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Please give me some input. the membership has grown greatly since my orignal post so I'll ask again.
My father has a 94 EXT580 EFI M/C
it has a nasty push in the corners and turns very wide. we have aligned skis with track adjusted track from one extreme to the other as wel as the shocks. I've pulled the exhaust off and inspected the linkage for damage, none found.
Any new suggestions, He says he's going to put simmons skis on next year. Maby that will help a little
 

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First I would check the carbides second what shape are the shocks in?By a push I think you mean it won't turn when you want it to weak shocks can be the cause and third how is your suspension set up? do you have enough ski pressure or too much?You can adjust this with the track limiter straps and the shock springs.
 

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carbides? maybe joints are rusted from the bars down. when you steer do the bars go along way and still wide turn? do the skis move to their maximum? it could be alot of things be more specific. lift front of sled up and turn bars all the way... do the skis point about same as bars? does it move easily?

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My guess would be that it is a combination of ski pressure and bad carbides. The older cats are notorious for having poor ski pressure (something that I actually preferr) so you really need a set of good aggressive carbides.

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Sounds like the back end has too much traction for the amount of carbide on the front.
Being a long tracker you might have to add longer carbides to the front.

Just a thought.

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I,m with RtKatzl8 if you have to much traction with the rear it will push you thru the corners. Adding longer carbides should help tremendously. I rode a 94 ext on a 420 mi poker run last year it had USI skis and handles great.

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Well I think that will just about cover it. Unless the arms moving the handlebars are just not strong enough.

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