CF moto

m1west

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So yesterday morning my neighbor calls me and asks if I want to go for a quad ride down the hydro line between our properties. We made it a little ways before encountering a low laying swampy area. There was already a trail pushed through but after the rain we got the day before, it was wet.

He went ahead to check it out but made it about 150 feet in before burying his quad in muskeg. I drove mine in 100 feet to get close enough to winch. I was able to stay on top of the packed bull rushes and turned around to get back out after winching him out. He got by me and made it back out then I tried.

I made it almost all the way out of the hole before breaking through on one side about 10 feet from the higher ground. Yep. Buried it in muskeg about halfway up the door and over the tires.

We tried winching with his machine but broke the winch cable on his machine. So we both got on his machine to grab a manual come a long and chain from my place.

Picture this. 50 feet of my winch cable extended (couldn't get anymore out as the cable was bound up and my battery was low), 30 feet of pull strap, the manual come a long, and a 50 ft length of chain to reach the nearest tree strong enough to support the force of the winch.

With a combination of him ratcheting the come along and me winching with my machine at the same time applying a bit of throttle, the machine was able to inch forward to gain traction and climb out.

Fun day.



get the tracks
 

NorthernRedneck

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Maybe. Can't justify the cost. I mainly stick to old logging trails from the 40s for bird hunting and using it around the property for chores. Nothing too aggressive. I prefer to stay away from the mud. Also considered more aggressive tires and a 2 inch lift.
 

m1west

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Maybe. Can't justify the cost. I mainly stick to old logging trails from the 40s for bird hunting and using it around the property for chores. Nothing too aggressive. I prefer to stay away from the mud. Also considered more aggressive tires and a 2 inch lift.

the tracks are nice for going anywhere, but you are correct in they are pricey, they also hurt the speed and fuel economy. maybe you can find a used set at a reasonable cost. I can definitely go places with mine that I would have to dream about going without them. But maybe thats just me I get bored easily.
 

NorthernRedneck

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2000 kms on it now and still going strong. Actually not a hint of a problem with it. And I use it. Not just typical trail riding. But down some grown in side roads where you can't see 2 feet in front of you. Through muskeg swamps. Down washboard dirt roads. It's handled it all. My one and only complaint is that the exhaust is loud and rattles occasionally. But overall machine performance is in line with brands like Polaris kawasaki Honda Arctic cat etc. It's very well built and tough. One mod I want to make is a solid aluminum skid plate. (Which I'm looking into).
 

Doc

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Sounds good. How is CF moto with dust? My honda pioneer 1000 runs great and goes places that my RTV could not go (either because of it's weight or the tires I had on it or maybe both of those played into it). The honda goes faster between trails and does not need to stop to shift from H to M to L for steep hills, but the major downfall is dust. If it is dry the dirt trails will coat all passengers with lots of dust.
 

Big Dog

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Sounds good. How is CF moto with dust? My honda pioneer 1000 runs great and goes places that my RTV could not go (either because of it's weight or the tires I had on it or maybe both of those played into it). The honda goes faster between trails and does not need to stop to shift from H to M to L for steep hills, but the major downfall is dust. If it is dry the dirt trails will coat all passengers with lots of dust.

Do you have a windshield Doc?
 

Doc

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Sure do. I have the 4 seat model ...I've read a big part of the issue is the bed is not solid due to seats folding into it. the wheels throw dust up through those cracks. It's never stopped us from riding, we just plan to eat some dust if it's dry. Or after a rain we hop in and go go go. LOL
 

NorthernRedneck

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Dust isn't too bad with mine. My biggest complaint is that the exhaust is LOUD. When we were in s Dakota last summer, we rented a 4 seater kawasaki teryx 800 to go riding. Comparing it to mine, the only thing I liked more was it has a softer seat and is a touch quieter. I've gone into some tight spots with mine that most other utvs wouldn't think of going because they wouldn't fit. Just yesterday we took a narrow twisty hilly atv trail in to a lake. Up a narrow rocky path for 100 feet. Down a twisty narrow rocky slope which led into a muskeg bog. We didn't try the bog but with barely any room to maneuver, I did a 20 point turn inching it around. I also like the shorter wheelbase as going over banks and humps, it's less likely to high center.
 
