locked rear diff....
I'm in on your thoughts too Jason.....I'll bet some of the engineering of that front "anti-dive" system is in part that the braking system is heavily proportioned towards the front discs thru a proportioning valve setup (or thru speed sensors and the ECM?).....and much less braking is done on the back, like you say, 65%/35% sounds like reasonable good numbers.....so don't be alarmed when you see the front pads are needing replacement but the back pads still have at least 50% wear left...it's a possibility if this braking system is engineered this wayAlso the rear brakes only do about 35% at most of the braking.
As for wear and tear on the axles and the diff, I think the 85hp will beat them up more then a single disk stopping a 1300lb SXS.
Agreed......and as DP mentioned, some guys forget/didn't know the axle is essentially one piece....I'm guessing the guys that came up with this idea are mechanical engineers who did the mathematical calculations and determined it would work fine. I don't think there is any "guess work" going on here. After all the thought and engineering they put into the Commanders I doubt they tried to save a buck by removing one of the rear discs.
Can you post a pic of your woodsbuggy??...It's killing me trying to figure out what your referring to...I wanna see it!....I need woods-ducated........I guess I will have to disagree a little on brake biasing for offroad applications. Idealy you want the rear brakes to be your lead and the front brakes to be your kag. Unlike hardtop surfaces the dirt allows your front wheels to push so much easyer. Meaning you can not steer well on dirt when using front brakes. I originally had my Woodsbugy brakes set up on one master with a biasing valve on the front to back off the front. I found that it still pushed when down to 25%. So I seperated them and Installed a master cylinder with a handle. I located it on my left frame tube so I can easyly grab it with my hand. My Honda Pilot mini Buggys come from the factory with seperate masters on the steering yoke for the same reason.
Here is a few pics of the front hand brake:Can you post a pic of your woodsbuggy??...It's killing me trying to figure out what your referring to...I wanna see it!....I need woods-ducated........
EDIT* Oh is that it in your avatar?.....Lance
Thank You. You might like my current project Here is a link to it. Its a 1990 Honda Pilot that I am grafting a 700 Twin Rotax 2 stroke motor in. I streached the frame to get it in there and to also give it more stability for the 126HP the motor puts out. I also scrapped the .065 wall cage and made my own out of 1 3/8" .095 DOM. Note: The pics are from current to the beginning so they are backwards.That is one fine ride sir,
Can-Am Off-Road said:Thanks for the question, Michael. BRP designed the Can-Am Commander with a single rear brake because the brake distribution from front to back is mainly toward the front, which allows the use of a single brake at the rear while keeping efficient braking power.
And since both rear axles are linked, when the brake is applied, it slows both rear wheels even though there is only one caliper and disc. It also saves some weight, which contributes to the Can-Am Commander’s best power-to-weight ratio in its respective class.