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post #1 of 8 Old 01-04-2009, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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I want to adjust the ski pressure. How do you adjust the ski pressure to get the front end up more and not plow snow so bad. It doesn't lift the front end up enough to keep from having powder just come over the hood and windshield. Then it causes the machine to ice up all over and I can't see while driving from the snow and steam. I am assuming this is not normal for thses machines. Anyone else have this problem?

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Loosen up your limiter straps one hole.

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Hi Lucas-

I just got done adjusting my front ski pressure an hour ago. You have to jack the front up until the skis are off the ground, then remove the strut assembly. Put it in a vice and use a large channel locks or pipe wrench to tighten the adjuster under the spring.

Tightening the front limiter straps will also help. Just tighten the nut at the end of each eyelet bolt until the nut is about 1/2" in from the end of the bolt.

These two things will also improve cornering.

How are the lakers? Any slush on the lakes? We'll be up there in a couple weeks.
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Hey Stevens Point,
Are you lessing track pressure or putting more on. I want to lessen it to lift the front end. The snow is deep this year and the slush is all over with the amount of snow. It is getting real cold, but everytime it starts to freeze the slush up, we get dumped on with more snow. It could be alot better in a few weeks. The trout have been hitting good. I was guiding the other day and caught a couple of 10# ers and few other in the 5# and up range. White tubes and 3/8 jigs. Here is a picture of one of them. Email me when you are going to be up for sure, I'll try to stop by. Your cabin is by high portage bay, right? The older log cabin.

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Nice Fish! Did I meet you at Hal's a couple years ago? We'll be up there from the 17-24 of Jan. The cabin is in the bay between High Portage and Sullivan's Narrows. The same bay as the newer log cabin, but further back. Feel free to stop by for a beer.

I don't think adjusting the limiter straps will do anything to the front except when cornering and slowing down. Tightening the straps allows more weight to shift forward for better cornering. I could be wrong though. It's an easy adjustment.
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I don't think you are going to be able to adjust how it handles in powder all that much. If you make your limiters longer, which is what you want to do if you want to decrease ski pressure, you are going to have steering issues. With all that track behind you those Bearcats really want to go straight.

Most of your problem is the heavy little engine up front.

When we are pulling with ours we have to put the overload springs on to keep more pressure up front.

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I don't think I met you at Hals. Did you used to run VK's, if so I talked to you out on the lake a time or two. I am going to try adjusting the limiter starp and see what happens. I have my overloads on, maybe I should try taking them off as well. From what I keep hearing, as much as the engine weighs, you wouldn't think you could have a steering problem. I will try that and see what happens, if not I will try the adjusting the front end.

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Yeah, those VK's had a rough life and they are for the most part retired.

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