I have cut my blocks at the seam, rear rubber stopper I should say and not the blocks. For drag racing I uncouple the blocks and you can loosen the brass nut where the rubber stopper is and flip the rubber stopper over the towards the rear skid rail. Hold on, you will probably have no ski pressure at all. But for trail riding, I put my suspension on #3 with the blocks cut at the seam, coupled position, and the weight transfer is awesome, and the ride is great. I have not moved the position off soft on the shock though. I also weigh 180lbs.
My 02 800 was set up on the firm setting and I did change it to the soft position. It does soften up the ride on the smaller studder bumps alot, my weight is about 200 suited up and the preload is set to #3 on the rear suspension and #2.5 for the front and I also let the limiter strap out 1 notch. Makes a huge difference.
hey kid..what do you mean by putting your suspension at #3..what do u have your front/rear shock at..also what number are your front shocks at..and u ahve your rear/rear setting at the softest..im just tryin to find a good setup..im also about 180 lbs and ride fairly aggressive..thanks alot for the info
jerstilly, there are 4 postions the rear spring can be set at. If you look at your clutch guard on top, it will show you which setting to set the numbers at. I use #2 or #3 depending upon the type of riding I will be doing. If you are drag racing, go to the softest position. Belleville MXZ, There are two rubber blocks on your rear skid, that are between the coupler blocks. The rear, towards your mud flap/ snowflap, are the ones I am talking about. If you look at the rubber stops closely, there is a seam about halfway on the block, that has a mold mark on it. I take the rubber stoppers off, and cut them with a hacksaw at the seam, then I put them back on. This takes off about 1/2" to 3/8" off the rubber stopper. This allows the coupling block to go further back and give you more weight transfer.
belleville i got a 00 mxz and to get it to hook i went with 144
1-1/4 steel picks got the front shock all the way tight front strap 2 holes tighter rear springs tight (weigh 220 ) and blocks coupled and i dont spin abit in fact i heard the track rachet for the first time in 2 yrs and it was alittle snug anyways bcuz of havin studs. last weekend i was beating zr800s and xc 800s with my little 7 so give it a try juz a thought
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