By JD Leppert
Kohler Engine. Starter/Solenoid removal and installation.
We just bought a used 2017 American Landmaster TW450. No hour meter that I can find, so not sure exactly how much it has been used.
The first 2 days we had it, the starter was a little sketchy, but it started after 2-3 tries. Sometimes when turning the key, we would hear a loud metal "clink" sound. Like the starter made contact, but didn't have enough power to turn.
THIS MORNING... Turning the key, we hear a single click sound. That's it. Even with a new battery, the starter is still doing the same thing. Both batteries (old and new) were reading 12.8 volts on volt meter. So I'm wondering what else could be going on? Any ideas on what to look for would be greatly appreciated...
By moto mutts
Exploring the Grand Canyon's Majesty at the North Rim UTV Fun Run
Embarking on a journey to the Grand Canyon promises breathtaking vistas, but what we encountered during the North Rim UTV Fun Run organized by UTV Offroad Adventures was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The natural splendor we witnessed transcended our wildest expectations, leaving us in perpetual wonder.
The weather was amazing! Upon our arrival at the Kaibab Lodge, we were immediately captivated by the serene setting. Nestled within a picturesque pasture with the national forest as its backdrop, this lodge was a true oasis. From the deck, where we savored cool beverages, we gazed upon the lush green grass and towering trees that stretched into the horizon. The experience was nothing short of breathtaking, offering a refreshing escape from the sweltering heat, and a chance to inhale the pure mountain air. And let's not forget the culinary delights that awaited us—mouthwatering food that was the perfect complement to the surroundings. As the evening wore on, the lodge became a hub of camaraderie, where stories flowed as freely as laughter. The Saturday night raffle event was a highlight, filled with lively exchanges and tales of the day's exhilarating rides.
Speaking of the rides, both were nothing short of spectacular, showcasing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon's awe-inspiring beauty from every angle. It's a humbling experience to ponder the creation of this national monument, and it truly transports you back in time.
We were joined by over 70 UTVs and 125 adventurers, all seeking the thrill of exploration amidst nature's grandeur.
Bright Angel Point: A Scenic Marvel
One of the rides led us to Bright Angel Point, renowned as one of the most picturesque spots on the North Rim. Sitting at an elevation over 1,000 feet higher than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, this vantage point offered a mesmerizing panorama. To the east, the stunning Bright Angel Canyon unfolded, while to the west, Transept Canyon stretched majestically. Below, within the canyon, we could hear the roaring of Roaring Springs, a pristine source of water gushing from a cliff face 3,100 feet below the rim. The trails were a testament to nature's artistry, and each stop along the way was a spectacle in itself. This loop was around 80 plus miles and shared multiple astonishing overlooks.
Point Sublime Trail: A Serene Oasis
Our second ride took us to the Point Sublime Trail, a hidden gem known for its majestic views. This trail, less traveled by many, allowed us to enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness, punctuated only by the awe-inspiring vistas. It was a place of pure serenity, where the silence enveloped us, offering a chance to embrace the peace and quiet while savoring the views. Along the way, a chance encounter with a coiled snake added a touch of excitement to the experience, reminding us of the untamed beauty of the natural world. This loop was also around 80 plus miles with some of the best overlooks the Grand Canyon has to offer.
Acknowledging Our Sponsors
The success of the North Rim UTV Fun Run owes much to our dedicated sponsors, whose unwavering support ensures the continuation of these remarkable adventures. We extend our sincere thanks to Nash Powersports, Realty Providers, Rugged Radios, Shock Therapy, DRT Motorsports, Dirt Warriors Accessories, Kemi Moto, MRT Tires, McDermit Designs, Campfire Sports, Bob Moses Ceramic Coating, Gorilla Whips, Gorilla Offroad, Aftermarket Assassins, Rowley White RV, Memphis Audio, Factory UTV, Arizona Color Wraps, AJE Powersports, Macs Tie Downs, and a special acknowledgment to Shred 3D for their invaluable contribution as an event sponsor.
A Date for Your Calendar
For all adventure enthusiasts, make sure to mark your calendars and bookmark UTVOFFROADADVENTURES.com. Be prepared to sign up for your next off-road escapade, as these events unfold each month, promising thrilling experiences that will keep you coming back for more. If you seek further information about upcoming events, don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you on our next adventure.
The North Rim UTV Fun Run isn't just an event; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon, share unforgettable moments with fellow adventurers, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this remarkable experience! This event is set for July 5-7, 2024.
Creeping down our steep driveway after a 3 mile hilly run. Using the engine to help break. I'm in 4WD and Low "gear" mode. Suddenly there is a "release" type pop and the engine is no longer breaking as sometimes happens over a certain speed. No problem I apply more breaks and come to a rest down the hill. BUT this time the "back up" alarm is beeping and now the engine is just dead. Error code was initially 54C 2 but after resting overnight it now says 54C 3. As soon as the key turns on I get the alarm and nothing from the motor. It does look like the flashing engine thing shows a square box in the middle front is flashing. I have tried to find those codes but no luck yet. I wouldnt know what to do with them anyway. Any insights appreciated.--Bill
New Landmaster EV owner here, I received the subject-noted unit on Tuesday of this week. It exactly fits my need and feel it will be capable of anything I'll ask of it. I look forward to putting it to work.
There is one problematic/perplexing thing that I wanted to post here for comment. My unit has the battery switch on the dash. When I turn it on, about half of the time I won't see the battery meter come on, nor will the F-N-R switch work. This is intendant of wether I have the key in the ignition in the Off position, whether I have the key turned to the On position or whether I take the key and turn it all the way over to what would be the Start position and then back to On.
If the battery meter and other items do not fire-up, then the battery will turn itself Off after about 10 seconds. It's then again 50-50 proposition on if subsequent tries will work.
Before calling-up Landmaster, anyone have any idea on what may be wrong? Any thoughts/info appreciated, TIA!
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