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OEM Shock Setup?

So, I haven't really rode the XX yet, just test drive to buy and around the house for moving it but have noticed that the OEM suspension is odd....

It is VERY light in the nose, always wants to go up and soft in the rear. The front is not stiff but not soft either. Not really sure what to make of it yet.

Any suggestions for setting it up or is this normal?

The guy I got it from used in for goofing on ice a lot, so that might explain the suspension set up but I'm willing to bet it is still in the exact settings from the factory.

It still has some play in the rear shock adjustments but notmuch and the fronts are about the same. Having ready lots on line before getting the XX I am under the impression that a very soft rear and too stiff of front is normal on this machine. Is it?
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You are correct is the assessment of the front suspension; it is the most talked about complaint in performance issue for the 700XX. I read up some before I bought mine but was surprised at how bad they really were when riding on moguls or any sudden bump. I just purchased a set of used yfz450 stock front shocks to replace my stock front suspension. It takes a little grinding on the top of the shock since the XX mounting bracket at that location is narrower than most, but looks reasonably easy to do. I imagine this will be a huge improvement. The back suspension is more than adequate IMO. Remember, these quads have a ton of low end torque which makes them wheelie and "feel light". Its a big heavy beast compared to most 450 style 2wd quads but I love it! I actually sold a KFX 450 because I hated the ride and lack of torque for trails.
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Thank you. I also canned my TRX450R because is was just too small feeling and stuff. Really looking forward to trying out the XX. If I can't get the OEM suspension at least at a useable setting, guess a set of Elka's will be in my future. Wife won't like that but it is what it is.
Of course, if I get a set of Elka's I'll have to get the L8ton sway bar too.
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Of course, if I get a set of Elka's I'll have to get the L8ton sway bar too.

Right, right, just tell the wife that's a package deal from 2 different vendors.

#1 2008 Honda Trx700xx HMF Performance Exhaust, PCV, Stroked 710cc, 10.5:1 Wiseco Piston, Frt Elka Stage 4's, Fox Podium X rear's, EHS Lid, L8ton 11/16" sway bar, DG 6 Pack Rack, PRM Desert II Bumper & Front Skids.
#2 2008 Trx700xx AMR Reaper, Ehs Big 3, P/P head, Xcalibur Cam, Hard Welded Rockers, +1 In/Ex Valves, +3 Throttle body, 11:1 CP Piston, Elka Stage 3 Legacy Shocks, L8ton 11/16th Sway Bar, PRM Front Skids, Desert II Bumper & Rear Utility Rack.


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