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RMK 800 2002 STEERING/SUSPENSION Tuning idea

Hi everyone,



Thanks in advance for all the info.

I have a 2002 polaris rmk 800 151" with a steering/suspension issue.



First it feels like it has a tendency to lean on one side more than the other when i ride it.


Second it dont steer and corner like i would like it too.I dont expect it to handle like a trail machine but better than this if possible.

It seems like it doesn't put much weight on the skis...not only in acceleration...will crancking the front springs help a little ?

I also raised the steering by 2.5 inches to help me leverage it a bit more using my own weight in turns.

anything i ca do with different skis/carbides combination ?
I do use some trail to get to and back from my playgrounds.





Let me know of any tricks/adjustments/etc.





Thanks again
Franck
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It's always a trade-off. If you set the sled up for running better on the trails, it doesn't do as well on the hills or powder. A bit more pressure on the skis will help, but that will also keep you from floating as well in the powder. New carbides might help, as will different skis. I had the same sled, Simmons skis helped a ton. The Sidehiller II's were also better, they have twice as much carbide on the snow.

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Hi everyone,



Thanks in advance for all the info.

I have a 2002 polaris rmk 800 151" with a steering/suspension issue.



First it feels like it has a tendency to lean on one side more than the other when i ride it.

Thanks again
Franck
I had a similar issue when my stabilizer bar bushing broke on one side only.

Also check the pressure on each ski spring. Sometimes the preload adjuster is at the same place on left and right spring but the spring rate is slightly different. Put more preload on the drooping side and this will help the turning on trails as well.

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