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1 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Side X Side Action Suggestions on: January 21, 2007, 10:10:36 AM
And the contest would be....
2 Side X Side Action / Race Scene / Re: Rhinos invited to another Race on: January 18, 2007, 07:12:32 AM
Owlie, like I was saying. This is brand new to the New Mexico Dirt Racing Scene. At the Corralitos 100 only two of us showed, so they only let us do the 25 mile hot lap the day prior to the big race. But, they said if five or more UTVs show they will open up a class for us and let us race the entire thing. With UTVs being in the very basics of it's infancy with them, they still don't know exactly what to do with us! I'm hoping to be there, but I'm having issues closing on some property I am buying in Otero County. I may be moving and setting up shop during the race! I know of one Rhino that will be there for sure. He's out of the cotton belt down in the La Mesa area.

The rules are basically, you will need a helmet, gloves, etc....And they want everyone to have a canteen. One big rule they have is not riding in the pits before the race. Yup, got pulled over by the pit law last time for "cruising"! Grin
3 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Turbo Kit for the Rhino on: January 14, 2007, 10:46:59 AM
On another forum a guy was talking about a turbo system for the Rhino. But the one he was talking about didn't come with an intercooler. Does this one have an intercooler?
4 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Black Rhino "Wicked" CDI box on: January 14, 2007, 10:45:14 AM
Rhino Bob,
Easy my friend, we aren't "getting into this". I'm having a blast corresponding with ya! When you're dealing with such a low amount of horsepower, 2hp is quiet a little gain. Shoot that's like a 5% increase over stock for $30 bucks! Didn't mean to make ya upset.

My apologies on calling it an extreme increase. Let's say you will be able to tell a positive change in the way the Rhino re-acts off of the line and in current situations where it might seem to bog a little from lack of torque and power.
5 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Black Rhino "Wicked" CDI box on: January 12, 2007, 11:36:05 PM
Well if that's the case then you DON'T have the same mods as I do. You've got a freakin million dollar buggy on steroids! If all of that still doesn't give you an extreme improvement in performance I might suggest purchasing a military surplus jet fighter. That may help you get to the "Extreme" level of peroformance you seem to be needing! GEESH! Tongue
6 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Black Rhino "Wicked" CDI box on: January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 AM
Quote from: SidexSide_editor on January 11, 2007, 12:23:31 PM
Hey outlaw, what's the RAIS system? ....do you have a link on it?

Also, mind if I take some of your experience there and share it with our readers as a tip in the mag?

Cody, long time no hear! You can use what I write on here. But the guy that is the guru on tuning is William Wilkenson. He's just a good ol' boy from Tennessee that makes the RAIS as a hobby. But he has posted quiet a few tips on the webpage Yamaharhinos.net in their forums section on tuning these Mikunis. When you first stood SXS up, he was the one I was telling you about that agreed to throw some carb. tuning tips into your magazine. I've also met alot of people on UtilityOffroad.com website that have been wrenching on Rhinos since they first came out. Man these guys are smokin' with some of the projects they do! Did you ever get the "dial-a-jet" system and try it out?


7 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Black Rhino "Wicked" CDI box on: January 12, 2007, 08:11:11 AM
Quote from: Rhino Bob on January 12, 2007, 04:36:08 AM

I have these mods and you don't get an extreme improvement over stock power. You'll notice an improvement, but nothing to write home about. You can get the rais kit off ebay. I have the BRP CDI and it will be for sale soon as I'm getting the Dynatek. The BRP CDI are very inconsistent. Some cause cold starting problems others you have to wait till the digital dash settles down before it will start. The BRP still has a reverse speed limiter. They are unreliable so many carry the stock CDI in case it dies on the trail. The Dynatek has none of these problems and a higher rev limiter then the BRP. You can also start the rhino in gear without toughing the brake on the Dynatek. I'm sure BRP will be selling the Dynatek as soon as they run out of the Procom version. As far as the Wicked BRP CDI goes I don't think it exists or maybe BRP is already selling the Dynatek under that name.

Rhino Bob, I think it was a combination of all of what I mentioned along with adjusting the airflow screw. For me, it was pretty extreme. I am runnin the Innova Mudgear 26" tires and before I did the mods, she was sluggish and would bog down on steep climbs. Now, I'm feeling the torque almost right off the bat and not having any problems with the bogging on steep climbs. In low gear 2WD I can actually start off with the wheels cut to the left or right and go into a spin in the dirt or sand almost from the time I punch the gas. I'm sitting around 4,000 ft. elevation here and the A/F screw and stock jets were more for a sea-level configuration. Actually, the A/F screw was all the way in and even torqued down just a little. So for my Rhino, I do believe the right terminology was extreme, as in it runs extremely better than it did before I did the mods and tuning.

