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Last ride on the last trail. If it had to happen, it could not have been at a more perfect time. We were blasting some Whoop trails around the edges of Croom OHV area near Brooksville, and, [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]when I got back to the trailer one of the guys says " Uh, Pearce, you got a hanger. " Ha ha... Never even knew it was there. :nuts:[/SIZE][/FONT]
 

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ewww! not good thats a spendy fix
 

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I had a broken tree about that size come up between the front right a-arm and get me in the leg yesterday. Was not nice.
Funny you mention that because I had something smack my ankle hard enough to almost knock my foot off my FatPeg and I immediately remembered how upset I was when I dropped 250 for riding boots. Never felt like I was going that fast, but after checking the GPS for max speed it was 53 mph. I know thats not so fast, but for me and my lack of experience, thats flying.

Either way, that stick may have been part of the same one that smacked my ankle and thanks to my $250.00 boots I am only crying about the quad busted up and not me. :yay:
 

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lol - yeah on another ride I hit a springy tree that was broken off at about the 10" mark. After my front tire passed over it, the tree (or when was left of it) sprang back upright into my toes. Hurt like a mofo - suddenly I found myself wanting nerfs...lol.



 

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Funny you mention that because I had something smack my ankle hard enough to almost knock my foot off my FatPeg and I immediately remembered how upset I was when I dropped 250 for riding boots. Never felt like I was going that fast, but after checking the GPS for max speed it was 53 mph. I know thats not so fast, but for me and my lack of experience, thats flying.

Either way, that stick may have been part of the same one that smacked my ankle and thanks to my $250.00 boots I am only crying about the quad busted up and not me. :yay:
imagine the ankle had you not spent the money on boots! still think my boots an nerfs where a great investment for my body parts! :lol:



 

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hey whats up with you today your quicker than usual old man! thats right I believe your older than me by two months!!

this makes #3 in one day gosh I must be an easy target today! lol

point is boots and a great thing to purchase!

(and my toes are nice and purdy now)



 

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How did you remove the shaft? I broke mine ( wheel side end) so now i dont understand how to remove the joint!!!!

I've never changed one on a Honda, but i'll tell you how it works on a Can-Am (I think they're all like this).

1. Fight like crazy to get the hub off.
2. Grab the axle tightly.
3. Pull firmly and sharply.
4. Scratch your head in confusion, getting CV joint grease all over yourself and your beer can.
5. Brace your bike and your feet against the bike, then jerk back and forth like a madman. Eventually, the axle will pop out.
6. Sob softly about the bruised spot on your sternum where the axle nailed you when it finally let go.

See, on many of these bikes, there's a circlip on the end of the shaft that holds it into the diff. It's not easy to collapse this thing enough to actually pull the shaft out, but it seems like most people just push inward to make the clip collapse, then jerk quickly on it to try to get the axle out before the clip expands back out.

On my particular axle, I couldn't use any of these steps (these were the ones I followed on my buddy's Can-Am). I couldn't use them because my joint was shattered into 20 pieces, so I didn't have a way to grab the axle. I was able to use a claw hammer to pry the thing out, luckily (Can-Am has inboard brakes, which gave me a good pry point).

Good luck!
 

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I've never changed one on a Honda, but i'll tell you how it works on a Can-Am (I think they're all like this).

1. Fight like crazy to get the hub off.
2. Grab the axle tightly.
3. Pull firmly and sharply.
4. Scratch your head in confusion, getting CV joint grease all over yourself and your beer can.
5. Brace your bike and your feet against the bike, then jerk back and forth like a madman. Eventually, the axle will pop out.
6. Sob softly about the bruised spot on your sternum where the axle nailed you when it finally let go.

See, on many of these bikes, there's a circlip on the end of the shaft that holds it into the diff. It's not easy to collapse this thing enough to actually pull the shaft out, but it seems like most people just push inward to make the clip collapse, then jerk quickly on it to try to get the axle out before the clip expands back out.

On my particular axle, I couldn't use any of these steps (these were the ones I followed on my buddy's Can-Am). I couldn't use them because my joint was shattered into 20 pieces, so I didn't have a way to grab the axle. I was able to use a claw hammer to pry the thing out, luckily (Can-Am has inboard brakes, which gave me a good pry point).

Good luck!
:funny:
 

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Great!!
 
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