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    Joyner Trooper 2
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    exploring the great outdoors
  1. mooncruiser

    Martinez Cabin and Coke Ovens near Florence

    Yep, that was a fun and exhausting day! We did the Martinez Cabin and then the Coke Ovens- the Joyner crawled over everything but the manual steering and suspension really beat the snot out of me. My buddy rode his Raptor quad and I drove the Joyner with his son as my co-pilot. We left Vail (southeast of Tucson) about 7am, took the Florence highway to turn off after the bridge right after the AZ State Prison. Did the Box Canyon, Martinez Cabin, hit McDonalds in Florence and were home by 11:45pm-long day. My buddy got hung up trying to climb the rock steps on a very steep rock hill climb coming back from the Coke Ovens and I had to park the Joyner, get out and help him up the hill. Tough trip on a 2 wheel drive sport quad! Lots of steep rock climbs/descents and off-camber situations and loose rock. I wouldn't do that again in one day. Next time it's one or the other!
  2. mooncruiser

    Martinez Cabin and Coke Ovens near Florence

    Do a Google search for - Coke ovens Superstition Mountains Florence, AZ, Martinez Canyon Superstition Mountains, Martinez Cabin Superstition Mountains. The coke ovens were used by miners to burn Mesquite wood for days and make a type of charcoal called coke. It was said that it burned much hotter and was used in their smelting process. http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/arizona_09189/ride_1af5.htm http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=830 http://www.expeditionswest.com/adventures/2004/martinez_2004/index.html http://www.desertusa.com/mag01/jan/stories/ovens.html (this one is the sandy wash trails leading up into the canyon-sorry for the lame rap music)This is a GREAT trip! I was cussing the manual steering towards the end of the day though! Some of the most beautiful AZ scenery- and you are a loooong way from help so make sure you have someone with you and are prepared. I did not have the Joyner 2 weeks when my buddy and I took this trip. Plan on a portion of the day to do the MartinezBox Canyon and the Coke ovens
  3. mooncruiser

    computer concerns

    What does pulling the pin 70 do? Is it easy to see how I need to reseal this ECU with silicone-just go around the mounting area with silicone and same for the plug?
  4. mooncruiser

    Martinez Cabin and Coke Ovens near Florence

    This is the first trip we took in the Joyner. Beautiful views and awesome rock formations. About 5-6 bone jarring hours-nothing stopped the Trooper! EDIT - Kinarfi -- Merged your error and delete another. Welcome to the forum.
  5. The first trip we took in the Joyner was to Martinez Cabin near Florence. Then we took the side trail to the Coke Ovens. About 5-6 hours of bone jarring rugged wheeling. Beautiful views.
  6. mooncruiser

    computer concerns

    Where is the computer located?
  7. mooncruiser

    RELIABLE DEALER NETWORK

    Let me know sometime and we can meet up thx Bob I removed you phone number, better to PM each other. Not good to have you number or email up on any site. I wrote it down and will PM you my number. rocmoc n AZ/Baja
  8. mooncruiser

    RELIABLE DEALER NETWORK

    That's where we live, near Wentworth and Sahuarita, how about you? We take the Joyner into the Santa Ritas often-it's out my backyard basically, we just head up Copper Cut.
  9. mooncruiser

    RELIABLE DEALER NETWORK

    I live in Tucson and just bought an 08 Trooper 2 back in May, about the time everything fell apart with the dealers. Who was the dealer in Tucson and do they not have plans of carrying the Joyner line again? thx Bob
  10. mooncruiser

    Trooper 2 Rt front axle

    Another thing I thought was interesting is when I pulled the axle from the diff, I expected it to pull out of the inside of the diff, have some gear lube poor out,etc..When I pulled the shaft, it had female splines on the diff end of the axle shaft and there is a splined shaft sticking out of the diff. I talked to Silverbullet Motorsports in Yuma, he said some of the diffs are set up that way. So, no circlip on the end of the shaft to slip into the diff-it just slides over the shaft sticking out of the diff. Bob
  11. mooncruiser

    Trooper 2 Rt front axle

    Thx Mike. I emailed Jarrad and he doesn't have any axles right now. I spoke to the guys at JMC and they are waiting on containers of parts that are on their way from China. Since the joint was clicking I am assuming that the joint is bad. I didn't notice anything was wrong, we had been out in water,sand,dirt for about 7 hrs of rock crawling through some canyons in the Superstitions mtns here about a week before so I'm thinking a lot of crud worked it's way into the joint. I was about 20 miles from home when I heard the clicking and drove it home-only clicks I think when I turn left. thx Bob
  12. mooncruiser

    Trooper 2 Rt front axle

    It was clicking pretty bad and so based on what I've seen on CV halfshafts from cars, once the clicking sound starts, it' toast. But if you think I could cut the boot off, clean it and pack it with grease I might give it a try. What do you think? thx Bob
  13. mooncruiser

    Trooper 2 Rt front axle

    I was wondering if anybody had a rt front axle for a 2008 Trooper 2? One of the cv joints is toast, it's clicking pretty bad. I can't find anyone that has one-JMC has one on order for me and it will be here once they get their containers but I wanna ride now!. I'll just buy the other one from JMC when it comes in and have it as a spare. It seems to turn sharper to the right than to the left so maybe it got over-extended.I'm still baffled as to why it ripped the boot with only 3200km on the clock, it's an 08' and you would figure it would hold up longer than that-It was a pretty severe trail we were on about 6 hours +in and out, Martinez Cabin and the Coke ovens in Florence,AZ-highly recommend this trip. Florence Coke Ovens - Arizona Motorcycle and ATV Trails Anyhow, would appreciate any help on locating an axle. I would really like to find out if Joyner sources these axles from some other type of vehicle that we could cross-ref? I can't find anything on that but maybe Joyner has these custom made for their particular application.


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