How the Type of Rear Axle Affects a Turn
The type of rear axle on your ATV, as given in the owner’s manual, affects where you should position your body on the seat during a turn. The rear axle may be either of two types.
- Solid Axle: The wheels on both the inside and outside of a turn rotate at the same speed, even though the wheels on the outside of the turn cover more distance.
- Differential Axle: The outside wheel rotates faster than the inside wheel, resulting in an easier and smoother turn.
Leaning Into a Turn
Always slide forward before you lean into a turn. If your ATV has a solid rear axle or a locked differential rear axle, use these techniques.
- For slow turns, slide forward and to the outside—then lean into the turn.
- For fast turns, slide forward and to the inside—then lean into the turn.