I roll alot with a friend of mine who has a completely stock rhino and we've lined them up a couple of times. Each time I can get him off of the line up thru the rev limiter, then with the oversize tires adjusting the gear ratio, I slowly pull away from him on the top end. Even after I pulled the carb. off of his and tuned the airflow screw and flipped the washers on his metering rod, it was still a substantial diff. in the two.

That's interesting on the BRP CDI. It sounds alot like one of the more plain Jane ones out there made simply to give a little more top end. I did read alot of good reviews off of the Dynatek from the fellas that run it. Please post what you find from the Dynatek on here after you run it for a little while.

8 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: Black Rhino "Wicked" CDI box on: January 11, 2007, 07:14:31 AM
Duramax, I've been reading all over the internet about the various aftermarket CDI boxes. Some swear by the Black Rhino and some swear by the Dynatek. Then there are others that swear by other brands as well. I haven't done any research into these things yet because the upper rev-limiter doesn't bother me as much as the low end torque. And I've found ways to tune the engine and make minor mods to take care of that.

But the one thing I would make sure to look for is a CDI that pushes the rev-limiter up a little and allows for more of a spark advance in the lower ranges to help with torque and power throughout the band range.

On the Black Rhino series CDIs I will say that I've read alot of bad posts about them.

If it's low end power and torque you are looking for I would suggest a RAIS Roostin Rhino kit, a jet kit for the carb., flipping the spacers on the metering rod and an aftermarket air cleaner that fits in the stock airbox. You will see an extreme increase in low end torque and power up through the rev-limiter with these mods and they will only cost you around 90.00 depending on which air filter you go with.
9 Side X Side Action / General Discussion / Re: New AD on: January 09, 2007, 07:03:07 AM
Dizzy isnt the word I was thinking! Grin Mr. Side X Side dude, for the Farm and Ranch, how about a full length of the girl in a cowboy hat and cutoffs? By the Rhino of course.
10 Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino/Pickup Bed/Windshield ? on: January 01, 2007, 11:32:16 PM
Hmmm..Well, I'm located in El Paso, Texas where we get gentle desert breezes of about 50-65mph ad they usually are a cross wind when we travel on the highways. Like I said, I've got the stock fiberglass black top and the guy who has the windshield has the stock aluminum top. Neither of us have had any problems so far. Good luck with it!
11 Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Another set back to putting the Rhino in the bed. on: December 31, 2006, 01:28:27 PM
Yup, the Innova's I'm running are pretty wide also. I have to roll "up and over" the wheel wells, then ease it back down on the other side so's not to run into the front of the bed frame.
12 Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Carrying Rhino in Short Bed Chevy? on: December 31, 2006, 01:27:00 PM
That's alot of money if you are doing it just to carry the Rhino! Still like that one set up the guy had with the rack he built for his short bed. But, it is a good reason to give Mama if you're wanting a new truck! Wink
13 Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino Mirror? on: December 31, 2006, 01:24:48 PM
I had some of the old "strap" mirrors I used for my camper when I had my old truck. They use rubber straps and mount to the existing mirrors of a truck or car to extend the view out and around whatever is being pulled. After I bought my Duramax, I used them as mirrors in the center by strapping them to the roll bar underneath the roof and secured them using zip ties. Voila, mirrors for free.....sort of! Grin
14 Side X Side's / Yamaha Rhino / Re: Rhino/Pickup Bed/Windshield ? on: December 31, 2006, 01:22:40 PM

Mine has a top and I carry it all over the place. My friends has a top and windshield with the zippered canvas back window and we roll it all over the place as well. Is your dealer trying to sell you an enclosed trailor as well?
15 Side X Side Action / Race Scene / Re: Rhinos invited to another Race on: December 28, 2006, 08:34:21 AM
Well, if we can get more people into the race scene in New Mexico, it's a start. The NMDRC officials are a little hesitant, but the members themselves absolutely loved seeing the Rhinos out there tearing it up! The most repeated comment we heard was "Man I didnt know those things went that fast!" Grin

The tracks are a little narrow right now. Simply because they have been set up for quads and nothing bigger. A rhino fits on them just right, but for passing it would take some serious planning and a little desert brush in the grille. I'm pretty sure if we continue to show up and race, they will widen the track or, make it a timed event for the SXSs.
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