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  1. I’m guessing a combo of too much toe in and too little caster is the problem. I wanted responsive handling for the trails I ride on. They are tight and rough. But at speed the quad is twitchy and scary. Haha. A slight nudge and it wants to go off course so slight variations in terrain end up turning into large variations on the quad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Nevermind. As I think about it, the scrub radius would stay the same, in general, as you adjust in or out. The angle would get tighter or larger but that line should always ran through the ball joking to the center of the contact patch. If I’m am picturing it correctly Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. And I meant scrub radius, not KPI. Sorry. I think I have my camber set way too far too. That would affect the scrub radius too, wouldn’t it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yeah I don’t really get squirrelly at all when hitting bumps, roots and rocks. It actually handles nicely in that regard. Perhaps I have more toe than I think. It just gets weird at higher speeds but handles so nice at trail speeds. But the trails I ride on are more for the big 4x4 quads. Fun as heck on a sport quad though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Sorry to keep beating this subject up… So I usually ride on very gnarly trails with sharp turns, ruts, rocks, tree roots, mud pits, streams, etc. I never really go beyond 3rd gear and most of my riding is top end of 2nd. Today I got out on wide open flat trails, dirt roads, open fields, with long straight shots. The handling with my usual riding terrain always seemed fine. Today I realized it was not fine but just unnoticeable with the terrain. My steering is sharp and responsive and very predictable on the trails. But today, in the higher gears and the higher speeds of 5th and 6th, on s
  6. Either way, thanks a ton for taking so much time to post all of this. This is awesome. For me, suspension means a hell of a lot more to me than speed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Are those the arms that Vito’s sells? I stopped buying from them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. That’s awesome. Thanks for that, man. I’m going to go do the caster over again with this tip. I feel like my scrub radius is inside. I adjusted til it felt as smooth as possible. But I want to try it all over and see if I can make it even better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I have American Star a arms. Those are 4130. To be honest I liked that they are manufactured in the US but cost less than the LSR and roll design which were what I was looking at initially. My swing arm is made by a guy in Michigan who basically does it all on the side, made to order. Definitely good craftsmanship. I heard good and bad about fireball and Alba. The American Star arms were comparable in price. The main reason I went with the swing arm I did is the amount of time I’d have had to wait for roll design or LSR. They were months out. Maybe down the road I will go for it Sent from m
  10. I like the idea of setting the toe based on caster. I set the camber at 4.5. I will be honest, I just picked a number that was wishing a suggested range for trail riding. But even at full lock I have camber. Caster was a little more difficult. I’m a tool and die maker so go crazy about dimensional accuracy as well. I adjusted the caster based on what it felt like but kept them the same. Steering is sharp, which I like, and I track straight on pavement. I set the caster by the positions of the upper and lower ball joints, though. I am only at about 4 degrees there. I would ride and see what i
  11. I appreciate it. I ended up going with the description above and was able to give Ella all of the info including leverage ratio. I went with the stage 2 shocks since I am really the only one who rides it and the only place I ride is crazy, muddy mountain trails. I use 23 fronts and 22 rear tires and with my rebuilt stock rear, Ella fronts with +2+1 stock travel arms I am loving it. I do plan on upgrading the steering stem and going with some better bars. Thought about flex bars. The quad makes it through and over everything, handles very predictably and I am very happy with the front end and
  12. I am normally against government getting too involved in our lives but in a case of a very finite future such as fissile fuels, I would agree with mandates that would curb future dependency on such limited resources. Mandates that, while remaining energy dependent with fossil fuels, prevent us from furthering corporate agendas and, as you said, furthering development of infrastructure supporting it. People like comfort and tend to pull back from or push back against major change. It’s in our nature. And while the word “collective” usually freaks me out, we, as a country, need to collectively
  13. We are a long way from relying on renewable energy. I agree that fissile fuels need to go (except for ATVs[emoji1787]) but we don’t have the technology to maintain the power grid for green energy. Transformers, for example, are not able to handle intermittent shortages. We would need huge batteries. 300 times more wind mills than what we have now just to supplement solar, water, etc. But that coupled with nuclear, major movements in infrastructure, etc… and a resistance to fissile fuel corporations, we could all see it in our lifetimes. But I don’t see how cutting the pipeline and our current
  14. I don’t even know at this point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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