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2011/08/04 19:19:09 (permalink)

How to make a atv float?

I seen this video and was amazed! I love to ride lots of deep water and I want to try and get my Foreman 500 to float like this. All I have is a Highlifter lift and 28x10 Vampire EDLs. I really need a snorkel before I try a stunt like this. Im thinking he must of had some kind of floatation on the back rack to keep it afloat. Anybody else have any input on this??http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWQWwNyp0nI
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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:21:48 (permalink)
    id say the widest tire you can buy on the smallest rim and air those babies up to the MAX.

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:34:25 (permalink)
    heres another foreman floating. Looks like it would have made it if he hadnt lost his balance.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weSHlZerI9I
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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:39:35 (permalink)
    And yet another. pretty clear on why this one floats. I wonder if he could have gotten away with just the rear intertube?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_od92uLrpw
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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:40:39 (permalink)
    i wouldnt try it. unless i knew the depth and had the snorkel for that depth.
    but go for it man!

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:43:34 (permalink)
    30" mudlitez with 10psi and its not something you should try in waters you dint know and are deep. Its hard to keep balance

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:46:21 (permalink)
    i agree with texashorn21 on the 30 inch MLs
    maybe the 12s?

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:50:43 (permalink)
    I've seen people do it with 29.5s and 30s on a 12 inch rim. If you have a cooler on the back it's easier to balance though. Just have no idea why. And you wont float with those edls. They are nowere near a 28..

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:51:55 (permalink)
    get this on video for all of us to watch!

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:51:59 (permalink)
    Umm how the **** did that one dude in the river crank right back up??

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 19:55:40 (permalink)
    You pull it out. Don't crankit. Flush engine. Change oil a couple times then you're good to go.

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/04 23:11:24 (permalink)
    I float just fine with 30x10x12 backs and 2psi. You can check " my video thread". On a 500 all you need is a cooler on back and a 26x10x12 mudlites with a snork

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 13:02:05 (permalink)
    I got 28a laws with 0 psi and if im in deep an relive it a little gas or if I lean back the front still wants to float

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 13:11:34 (permalink)
    On smaller lite bikes paid play small roll compared to diameter

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 13:21:22 (permalink)
    Thinking of adding a little water to take care of this?

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 13:32:22 (permalink)
    i watched the videos and know what yall mean by floating lol but ive bn thinking by goin by the local boat shop and seeing what i could get some custom made aluminum 4 or 5 ft pontoons made for and making supports for them down by the floor boards and actually b able to float whereever not matter the depth and no worrys of turning over , figure my laws or sbacks would good enough paddles to move me across the water lol haha

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 13:35:53 (permalink)
    You need to flip the tires backwards. When forwards they pull you down when adding throttle.

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 13:36:59 (permalink)
    On another note I can float any depth. You just have to watch the current lol

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 14:15:32 (permalink)
    Haha yea its no good when you an the bike end up down river and no way to get back haha

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 14:19:46 (permalink)
    NO one answered my questoin yet! how in the **** did he just crank it back up while it was in the water? it looked like it died in the water and he just cranked it up..am i missing something or what?

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 14:21:15 (permalink)
    better than me and bike in the river upside down and me hangin on to the bike waitin on the nxt sandbar so i can get out and get bike bk out on all 4s again , been there , done that , no fun ,and alot of prep work before i could even think of hitting the start button again lol

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 15:07:21 (permalink)
    i have had mine die under water and i started it under water agine. if you get lucky and it dont suck water up your pipe the your good to go.

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 17:36:25 (permalink)
    Keeping the back down is the reason I love having a date on my ride haha. A few weeks ago at river run in the Pit I could go in, lean back a little and water wheelie with just throttle.  My 450 use to float like a champ with 30 inch mudlites on 12's. Im a bigger guy so keeping the back end isn't too bad. Best park about floating is if you are going deep, lose your balance you can bail and keep your bike from flooding. I'm no pro like Intoodeep but I have my fun. Sorry for some of my repeat pictures :
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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 17:43:14 (permalink)
    I just thought about it. You mentioned a inter tube earlier. One of the tricks I saw back in high school (those guys that had the crappy POS bikes but sure could ride) one of them had a basketball on the front. Like deflated put between the racks where a winch would go then inflated back. "Floating on a Mega Budget"

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 18:23:53 (permalink)
    Been there done the ball thing, huge fail for me. It made it wayyy too tippy(spl?) when i was in a deep hole. Although two footballs in my brush guard on each side worked a lot better.

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 22:39:19 (permalink)
    i had 4 27" 11" wide XTR's on my grizzly 700, it would float with me and my girl on it... easily 400lbs extra, plus a winch, and other added stuff to the grizzly... the 29.5s i have now dont float nearly as well... but they are all skinnies
     
    doesnt take too much to float a atv... just make sure your snorkels are tall enough

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 23:06:44 (permalink)

    28x12x12 on back 27x12x12 on front floats like a cork.
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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/05 23:48:46 (permalink)
    put helium in the tires. . . . lol

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/06 04:14:51 (permalink)
    It takes less to float than ppl think

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    Re:How to make a atv float? 2011/08/06 11:48:56 (permalink)
    my front floats just stting in a hole that's rack deep. i can lean over my handle bars and it'll bob up and down. My back doesn't like to float at all.

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