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Big Dog

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Sure do. I have the 4 seat model ...I've read a big part of the issue is the bed is not solid due to seats folding into it. the wheels throw dust up through those cracks. It's never stopped us from riding, we just plan to eat some dust if it's dry. Or after a rain we hop in and go go go. LOL

My BF just bought a Ranger and he bitches about the dust all the time. I can’t say I’ve ever had the issue on my Mule. It’s a diesel at 30mph max and even running back roads (dirt and gravel) I’ve not had dust issues.
 

NorthernRedneck

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The way I see it is that in any utv, unless you have the full cab enclosure, you'll get dust.

One complaint I have with the moto is the engine heat on warmer days. After a few hours of riding the other day, I started to almost feel blistering on my butt cheek as the engine sits right between the seats down lower. And all that protects you is a plastic shroud.

So today I set out to find some soundproofing heat resistant foam pads to stick to the inside of the shroud. After driving around to every place that may have it, I decided to just resort to Amazon. I'm looking forward to seeing if it makes a difference.

I also find the exhaust is LOUD so after doing some research, I picked up some steel wool to pack the muffler.
 

NorthernRedneck

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A few weeks ago I was complaining about the heat coming from the engine compartment. Today, I was rather thankful for it.


I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Not the greatest. Anything over 6 inches and there's no point to it. Sure, I could hammer down and go in more snow but I'd just be beating it to death. I have snowmobiles for deeper snow. Lol

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.
 

m1west

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Not the greatest. Anything over 6 inches and there's no point to it. Sure, I could hammer down and go in more snow but I'd just be beating it to death. I have snowmobiles for deeper snow. Lol

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.

Hard to haul firewood on the snowmobile, I guess you can get a sled for it. I miss the Suzuki very much for that reason.
 

NorthernRedneck

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I've got a 6ft toboggan sled to pull behind the snowmobile for firewood and hauling camping equipment in to the winter cabin for scouts. Before we get too much snow, I will have to get to the back property at home to do some cutting. There's a couple dead trees I spotted last week still standing.

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.
 

m1west

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I've got a 6ft toboggan sled to pull behind the snowmobile for firewood and hauling camping equipment in to the winter cabin for scouts. Before we get too much snow, I will have to get to the back property at home to do some cutting. There's a couple dead trees I spotted last week still standing.

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.

I have a lot of trees to cut myself, I bought a stihl ms391 with a 25" bar, it cuts great but it wears you out too. I quickly figured out I need a smaller saw for de limbing and the smaller trees. I think I will get the ms180, at $200.00 it won't break the bank, has an 18" bar and 1/2 the weight of the 391.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Nice. I don't have any trees that would require a 25" bar. I've got a husqvarna 350 with an 18" blade. Good enough for anything around here. For limbing and brushing I have a smaller poulan 36cc with a 16" blade. It's actually seen lots of wood this fall as I bring it along when I go hunting. Not the most powerful thing but it's light and I can have it in it's case and have it beat around in the back of the side by side.

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.
 

NorthernRedneck

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I decided to go out hunting again today. Another 150kms of late fall riding. It was a couple degrees below freezing so I stopped to make a fire to warm up. Some good riding. Saw 2 birds. Got 1.


I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.
 

m1west

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I decided to go out hunting again today. Another 150kms of late fall riding. It was a couple degrees below freezing so I stopped to make a fire to warm up. Some good riding. Saw 2 birds. Got 1.


I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.

I wouldn't want to be a bird in your area.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Lmao. Well, considering that I started the season September 15th with a full brick of 100 rounds for the 20ga and I just opened my last box of 25 yesterday. Not many wasted shots either. So do the math on how many birds I've gotten this fall.

Speaking of which, I will be out again in the morning looking for more. I'm on a mission [emoji41]. My buddy and I have been making all sorts of pepperoni bologna etc. So we want to try a run of wild game pepperoni or such and we need 5lbs of grouse to process. Right now we have about half that.

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.
 
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