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1. (WO2014191941) SNOWMOBILE SUSPENSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/191941    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2014/061793
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Thu May 29 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B62M 27/00
B62M 27/02
B62M 29/00
Applicants: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
BRP US INC.
Inventors: LABBE, Christian
LAMBERT, Jean-Francois
BEDARD, Yvon
GAGNON, Pascal
Title: SNOWMOBILE SUSPENSION
Abstract:
A snowmobile rear suspension assembly has a first and second suspension arms, a pair of slide rails pivotally connected to lower ends of the suspension arms and at least one shock absorber, a pair of extension arms pivotally connected to a rear portion of the pair of slide rails about a lateral axis and being pivotable between raised 5 and lowered positions about the lateral axis, a pair of rear idler wheels rotationally connected to a rear portion of the pair of extension arms, and at least one spring biasing the pair of extension arms toward the lowered position. At least a portion of at least one of the suspension arms is pivotable about a longitudinally extending axis relative to the pair of slide rails. A snowmobile having the rear suspension, a method 10 of replacing the slide rails of the rear suspension and a slide rails replacement kit are also disclosed.