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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just so others are aware. I got off the Teryx, left my wife in it to check some fences across a creek. She started yelling, come up out of the creek, and smoke was rolling. I quickly jerked the drivers seat off. Leaves and debris on the lower header pipe, and it wasn't smothering, it was burning. I handed her a bucket from the back of the Teryx and said go to the creek...get water. In the meantime, I was beating it with everything I had. My cowboy hat looks extremely well used now, that's what got it put out the best. For a short time, I thought the whole thing might go up. If I had been by myself....which I am a lot, it may very well have burned up.

I will stick this Teryx in places and go over things that some may not do. I have no doubt some of that came from doing that. But I figure I don't ride that much difference than many. I suggest you check that area for trash and clean out occassionally. I know I will from now on.
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Yes that is not a bad idea...so was there any damage to wiring or plastics or is your machine ok?




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That must have been scary. I ride in sand mostly and last time I checked that isn't to flammable, but I'll definitely keep a look out.


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Yes that is not a bad idea...so was there any damage to wiring or plastics or is your machine ok?
Seems everything survive ok. When I first saw it, there was a flare up of fire, from leaves burning quickly, and that really got my attention, but it was more of a flash type flame, I'm thinking. I think I got to it just in time. I was a little surprise at the amount of leaves etc in that area, and my riding that morning wasn't any extremely going over brush etc. So, that trash had collected there over time. I haven't taken skid plate off and really looked close at the inside, but there isn't any wiring in that immediate area.
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If he is running the stock head pipes, then there would be a lot of metal around where it would have been burning I think to help protect everything.

Glad you got it out before damage occurs. I have also had leaves burning, but I smelled them luckily before they flashed, they were also green so it took a lot of heat to get them going. That spot to the right of the drivers seat and the left of the passenger seat attracts a lot of burnable debris if you blaze a lot of tight trails with overhanging foliage.

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Glad you could put it out.
As you will probably agree, it is a really good idea to carry a fire extinguisher!
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Unfortunately, I am one that experienced a fire on mine too. I was very lucky that a neighbor had just filled up his dog's water bowl, burnt some of the air chamber shroud, and a couple wires, and part of the air filter cover, not bad...but it could have been a lot worse, now I have a fire extinguisher on board.
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Seen 3 Rhino's, 1 Gayzer and more buggies and trucks burn up than I can count since 83' in Glamis.



I keep a fire ext on all my rides, even on my quads.




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I should probably pick up a fire extinguiser.


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I need to get a fire ext. too,that full coverage insurance is nice also...
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