night. Can I get some more details on your under seat storage box?
     
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    Pro Armor Storage Box for Mule Pro-FXT: SideBySideStuff.com

    Cody This link will take you to the pro=armor site where I purchase my box. The box locks up tight and has been totally water prof for me. Very easy to install. Would not want to be with out it. I hope you will be as happy with your Mule as my wife and me are with our 2015 mule. If you are going to trailer you mule in an open trailer as we do I strongly suggest you place a screw or bolt in the side of the roof as shown in pic 2. With out this our roof was going to break at the hinge. We run a lot of trails in many states and the mule has never let us down. By accident we got on a black rated trail and I thought of goose was cooked. No way to turn around so we had to ride it to its end. Rhoda carried us through with out a hitch. I hope this is a once in a life time experience. Trying to stay off Black trails. Please share your experiences with your Mule. R M
    PS where are you in Indiana?
     
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    That looks like a solid ride!
     
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    Your avatar says it all..tank!
     
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    We're loving it so far. We're in Greenfield, IN. I run a couple different offroad groups and have outing semi-frequently.
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thanks Curt
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thanks The 551 would do 65mph on broken ground, and Uncle Sam paid me to be a TC in the track!
     
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    Man I want one of those mules so bad......... They're such a nice machine. That underseat storage looks awesome!

    Gary how many miles and hours do you have racked up on yours these days?
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Rookie

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    I have 980 miles mostly trails. Anyone who buys a mule like mine should consider the heaver springs offered by Kawasaki. With the stock springs there is a lot of body roll especially with 6 adults on board. It is a good blend of work and play UTV. Ours came with a full steel skid plates, which came in handy when we accidently found ourselves on a black trail. After I got to the end of that trail had a lot of respect for Kawasaki and their Mule. R M
     
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    New infrared cvt belt temperature gauge from Razorback Technology. I will report back on this product when we get some miles on it. Looks good in the mule's dash. [​IMG]
     
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    Please do. I am thinking of adding one of these as well. After paying almost $200 for an OEM spare belt, one of these may pay for itself pretty fast.
     
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    I’ve consodered a belt temp gauge myself. Knowledge is good in those situations.
     
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    Wish those were available back in the old 700 ranger days. I used to keep multiple spare belts on hand. Never did know if you were going to get 150 hours or 450 hours out of a belt.

    These days I hardly think about it. near 4000 miles on my unit now, 540 hours, and I figure the belt is only half done.
     
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    Will do. The peace of mind makes it worth the money. I am told that the gauge will tell you when you are near a belt failure. If it keep me running on Rock House it will worth every penny. R M
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Rookie

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    As promised a report on our trip to Hatfield-McCoy Trails (Rock House, Buffalo Mountain , & Devil Anse )along with my impression of the infrared CVC temp. gauge from Razorback.
    Hatfield McCoy was wet and cold and a lot of fun. Each time I take Rhoda the Mule out I am more impressed. My wife and I were riding with my two brother in laws and their Can-Am 1000 turbo and a Yamaha 1000. The Mule went every where they went just slower!
    Now about the Razorback temperature gauge. This should be standard equipment on the Mule ProFxt. During driving Hatfield McCoy I learned a lot about the CVC belt temperature and how to keep it under control. The highest temp I saw was 178F and this was with two adults and food and drink for the crew. This may not be to bad considering that we were climbing a lot of steep clay mud hills in four wheel drive. I also noted that the CVC belt is slow to raise temp and much slower to drop temp once higher temp is reached. For me the Razorback gauge is worth every penny I spent on it.
    A little talk on the Kawasaki Mule ProFxt. As noted I am a big fan of this UTV, I also realized it has flaws some I have not been able to correct. As I use the utv it very much needs adjustable podium shocks. Going from one to six adults and varying cargo, the need for better adjustable shocks becomes obvious .
    I now understand why belt problems can occur on the Mule. The Mule ProFex has the power to carry six adults up steep hills and a full day of trail riding, it just don't have the CVC cooling to support this. Thus the need for the Razorback gauge and a way to cool the CVC. If any of our members have any ideas of how to cool this beast I sure would be interested in hearing from you. Thanks
     
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    Nice pics! Thanks for sharing. We did HM this past June. GREAT riding down there.
     

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