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I finally bit the bullet and took the **** spring loaded doors off my Viking. Had to order the special 4mm tamper proof hex bit to do it (I got an entire tamper proof bit set on ebay for $5.00). I should have done this the day I bought it. It is so much easier getting in and out now.
 

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Post up a pic.... the other day my wife stepped into mine and she stepped over the door lol.. I was like hey that is a door you know....she was like yea its easier to just step over them lol...so maybe Ill lose em too.. curious wat it looks liek
 

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yeah, post some pics please
 

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The doors seem pretty purposeless. I don't think they have a safety benefit or anything. Taking them off is a good option. Kinda reminds me of what people would do with their Jeep Wranglers.
 

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The doors seem pretty purposeless. I don't think they have a safety benefit or anything. Taking them off is a good option. Kinda reminds me of what people would do with their Jeep Wranglers.
You are fine providing you don't roll it up on it's side... I know a guy that broke his ankle on his Rhino when it tipped... Your natural reaction is to put your foot out... Pretty sure that is why the doors are on there now...
 

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You are fine providing you don't roll it up on it's side... I know a guy that broke his ankle on his Rhino when it tipped... Your natural reaction is to put your foot out... Pretty sure that is why the doors are on there now...
Exactly, i was talking to my Neighbor the other day, and he said his brother was still recovering from a broke foot, that happened when his Rhino rolled, and he stuck his foot out, and like you said, he said the same thing, his first reaction was to stick his foot out to stop it.
 

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Eh whats another broken bone to add to the list... as long as it looks cool , lol
 

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I'm really not really worried about rolling my machine over. If I was, I'd also be wearing a helmet every time I climbed on it to ride around the yard to pick up limbs or spray weeds.
 

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I will be removing mine for taking down snowmobile trails and normal yard use. They are nothing but a pain. If I roll it doing that stuff I deserve a broken leg!
 

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Like to see a pic of them removed, but it is something i may do aswell
 

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I agree the doors are a pain in the ass but I'm glad they are there. It stops your bodies urge to want to put your foot out. A mistake I wouldn't want to make once thats for sure.
 

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My bad, sorry bout that


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Post up a pic.... the other day my wife stepped into mine and she stepped over the door lol.. I was like hey that is a door you know....she was like yea its easier to just step over them lol...so maybe Ill lose em too.. curious wat it looks liek
My door never gets used, the wife's side gets used every time she gets in....

I've held off on removing the doors because of the roll over protection....

But I have been thinking about building lower tube doors or making short doors out of plate...
 

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It would be simple to cut a flat 1/8th piece of steel plate into a door, bolt the latch back on and the hinges... Would look like this (cut where the tape is.)



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This has been running thru my mind..

I might make the door panel out of 1/8th plate, then bend a 3/4 or 1 inch tube to cover the edge of the panel....

That might be the ticket.... Low enough to make stepping thru easy, but high enough to keep feet and legs in the machine if rolled.....


I'll have to see how tight I can bend some tube, the bend above and left of the handle in the photo from the previous post will be a tough one to get....
 

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It looks cool enough, but I am not ready to take them off just yet. HOWEVER: does anyone have a solution for why the stupid things don't latch right. Mine are constantly opening when they shouldn't be. Is there an easy adjustment? For how much I just spent on this rig it seems like that should not be something to worry about. When I look at it close it just looks like it doesn't latch well. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
 

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I'm leaving my doors on. Seen too many times a person sticking their legs out. What I have done though is cut the spring so the door doesn't hit you in the back of the legs getting in. Makes it much better getting in and out.


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