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post #1 of 9 Old June 10th, 2019, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Catching Air

I have a 2017 S1000 with Rhino 2 axles. I think the rest of the suspension is stock (I bought it used). I've been pretty light footed while getting used to the machine, but I know I'm going to start nailing it soon. I don't plan on jumping high on purpose, but if I'm going fast and hit a bump I could see it leaving the ground. I'm just curious with a stock suspension will I break something catching air?

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Re: Catching Air

Catching some air isn't going to hurt anything. Now if you're going for big air, things can break, and the S tends to nose dive so things can go bad quick. Also the S isn't an xp, not nearly as plush in the suspension department
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Re: Catching Air

Yeah, gonna have to remember that “catching air” is a relative term. You can definitely leave the ground a bit, but a smooth landing will be your friend. If you start going big and landing hard, you will break stuff. That hold true no matter how much suspension you have, the difference is how “big” you can go, before it becomes a hard landing.

And yeah... watch out for that nose dive... it’ll get ya.


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Crank up your shock dials, or you'll bottom out.

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Re: Catching Air

Get some Springs, Turn up the Compression and get some Limiter Straps and you are set. If you don't let off the Throttle you wont have any Nose End problems. That works in Whoops too, if you can commit.
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I’ve never jumped my Rzr but I thought I read somewhere if you stay on the throttle when it lands, there is a increased chance of breaking axles. Is that true?
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Re: Catching Air

Thanks for all the great replies!

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I’ve never jumped my Rzr but I thought I read somewhere if you stay on the throttle when it lands, there is a increased chance of breaking axles. Is that true?
Yep, dont wanna be on the gas when landing
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Re: Catching Air

Being a Dirt Biker all my life I tend to keep it on the gas when I land, I have tried with Throttle off but does not seem to be any difference, they break either way, the throttle off thing is dangerous, just carry extra axles, you will get pretty fast at replacing them. They usually break at the CV Joint so axle diameter is not as important as CV Joint size.
A good rule of thumb is "If you have doubt, pin it" this applies only if you are riding fast, if you are going slow you can stop in time.
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