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Old 01-25-2010, 01:31 PM
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Unlike what at least 80 series owners experience (I don't know if the 80 is a typical Toyota SFA swaybar design), connected Jeep swaybars mean essentially zero front flex. It would not be unusual to expect what you see in that picture (which still looks Photochopped to me, the shadow on the driver's front tire just looks wrong).

The Rubicon has a push button electronic front swaybar disconnect feature (which if it really works is fantastic because swaybar discos on a flexy front end are a true PITA to get lined back up), but clearly even at that level things are not idiot proof.

It has nothing to do with incline. The swaybar disconnected Jeep four link front end flexes like crazy - you are never going to pick up a tire in a situation like that, particularly with the four door Unlimited wheelbase.
Based on this then, they probably didn't know enough to use the swaybar disconnects.

Here is another shot from the ordeal this group went through.

http://www.moabphototours.com/galler...g2_itemId=1812

An HOUR to get the motorcycles up the hill?!?
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:33 PM
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If my eyes are focusing correctly, that is a KTM 990 Adventure.

Yeah, I can see taking an hour to get that behemoth up that hill...

I have a friend who raced one in Baja... but he is crazy, and came in far from first despite being an A class enduro rider. Still a cool bike.
He could get that bike up that hill in about 45 seconds. Few others can.
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Yeah, I can see taking an hour to get that behemoth up that hill...
Especially pushing it...Isn't the point of owning a motorcycle to "ride" it rather than push it
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You've never actually RIDDEN a 1000cc 'dirt' bike now, HAVE you??!?
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