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  1. That's the problem. I don't have any code or anything else that could be interpreted as the date of manufacture. I guess they don't use one or have one on their batteries. Unless someone can tell me what number where, etc. RE13BV is stamped or etched near the top. Supposedly some sources say that's it. I don't think so. BV or BU, I don't know. Sure doesn't seem like a date code to me. dc
  2. I have had a Yuasa battery in my Rancher 420 for almost 5 years. It still seems to hold up, but being that old, I got a new one. But I cannot decipher any date code on the new one. I did try to order one online, but they said they were sold old (the computer indicated that). When I got a message that they were in stock I went to the store and got a new battery. But looking all over it, I can see no date code. The reason why I'm concerned as, last year, I wen to Auto Zone to get a battery for my Jeep. The clerk brought one over to the counter. Date code on it was over a year old. On a 3 year warranty battery? I said, can you go back over to the shelf and get me one that is newr. "Oh", he says, "we get them all at the same time so they all have the same date." I then went over to the shelf and took the one on the back end which, according to the date code on it was about one month old. And bought that one. So, any ideas as to how to tell how old this Yuasa battery is? dc
  3. Pulled the ATV on the trailer with the Jeep to Mr Pleasant Utah and rode the atv up the trail to Skyline Drive. Drive/trail/dirt road. It's a scenic drive, but rather rugged meant for 4 wheel high clearance only. I could only go a mile or two south, due to huge snow drifts. I was able to go north all the way to Highway 31. Along the way ... a snow mobile, just sitting in the gravel road, near to the side, but in the road. No one around. No snow around, well patches here and there, on peaks and north sides, but not near the machine. Scenic. Beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. 97 in the valley but up there, 10,000 feet, cold, I had a jacket on and buttoned up my shirt collar. A cool breeze. dc
  4. Two weeks ago I put the Rancher 420 on the trailer and drove the Jeep, with trailer to a nearby town and up the canyon road. Only got about 5 miles before I was stopped by a large snow drift. So I went clear across the valley to another town, and up their canyon road, all the way over the mountains and out to a small town on the other side. No snow over there, just beautiful scenery and nice weather. Parked the Jeep and trailer at the trail head, then unloaded the ATV. I found I can do it in 5 minutes. Today I went up the canyon road from my small town on the ATV and only got about 8 miles up, quite low from the top, maybe 7500 feet high. I was going to turn around there at a small snow drift, but walked up 100 yards. At another impassible snow drift an old man (my age or so had a 4 wheeler, red, slipping sideways off the road, toward a downward slope, steep, about 500 or 600 feet down to a creek that could not be seen. Heard, but not seen. It was over the last drop off. I could hear some nice water flowing down there. So I then had to plow thru the first drift (easy) and up to where he was. And tried winching and then, with the winch hooked on him, just reversed and pulled him back on the road. He didn't much know how to get the machine in reverse, so maybe it wasn't his machine, but he sure didn't know much about the trail/canyon road. He looked like a local farmer, but ... ATV runs nice. Jeep and trailer work nice too. Today, it was just straight across town and up the mountain on the ATV. Truck and trailer is for more distant canyons. dc
  5. Went over in the Jeep and bought a 6 x 8 trailer, wood floor, with 4' ramp at the back. This will haul my Rancher 420 to the many, or some of, the many mountain trails around here. Snow and rain today. Snow season not quite over with yet. Then comes mud season. Then dry mostly all summer. And when all the good riding is. dc
  6. You have to get an idea of who you are dealing with. And if they are a potentially legitimate buyer, or just something weird. In selling things I have always avoided anyone that didn't seem regular. You also have to watch for shills. Watch out if a woman tries to set up a deal for someone else. Only deal direct with a potential buyer. The whole shill idea let's you know they are up to no good. Ask them some questions about what they are looking to buy. Mostly it's just a sixth sense, or smell test. You always have to ignore some of them. dc But a lot of other good rules here. Back up of one type or another.
