Too funny. I was literally just about to starting typing the EXACT same post. I've seen nothing but RZRs nose diving into the dirt as well. I've seen them flip over nose first (endo)....ugly driving.Why is it in every video I see, when this thing goes off a jump, the nose instantly points towards the ground. I have watched about 10 different videos and this thing is way out of balance? No?
Exactly...if you have a long enough "ramp", and you keep on the throttle...they fly great. I made the mistake of not letting off of the throttle at all...lucky I didn't grenade the rear diff:The fly great .... with the right launch pad and enough speed!!
watch ... you can see where I lifted off the throttle .... about half way!!!
Good explanation.....definitely more than just throttle going on. Avoid short jumps with a standard RZR (no adj. rebound damp) and stock suspension. I guess you can just leave it mashed the whole way down and try to bring it back a bit.It definitely has to do with throttle but just as much to do with the actual jump. With a short jump, as the rear suspension compresses from the transition onto the ramp the jump ends (air time) just as the rear suspension is rebounding from the initial compression, basically pogo-sticking the back of the vehicle upon takeoff which results in the nose dropping. On a longer jump the suspension has time to fully rebound from the transition onto the jump before the jump ends which avoids the pogo-stick effect.
Actually the rear-weight bias of the Rzr makes the problem even worse. The more weight over the rear means more compression of the rear suspension from transitioning onto the ramp which in turn means more rebound force and, well, there goes the back end into the air again. It's one of the reasons I very much wish there was a rebound adjustment in the suspension as increasing rebound damping would greatly help this problem.
The same thing happens on a motocross bike--if your weight is too far back on the bike on takeoff the extra-compressed rear suspension will cause you to endo. Thankfully a nice handful of mid-air throttle has a very pronounced effect of bringing the front end of the bike up. The Rzr has the same ability though nowhere NEAR as pronounced as with a bike.
Nice smooth jump and landing. So Lang you are saying to let off on impact? I would think you'd want the rear wheels spinning some so there isn't as much force on the diff when it hooks up? Let say in dirt conditions.....not sand.The fly great .... with the right launch pad and enough speed!!...lucky I didn't grenade the rear diff:
That is impressive engineering. The forces those components endure is hard to comprehend. That third photo is just scary.....literally looks like the machine is about to break in half. -That's a sick ride.its not as hard as it looks ... but things do break ... I have just about chased all the gremlins away ... I HOPE!!!
lets just say .... there is nothing from Polaris on my suspension ...LOL!!