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How can the Vinson have 9.9 in of ground clearance, when the foreman only has 7.5? I went riding with friends that just got 2 new can-am's and holy cow they have some ground clearance! It's got me wondering about the whole ground clearance issue and I got to looking and seen that the vinson has 9.9 and I want to know how they did it. It's a srs right?
 

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smaller chunk maybe?
 

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Ground clearance doesn't mean sh!t when your being towed or machine is in shop waiting for parts..................

Been there, went and bought Cat's but I was always tinkering. Went back to basics...............couldn't be happier.

Owned Cat, PoPo, Yamaha and Honda. Not even a question which one is the best..............................( IMO)
 

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I was at the shop the other day and i started looking at the brute force 650 vs the foreman in terms of ground clearance and did soem measuring myself and the foreman had more. I then looked at the Kawasaki web site and they advertise 9.0" but that is at the center of the axle and only 7.3" overall clearance. It's just a matter of smoke and mirrors, the SRA bikes all have about the same amount of ground clearance. Hope this helps.
 

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One thing I've noticed with IRS is that when loaded the suspension really sags which decreases ground clearance.Honda's with SRA aren't affected this way.The guys I ride with really aren't fat a$$es either.
 

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Alot of the other companys will measure the ground clearance at the center of the frame under the motor . IMO this is the most important . You may only have 7 inches under the chunk but have 10 inches under the motor . The chunk is small enough that you can get it around most obstacles . Where as the frame under the motor will hang you up everytime .
 

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QUOTE ("Vamped450":1qg46o6p)
Alot of the other companys will measure the ground clearance at the center of the frame under the motor . IMO this is the most important . You may only have 7 inches under the chunk but have 10 inches under the motor . The chunk is small enough that you can get it around most obstacles . Where as the frame under the motor will hang you up everytime .
what is it that you are calling the chunk?
 

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QUOTE ("Eric":rw79l4eg)
Ground clearance doesn't mean sh!t when your being towed or machine is in shop waiting for parts..................

Been there, went and bought Cat's but I was always tinkering. Went back to basics...............couldn't be happier.

Owned Cat, PoPo, Yamaha and Honda. Not even a question which one is the best..............................( IMO)
Eric, RELAX!!! LOL If I were to get a new quad to have irs it would be a Rincon!
 

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Glad to see you took your chill pill.
 

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welp, still hate to say it but i want one of the big fast can-ams that i can taunt all my sport bike buddies with
 
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