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I believe you have the Xtra12 suspension in that sled with Fox shocks... Won't it ride stiff like this if your front shock is down in pressure? When was the last time the shocks were serviced? You can also let the front limiter straps out a bit since you are lighter and that should help (if they aren't already). I have my limiter straps out all the way on my XLT and it steers really nice, there is slack when sitting idle, but I also have the stiff spring. There is also detailed adjustment instructions in the Polaris repair manual that you can download at this site. Worst case you can look in their chart in the manual and select a lighter spring for that shock. The standard spring is beefy and may be too much for you. There is also an adjuster ring on that front shock spring that you can loosen to remove any spring preload. The front end should droop a couple of inches when sitting static, if you pull up on the bumper you should get an inch or two in rise. If you are getting more than this you have a few things to look at. (3 dollies works good for this check because the skiis need to be free to move)
One of my "personal modifications" to my sleds that I have is that I removed the long track adjuster bolts before loosening the the wheels to free up the track... one bolt at a time, and then I put 2 new stainless steel nuts on each bolt and reinstalled. Here's how it works, before I loosen the track I break the bolt free, then tighten the nuts against each other. Then I continue to loosen the bolt. I now have a quick reference point to tighten my track back up to after performing maintenance, and then do a simple run to see if I need to tweak it a little. Saves me lots of time when I'm pulling suspensions to service shocks and grease.