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General Discussion / It's Friday
Last post by DDQ -
What is going on in here? Have you guys managed to chase off even more folks back to blaster forum?
Announcements / Re: Server and Software Updates
Last post by Corey -
Fixed manual download. Fixed HTTPS redirect issues. Fixed issue with following a link to the old server, it now properly redirects to this one.
Announcements / Server and Software Updates
Last post by Corey -
Hey all,

It's been a while since I did any major revamping of The Quad Connection. I recently started migrating many of my other projects to a newer, much more powerful server - it was TQC's time to be moved.

I have migrated all content to a new forum software, ElkArte. ElkArte is based off of Simple Machines Forum (what TQC previously ran on) and has a similar feel, but has many more features that Simple Machines Forum (SMF) lacked. In addition to more features, it also has much better security protocols. You may have noticed that you had to log in twice after being prompted that your security settings have been updated, that is a process that updates your profile to be compatible with ElkArte.

There are still some issues I am working out, but at this point it was stable enough to flip the switch.

Let's make The Quad Connection great again.

With the new server and software, and now having more funds than I previously had, I plan to make The Quad Connection great again. This will include advertising campaigns and new content.

I have also removed all staff members with the exception of myself. I will be going solo for now, looking for others to help out if/when we start picking up steam.

Let me know if you run into any issues when using the software. If you are not able to log in, please contact me on Facebook and I will do my best to help out.

Notable New Features

  • Full functional mobile theming
  • HTTPS/SSL Implementation - Encrypted connection to help remain secure
  • Like posts - Similar to Facebook, you are able to "Like" posts as a way of quickly interacting.
  • Mentions - You are able to mention people in posts, who will then be notified about their mentioning. You can mention people by typing @username .
  • Respond via Email - You can choose to be notified via email should someone reply to any of your posts, and you can simply reply to that email to post an update on the thread. This also works for private messages.

To Do:

  • Fix downloadable manual links
  • Implement TapaTalk with new server.
  • Fix 404 page directly after log on (log on still works).
General Discussion / Re: Identifying 50cc atv help
Last post by sicivicdude -
Those are almost all Chinese made.   Most of those 50cc machines are actually weed eater clones.  For things like carburetor parts, you can normally look for any small engine shop and they find parts by visual identification. 
Chassis / 2008 Honda Rancher 420 4x4 bearing issue
Last post by sicivicdude -
Friend of mine took his Honda rancher down to Busco and of course, had to tow it back.  Complained that the right side wheel was "acting up".  I get it here and take the wheel off only to find the hub flopping around in the spindle.  There are no bearings left inside the spindle at all.  He managed to destroy the spindle, hub, and brake caliper backer plate.  I might be able to salvage the backer plate but the other parts are toast.  Off to Ebay I go!

I'll snap some pics and upload as I can.
4 Stroke / 1998 Yamaha Grizzly 600 oil leak
Last post by sicivicdude -
Friend of mine referred someone to me with an issue.  They agreed to fix a friends quad and got in WAY too deep.  The "little oil leak" around the head turned out to be stripped out holes in the cylinder.  The valve cover is held down on the timing chain side by 4 very long socket head cap screws.  Two of the threads were stripped out, two of the heads were stripped out.

They brought it to me so I drilled the two stripped out heads out and removed the head and cylinder.  The cylinder will need a helicoil and new bolts will have to be sourced. Considering the semi-rare nature of the bolts, the replacements will either have to be in a bolts "grab-bag" off Ebay or direct ordered from Yamaha.

I'll snap some pictures when I get a chance.
Other Rebuilds / Re: 1992 Polaris SL650
Last post by sicivicdude -
Engine ran great again this past weekend.  Can't say no mechanical issues, however.

Saturday evening, the_mrs was riding with me when she suddenly started complaining of a lack of left turn command.  We found a dock nearby and stopped to have a look-see.  I figured the nut holding the cable in the dash area had come loose.  Instead of the cable being pushed, the sheath was simply moving away from the handlebars.  Unfortunately, no such luck!

The steering cable is a push-pull arrangement, left is the "push" direction and apparently the cable is "brooming" inside the sheath.  Found a good condition used cable on Ebay, already on order.
Other Rebuilds / Re: 1992 Polaris SL650
Last post by sicivicdude -
Well, I had to finally do something about the SL engine.  I can't say too much, the engine I found sitting in water when I got the machine finally went to pieces (2 years after I soaked it in ATF/acetone to free it up).

I put the "spare" engine together this spring, just needed to get the time to put it in.  While I was in there, I put the 750 impeller too.  I think I'm going to pull that out and clip the leading edges of the blades.  It pulled good up top but with the 650 dry pipe, it lacks some in the midrange.  Good news is, maiden voyage was a complete success.  No mechanical issues all weekend long.