This is a discussion on Adjusting Rear Shocks Because Of My Weight within the Grizzly Tech Tips forums, part of the Grizzly Forums category; So I went riding the other weekend and my cousin suggested I adjust the rear shocks because he thinks the ass end goes down too ...
So I went riding the other weekend and my cousin suggested I adjust the rear shocks because he thinks the ass end goes down too much because of my weight. I weigh 270lbs and sit back on the seat more than most since I'm also 6'10". There's definitely a noticeable difference between how far the ass end goes down when I'm on it compared to when he sat on it.
My question is, should I adjust the rear shocks either to reduce wear/tear on the quad cause of my weight and/or for safety issues. Personally, I don't notice any problems with how it ride, but wouldn't have any issues making adjustments if it's recommended.
Let me know what you guys think!
2008 Yamaha Grizzly 700
25.5 Pitbull Rockers, 2R Racing Tip, K&N Air Filter, Warn RT30 Winch, Ricochet Skid Plates, Moose Front/Rear Bumpers, 1" xxbilletxx Wheel Spacers, Kolpin Fender Extenders, Tamarack Classic Regular Front Box, Plano Rear Mount Box, Extended Height Foot Pegs, Floorboard Traction Rails
The only thing safety wise I can think of is the frontend might want to come back on ya easier. Myself I would move the adjuster up 2 notches in the rear. Spray the adjusters with wd40, jack up the rear wheels off the ground and use some big channel locks, put a rag in between the teeth of the channel locks so yo don't scratch the adjusters
Yeah if you weigh that much and set that far back I would adjust the pre-load up to the max on the rear, and prolly go up a notch or so on the front.
04 660 Grizzly(Green)
14" Black SS108s wrapped in 30" Zillas, Xtreme lift, 1" wheel spacers, custom tranny snorkels, Pro Design intake setup, HMF slip on and re-jetted, 3000 lb Xtreme winch
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I only weigh 180 and have my fronts turned up all the way to help with cornering and side-hilling. For your weight I'd recommend turning up the back at least one notch and probably two. It won't hurt anything, might make it ride a little rough but it will help with ground clearance.
I agree turn the back up but it will make it a little stiffer of a ride. I ride a girl on the back pretty much all the time and i'm 201 and she is about 100 and does good...I turned mine up just for that reason but i also have a Gorilla stage 1 lift so mine was a bit stiffer already.