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  1. 3 points
    This weekend we took the Hisun 250 out for some hill climbs at Sycamore Creek outside of Phoenix. The machine hooked up better than I thought. I’m 185lbs and it had no problem climbing the small and medium hills. The 2” lift helped a ton along with the 22” rear tires that came stock on the 2018 models. There was a lot of grip climbing and enough power to pull some cool donuts in the loose stuff. Good times so far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 2 points
    Good Afternoon fellow UTV board members. I am Matt, the mechanic that used to work for Rich at Silver Bullet Motorsports. Time to let the cat out of the bag and you can interpret the following as you see fit. For the past almost three years I have worked for Richard and I have done everything from handling parts orders, rebuilding/building custom engines, to setting up and building his online store, to running the business. On several occasions I have more then bent over backwards for the man, going with out pay checks, dealing with his personal threats against me and the whole host of his little psychotic episodes. I even went as far as to rebuild relationships with companies that said they would no longer work with him. So, yeah.. that's me. Now that I no longer work for Richard. Here's the real deal. He does not have any real inventory. If there are people's buggies at the shop he will snatch parts off of them in order to get buggies with rebuilt engines and "new" parts out the door. He will put off customers parts orders for weeks because he does not have the capital to support the order at that moment. There are customers who have ordered parts last year that I know still has not gotten them. He has no system for tracking orders. I could go on and on however, I'll let others speak, "The owner does not pay his employees my husband just got out of the military and the guy hired him at first paid him weekly then it went to every 2 weeks then the guy has told him that it was going to be per project but then went back to every two weeks we haven't seen a pay check in over 1.5 months besides what my husband had done on the project. So if you get ur work done there might at well go straight to the guys that actually did the work" from google business review "I bought a “brand new” 650 motor from Rich about August of 16. Nothing but problems from the motor. For the next year he took care of everything that was wrong. I kept having the same problem with the motor so he asked me to ship it to him, so I did. That was 6/7/17. I still DONT have the motor, every time I email him to ask about my motor, it takes him about a week to respond and he doesn’t answer my phone calls. When he does email me, he asks me to “be patient, he needs to get some bigger projects done to get cash flow.” 4 months is pretty damn patient if you ask me" from google business review "Worst online sale I've had. A month after my order was "shipped" I spent a day trying to get a hold of them, after I finaly got a hold of someone he said "I'm looking at your parts right here, didn't shop them out because we where missing a part but I think I can find one I will have it shipped out today." So a week later I get a tracking number! You would think that was the end, 10mins later I get an email that the tracking number has been canceled now when I call I get forwarded to a voice mail box that's full" from google business review By far the best review and insight into the inner workings of SilverBullet Motorsports and the owner Rich "Rich has failed repeatedly. Now threatens me to remove this post or else. Call Feb 2 finally get him on the phone again takes my address card number and all says parts are leaving that day. He runs my card on the 3rd Friday. I wait to receive invoice or receipt something in email got nothing call Monday he says oh I forgot to ship it get it out right now I'm driving it to get ex because they picked up today already. Good. No. Wednesday I call again because it's been another 2 days and still no receipt no parts no tracking number call again he takes my name and all says he can't find paperwork he will call back. Calls back tells me they will be there Saturday. Your Tim right? No my name is Josh you just asked me that and wrote it down 30 minutes ago. Oh ok hold on let me call you back. No call back. Call again Friday no answer. I email him the next Monday again now it's fab 12th and still not even a receipt. No tracking number I email asking where the f### my parts are because I've been very nice and understanding cuz he jokes has old and forgetful but now I've had enough. He says he still hasn't sent them has going to send them thursday.. So I placed or older feb 2nd ran card the 3rd it's the 12th and still has not sent anything. Not even a receipt. I he says he will discount some parts on my next order for my trouble so I tell him I want the electronic power steering he tells me the best he can do the same as what they are selling it online for. So he won't even discount anything to try and makes this right. Its now the 13th and he asks me for my address again at 4oclock in the afternoon. So he still has not sent anything. He didn't fail to get my card information and run it back on the 3rd no. I have never dealt with a more unprofessional company personnel in my life. I will never order anything from them again. And I strongly urge no one else to either. Maybe after seeing this review they will take another look at how they run their business because I personally have 3 joyners and intended on purchasing thousands of dollars worth of stuff from them to build each one but they won't even