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I have a 98 xc600 that I recently installed a new M10 with rydefx shocks.  I have every setting on the lowest or softest but is still too stiff.  Is something wrong with the shocks or did I install the suspension incorrectly.  Any information greatly appreciated.
 

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One of the recent snow tech magazines had a very good article on the m-10 skid and how to properly adjust it.Seems alot of people and even alot of dealers were setting it up way out of wack.My bud finally got his set right and man what a difference.I don't remember what mont it was but it was fairly recent.I would start there.
 

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jared,
 in the group i usually ride with i have followed this girl with a polaris 600 classic with M10 for over 1500 miles, the reason i like to follow is to see the trail terrain through the rider ahead of me. but with the M10 ahead you don't see it, when she crosses a fence row there is no flying through the air like everyone else does. the M10 suspension is what i call the very best groomed trail suspension made.
 

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Jared, The suspension takes about 200 miles to break in. At least mine did. Ease off on your pre-load if you haven't and set your F.R.A. to it's lowest setting to try to get the recomended sag. Also, make sure everything is greased with low temp grease. How heavy are you? If you're really light you might need the lighter front spring. Judgeing from what you said though, I think you just need time on the unit to break it in. Like I said, 200 miles and things should start to soften up. Don't be afraid to experiment with the settings because it can be the best ride of your life.

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I was just going to say about the SnowTec article!  It is an excellent in-depth article on fine tuning your m-10.  Should solve all your problems!
 

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Jared,
I had same type of problem, along with a front end that didn't seem to want to stop pushing until the front shocks were set to nearly the full amount of preload available, which surely didn't help the ride any. I found that the front rear suspension spring had been set too stiff from the factory. There is a snap ring under the lower spring cup that can be moved. Mine was set in the 4th or 5th grove from the bottom, and I moved it to the second. When I rechecked my sag it had changed from 6 inches to 10! I reset the rear spring to bring it back to 6 inches and it seems much better. I now need to refigure where the front suspension springs need to be to bring them into the same range as the rear end. Be sure to remove the tension on that front spring by disconnecting the limiter strap
before you try adjusting that front spring, it has a bunch of pressure on it otherwise.
AL
 
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