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I am replacing the suspension back into my 800 xcr...i got the front bolts in aand i cant get the back to line up...its like the rear shock had to be compressed or something...whats the trick to this???
 

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Let the rear torsion springs dangle outside of their holder that bolts to the rail. This will allow the rear to compress easy. Then line the holes up, bolt it in, and pop the springs back in and your set. Having an extra hand to help would be good too.
 

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you put the front bolts in first then take off the torsion springs and the rear then the back bolts line up and put those bolts in then put the springs back on
 

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you just pull up and pull them out of the grove that there in behind the idler wheel
 

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Sweet, going back out to the shop..i knew there was a logical way to do this .my extra set of hands just left though...
 

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it looks like by the size of your biceps you should be able to get the springs off by yourself lol
 

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ok got the springs off...but it still dosent even come close, do you put the front bolts in first??
 

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yeah put the front bolts in first
 

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it would be easier if it was on its side to do it or on a stand
 

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that is what i did and when i lower the rear end it dosent even come close. Im stumped????
 

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Take a ratchet strap hook it on the top of the rear shock mount and then on the lower front rod the limiter strap hooks to then slowely tighten it up. Had to do this to a 01 xc friday.
 

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just tightin and loose the springs,put a jack or a board under the rear suspension if it is on a stand
 

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With the torsion springs in place. front bolts in, and everything else in align, lower the back of the sled until it's close to the correct level and tighten up on the track evenly. You should be able to dial the rear bolts into alignment.

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the rachet strap didnt work...sorry its not on a stand.. the rear end is tied to a rope to the ceiling and im using it to raise and lower the back end
 

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ok...i have not losened the track at all when i removed the suspension..should i??
 
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