Drive belt troubles

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  1. Bullet21XD

    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    Who is your mechanic? Location?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Ray's sport & marine in Grand Rapids, MN
    It's a new Mudbuddy dealership.
    They've been carrying Beavertail's longtails,
    but I'm sure they have little experience with the Shorties.

    Ringbill
     
  3. Dek

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    So what happened with your issue? Did the new, old belts, do the trick?
     
  4. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    They put the third new belt on it a number of weeks ago----this time a new---"Old style" belt instead of a carbon fiber.
    So far, so good. I've been hunting with it & have hit a few stumps & deadheads, & it's held up ok for me so far.
    I still cringe when I hit something !
    Only time will tell how it holds up, but i'm going to make sure I get another new replacement belt----for whenever it's needed.

    Ringbill
     
  5. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Ringbill, have you ever thought about just quit hitting stuff:l
     
  6. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Good news, Ringbill! The water is so deep right now, I don't hit a thing, excepting sunbathing gators! Read a post that said Rice Lake was loaded with record numbers of ringnecks. Not sure if that is legitimate, but I welcome the news....did not see one duck yesterday, hoping they arrive soon!
     
  7. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I wish it was as easy as "Not trying to hit stuff"
    These are primarily submerged deadheads, tho there's an occasional stump or rock.
    Our water up here in northern Minnie has been low for over a year now, & that exasperates the problem.
    This is all submerged stuff----under the water. This is old logging country-----the old loggers "floated" a lot of logs through our lakes & river systems. These are the "Lost Logs"---that have sunk & are called 'deadheads'

    Yes, those were accurate Ringer numbers, Glades------heading your way, eh !

    Ringbill
     
  8. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    I am ready! Our problem here right now is too much water... and they overspray for hydrilla.
     
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  9. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Ringbill, saw my first ringnecks, a small flock flying high, at the big lake...they looked like they were heading on south. Not much else but I am hopeful! All the best!
     
  10. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Well, Glades----they're certainly not up here. All of our lakes were frozen over with a night of -11
    I've been riding my snowmobile for a week !
    Go bang those nice RINGERS !

    Ringbill
     

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