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Front and Rear Suspension Adjustment

Could someone please shed some light on how to adjust the front and rear suspension on two sleds that I have? One is an 01 Skidoo MXZ 800 and the other is an 05 Polaris XC SP 800.

I assume the front is as simple as spinning the adjustable spring holder up or down. Is there a special tool that is used for this?

The rear suspension looks more complicated. I realize I have 2 completely different models, just didn't know if adjustment is somewhat similiar for all sleds.

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There is a special wrench to move the nut that holds the spring, but you should be able to just turn the spring without the wrench. It will help if you have the weight off the sled when adjusting.

Rear suspensions are pretty sled specific, your best bet is the users manual. Some users manuals are online, as are some of the repair manuals.

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I was able to find the manual for the 01 MXZ, but it didn't help much. It simply says to turn the adjustment cam. Sorry, but could you please dumb it down for me? This cam appears to have a lock key on the outside. Do I simply remove that and turn it clockwise to stiffen it up? If so how many rotations? What do I expect to hear / feel when this gets tightened? I haven't a clue...

The manual also mentions coupling blocks. Where or how do I set these?

I was not able to find any manuals on the Polaris XC SP 800. Does it have similiar rear suspension settings that need to be set?

All I know is that the 01 MXZ is set way to light and the 05 Polaris is way to stiff. If possible I would like both set slightly stiffer than stock. About 3/4's of the way. As always your help is appreciated!

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On my brothers 2000 summit i remember seeing a chart on the clutch cover that states specific settings for the weight of the rider. Check that and it will tell you where the front needs to be set. Compressing the spring will be stiffer. Rear suspension i am not forsure on, i think its a gas shock, so you would have to move it to a different position for it to be soft or stiffer. I dont know what suspension setup is on to polaris, so someone will have to help you with that.

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Does anyone have any insight on the Polaris XCSP?
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