discount a part to make it right. Or even expedite the shipping so I can finally get it sooner. Cuz I asked for that too since they still have not sent you know. Nope standard 2-3 is the best we can do he says. So everything I just said was from the 13th it's now the 14th and he still has not shipped. Just today alone rich said they shipped it should be there at your house. Then said fed ex screwed up about the 4th time he said fed ex screwed up. Long story short lie after lie he has told now the 14th no parts have shipped he still took my money. And will not let you talk to anyone else when you call so I assume he is the owner not sure but if someone besides rich owns this company and would like to talk please respond and I will gladly let you know how incompetent your employ Rich is. I have someone else call and ask to speak with someone else there and he will not let them ask how.much something is he tells him a different more expensive price than was advertised on website and he says I don't care what website says. Also says to him a guy pretending to want wheel bearings that he would like to order some he says China is on 2 week holiday and is not shipping. But advertises wheel bearing as German wheel bearings. Why are German wheel bearings coming from China. I'd like to add that now Feb 17th I have finally received refund after disputing the charges with my bank and have begun to receive threats on the 18th from the business owner who also apparently answers to Frankie but it's Mr Ricardo. That I need to take down my review or else. He subject line the email. See how you feel with them on your back better look over your back. But I think he means watch your back. Don't allow this man to bully you. If you have purchased something from him and feel mistreated or scammed please write a review and take the proper course of action" I know this has been a long read however, I feel that people should know what type of business SilverBullet Motorsports is. There are several other parts dealers both in the country and online that you as customer would be better off spending you money with. Cheers. Matt aka The Wrench
  3. 2 points
    Welcome! Pull the spark plug(s) and crank the engine to make sure you flush out any water from the combustion chamber. Hydrolocking as Alex mentioned can blow a headgasket, or worse, snap a connecting rod. Once you've made sure your combustion chamber is clear of water, you can replace the plugs . Also clean out the carb with some carb spray just in case any muck is in it, I would also replace the air filter if it got soaked too. And you will want to drain the oil in case any water got in the crankcase, and run oil through it (not engine running) just poor oil in let it sit for awhile and drain it. ONLY if the oil is a milky/grey color. You will also want to be sure no water got into the gas tank so dump it and wash it out real good. let it dry out in the sun and put fresh gas with a new filter on it. Alex summed everything up pretty good. I can't think of much else. What model mule do you have, that might help with others helping you too. I would also find a snorkel kit for it in case similar incidents occur in the future.
  4. 2 points
    Hi Dan...yes the 22229 muffler us the one I used. I got mine from Amazon ..25.00, free shipping word of caution ....there are four springs holding the exhaust pipe on...be patient taking them off. I made a pair of Springg removers...just to make it easier. ugly, but they work great...welded two pieces of flat stock ( 3/4 x 1/8") to a pair of old channeloks john
  5. 2 points
    Here's some pics to view of the new trailer hitch
  6. 2 points
    Finished with Sector 250 Hitch receiver kit. Will have a pic on the website soon. bolt on and strong, with powder coated finish.
  7. 2 points
    Lol, you just affirmed what is old timers on this website already knew or were suspect of. Rich has always gotten me the part I ordered from him and even refunded me when I was dissatisfied with the part. However, I must say he has been difficult to deal with at times. But I haven't ordered from him in at least 8 months. He is an I interesting character to say the least. I respect that he has been selling parts and trying to improve joyners for years. That is not a booming business. And to be honest if we weren't such a thrifty bunch of utv owners he probably would have had a much more profitable business. If this is true I hope he can make it right with those he had wronged and get back on track. One thing I have learned about being a Joyner owner is that we are stronger if we stick together. We can all benefit from each other to include silverbullet. However, we don't cheat each other. That is Joyner code
  8. 2 points
    I use a powered speaker made by ION, it rides on the roof, secured by bungee cords. It's big, and it's not pretty, but it's extremely loud, and lasts for hours. Portable, self contained, with no power drain on the vehicle.
  9. 2 points
    Range rider ... i cut and welded bent pieces together to get the angles I needed. If I had to do it over, I would have bought a section of 1-1/2" pipe bends from Amazon .....it would have went much quicker. be sure to use a Walker " quiet flow"... They are the quietest. ..25.00 from Amaxon i have seen no difference in performance ...runs great IMG_0918.MOV
  10. 1 point
    Recently given a 2003 Kawasaki 550 mule. The previous owner was done with and said it would never run again. I have rebuilt the wiring harness and solved the not running issue. ? have any of you tried adding an engine oil cooler to this machine. There are 2 threaded plugs on the filter housing I was wondering if I can tap oil cooler into them.
