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i got a 2001 Polaris super sport 550 and when someone either sits on it or puts weight on the rear it sags down like normal but it doesn't come back up. so i put new shocks in it and it still does it. does anyone know why??

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Shocks don't push the sled up the springs do. Lift it up, set it down lightly, sit on it lightly, measure what it is from bumper to the ground. Get off and measure again. This is your sit in. It should be 3-4"
 

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ok, i just did it and it measures 26" lifted up, then i sat on it and it measured 20" then i got off it again and it measured 21"

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Have you cranked the springs up.
 

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No, why do you ask?
 

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springs control your stiffness and rebound, the torsion springs that is.
 

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Try putting the rear torsion springs on high and then re-measure. It may give you the sit-in you need. If not you may need new springs.
 

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I'm not very smart when it comes to rear suspension. how do you adjust the torsion springs
 

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You need a spark plug wrench and then turn the block so the log side is push the little ear of the spring. The block in by the running board by the idler wheel that the track rest on.

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i am so sorry i still dont understand
 

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Here's a crappy diagram

take a spark plug wrench or 13/16" socket and turn that adj block. there are 3 of the 4 sides are different lengths, for a soft, medium and stiff setting, turn them to either the medium or stiff setting and that should help out your problem.

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Up by the black wheel there will be a black plastic block that the spring rest on. It has 3 adjustments(low,med,high) You turn this block to gain or lessen the spring rate. You need to turn yours up.
 

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Not sure you can see it here either. If I have to I can go out and take a pic of the block for you...

Md has a decent pic also.
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realy crappy drawing but whatever

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So is the long end on the spring ?
 

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at the long end there is a round smallish wheel it rides on

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No I mean the torsion block. I will go take a pic of how it should be.
 

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This is low....

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This is high...The opposite of this is med...

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This is high...The opposite of this is med...

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this is how it is
 

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sounds like you need some new springs....I thing the ss's came with some light spring anyways. So you could always up the to the med or heavy springs.
 
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