Something's wrong with that machine than. If it was spinning one tire like a visco lok can am I would get it, because a Talon doesn't have a true locker, but it's not even spinning one front tire.He said he was in 4WD.
A Polaris will pull right up out of that situation.
I don't need any excuses. That is the Chute at the end of Double Sammy and I have gone up it several times without breaking a sweat in my R and so have many other 2 and 4 seat Talons.Hmmm. Lol. Interesting.
Damn, that video was painful to watch, for both the driver and spotter.I know a Talon will climb that no problem.
That is not the point.
The point is that the i4WD in a situation like that kills the power by locking a brake on one side to counteract the lack of traction. I guess I should have explained that in the first post a year and a half ago.
He could climb up the vertical wall when he had both front wheels touching and i4WD wasn't needed but when one wheel wasn't getting traction and the i4WD kicked in is when it wouldn't go.
A regular locking differential doesn't kill the power so it will climb out of situations like that when the i4WD won't.
Torq-lockers seem to be getting popular.
I agree about the driver. He has lots to learn.
It's really a jack of all trades and, imo, a great platform to build on if you're not someone who needs a new UTV every season.Damn, that video was painful to watch, for both the driver and spotter.
Although I haven't experienced it, I don't doubt that the i4wd will occasionally apply front brake at the wrong time. But what's happening in this situation is the 'DCT bog'. The Talon idles at ~1500 rpm and the clutches engage at ~1800 and, due to the laws of physics, there's simply no torque down there. That he was able to climb that nearly vertical section when straight on and not bound up, illustrates that the brakes aren't causing his problem.
The DCT bog is easy to drive around, proper line and a gentle bump will handle a lot of obstacles. No, the Talon isn't perfect but it's perfect for me and the dual range, six speed, paddle shiftin' dirt kart is as close as I'll ever get to the trophy truck experience. It's more fun than should be legal.