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  12. 1 point
    UTVs represent a pretty good investment of both your money and your enjoyment. The tires that come stock on your machine are usually pretty good all-around tires, but there are several reasons to consider going for an upgrade. You might want a more aggressive tread pattern for a specific kind of riding. Perhaps the riding conditions in your area call for a tire with better puncture resistance. There is always the reason that comes from countless hours of enjoyment – the stock tires are simply worn out. Maybe you just want some different tires simply because you do? Regardless of the reason, a new set of tires represents a significant investment. Here are five of the best UTV tires for the money on the market today. Read More
  13. 1 point
    Thank you for sharing that with me Dan. Ate you satisfied overall with your Joyner vehicle? The community I'm going to be moving into was insistant that I must have a UTV vs an ATV but upon closer examination ... provided I can legally register & insure it here in Florida they have no say in what I drive. I just can't help but to be impressed with either the 3 or 4 cylinder Chery engine mated with the 4 or 5 speed transmission. It strikes me either one is a little rocket ship! Regards, Ralph
  14. 1 point
    Hey Travis, Yeah ... I spw John over there several days ago. He services Joyner products but isn't involved in sales. Thank you for your followup information. Looks like IF I purchase a Joyner product ... I'll need to purchase a trailer while I'm at it ... can't hurt either way. Should you know of anyone selling an R2 Renegade 2010 or newer PLEASE direct them in my direction ... Best, Ralph
  15. 1 point
    I’ve had my 09 T4 for about 5 years and have not been able to find an aftermarket option for brake pads. Usually order from joynerusa or EBay. Check your wheel spindle bearings...if they are worn, it will cause brake problems (soft feel and uneven wear.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    Thanks I will look for the brake light switch. As far as temp light it does not ever light up. Should it turn on when key is switched to on before starting engine. Example most cars will self test bulbs before engine starts.. Thanks for all the help
  17. 1 point
    silverbullet. .The shop that did this 2 radiator 2 fans is just an ass hole. We bore them out .070 oversize and they still don't get hot..Must weigh a ton and cost a lot of money.This is why thy come to us for 16 years.
  18. 1 point
    I bought side mirrors on Amazon that work great, can take multiple tree hits and not break. Some items I like to make such as a rear window from Lexan, easy to cut and shape, costs more than plexiglass but cannot break. Roof? Any metal seller has plate aluminum, that and a couple of angle aluminum and you can make a roof for $100 that is much stronger than dealers plastic or metal roof. I can sit or stand on my roof for a great view.
  19. 1 point
    Where DST is in effect set your clocks ahead 1 hour!
  20. 1 point
    Not to far way really. A couple miles by dirt road to 200 acres or i have access to 400 with logging roads. Do you guys carry fix a flat or anything like that?
  21. 1 point
    As a side note, he is going to cook up some story about how I'm incompetent, unreliable, irresponsible, and a host of other things to try to keep the blame from him. I am okay with what he says because the customers that I have personally taken care of have never had another issue, and if they ever had questions they could call me directly and I would help them. Not going to put out names but there have been companies that call me before they would call him to get questions answered. For the record I am a full time student working on 3 degrees and worked for Rich part time while attending school.
  22. 1 point
    Now THAT is funny. But you know you're buying experience. Sometimes it pays off directly, sometimes it's down the road. Troubleshooting is where you REALLY need to pay attention.
  23. 1 point
    I would concur with all that's been mentioned above, but to also add, honing is also used to get rid of metal transfer residue. This happens with aluminum pistons. Usually it's a big problem for chainsaws, and such. Never heard of it being a problem on bigger engines. So honing in your case is probably optional. It's definitely recommended, but I wouldn't think there'd be much difference. If the motor is still out of the chassis, I'd take it apart, because I know myself too well. My OCD wouldn't let me just forget about it. As far as which hone to get, the one with the stones give a nice cross hatch pattern, which is what most people want. I didn't look at any of the others that you linked. But most of the rest will polish the cylinder. Polishing a cylinder is useful for 2 cycle engines, but certainly won't hurt yours. After all, that's what the rings are going to start doing immediately after starting it up. My recommendation would be to get the machine shop up the street to do that as well. Since a cylinder hone is not something you'll ever use much, why buy one? Honing used to be dirt cheap, probably still is. This will also allow you to ask these guys any questions that you might still have. Disassembling, and assembly will go much quicker,and be much easier this time around. It'll also give you a chance to check your previous work. I'd say to just wade on in. Think of it this way; if you don't, and you can't seem to get it running right. You'll start second guessing all the stuff that you missed, or skipped. Since a motor doesn't have any extra parts, or needless rebuild procedures. Even something as simple as skipping the honing, will become suspect. I can almost guarantee that it won't be the problem, but this way it'll be eliminated for certain.
  24. 1 point
    Hmm, good videos and both work John. I'm sure to try the same thing as the Walker muffler seems much more quiet to me. Did you seem to lose any performance or other side effects? You stated, "....and of course bent a pipe to adapt from the existing exhaust." How did you bend a piece of tailpipe, at the muffler shop??
  25. 1 point
    We don't get very many rainy days in sunny SoCal, but when does rain we make sure we go play in the mud! Here is a #throwback video of us putting our XP1000's to the test: https://youtu.be/VFNbtnuzhsg Share some pictures and videos of your toys getting muddy!
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