Yamaha Wolverine Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
2022 Yamaha RMax4 LE
Joined
·
65 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
A work in progress. I still need to fill the channels with nylon or hdpe to prevent damage to my tent or ez-up, but this is me trying to keep the honest people honest. The armrest isn’t mounted yet, I’m waiting for more stealth feet. The 3-way locked brace has about 1/8” of play total in the Packout slots and holds the 2 stacks behind the seats in the UORP plates. The brace to the cooler is rigid, the channel from left to right interlocks with 1/4” flat stock fit tight inside the channel, and keeps the cooler held forward in it’s plate. A thief could still get his prize, but he’d have to break sh*t to get them out. If we are riding, the front brace can be removed and it’s space at the lock is filled with a steel spacer, that way we can access the cooler during a ride while the rear brace still acts as an anti-rattle/misc equipment rack. I’ll need to get another armrest pad so there will be one in place for either scenario. I tried to make it as strong as possible while keeping weight down, using a single lock, and incorporating a tent rack with tie-downs. If I get to a point where I’m sure I like it, I’ll either paint it or have it powder coated to protect it from the elements. Like I said, it’s a work in progress.
Wheel Tire Vehicle Truck Hood

Wheel Tire Motor vehicle Automotive tire Hood

Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Automotive tire

Motor vehicle Automotive tire Hood Automotive design Bumper
 

·
Registered
2022 Yamaha RMax4 LE
Joined
·
65 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I decided to change things up. I had some material that's been stored in my shop and figured I'd use it and come up with something better. The new setup keeps things more "out of sight, out of mind" and gives me a solid platform to use as another mounting surface or space to conveniently tie down tents, ez-ups, etc (or a kid's 50cc dirt bike like I had to do yesterday). The space between the packouts is taken by my recovery kit bag. Now I have to figure out where to install 2 rotopax mounts for 1 gallon containers. I want to be able to carry 1 gallon of 91 and 1 gallon of 2-stroke mix. Trying to make the most of the space available. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!
Land vehicle Tire Wheel Vehicle Car


Motor vehicle Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Wood


Netbook Automotive exterior Hood Bumper Gas


Hood Automotive tire Gas Grille Fender


Motor vehicle Tire Automotive tail & brake light Automotive tire Automotive lighting


Wood Computer keyboard Gas Engineering Automotive design


Blue Azure Gas Rectangle Art
 

·
Registered
2022 Yamaha RMax4 LE
Joined
·
65 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I wanted to share my latest improvement while it’s fresh in my mind. I installed my Bandit tender springs on the 14th, but my wife had surgery on the 7th and can’t do anything rough or strenuous, so we haven’t gone wheeling for 3 weekends straight and I haven’t had a chance to really test them out. I’ve wanted to get them dialed in because my wife’s checkup went well and she can finally go wheeling next weekend. I had a couple of hours today and someone my wife’s weight available to do a little testing, but I planned to make it a short trip because I didn’t want to have to wash it 🤔….
View attachment 106321
🙃 Well, the springs worked great anyway.
My rears are still set at the initial setting - no end play, plus 5 turns of preload - and I started the fronts at - no end play plus 17 turns of preload. I’ve adjusted the fronts 2 additional times to get my desired ride height after doing some figure eights, braking and accelerating in the backyard. I stopped short of the typical “1/2 higher than the rear” because I wanted to keep my sag as close as I could to 30% without the front end diving on deceleration. The fronts are now set at 27 turns of preload My ride height, after beating on it a bit, is at 14 3/4” Front and 14 5/8” rear. For the testing today, I took it to a local trail that has a good variety of 30-40 mph whoops, high speed corners in loose and hard pack, and some sections of hard pack with rock croppings sticking up 3-12”, a few steep hill climbs, and low speed off camber stuff. The machine feels much more stable even with a higher center of gravity, it’s kind of messing with my brain lol. The same set of 7 whoops that used to buck the a$$ really hard and side step the rear, felt buttery smooth. No more bucking. They’re a big improvement, it felt better in every way.
 

·
Registered
2022 Yamaha RMax4 LE
Joined
·
65 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Tonight’s project was to build a Reese type hitch that wouldn’t stick out or get me hung up. As you all know, the factory receiver is way too low to be useful for anything but a snatch point, and I don’t want to be so limited if I want to haul something extra or have to haul a bike back to the trailhead, which happened earlier this summer. I threw my little cargo rack on for now, so if 7 year old granddaughter gets tired on the trail this weekend, I can haul her bike and she can hop in with us.

Tire Automotive tire Hood Vehicle Motor vehicle



Bumper Automotive exterior Gas Automotive tire Auto part



Tire Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle



Tire Wheel Automotive tire Tread Synthetic rubber



Tire Wheel Motor vehicle Vehicle Automotive tire
 

·
Registered
2022 Rmax sport
Joined
·
1,345 Posts
Tonight’s project was to build a Reese type hitch that wouldn’t stick out or get me hung up. As you all know, the factory receiver is way too low to be useful for anything but a snatch point, and I don’t want to be so limited if I want to haul something extra or have to haul a bike back to the trailhead, which happened earlier this summer. I threw my little cargo rack on for now, so if 7 year old granddaughter gets tired on the trail this weekend, I can haul her bike and she can hop in with us.

View attachment 106371


View attachment 106372


View attachment 106373


View attachment 106374


View attachment 106375
Very very nice Sid 👍 Thankyou for sharing. Getting ready to put the Bandit tenders on myself looking forward to it . I wish you good luck with your wife hope and 🙏 she will recover 100% Have fun come home safe 😎👍🏁
 

·
Registered
2022 Yamaha RMax4 LE
Joined
·
65 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Very very nice Sid 👍 Thankyou for sharing. Getting ready to put the Bandit tenders on myself looking forward to it . I wish you good luck with your wife hope and 🙏 she will recover 100% Have fun come home safe 😎👍🏁
You're going to love those Bandits!! I'm happy to help if you run into a snag.
Thank you, we're on the downhill side now. 5 surgeries in 2 years, but she's doing great! She's ready to get out and start enjoying life again!
 

·
Registered
2022 Rmax sport
Joined
·
1,345 Posts
You're going to love those Bandits!! I'm happy to help if you run into a snag.
Thank you, we're on the downhill side now. 5 surgeries in 2 years, but she's doing great! She's ready to get out and start enjoying life again!
That's great to hear. 2 years wow that's awhile. So glad to hear she is getting better. Enjoy every moment the 2 of you can. Have fun come home safe 😎👍
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top