maybe a couple of ignorant questions and some useless info but here goes
I haven't had the chance to ride in the sand yet with the revolt
but have lots of time in on my rzr 800 and have always thought of the idea of steering brakes. with the rzr, a set of good tires and 4x4 on the fly, steering is not a great issue all though there might be a few less scratches on it if I could have turned just a little sharper..I brought this up at the campfire once and got shot down because of the solid rear end action that takes place in the A$$ of these machines.,
I have had the revolt out on the dirt and gravel a couple of times and basically if into the throttle at all in a corner my buggy goes the direction it is pointed, even with all the dipping in the front end that happens when braking the front does not stick when introducing the throttle to it..
hence my thought of steering brakes with the outboard set up in the rear. and, OR, an emergency brake style line lock to get the rear into a drift easier. i haven''t had much seat time yet so maybe there is need for shock adjustments and others as well but the thought of it all still seems as if it would work good enough to be worth the effort...Any thoughts on this? Has anybody tried it? is there another direction this graduate from an odysey 350 should be looking..
My rzr is an 08 and I have busted the hubs three times in the same place. they say it is because the early years of he rzr the shaft splines would stick out of the outer side of the hub bearing and that would prevent the nut and washer from making the shaft tight and wear out the inside of the carrier in an oblong shape as to never get a tight fit resulting in the loose fit and more broken hubs..polaris' fix was to inlarge the thickness hub around the spline area and sell a bearing with a larger ID and same OD to fit into the stock carrier.I just order the set for the rzr so have no personal experience to share yet but It will be put to the test very soon. all of my breaks were clean and unnoticable except for the confusing wobble, until the hub was actually removed un like the picture that xrmikey posted that looks like it was twisted in half..
great thread with lots of info