sportsman turning radius - ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-30-2004, 01:32 PM
Pro Rider
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,265
Default sportsman turning radius

A friend has a 2004.5 sp500. I wanted to see how the turning radius compared to my outlander. I was surprised to see that is was about 18" shorter. We just lined them up on pavement, turned the wheel to lock and slowly did a 180.

Not bad for a large machine. I expected the outlander to be shorter for some reason.

The prairie 650 I had before was about 2 1/2 feet shorter in turning radius than the outlander.

Just food for thought.

Have a nice day.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-30-2004, 11:41 PM
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,700
Default sportsman turning radius

Hello jefffoxsr. I am somewhat surprised also. It appears from my literature that the Sportsman has a listed turning radius of 82" and the Outlander has a listed turning radius of 72". Seeing as the front tire follows a larger radius in a turn, maybe the polaris measurement is to the inside of the front tire and the Outlander is to the inside of the rear tire. That might explain the difference in the specs. Could also be that since there is no differential action in the rear tires, that one quad slips its font tires a little more on pavement. Maybe someone else could chime in. I looked long and hard at the outlander before we bought. It seems like a nice quad.
Have a good day jefffoxsr [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
BryceGTX
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-01-2004, 10:49 PM
Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,563
Default sportsman turning radius

Could it depend on whether your weight is on the outside or inside of the bike? WIth no differential, one rear tire must slide, and the weight balance would affect whether it was the inside or outside that was sliding, making the front slip tighter or looser? idk, just thinking out loud
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-03-2004, 06:28 AM
mtpockets's Avatar
Extreme Pro Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 3,092
Default sportsman turning radius

i like the tight turning radius on the SP. it really helps me when plowing snow. [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery light blinking then gets hot bzdok1234 Polaris ATVs - Ask an Expert! 30 02-23-2016 02:55 PM
01 quad runner 500 ignition issues skinnyr6 Suzuki 3 07-12-2015 12:12 PM
sportsman 600/700 ignition fix? Jmuddin284 Polaris 3 07-05-2015 06:30 AM
06 Ranger shuts off after fan cycles J-Mack Polaris Ranger and RZR 3 07-04-2015 05:19 PM
battery light blinking, help! bzdok1234 Utility ATVs 1 07-03-2015 06:32 PM


Tags
500 , 850 , atv , front , outlander , outlanders , pavement , polaris , radius , slides , sportaman , sportsman , tires , trail , turn , turning


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 PM.