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Old 08-23-2019, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seen a few active suspensions on the rze dynamic and the honda talon. Cat has a thumb adjustment suspension but no one has anything that can adjust the rear shock based on a front shock input.


Kinda surprised that sleds don't have them yet.
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Seen a few active suspensions on the rze dynamic and the honda talon. Cat has a thumb adjustment suspension but no one has anything that can adjust the rear shock based on a front shock input.


Kinda surprised that sleds don't have them yet.
Cat did it in the early 2000s. It was a nightmare
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Pretty soon. Electronics are always getting better. Thing is we have the cold and ice/snow buildup to deal with. A couple of things wiring and electronics donít like
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I think it’s difficult but possible. Aside from the environmental challenges, I don’t think the mfgs have the r&d to pull it off. If one of them can develop the magic, the others will copy/follow. I think it’s going to happen eventually - it’s one of the few ways they could truly revolutionize snowmobiling.
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Also how do you route the stuff to the skid shocks, especially the FTS
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Also how do you route the stuff to the skid shocks, especially the FTS
It's been done before
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It's definitely out there, but as said with winter conditions it makes it tough from a durability aspect. Not to mention, sled prices are already ridiculous ... throw that feature into the mix and they become asinine.
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It's definitely out there, but as said with winter conditions it makes it tough from a durability aspect. Not to mention, sled prices are already ridiculous ... throw that feature into the mix and they become asinine.
Yep, if there's one thing no one is asking for, it's higher prices for these toys.
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Hopefully never. They are expensive enough already.
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The last three best me to it. Why ask for ANYTHING to have more technology in it. the more technology in it, the more problems you'll have with it.

I had to search high and low for a 3/4 ton pickup that didn't have a touch screen in it. It's bad enough to be forced to pay for a seatbelt reminder and low tire buzzers, I don't need a touch screen!
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