  7. Yesterday. Took the cover off and put the battery in. Went for a short ride. I had to move it as a neighbor brought his tractor over so my other neighbor could spread out a pile of gravel I have in my back yard for more parking. I worked on the Jeep. New transfer case and front diff fluid. It was nice and sunny yesterday and got up to 46. Not bad working outside. I need the gravel spread out for more parking for the Jeep, the atv and a trailer to haul the atv. Once all the fluids are done on the Jeep I can go and buy the trailer. Then plan a trip to some nearby trails. No more just riding into the mountains from the house. All snow is gone in the valley, where everyone lives. Still snow on the mountain tops. Warmer weather scheduled for next weekend. dc
  8. When I was looking 2 years ago, I found the used ones were all over priced, and all with a lot of potential for bad parts on them. It wasn't much more to buy new and then only deal with the new machine issues. Rather than years worth of old machine issues. Around here no one ever wants to get rid of a good machine. dc
  9. The best idea is, pay cash, or check or money order. And ... don't pay interest. What I always do is go around, better in person, you have to see if they have what you want. And ask for the best OUT THE DOOR price. Usually you have to explain to them what the out the door price is, as they like to add on tax, license, insurance, dealer preparation fees, other fees, extra fees, and some money for Uncle Joe. Then after explaining out the door price, talk to them about discounts. Senior, military, local yokel, long time customer, family, and any other thing you can think of discount. Then shop that price around. I found mine $600 lower that way. dc
  10. David13


    Well, reading this, I realize I don't have it bad at all. Saturday was 57, Sunday 62 and yesterday 66 degrees. Cloudy today so lower, but about half the snow is gone, only patches left. And I'm at a mile high elevation here. Snow predicted for 4 days starting Friday but probably an inch at most. Maybe just some dusting. I still got work to do on the Jeep (to pull the Rancher 420) but I got to look at getting the Rancher going soon here. dc
  11. I didn't keep the ad or anything, but I think I saw it on Facebook. Ad for old fashioned normal usual gas can spouts that just screw on to you new government screwed up gas can. Apparently they only screwed up the spout, not the can itself. dc
  12. Here's a link to some technical info about. It all depends on the physics of it. There was a guy in Los Angeles who walked around with a big chunk of his head gone. He had been shot in the head, point blank, but survived. I never knew the details on it, like how and why, just that he had a real indentation in his head. From a little old "confrontation". dc https://www.medicinenet.com/surviving_a_gunshot_wound_to_the_head/views.htm
  13. Ok, you try. Then we will see if I don't get you first. Then we will see how long you move around. Case reopened. I'll agree with you on the push for "gun control" which is ... the hand on the gun. Not a paper in your state capitol or Washington DC. But I have to say, the publicity* of it is part of the push for gun control. That's why the media will show it everywhere and for many times. To push for ... not gun control in the true sense, but for more nonsense "laws". "Laws" that all violate the supreme law of the land. That is the ... Constitution. dc *It's the publicity. You can't stop incidents like this from happening.
  14. Changed the oil and filter in the jeep. Jacking up with jack stands all normal. Oil drain plug on so tight I had to use the impact to get it off. Then, the filter. The thing is buried amongst all kinds of parts. Nearly ;perfectly inaccessible. So to the internet. And a video. Take off the grill and the driver's side headlight. Go in there. It worked. But getting the grill off was ... tough and rough. Now, what the ! does this have to do with atvs, you may ask. Well, the Jeep will pull a trailer (yet to be bought) with the atv on it. So this is all preparation. dc
  15. Shady Death is just not an instant thing. Those who watch tv or movies see all the time, a person gets shot once, and boom, he goes down and never again gets up. It don't actually happen that way. There are cases of guys getting shot many times and they just keep going. Fall dead later. I was riding (motorcycle) a few years ago from Los Angeles to Utah. We hit a full fledged snow storm, and for some reason I had a premonition I was to see something dying. In about one mile I saw a deer laying almost on the center line of the highway, legs straight out, and legs wiggling. He had been hit by a car (or truck) and was dying. A truck was pulling over, probably to finish him off, put him out of his misery. Death is not instant. Sometimes it is. Let's say you are motorcycling along and a train comes, 80 mph, and you manage to get right in front of it. Boom! Gone so fast you don't know what hit you. But that's not always. dc
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