Re: Rear Axle Length and Engine/Trans Position
Back from the dunes with the 1" longer shaft on the driver's side and square cross section snap rings.
During my second hard run following quads, driver's side axle pulled out AGAIN! Ugh. Getting tired of this.
Got it back to camp and did some investigating. With the shaft all the way into the trans, I was able to hand "slide hammer" the shaft back out against the force of the square snap ring. When I ran these in my Revolt it was almost impossible to get them out. This one came out slick as you please.
I did some measurements and the snap ring is in deep enough to be past the end of the internal splines. I took the snap ring and spred it a bit more before re-installing. And it seemed a bit tougher to get it to come out....but I could still get it out after a few pulls by hand.
I ran the rest of the weekend without running as hard as the first two runs and not more issues all weekend. I still hit jumps and duned and ran hills. But I wasn't cutting and cranking as hard as when I was following my quad buddies. Before the longer shaft it would pull out without hardly doing anything. So it seems to be improved, but not fixed completely. I need to figure this out so I can quit worring about it.
One thought I had was that perhaps if under full droop I make a left hand hard turn, the body roll adds more extesion to the shaft and it pulls just enough to disengage the snap ring. And then the on/off torque just helps walk it out. I am going to take some measurements and flex it around this week to see if I can duplicate this situation.....if so......maybe I need a slightly longer shaft on both sides??!! We'll see.
I just LOVE working the bugs out of a buggy Riot! Remember....this was a preproduction rig.
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