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HAVE A NEW POLARIS 600 CLASSIC TOURING TO HALL THE KIDS AROUND , MY FIRST LONG TRACK SLED , IT RIDES GOOD BUT IN THE TURNS IT PUSHES BAD OR SLIDES OUT , TRYING TO TRAIL RIDE IT WITH MY BUDDIES FORGET IT DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEAS THANKS
 

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When you say that it pushes bad, do you mean it is hard to steer or doesn't get enough traction?

I know there are a couple of things you can do in either case.

If you are having problems with the ski's not getting enough traction, you can always increase the front ski pressure by 1) adjusting the springs on the front suspenstion. There should be a detailed section in the owners manual on how to do this and which way to turn the springs. Or, you may not have enough crabide to make up for the added weight and track... you could buy better, longer carbides. I recommend Woody's Executive Carbides. I would say 8" is probably a good size for your sleds weight. They run around $80.

If you are getting too much traction and pressure on the front, you can adjust the suspension to a lower pressure setting and also try to adjust the front springs (see manual again) to decrease front ski pressure.

Those would be my suggestions.

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with most long tracks you usually have to adjust the suspension to your comfort level because you need so much weight pushing down on the front of it or else it wont stear. Look into some carbides.....6" will work if you dont have studs, but get 8" carbides if you plan on studding up your sled....that will also help in the corners...your track won't spin at all if you throw in 120 studs :)
 

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the sled steers easy just cant hook up in the corners it has new 4" double carbides they are what comes on the sled new ,someone told me a good set of single 6" or 8" would be better ??? would the e-z steer runners be better or full lenght ?? sounds like more ski pressure to will try runners first


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Easy steers are good and since you plan on light trail riding, i.e. slower less agressive riding, you should be fine, I had 4 in on my rmk and quickly hocked those for 6 in and I turned my springs on the front suspension CLOCK WISE for more pressure, do what ever you do to both sides equally. Start off low, like one full turn and then go from there. To much presure and the sled has a greater possibility of fliping around turns. the best way to adjust em is to lift the sled on its side, have somone hold it er somthing, and grab the actual spring, it will be a liltle hard to do, but not bad, also, when coming into a turn hot and heavy, tap the brakes and that will be enough to send your weight forward, thus puting more weight on the skis and improving your turning. I like to come into turns hot and tap the brakes untill the sled turns and then back on the gas, but i dont recomend this untill you really get the feel of a long track, it could backfire on you. Hope this helps, any other questions, hit me back:)
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dano did your rmk come with those double runners or e-z steers?
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rrknwu said:
dano did your rmk come with those double runners or e-z steers?
thanks for all the ideas from eveybody :) :)
Not for sure, but I think Dano had the 4" ez steer carbides. You really should ahve at least a 6 inch for the size of machine you are riding.

I would recommend that you first try increase ski pressure and if that doesn't work 2nd buy 6" or 8" carbides.
 

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thanks cobra i will try that tonight, you would think with double oem carbide runners would be ok but when im on an icy surface they suck crossing a road you cant steer at all the 6"e-z steers on my xlt are much better
 

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Ah are you referring to not being able to turn on roads? Because snowmobiles never turn on hard surfaces like roads. You have to aim them or else get off and push them in the direction you want to go on roads.

I think adjusting the ski pressure may take care of your grip problem on the trails though.
 
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