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Honda Talon 1000 i4WD rock crawling - Impossible without a locker!

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Odd how everyone thinks a locker would have made the hill climb better when the contacting wheel was still spinning with the I4WD....
 
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Watching 3 wheels spin just to get one wheel activated is a bit unnerving.

All that shock loading has to go somewhere, and it’s not into thin air.

I think the better question is is there any doubt a locker wouldn’t have made it?
 
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The main issue with the I4WD is if your bouncing and/or bringing a tire off the ground. It doesn't respond fast enough and you loose momentum. I've saw quiet a few videos climbing some pretty rough spots that would have been a lot easier for the machine if it was locked. A lot of them are having to hit stuff harder because of a wheel not pulling when it touches down.
 

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Watching 3 wheels spin just to get one wheel activated is a bit unnerving.

All that shock loading had to go somewhere, and it’s not into thin air.

I think the better question is is there any doubt a locker wouldn’t have made it?
Polaris 4wd is like that except both fronts. You’re in 2wd till it spins a little then connecting the front. Seen and heard many many guys explode parts off jumps and bumps because of it. It’s hard on things and you do have to hit stuff more aggressively.
Hondas system does seem to be a lot more forgiving on parts and it’s only one front wheel that’s in question not both.
 
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Okay I can see your point on the wheels spinning a bit to get activation. I don't see myself climbing anything more than what was in that video, but who knows?. If a simple on-all-the-time solution works for that situation, it works for me.

I have read and seen on some videos that the I4WD can get "confused" in sand and mud when both wheels are spinning a lot and bog the engine braking both sides too much. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make, but a locker option would be nice.
 
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Along with the potential to have a wire rub on the front diff, hopefully the I4wd module can handle having the wheel speed sensor wires grounded out with out damage


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