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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2016, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I've read a lot of posts -- enough to know this group doesn't think very highly of the stock suspension. Other than riding mine on a grass track, I don't have much experience but I do have a question.

My springs are set to full soft. Is that the factory setting? There is nothing in the owner's manual about setting sag or adjusting for different weight riders. I weigh 200 and don't have any complaints yet.

I do plan to do some trail riding with it and would like to find an mx-type track with some jumps appropriate to the capabilities of the bike.

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Both my quads were set all the way soft as well. Setting the sag is technical, and requires a helper to measure frame while you are on the quad in full gear. Once you start riding rougher terrain and jumping the quad you will find the limits of the factory shocks. The fronts are the worst, rears aren't so bad. You can get video's online about setting sag, easier than I could explain. But basically the rear should sit lower than the front.

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Makes sense. Why do you set the quad up with the front high? Seems like that would make understeer worse under acceleration and likely worse under heavy braking too?

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They call it sag for a reason. Dirt bikes are the same way. It's not much lower just like 1/2 to 3/4" look at most any gncc race quad. They usually run larger diameter tires up front.

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