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Old 07-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I just install my skid with the sping tension off, muscle it into place to get the bolts started..tighten it all down and pop the springs on. Doesn't take long once you get the hang of it.[/b]

Ditto. I have replaced the rod that goes through that portion of the suspension with a threaded rod and cut a grove in each end so you can put a straight blade screw driver on it when tightening the other side. It allows you to take both springs off of it when putting the suspension back in.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Rear mounts are on the shft that holds the springs in place. Unless you are talking about not putting them in the spring slides.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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they are talking about the spring slides.......same here, suspension is completely together before it goes in, cut the tops off the rear spring slides so that you can just pop them on after all 4 tunnel bolts are in......can do it by myself in about 20 minutes inlc. adjusting track.......learned about it on here about 5 years ago and been doing it since on 5 sleds without an issue
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hmm...i owned a zr800.....and yes the springs have to be on the top mount...but the don't need to be on the bottum and loaded...you MUST relieve the tension on them to get it in...I cut the tops off of my spring holders...makes them way easier to just lift up and over..rather than fighting with lining up a bolt. All Polaris don't have the tops..and I haven't had a problem yet[/b]
not only do u have to fight with a bolt, u have to take the outer boogy wheel off!!
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Sounds like a lot of work, I like doing it our way, takes 5 minutes, and alot less work.
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I leave my front arm seperated from the skid and install it first in the tunnel. Then I slide the skid into place, install the front arm to the skid. I use that as a pivot to line the rear mount bolts up and then connect the front shock and then compress the suspension to install limiter straps. Works pretty well.
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Holy shit it is not rocket science WOW

slap sled on side, slide skid in(tension off rear wheels) bolt front, bolt back

Flip sled onto other side, bolt front and bolt back

Left rear set track tension

I always get a kick out of people making life hard on themselves

This way works for Yamaha, Polaris,Ski-Doo SC 10, dual shock C7(have 6bolts but same principal) and my ZR
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Holy shit it is not rocket science WOW

slap sled on side, slide skid in(tension off rear wheels) bolt front, bolt back

Flip sled onto other side, bolt front and bolt back

Left rear set track tension

I always get a kick out of people making life hard on themselves

This way works for Yamaha, Polaris,Ski-Doo SC 10, dual shock C7(have 6bolts but same principal) and my ZR
I'm not interested in laying the sled on its side. I know how to read instructions in the manual. Thanks.
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I'm not interested in laying the sled on its side. I know how to read instructions in the manual. Thanks.
Why not???

You are making a mountain out of a mole hill the way you described your skid install

The way I described is how many people do it and it is quick and easy
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not an option for my sled springs have to be in place before mounting to tunnel.
huh???????
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