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can you adjust the rider sag on stock shocks? i have a 06 and it is too top heavy and have not got new a-arms yet and was gunna try to lower it a bit thanks
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the notched rings at the top of the shock.. you can tighten or loosen them and it will change ride height.. if you tighten them i believe it will lower the ride.. loosen them will raise it up
 

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thanks that is what i thought but was not sure,
 

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i have mine loosend all the way up to the top of the shock for a more plush ride.. my big ass will just make it sit low anyways lol
 

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so if i take the nuts to the top it will lower or raise it? i would think if you lowered the nuts it would tighten the suspenison up and make it taller ?????
 

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no if you trighten them down it will keep the suspension compressed more which will lower the bike.. loosen them to the top and the suspension will be be loose and long, which will raise the bike
 

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no if you trighten them down it will keep the suspension compressed more which will lower the bike.. loosen them to the top and the suspension will be be loose and long, which will raise the bike[/b]
its the other way around bro.

and just setting your collars to one extreme or the other is not the way to go.

measure ground clearence from the frame to the ground with rider in attack position is how its done.

your skid plate must be a mess
 

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well i found this http://www.atvscene.com/video/evaluations/...rideheight.html, and thats why i was asking, thanks[/b]
follow that video and make small adjustments to your valves to best suite your ride style.

the same is true for the valve adjustments avoid big changes, make small adjustments and test then adjust again. also you should avoid adjustments of all on and all the way off.a lil time searching on the net can get you alot of info, you could also consider sending your shocks to a specialist to revalve and respring them to your specific weight and riding style.

stock is just that, STOCK some engineer determined the springs and valving to cover a very broad range of riders not taking into account your specs.

i went with gt thunder adn jd a-arms and havent looked back since
 

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crap my bad lol
 

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no prob, thats why there are more riders on here and help eachother out. 450facial are your aarms LT or standard, i was gunna get lt neek to widen mine and i think those would work better for me
 

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The only issue with the stock front shocks is the springs are pretty stiff so getting them to lower at all is tough. I have my fronts loosened all the way and mine barely moves when I sit on it and I weigh over 200 lbs. You should have plenty of adjustment in the rear.
 

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no prob, thats why there are more riders on here and help eachother out. 450facial are your aarms LT or standard, i was gunna get lt neek to widen mine and i think those would work better for me[/b]
standard travel with gt thunder rebuilt stock shocks. they work great
im no racer just a rec. rider so this setup is t!ts for a guy like me.

i made the mistake of upgrading my motor first then suspension, in retrospect i should have done it the other way around. but it all worked out i got together with 9 other guys on the ORG. and did a group buy on my a arms got a sweet deal.
 
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