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Where do you folks have your skis positioned? I am thinking of setting mine to the narrowest setting just so I can carve easier, but wondered what you all think.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (antonista @ Mar 7 2007, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Where do you folks have your skis positioned? I am thinking of setting mine to the narrowest setting just so I can carve easier, but wondered what you all think.

thanks![/b]
I like mine set to the narrowest....but the middle seems ok to.
 

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In stead of changing your skis loosen your limiter strap on the rear suspention.you can even give the front shock[rear] a turn or too tighter.It makes a big difference.
 

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In stead of changing your skis loosen your limiter strap on the rear suspention.you can even give the front shock[rear] a turn or too tighter.It makes a big difference.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dingo @ Mar 7 2007, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
In stead of changing your skis loosen your limiter strap on the rear suspention.you can even give the front shock[rear] a turn or too tighter.It makes a big difference.[/b]
Move the skis in before you loosen the limiter strap. When you loosen the limiter strap it lowers the skid and worsens the approach angle. Its surprising how much difference one hole on that limiter strap effects how well the sled gets up on top of the snow. Personally when I ride out west I prefer to loosen the front shock spring a few turns, suck the limiter strap up all the way and move the skis to the narrowest. Still handles great on the trail as the front end is more planted with more weight transfer to the front, planes out on top of the snow like a dream, and is super easy to carve. I also have a 2 wheel kit and the front outside idlers are removed. Most guys when they get on mine in the deep have a tendency to tip it all the way over the first time cause its turns over easier them most.
 

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real men ride on one ski at a time!! go for the narrow setting. It's not worth riding with another setting unless you spend all your time on the trail.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ndmtnsledder @ Mar 7 2007, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dingo @ Mar 7 2007, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In stead of changing your skis loosen your limiter strap on the rear suspention.you can even give the front shock[rear] a turn or too tighter.It makes a big difference.[/b]
Move the skis in before you loosen the limiter strap. When you loosen the limiter strap it lowers the skid and worsens the approach angle. Its surprising how much difference one hole on that limiter strap effects how well the sled gets up on top of the snow. Personally when I ride out west I prefer to loosen the front shock spring a few turns, suck the limiter strap up all the way and move the skis to the narrowest. Still handles great on the trail as the front end is more planted with more weight transfer to the front, planes out on top of the snow like a dream, and is super easy to carve. I also have a 2 wheel kit and the front outside idlers are removed. Most guys when they get on mine in the deep have a tendency to tip it all the way over the first time cause its turns over easier them most.
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what the heck is the "limiter strap"? If I change over my skis from middle to narrow, do I NEED to do anything to that strap? what does it do?

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look under your rear suspension, in the front you'll se a strap with holes in it, that's it. It changes the way the track hits the snow, as a rule, all the way out is better for hardpack & in more is better for pow, but the new m's seem to feel like they're in too far, My new M8 came all the way out & wish I could still get more out of it.
 

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how do you guys know about all this stuff? the book that came with my M was pretty lame, and covered every snowmachine they make. Is there a book out there that tells all about maintenance and repair etc, sort of like the chilton's for cars?

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (kalebtimberlake @ Mar 12 2007, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
look under your rear suspension, in the front you'll se a strap with holes in it, that's it. It changes the way the track hits the snow, as a rule, all the way out is better for hardpack & in more is better for pow, but the new m's seem to feel like they're in too far, My new M8 came all the way out & wish I could still get more out of it.[/b]

I actually made longer straps for my new M1000, and for my pals as well.
it helps a lot letting it out just even another 1/2 inch.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (antonista @ Mar 7 2007, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Where do you folks have your skis positioned? I am thinking of setting mine to the narrowest setting just so I can carve easier, but wondered what you all think.

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Narrow on my "weak" side, middle on the strong side.
 
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