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I need some clarification. The front OEM shocks have two single rate springs, right?
So why does the top spring look completely compressed without a load. Is there an adjustment?

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Yours must be shot! Mine are not fully compressed, or my old ones...I think the top spring is called a tender spring, but not for sure.



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Thanks for the reply, I did notice in most pictures on the web they all look compressed. My 700 has about 10 hours of use, if they are in fact worn out then I would say it a factor of time not abuse.

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My 700 has about 10 hours of use, if they are in fact worn out then I would say it a factor of time not abuse.
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Well then maybe mine would be compressed to if on the quad? And the purpose of the tender spring could just be for expansion not compression? IDK but I'd say if yours only have 10 hrs there fine.

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I need some clarification. The front OEM shocks have two single rate springs, right?
So why does the top spring look completely compressed without a load. Is there an adjustment?

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the front shocks are pos! only preload adjustment. elkas would be a nice upgrade and alot better ride and handling with them and less bottoming out hell i only weigh 150lb and constantly bottomed the stockers! they are chit!


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I need some clarification. The front OEM shocks have two single rate springs, right?
So why does the top spring look completely compressed without a load. Is there an adjustment?

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I don't know why Honda put 2 springs on the front. The short spring is there ,to basically take up the slack on the main spring. I came to the conclusion that they put it up there , as an after thought. Kinda trying to make more travel in the front. Peps do something similar with there ZPS shocks.

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Yours must be shot! Mine are no fully compressed, or my old ones...I think the top spring is called a tender spring, but not for sure.



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that is frickin funny:funn y: baxter didnt take his meds! he knows the oem shocks are chit!!!! it must of been the DS shocks that upset him!!!!!


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The tender springs are to maintain spring preload at full rebound. Basically it is a method to achieve a dual rate spring similar to the pictured can am shocks. In this case the dual rate is not to achieve a softer ride like on many of the side by sides but to achieve a certain ride height with a heavier spring rate that would have otherwise caused the vehicle to ride too high.
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