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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Done a 50 mile ride today!

My father and I rode 50 miles today in these blizzard like conditions. The plow trucks never even bothered messing with the roads. We was blazing the trails even on the state routes forging our way through 2 and 3ft deep snow drifts. We had a blast today! Everyone that we went and had a visit with thought we was nuts. The wose part of the ride was the cross winds. Even on the way home we said heck with it and drove right through our town. And never batted an eye. Never hurts to live on the edge a little bit!

I wish we could do more rides like this! And sorry more the multiple posts the pictures are to large to upload all at the same time.
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Here is picture number 2.
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2013 Arctic Cat Xtz 1000 - Glass Windshield, Wiper Kit, Roof, Radio, Winch, V Bag, And Yutrax No Drill Rumble Seat
2007 Suzuki Sv1000s - Stock Vigor Blue Metallic
1999 Honda 300 4x4 - Wiseco Bbk, H/L Clutch Kit, Gearless Locker, Disc Brake Conversion, Lift Kit, and 18" Snorkel, Sitting on 28" Itp 589s With C Series Wheels

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And picture Number 3. These was taken at about 35 miles into our ride. The most fun I've had yet on the Xtz.
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2013 Arctic Cat Xtz 1000 - Glass Windshield, Wiper Kit, Roof, Radio, Winch, V Bag, And Yutrax No Drill Rumble Seat
2007 Suzuki Sv1000s - Stock Vigor Blue Metallic
1999 Honda 300 4x4 - Wiseco Bbk, H/L Clutch Kit, Gearless Locker, Disc Brake Conversion, Lift Kit, and 18" Snorkel, Sitting on 28" Itp 589s With C Series Wheels

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Looks like a great time you had,those pictures look familiar....lol

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Looks like a great time you had,those pictures look familiar....lol
Yeah, I bet they do. I Knew I had to post them to the forum. Posted them to F/b. And was yelled at YOU GOTTA POST THEM TO THE GROUP! So I felt up against the wall to not post them. Lmao!!!!

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great times in the snow !!

BTW … from the pic showing the front of the rig … it appears like the toe is out still … might want to do as most of the XTZ owners have to and give it a 1/8" to 3/16" toe in .. handling will be much improved and tire wear will be increased a BUNCH as your just grinding them away now.

also looks like you have factory sag on the rear end .. add some more preload for a temp cure , suggest you look into 350 lb springs from Summit Racing or Jeggs for the rear shocks

just saying .. most of us have the same issue from the factory , they say 13" clearance but you lucky to have 10 at most from the factory. …. excuse me if you find me out of line or in error

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great times in the snow !!

BTW from the pic showing the front of the rig it appears like the toe is out still might want to do as most of the XTZ owners have to and give it a 1/8" to 3/16" toe in .. handling will be much improved and tire wear will be increased a BUNCH as your just grinding them away now.

also looks like you have factory sag on the rear end .. add some more preload for a temp cure , suggest you look into 350 lb springs from Summit Racing or Jeggs for the rear shocks

just saying .. most of us have the same issue from the factory , they say 13" clearance but you lucky to have 10 at most from the factory. . excuse me if you find me out of line or in error
Gary those steerlite a-arm bushings I bought will do the same thing,I think they do that for safety reasons I heard,my new 4-wheeler is toed out also.

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Gary those steerlite a-arm bushings I bought will do the same thing,I think they do that for safety reasons I heard,my new 4-wheeler is toed out also.
Good Advice Gary,I noticed that also.

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Looks like a good time, I hope we get some snow to play in before spring.

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great times in the snow !!

BTW from the pic showing the front of the rig it appears like the toe is out still might want to do as most of the XTZ owners have to and give it a 1/8" to 3/16" toe in .. handling will be much improved and tire wear will be increased a BUNCH as your just grinding them away now.

also looks like you have factory sag on the rear end .. add some more preload for a temp cure , suggest you look into 350 lb springs from Summit Racing or Jeggs for the rear shocks

just saying .. most of us have the same issue from the factory , they say 13" clearance but you lucky to have 10 at most from the factory. . excuse me if you find me out of line or in error
No your fine Gary appreciate the advice, the tires have 850 miles on them right now and actually do quite a bit of road riding. I am yet to notice any cupping or tread stress cracks. My bike is actually on a some what decent grade as well. More than what the picture depicts. I have also done some research on the 350lb springs. And have run into several issues.

I don't know how to figure out the specific part number for the rear springs from summit or jegs. 2 is I'm really not real happy with the ride quality of the factory "high performance" shocks as it is. But I do feel when the ass is loaded down it does handle much better. However the setup works good for what I do and spend more money isn't really something I want or plan on doing on it for some time.

So I'm gonna have to live with it for awhile, the way it is.

How well does the 350lb springs work on the rear, I've read that it actually makes the ass bounce more! Due to the unsprung weight.

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2007 Suzuki Sv1000s - Stock Vigor Blue Metallic
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