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My daughter was following me with her new ace and dropped one side in a rut at rush ky and flipped sideways. Thank goodness for the roll cage ! I rushed to check on her and she was laughing when I got to her.
I ordered wheel spacers, offset wheels and wider tires. Now the ace has the same width as my 800 S. I feel a lot better about future rides with ruts.
 

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I've ridden my ACE on trails behind 52" wide ATVs where the rider was leaning hard and putting his foot out against the bank, and I just strolled on through it.
It might have something to do with the Bighorns - stiffer sidewall than stock.
But every trail is a little different, I guess. if you make it wider to accommodate one, it might make things harder for another.
 

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I've ridden my ACE on trails behind 52" wide ATVs where the rider was leaning hard and putting his foot out against the bank, and I just strolled on through it.
It might have something to do with the Bighorns - stiffer sidewall than stock.
But every trail is a little different, I guess. if you make it wider to accommodate one, it might make things harder for another.
I was hoping that the 8 ply tires will help but it's good to know that you are navigating trails good with your ace.
 

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That would if scared me to death to see my child flip over. I'm glad she is ok. Any ideas why you think it did that. I'm hearing of others that roll on side or close calls?
 

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I am glad that both survived! I really am glad for the protection afforded by the ACE versus the standard ATV. Hope that she'll get back on and ride again, this time with more knowledge and now knowing that tipping point where it will go over...and that is a good thing to know. Best wishes for the ACE also.
 

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First, I am glad that no one was hurt. That is the most important thing. Aces are replaceable but people are not. A friend flipped mine about a week after I bought it and he busted his right index finger a bit. At first, I did not think there was any damage at all to the Ace. When I cleaned it up I saw that the front fender was scratched and the decal was loosened in a place or two. I was not ready for the new to be gone so I bought the cab assembly. Both front fenders and the dash are one humongous piece of plastic. It was $225.21. The decals for the front fenders are $22 each. I have since noticed that there is a crack in the rear cargo box panel. I bought a plastic welder to mend it as it will be covered by the removable cargo box. I priced a new one at the dealer and I believe they were about $150. I have not started the repairs yet.
 

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I too rolled mine Sunday. I was on a gravel road and came around a turn...the steering is very tight on these things and it caught quickly and threw me sideways. I cracked the front fender, and scratched up the back fender, roll cage and sticker all on the right side. 99% of the black fender clips have popped out and I, myself am nursing a swollen cheek, roadrash to the right arm and a very sore and bruised right hip. A wider stance I think is the key to avoiding future issues with rollovers. It doesn't seem top heavy, but it rolled too easy for my liking. I am hoping I can just push the clips back in and call it day, don't really want to pay to replace anything, and Im still alive to talk about it, so I'm chalking it up to well earned battle scars. Be safe everyone and be careful. :)
 

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She is riding the ace again and she has gained knowledge from the flip. We will go back to rush once the new wheels and spacers come in. I will be adding 10 inches of width to the ace.
 

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Thanks for everyone's concern about my daughter and I'm thankful that the ace riding community has survived the ace accidents.
I'm still very pleased with the ace and it's roll cage and I'm confident that adding 10 inches of width should reduce the tendency of a flip. I will post a picture and the handling feedback once I install the spacers and wheels.
 

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It's always a good day when there is minimal damage and nobody got hurt.
I didn't inquire about your daughter because you said she was laughing when you got to her.

Hope the spacers work out for you, and that you don't have anywhere super-narrow you have to try and get through.
 

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I too rolled mine Sunday. I was on a gravel road and came around a turn...the steering is very tight on these things and it caught quickly and threw me sideways. I cracked the front fender, and scratched up the back fender, roll. Asage and sticker all on the right side. 99% of the black fender clips have popped out and I, myself am nursing a swollen cheek, roadrash to the right arm and a very sore and bruised right hip. A wider stance I think is the key to avoiding future issues with rollovers. It doesn't seem top heavy, but it rolled too easy for my liking. I am hoping I can just push the clips back in and call it day, don't really want to pay to replace anything, and Im sll alive to talk about it, so I'm chalking it up to well earned battle scars. Be safe everyone and be careful. :)
So glad you survived! How fast were you going around the turn?

