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
What an incredible overnight adventure starting in Williams Arizona and exploring the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Wild West Junction: The adventure started with a registration and check in at Wild West Junction in Williams Arizona. The old west atmosphere, complete with a saloon and creaky floors, provided an immersive experience. The notes on the dollar bills hanging on the wall added to the charm, and the hospitality, food, and music on weekends made it a memorable stop. We all gathered here for a meet and greet.
Saturday Morning Start: After a hearty breakfast and driver meeting at Wild West Junction, we embarked on the 85 mile offroad adventure to the Grand Canyon. Despite the warm weather, the sights and trails were breathtaking. The anticipation and eventual view of the Grand Canyon, one of the world's natural wonders, left a lasting impression.
Educational Experience: Saturday night once we got to the Grand Canyon, we took the opportunity to learn more about the Grand Canyon's history by visiting the IMAX theater for a documentary screening. This added depth of our understanding of this iconic landmark.
Evening Entertainment: After we all got cleaned up at the hotel we gathered in the bar area of the Plaza Bonita Mexican food restaurant next to the hotel. The food was over the top and delicious. We all had some drinks and talked about what an amazing day it was. The evening brought entertainment in the form of a raffle and results of the quick draw poker, providing laughter and great prizes. It was a fun way to bond with fellow adventurers and share experiences.
Sunday Exploration: Sunday started with a buffet breakfast at the lodge before setting out on a different route with new scenery. Visiting the original Grand Canyon Airport provided historical insight into the region's past. We headed back on a different trail which was also around 85 miles of epic offroad trails and what do we find in the middle of the forest but non other that Reid from Rugged Radios with a complete setup for lunch. What a treat for all the participants.
Lessons Learned: Your adventure did teach us some practical lessons about packing for an overnight trip, staying cool in warm temperatures, and the importance of experiencing more adventures in the future. We were lucky to have John from Copperstate Offroad Recovery and Assistance LLC there with us to tow a few SxS’s back to Williams that had some mechanical issues. John was a huge part of our success at this event making sure to get the broken down SxS’s back to safety.
Anticipation for the Future: We are looking forward to more adventures, and we are working on the details for future overnight trips. I suggest you check the website regularly for the schedule of events to see what future adventures might interest you.
Overall, we had a great trip to the Grand Canyon, and it was a memorable and educational experience filled with camaraderie and excitement.
Thank you for sharing your adventure with us we look forward to many more! Please check our website for the next SxS adventure www.utvoffroadadventures.com
Special thanks to all our sponsors without them these events would not be possible. 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 and Macs Tie Downs.
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