I to kinda wish these had a different 4x4 setup...I like everything about Polaris but the auto 4x4. I wish it was real 4x4.
1/5 of a revolution is 5.2 inches. once it begins to spin I can feel it. Yes I can feel the front kick in too. But if you are in snow and in tight woods this is not ideal. I dont want to spin the rear at all before the front pulls. Makes it hard to steer pushing the front instead of pulling me in the direction I want to go.It's 1/5th of a revolution... The AWD/4x4 system kicks in long before you even realize that the back tires have spun...
Hm. My sportsman 800 -12 locks all four wheels when needed. But you have to drive those 5 inches or so to make it happen :cowboy:so I guess Polaris is a compromise so you can deliver power to all 4 wheels without binding up the system. I just hate pushing the front end around under low speed. I wish there was a way to lock all 4 wheels.
I like how u packaged that. nicely put. to the point and true. this concept is just not grasped by the general riding public. if u put the power of a Polaris in a handa the handa would become a far less "reliable" machine. if u put the strongest most, capable, best engineered, and reliable 4x4 system our Polaris's come with on a handa the axels would break at a far greater interval then they are on the Polaris. I use handa in my example because they are the most reliable, under powered, uncomfortable to ride, 3-wheel drive quads on the market.Simply put.
If you want a lower maintenance, "more reliable," lower power machine that has an inferior ride quality, go with the Japanese quads. Ride 'em, park 'em, repeat.
If you want a higher power, higher performance, great riding, but high maintenance machine, go with Polaris or BRP. Ride 'em, smile like crazy :veryhappy:, maintain 'em, park 'em, repeat.
They ALL break, contrary to what the uniformed lemmings on youtube say.
also a very true real statement. when the general riding public makes the statement on how Polaris could improve their 4x4 system (not to say they couldn't, it would just be economically impractical) they don't have an understanding on how 4x4 systems work.And Polaris on demand AWD is hands down the best 4x4 system IMO. Visco-lok has had huge improvements in the last few years, but is still a second behind Polaris.
this pushing u are describing is an engineering aspect of these machines. on one hand its a safety feature. in the event that an operator was to make a high speed over steer the bike would push (slide the front) instead of biting and ejecting the operator. on the other hand the bike has greater traction with its rear axel.1/5 of a revolution is 5.2 inches. once it begins to spin I can feel it. Yes I can feel the front kick in too. But if you are in snow and in tight woods this is not ideal. I dont want to spin the rear at all before the front pulls. Makes it hard to steer pushing the front instead of pulling me in the direction I want to go.It's 1/5th of a revolution... The AWD/4x4 system kicks in long before you even realize that the back tires have spun...
I should not have to spin the rear to make the front pull.
and how quick does the front become disengaged once the rear quits spinning?