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Okay Bobbleheads, time to share some wisdom. If you show any enthusiasm in something you enjoy, it is gonna cost you a butt-load of money. Most of us make some money, but we don't have money. Used to read a lot of magazines and the sections I got the most out of were users tips and tricks. So with that in mind, if you did something that works and you saved some money, let us know. If you made a post previously and it would fit here, give a good one line description and link us to it.
 

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Windshield quick clamp grommets

Didn't take long to figure out the washer/grommet for the windshield broke wore out. Went to local hardware store and purchased neoprene faucet washers for under two bucks. Thicker and last longer than original, and you get four to six spares.
 

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OEM Stock Door Bungees

The door bungee on mine broke three days after I got my ride. Got a replacement and another one broke two weeks later.

Dug up an old inner tube, used the original to cut a template, and cut four out to replace the original bungee. No one notices unless they look real hard. Tip, shorten the distance between the original holes by a quarter inch.
 

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Radiator Protection

I ride mostly wood/forest trails and needed some radiator protection from sticks and limbs. Couldn't afford one due to purchase of top and windshield, so fabricated my own from sheet aluminum. Looked around internet for some simple ideas. Made a few calls to local road department, metal fabricator, and metal recycler to find aluminum. Made a template from cardboard and with drill, jig saw, file, sandpaper, and paint, got radiator protection.

Tip: When I got done, this looked like every purchased protector on the market. What I should have done was to stencil cut a design in it for a true custom look. Doh!
 

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grew a money tree and wammo, bought what i needed... lol

Electrical PVC junction boxes from lowes works great for all you electrical fuses, relays, etc and it is water proof... get a can of satin black paint it and there you have it; a perfect sized, light box, all for around 25 bucks....



 

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Great idea! Something like that could be mounted just about anywhere and could be used to carry registration, permits, small first aid kits, basically anything small you want to keep dry. Thanx!
 

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Where did you get your shock tower crossmember? I was looking at this the other day and thinking that a little reinforcement on those tabs would be a good idea.
 

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my fav on here was a new windshield washer tank and pump, setup for mixed drinks. cool as hell. put it under the seat and ran a tube to the dash for refills. :banana:

I cannot remember who did on here though.
 

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You can add some budget hp by pulling the stock headers off and grinding down the weld on the inside of the header. Worked really good for me and no cracking, also have the tip and spark arrester out.
 

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For those long stretches of non-use, now its hard to get your Rhino started. Add a Primer Bulb, (like on an outboard boat motor). Accouple squeezes & it starts right up without the choke...
 

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For those long stretches of non-use, now its hard to get your Rhino started. Add a Primer Bulb, (like on an outboard boat motor). Accouple squeezes & it starts right up without the choke...
Good tip - my Yamaha Exciter 270 jet boat is exactly the same. Without the primer bulb, you can crank away for minutes before the gas gets from the tank alllll the way to the 6 carbs!
 

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how about the oil cooler relocating tips and pics...like tom runs...lol
 

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yes for all u guys that smack the bottom front of the rhino on everything like i do a 2'' lift kit works very well 35 bucks on ebay

thanks jimbo...

also if u install it u beat 4 seater 686 rhino/s
 

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also if u install it u beat 4 seater 686 rhino/s
Nothin for nothin...but thts funny ryt thr....

..and for those of you that are considering a Mid-Travel-Suspension kit...consider this;

Although the Bilstein shocks don't look great, they are inexpensive and perform OUTSTANDING....(got mine from LSR ..Greg will help you out)
 
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