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Old 01-11-2013, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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suspension help

I have an 01 800 RMK with a 151 track. its a little hard to turn and was wandering what suspension tunes i can do to make it better. I ride in the mountains mostly so being able to sidehill with ease is my goal. Also any advise on pros and cons of any adjustments would help. Im 6' 235lbs if that matters for any of the adjustments. Which is better more ski pressure or more track pressure? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So I just looked under the sled and the only adjustment I can find on the skid would be the blocks on the springs, it was on the highest setting so I put it in the middle. I also noticed that myt skis might be on oppiste sides as the wider flat side is under the sled. My limiter strap doesnt look like it is adjustable, there are no other holes in it other than the ones the bolts are in and i couldnt see any way to tighten or loosen. I didnt see any way to adjust the preload on the front skid shock eighther. So it looks like the only way to get more or less ski pressure would be to adjust the preload on the front shocks. im having a tough time turnning sharp which do you suggest more or less ski pressure and up or down on the shocks??? please help.
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The skis should be so the wide side is under the sled, that makes the stance narrower so you can sidehill easier, but there is still adequate surface area in the skis to keep you up on the snow.

Are you turning in the powder or on the trails? Turning in the powder involves learning a technique called countersteering. Take a watch at this video, it demonstrates how to do it pretty well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3wZRciVTmQ
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the video BC_Dan Ive never heard of that will have to try it out.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You could possibly add another hole to your limiter strap. What you want is for the limiter strap to keep the shock slightly compressed so that the top of the shock does not take the force of the piston when the track suspension fully extends. Undo one end of the limiter strap and see how much more the front spring extends.
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