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Old 01-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 05 RMk 900 steering issue.

Ok guys, I am new to these newer sleds. The newest I have ever owned was a 1998 until now and I have a 2005 polaris RMK 900 with a 159" track.

It has aftermarket skis. Flex something I think. It has 2 carbides per ski and there on the outside of each ski and the skis are alot wider than stock skis.

The issue I am having is when I turn left for example the left ski lifts and the right skis digs into the ground and so it barely wants to turn or is hard to turn even at super super slow speeds. If I am in powder I am in trouble as that right ski really buries itself. And it does this if I am turning right also.

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually I think the skis are slydogs
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If this were a regular Fusion or IQ, even a 136", I'd say the ski springs were too tight - but that assumes you have a sway bar, and I'm not sure the RMK does?? The 159" track is going to turn "different". There's a lot of traction back there that the skis are going to have to overcome in a turn.
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There is no sway bar attached to the spindle. Just a upper and lower a-arm and shock and steering rod. I see the mount where a sway bar would be, but looks like someone removed it. I looked at my other 05 rmk I bought for parts and it has a sway bar.

Any help would be great.

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There is no sway bar attached to the spindle. Just a upper and lower a-arm and shock and steering rod. I see the mount where a sway bar would be, but looks like someone removed it. I looked at my other 05 rmk I bought for parts and it has a sway bar.

Any help would be great.
You need to put that bar back in
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You need to put that bar back in
X2 if you're planning on trail riding with it. For mostly powder/off trail use I can't be much help.
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Only trail riding this thing. How hard is it to put one on this? Or is it pretty simple to take off and put on? I haven't looked at the parts sled closely yet.

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Also would be shimming the skis be a good thing to do besides putting the sway bar back on also?
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I got a whole set of arms with swaybar pockets. 42" iq with spindles. Would fix your problem. $450 shipped
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Also would be shimming the skis be a good thing to do besides putting the sway bar back on also?
The shims really help when your carbide drops into a rut cut by another carbide, then takes you for an unplanned ride wherever that rut leads. If it's not doing that, the shims aren't going to help much.
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