Nurse those battle scars, and take it easy until you feel better. As I had posted earlier, my sister in law rolled her Kawasaki Mule and messed up her hip and shoulder when it rolled on her. She's been a little apprehensive since, and they ended up with a Kubota UTV for the diesel and hydraulic dump, but she eyed my ACE when i came around with it. She didn't wait long!

She took off in my ACE and loves it. As Scoundrel said, we can fix Aces, let's not lose anyone. Do be safe!
 

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Cummins: I wasn't going what I would consider too fast, but I would say I was doing about thirty...prior to that, it had been taking turns great and would slide minimally, but straighten back up promptly. Im not entirely sure why it flipped, I don't remember a whole lot about it, it happened so fast and as a nurse, I know this is the STUPIDEST thing ever, but I did not have a helmet on, just my belt, so my face bounced off of something. I do know that I have three days off from work and my next trip to town this week is to purchase a helmet, no matter how silly I think I may look. I think I failed to get the front wheels straight quick enough to keep the back from kicking around too quickly. The point is moot at this time...lessons learned and I now have a strong desire to widen the stance of it...it makes me nervous now. Nothing is hurt as bad as my pride right now, I was so embarrassed for wrecking one, but not having a helmet on more importantly...I am a lucky lady, it could have been fatal.
 

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Caimin74, thank you for your kind reply! You explained it so clearly, I could feel the pain. I had a similar experience about 40 years ago. I rode motorcycles everywhere, year round, had no car. It was winter, and I was following one of those fuel oil delivery trucks. It turned a curve in front of me, and the hose fell down from the pump on the back of the truck. The road was covered with the fuel that poured out of the nozzle. I slowed to 15 mph, but when I hit the fuel, the bike would have none of it. The bike went down fast on the left side, slid away from me over to the curb and bounced off a fire hydrant, leaving me to bounce off of the pavement and stopping on my side in the fuel oil. Luckily no cars were coming that could've run over me.

You described it exactly! Happens so fast, there's no time to react. I hit my helmet hard on the pavement, along with my left shoulder. I felt stupid, but there was no way to have avoided it. I was thankful I wasn't going faster. The helmet did its job, but I lost a good pair of jeans, and a warm coat. I was thankful I wasn't injured more than that. Hurt my pride that I damaged the bike too!

Take good care of yourself first, and do get to feeling better quickly. Glad you can talk about it, and I hope your recovery is speedy! Your pride will come back once you get back on the ACE, and fix it up the way you want. Take it easy for a bit, and eventually, you'll be proud that you're more experienced than most. Hope you won't have to go through that again.
 

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The nervousness will get better with more riding experience. But you gotta get back up on that horse, and the sooner, the better.
After I rolled my RZR back in January, it took a few rides before I could do anything steep or tippy without fear in my gut - and I was on a flat level road when I rolled it!

You just have to ease back into it and learn to trust the machine and your judgment again.
 

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I washed it today after recouporating for a few days, Im actually surprised at the minimal damage that was done. I got the fenders popped back out over the cargo trunk and there are some scratches, but not near what I feared it would be under the mud. The brunt of the impact was on the rollcage, thank GOD for it! I know what you mean Scoundrel about getting back on it, I was thrown from a horse when I was young and broke an arm, never have had a desire to get back on another one. However, I am ready to get on this one again soon...I am going on another ride this Sunday...I'm definitely not afraid of it, it is pretty stable for the most part, but like you again, I agree that complete comfort comes from the experience of knowing how they handle and WHAT they can handle. Thanks guys, I fully intend to nurse these wounds and continue riding. Im sure there will be more stories to come. Wish I knew how to upload photo's, I have some good one's. If anyone wants to send me an IM and clue me in on how to do, I'd be much obliged. Thanks :)
 

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You are great! Glad you're starting to get better! Keep on improving. I can tell your spirit is coming back, and I hope you have minimal damage overall, and find no hidden damage.

Look forward to seeing pictures and hearing from you again. Take care!
 
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