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So it looks OK. But cameras don't represent slope very well.

Any idea of slope percentage or angle? I've always wondered what the limit is for these machines.
 

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Looks pretty easy, but as he mentioned pics don't do hill angles justice, rider experience is a factor as well, not saying your inexperienced, I'll sometimes hop off and walk an area if I'm not totally sure about it.
 

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Looks like a power line trail. Up here in B.C. power lines are always fun to follow you get lots of hills to climb and a lot of the time you get some swampy mud to play in at the bottom
 

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That looks like a nice trail. Here is a HILL. We call this 'Pucker Hill'. We do go up and down this. This is where I LOVE my engine brake.



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That looks like a nice trail. Here is a HILL. We call this 'Pucker Hill'. We do go up and down this. This is where I LOVE my engine brake.



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Haha... now that pic captures the essence of pucker...
 

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What yall Think Of this hill?i climb it With my 650 with mudzilla w no problems
Well, it IS a trail and looks pretty level..

That's probably thought of as a "mountain" in Arkansas..:th_smiliewavey:

here in BC, well, they ARE mountains: thousands of square miles, ride wherever you want, out there "in the bush" :aniwheeler6:
 

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A couple years ago i was out quadding in the valley, there was some girls walking down the sidewalk so i figured I'd try and 'show off' a bit by climbing this super steep hill...ya..got about 1/3 of the way up and realized that it was wayyyyy steeper than i wanted to be climbing haha. Went the rest of the way up the hill leaning over the handle bars holding onto my front rack to keep my balance....ya not as impressive as i would have liked...haha :0s0_th_doh::cool::th_smiliebanana2:
 

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So I'm wondering if the machine will slip before flipping over backwards, or is there actually a risk that it will flip without warning?

I've seen videos of ATV rollovers, but usually it was because the operator chose to diverge from the fall line (turn sideways).
 

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So I'm wondering if the machine will slip before flipping over backwards, or is there actually a risk that it will flip without warning?

I've seen videos of ATV rollovers, but usually it was because the operator chose to diverge from the fall line (turn sideways).
One more thing the longer Max's will out climb the regular Out lander because the front end will stay on the ground.:aniwheeler6:
 

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>>>One more thing the longer Max's will out climb the regular Out lander because the front end will stay on the ground

Yeah, that's why I'm curious.

I have a Max, and have climbed some stuff that to me seemed a bit sketchy, both high speed and slow, and I'm still trying to figure out if this thing provides any warning signs.

Or if someday I'll have an 800 lb. bike hauling over on me. Abort mission!!!

Thanks for any advice.
 

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I'll shoot the mav up some pretty nasty inclines but I'm not about to chance being chased or crushed by my probably 1100# xmr.
 

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So I'm wondering if the machine will slip before flipping over backwards, or is there actually a risk that it will flip without warning?

I've seen videos of ATV rollovers, but usually it was because the operator chose to diverge from the fall line (turn sideways).
when i was climbing that hill i was in 4-lo and until i started leaning over the rack i could feel the front end lifting slightly, not enough that it came over but it was getting close
 

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Here's the view from the top.



I sure love this country.

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i wouldn't say without warning, if you're inexperienced maybe but an experienced rider there are telltale signs
So I'm guessing that if you're standing up leaning over the front end and the front wheels are skidding and bouncing, it may be approaching a limit.

Thoughts?
 

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i wouldn't say without warning, if you're inexperienced maybe but an experienced rider there are telltale signs
So I'm guessing that if you're standing up leaning over the front end and the front wheels are skidding and bouncing, it may be approaching a limit.

Thoughts?
The big issue is once you commit you probably can't stop. Backing down would be very challenging in this situation. You'll need to learn what your machine is capable of and then commit to the situation. Best to be prepared to jump if needed.
 
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