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2016 Bearcat 7000xt suspension issues!?

To me, it seems like the Bearcat 7000xt does not have the ideal suspension setup!

It feels very heavy, and I know it is, but the old Bearcat which also was very heavy did not have that heavy "feeling" when driving. It could be me remembering wrong ofcourse, but the old Bearcat was nice and plush to ride and did not have that heavy feeling when driving

The new 7000xt feels heavy in the bumps and is heavy to steer, the old one was easy to steer and felt "light" in the bumps.

I have tried to loosen up the ski-springs as much as I can and tighten the foremost spring in the rearsuspension. But things are not like it should no matter how I adjust it?!

Anyone else having these kind of problems with the new Bearcat 7000 XT?!

Maybe the 2017 model has some updates regarding the springs (I hope so)?!
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I am not experiencing the same issues as you. My steering is surprisingly light for such a heavy sled. I can steer mine with one hand at a cruise speed on the trail. That's my measurement for hard steering. If your front shock load is loose try lengthening your limiter straps at the front of your skid frame. I haven't looked to see if they're adjustable. By lengthening the straps it'll lighten your ski pressure.


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I am not experiencing the same issues as you. My steering is surprisingly light for such a heavy sled. I can steer mine with one hand at a cruise speed on the trail. That's my measurement for hard steering. If your front shock load is loose try lengthening your limiter straps at the front of your skid frame. I haven't looked to see if they're adjustable. By lengthening the straps it'll lighten your ski pressure.


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Do you have the 2017 model or 2016?!
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I have the 2016 model


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How noisy is the new Bearcat? I know the engine but was wondering if there was a lot of tunnel or track noise? Any tunnrl resonance?
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You do get track noise but nothing that's loud or out of the ordinary. I'm not getting the tunnel resonance that you're speaking about.


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Does it have any resonating type drone noise that exists on some sleds?
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Sorry, read your reply..even at low speed? How about clutch noise.?
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There is a recall on the 2016 sleds to address the primary clutch noise. Mine was changed when it only had a few hundred miles. It makes the regular noises of a snowmobile. Not sure what else to tell you.


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