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    Posted: May/28/2014 at 3:30pm
hello everyone!
can anybody help me figuring out how does the track width affects the dynamics of an ATV?
I would be greatly obliged if you could tell me so referring to the tadpole geometry, i.e. the rear wheel track being shorter than the front wheel track.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote collinskl1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/28/2014 at 3:42pm
"Tadpole geometry" as you call it increases the oversteer gradient.

Vehicle dynamics books will explain this with equations...
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thank you...
but can you be more specific regarding how it does the increase in oversteer gradient. if you could give me some references to books or topics i should go through regarding the same... it will be a great help...

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thank you...
will surely refer...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote christe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2014 at 2:01am
What will be the appropriate swing arm length if track width is 52inches and centroid at 20inches above the ground.

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