I have a 2001 600 RMK, on the rear shock on the skid, there is a rod that attatches right under the shock. When the sled has no rider or load, the shock makes contact with the rod at the bottom mounting position. The contact has worn a small area on the shock and the rod(stock shocks). I just recentley changed the rear shocks and the contact is a little worse, it actually bent the rod slightly. Is there supposed to be any contact with this rod and the shock? The shocks now are aftermarket and are a little stiffer then the stock ones. I can only get the rod bolted up if the rear suspension is slightly compressed, this was true with the stock shock as well. Any ideas? Can modify the rod but want to see if anyone else has the same problem.