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Hey all,
I recently purchased my first ATV, 2015 Wildcat Trail. I have only been to Busco Beach, NC and Slades Park in VA. I have been browsing the forums since the day I bought my trail three weeks ago. My buddy and I have been having a blast riding, but we are looking to start or join a group to ride with. I have about 13 hours on the trail so far and have already snorkeled it to keep up. I also put his stock 26" tires onto my rims, his were a lot more aggressive than my stocks and he put 28" Mega Mayhems on his new Grizzly 700. He tests out the waters, then I trudge through. I am Active Duty Navy and live in Suffolk, VA. Looking forward to the wealth of knowledge here and hopefully meeting some new riders.




-O'Neal

 

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Welcome to the forum ONeal. Looks like your having a blast with your new Trail. LOL!! Also want to thank you for your service, stay safe my friend.
 

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Welcome to the Wildcat Forums & Wildcat Family - if you get a chance, there is a couple sections in the forum that address projects, known issues with fixes etc...I'll post them below - Also look into getting some harnesses for your machine - more comfortable on your neck and safer.

http://www.wildcatforums.net/forum/wildcat-trail-trail-xt/10238-sticky-wildcat-trail-known-issues-fixes.html - Tips, Tricks & Fixes
http://www.wildcatforums.net/forum/wildcat-trail-trail-xt/10039-diy-projects-trails.html _ DIY Projects
 

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welcome, we go to busco regularly and have a permanent campsite there. Am retired navy and now work on base. probably won't make another trip there till spring but can hook up if you want, just let me know.


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Welcome to the forum. I was wondering why one of your first mods was a snorkel. I guess a picture IS worth a thousand words. Looks like fun!
 

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Welcome ONeal, congrats on your Trail. Look into harnesses, and a harness bar as soon as you can. Great pics, earned your first like!
 

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Gabe,

Ill post some of the videos soon but if you've ever been to Busco Beach it can real deep real fast. Luckily I had a buddy to lead for me, the biggest problem I have is bottoming out. I feel like the stock air intake was just really low and I was constantly worrying about it going under. It cost me about $75 to snorkel it and I'm certain it has already saved me. As soon as I can afford it I'm going with 28" tires and ill probably tighten my shocks a little more so I can hang with the big boys.

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09RappySE,

Hell ya that sounds like a plan, looking forward to it. I'm not sure if I will be going back out until spring either. I'd like to have my own trailer by then so its a lot cheaper to get down there, but either way we will be down there a lot. MWR stuff isn't too expensive to rent.

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Welcome ONeal, congrats on your Trail. Look into harnesses, and a harness bar as soon as you can. Great pics, earned your first like!
Will do! I have been looking into them, haven't decided what would be the safest and cheapest option. I have a welder but im not confident enough in my welding to do a seatbelt harness. I'm also concerned with my home made snorkel getting in the way of a bar. I went with home made because the kit didn't go all the way to the top of the cage and I thought why not have that extra 10" of water safety.
 
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