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Are there any critical things that any of you do before every ride? The owners manual gives some ideas but I'd like to know what other riders do and check before every ride. Also, I like to clean my Grizz after every ride. Besides it being heavy as **** to lift, is it ok to rest it on the rear rack (standing straight up) to wash underneath it? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Ben
 

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I usally stand mine up to wash undernath, the trick I found was when I take it off my truck I back down untill my back tires just hit the ground put it in park AND MAKE SURE THE FUEL IS OFF then I just get between the ramps and stand it up it is vey easy, but my truck is a little big also.
 

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I use my winch to lift the front up, before I clean it!
 

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If you stand the griz up on it's rear end, how easy is it to go past the "point of no return" to where it's upside down in the driveway.

Plus, doesn't the rear plastic body under the rear rack take some stress from being verticle?

It looks like to me, Beast has a controlled lift by using the winch.

I would hate to wrestle this thing to keep it from going over backwards. These kind of things really do happen to me. Ask my wife.
 

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When I stand mine on its back, the plastic does not touch the ground, the griz rests on the back of the rear rack (and cracks the red rear reflector!)

If the ground is level, and the surface is compact/hard. you griz will not fall over.

PS you will need help to get it up without the winch, dont try it alone!
 

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Wrangler,

Sounds like there is a good story in there somewhere.

I lean mine over side ways, I have a piece of 3x3 timber that I use as a prop.

As Beast says..........don't try it on your own, I had to help a guy who was pinned between his truck and his quad once (very funny afterwards) he was there about 10 minutes before I drove past.

Cheers Noel
 

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Usually I do my maintenance after a ride so that it is ready to go at a moments notice. About the only thing I check before a ride is make sure there are no fluid leaks under neith and check the tire preasure. It's always good to make sure the tank is full too.
 

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Oil, Fluids. tire pressure, full tank of gas w/ extra oil and gas....everytime
 

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Since I run wheel spacers I usually retorque my wheels. But I'm with starky I do all my mainenance after each ride that way it's ready to roll.
 

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Yea, me too. Usually after every ride. I clean it, check oil, top up the gas tank, look for anything out of the ordinary and then she is ready for the next ride........Irv
 

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Before a ride? Wear a helmet... no seriously, wear a helmet! ;)

+1 on using the winch to lift 'er up. I also have a set of ramps so I can drive the front end up on them to get a better shot ant the underside.
Even though I have bead locks, I check the tire pressure after a ride. It's easy to lose a little air if you ride hard or have a lot of sidewall flex.
 

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I Make sure the air filter is cleaned and oiled, check fluid levels, take for a test ride around the block or so...don't want to drive for hours n find out it don't do something
 

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Really....8 years since anybody posted to this thread. Guess it still fits though. Fluids are very important. Make sure that cooler is full.
 
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