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Anyone know on a 1997 ZRT800 how to adjust the spring? I'm a pretty big guy (About 265lbs) and when i got to sit on the sled, the back end just goes all the way down. I purchased the sled from some guy who was atleast 80lbs-100 lbs lighter than me, and i still haven't been able to figure any of this adjusment stuff out. i sse the spring, just don't know how to adjust it so that it can hold my capacity.
 

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I had the same problem with my sled. I found a great aritcle at the site below that helped a lot

http://www.outdoorlife.com/outdoor/gear/article/0,19912,195169,00.html
 

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don't do it when it's too cold like I did and shear that plastic nut off. not I have to take the spring slider off to release the tension then adjust.
 

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may have to get stiffer springs
 

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Sorry for not responding on here earlier. Well I fixed the whole problem with the stalling of the sled and everything, It was the gas. I took out the old gas, put some fuel injection/carburator cleaner in there and put fresh 93 octane gas in the sled. The only really bad thing now is that in Chicago it8 has been 45-50 degrees for 3 days now, raining and all the snow melted, My adventure with the sled was cut short. My next task is that I need to concentrate on adjusting the suspension on it. I just dont want the seat and back end to go all the way down when i sit on it. I am sure that either the spring or suspension on the back has been altered for the previous owners weight. I'm not sure exactly if i have to adjust the Spring as well as the triangle thing with the nut on it... I was also thinking about changing the front end, it is very difficult for me to turn. Is this normal? I mean i have to take a wide turn to be able to turn the sled. A new racing handlebar was put on by the previous owner and i am thinking that i might need to do some work on it. Any thoughts or ideas? Should i change out the front end and possibly make it wider??? How much would that set me back and what parts do i need to do this???
 

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I had the same problem with my 97 T-cat, I bought a pair of heavier springs from the dealer...problem gone.......A word of caution on the triangle adjuster, use a small breaker bar and a extension to adjust them...if you use a rachet, as soon as the adjuster clears center it will spin free and slam the spring arm, which will also break it.....I've done it!
 

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Originally posted by MaverickVS
[br]Sorry for not responding on here earlier. Well I fixed the whole problem with the stalling of the sled and everything, It was the gas. I took out the old gas, put some fuel injection/carburator cleaner in there and put fresh 93 octane gas in the sled. The only really bad thing now is that in Chicago it8 has been 45-50 degrees for 3 days now, raining and all the snow melted, My adventure with the sled was cut short. My next task is that I need to concentrate on adjusting the suspension on it. I just dont want the seat and back end to go all the way down when i sit on it. I am sure that either the spring or suspension on the back has been altered for the previous owners weight. I'm not sure exactly if i have to adjust the Spring as well as the triangle thing with the nut on it... I was also thinking about changing the front end, it is very difficult for me to turn. Is this normal? I mean i have to take a wide turn to be able to turn the sled. A new racing handlebar was put on by the previous owner and i am thinking that i might need to do some work on it. Any thoughts or ideas? Should i change out the front end and possibly make it wider??? How much would that set me back and what parts do i need to do this???
How big are you? Mine doesn't bottom out when I sit on it with 2 people on it!

I think your shocks are shot
 

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If its still sagging the springs are probably shot. Get new ones or heavier ones, or spring retainers that jack up the springs higher and put more tension on them. I think denniskirk.com has them. I had my shocks rebuilt, put the springs on the stiffest setting, but its still sags, so the next step for me is the springs.
 
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