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hey i have a 2001 zr 800 and today i removed the rear susupension to install new slides and found that the track was rubbing on the mount for the front shock. it is made of aluminum and went all the way through to the bolt that runs through from one side to another. the lugs on the inside is what were rubbing. could this be track to tight or loose or just extremely worn slides?
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the slides should have at least 1 1/2 in thickness to be good. if not, they may be too worn down and need replacing.

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i was checking a few things out today and noticed the front straps had alot of play in them. i also have a 2001 zr 500 and the straps on that was tighter so i went by feel and tightend them up some. would this be related to to wear in the mounts?
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Which slides are you talking about???
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the hyfax on the rails, in the front on the bend down they were worn right to the rail
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one of the hazards of running the limiter strap loose.

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oh i see, how tight should they be? is that also an adjustment for the suspension?
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Should be just slightly loose at rest.
It can be used to add more down pressure to the skis by taking it up more.

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so would it be the tighter you make the straps the more downforce on the ski's?
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Exactly!!!!
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makes sense, i took another look at my problem and there is just a lil wear on the bottom of the sraps as well, from the inside track lugs. so if the straps were too loose you think it would cause the track to rub those shock mounts?
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it could be that the shock mount was re-installed upside down. the arctic cat shock mounts for the rear susp can be installed and look right both ways. i don't have them with me here, but check both of the last two issues of snowtech(aug/sep and oct issues). someone had written in with a similar issue and they fully explained it there. i'll paste the article when i can.. but basically the shock mount during compression will wear against the inner lugs... of course if your limiter strap length was messed with too, that could affect it.. just a guess at the problem.
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thanks for the info, but the way it looks to me puuting them the other way wouldn't work at all. plus my zr 500 has the mounts the same way as the 800. if you could paste that arcticle that would be great too.
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it could be that the shock mount was re-installed upside down. the arctic cat shock mounts for the rear susp can be installed and look right both ways. i don't have them with me here, but check both of the last two issues of snowtech(aug/sep and oct issues). someone had written in with a similar issue and they fully explained it there. i'll paste the article when i can.. but basically the shock mount during compression will wear against the inner lugs... of course if your limiter strap length was messed with too, that could affect it.. just a guess at the problem.
I agree with this scenario!! I had that exact same thing happen to my old ZR. Trashed the rear shock & bent the 2 radius rods. Previous owner had done some suspension work & appeared to have installed the bracket upside down.!!

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