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    2009 skidoo summit 800r setup help!

    Help! I recently purchased a 2009 Summit 800r with a 163 track coming off a 2007 M8 154 and I cant seem to get the Skidoo to be nimble and "jibby" no matter what I try. I ride mountain only and so far have removed the sway bar and tried all the suspension settings I know but still can't seem to make the sled to throw over on its side. Am I dooing something wrong or did I buy the wrong sled? So hard to ride them in powder and get rad before you buy these things, and I'm 6'2 with a svelte 210 pound build. What's up Doo riders?

    #2
    How wide is your track. I was having similar issues with my 06 800 151. I dialed the front shocks and the front rear shock way back. (softer). This made the sled respond much more to my body English. I wouldn't say it is flickable but most likely it is because I am not a great rider. But tuning the shocks softer made all the difference for side Hilling and down hill turns

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      #3
      is your sway bar still hooked up? if so try and take it off. i took mine off and what a difference. so much easier to throw around.

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        #4
        on my 09 Summit X this is what i did. sway bar off, soften the front shocks, narrow the skis, soften the mid spring, adjust the rear springs to limit sag and shorten the skid strap as short as it will go. i hate to say it but there is no way to make it lay over like an M. if you give it some time it will feel normal until you get back on the M. hope this does it for you.
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          #5
          schooledbymoon $19.95.

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            #6
            Add more preload on your front track spring, a fair bit more, should help get the weight off the skis and onto the track which is narrower and will lay over easier.

            Many guys have ended up with 36" front ends on these...

            Or just buy the schoolbymoon, he can ride his better then most of the guys i see riding pros

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              #7
              Originally posted by moon View Post
              schooledbymoon $19.95.
              hey i took his class and it helped. im still waiting on the part were i can lay the sled over though. Lol

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                #8
                A 2 wheel kit should also help! 16" wide track makes it a little harder to lay over. Use your size to your advantage! You shouldn't have to muscle it over....



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                  #9
                  2009 skidoo summit 800r setup help!

                  I added the 2 wheel kit and a 10" riser. This helped a bunch but its still taking more effort than it should. I had the M1000 long track a couple years ago and it was much much easier. The stock track is 16" wide. I took the sway bar off and I will try the suspension recommendations. Thanks guys!

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                    #10
                    hows everything working out for you?

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                      #11
                      Master, how narrow on the front end 38.5" or 36". I have it all taken apart so now is the time!

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