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post #11 of 19 Old 02-17-2017, 11:12 AM
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If it is a recall i will Email my dealer...I lost a bolt in the rear suspension that is retain the shock and weels and shafts and it is suppose to be a recall ...i am waiting for the parts.
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My sled acts the same it is so front heavy it effects hauling my sleigh when loaded .There is no weight transition from the skis to the track and causes it to spin . I have not adjusted my front suspension but plan to .I have also noticed that the engagement is to high for starting in powder and starting when hauling heavy loads, so i have ordered a primary cluch spring with a lower engagement compression rate to bring the starting rpms down hopefully improving the amount of spin out in deep snow
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My sled acts the same it is so front heavy it effects hauling my sleigh when loaded .There is no weight transition from the skis to the track and causes it to spin . I have not adjusted my front suspension but plan to .I have also noticed that the engagement is to high for starting in powder and starting when hauling heavy loads, so i have ordered a primary cluch spring with a lower engagement compression rate to bring the starting rpms down hopefully improving the amount of spin out in deep snow
It may or may not be this but you never know. When your sled is loaded with gear and you on it, is the hitch point on sled higher than the pivot point on the sleigh? It should be so drag of the sleigh will tend to pull sled down giving more traction. It's a theory and I'm sticking to it lol.

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Yes good point but I designed the sleigh considering this the sleigh has a pivot point of aprox 8 inches lower my previous snowmobile would always get ski lift when towing the same sled . Thanks for the comment it is a very valid point .
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Question Ride height?

I read on the Internet that ride height is really important for the handling of the snowmobile.

Anyone who knows what IT should be for the Bearcat 7000?
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I read on the Internet that ride height is really important for the handling of the snowmobile.

Anyone who knows what IT should be for the Bearcat 7000?
I don't think they have a specific ride height as riders vary in weight. Try this video series, it's more in relation to air shocks but the method can be used on coil over shocks.

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I don't think they have a specific ride height as riders vary in weight. Try this video series, it's more in relation to air shocks but the method can be used on coil over shocks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tscVALup6qo
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Overload spring?

In my job I am driving alot with and without a passenger in the same day. I am also pulling heavy loads at the same time.

The problem for me is that without using the overload spring when driving with a passenger the rear-suspension bottoms out easily! And when driving without a passenger, using the overload spring makes the driving unpleasant, Because the rear-end becomes in the absolutely highest position (this also makes the Bearcat hard to handle).. because of this I will have to switch on and off the overload spring many times in my working day. Is it not a better solution to this than having to turn the overload spring on and off all the time?!

Maybe turning the overload spring in a half-way position could solve this (I know You can't originally do that, but maybe someone has tried to make a solution for that)?
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