suspension on a 1999 ZR700...can i drop to bottom holes?

suspension on a 1999 ZR700...can i drop to bottom holes?

Post by Scott Simon » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Cathy, I've got a wildcat 700 and just got done droping the rear and mine had
"lower" holes in the front also. I droped them both. I haven't gotten snow to
ride it on yet but it sets nicly and my 93 owners manual says it's recomended
for "agressive" trail riding. It makes my older machine look like a higher
travel length in the rear too. Good luck
Quote:

>     Was wondering if it is ok to drop the rear bolt in the rear suspension
> to the bottom holes in the chassis. There is a drilled hole in the plate
> that is rivited to tunnel.  I was hoping this would not throw off the
> geometry and cause front of track to rise off the snow.
>     I was also wondering, why is it that all the Arctic Cats in Snow -Tech
> mag. have the front shocks mounted with stem down and both my Artic Cats
> are stem up?

 
 
 

suspension on a 1999 ZR700...can i drop to bottom holes?

Post by Catherine Linde » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00

    Was wondering if it is ok to drop the rear bolt in the rear suspension
to the bottom holes in the chassis. There is a drilled hole in the plate
that is rivited to tunnel.  I was hoping this would not throw off the
geometry and cause front of track to rise off the snow.
    I was also wondering, why is it that all the Arctic Cats in Snow -Tech
mag. have the front shocks mounted with stem down and both my Artic Cats
are stem up?  

 
 
 

suspension on a 1999 ZR700...can i drop to bottom holes?

Post by Doug Mill » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00

On 26 Nov 1998 00:06:33 GMT, "Catherine Linden"

Quote:

>    Was wondering if it is ok to drop the rear bolt in the rear suspension
>to the bottom holes in the chassis. There is a drilled hole in the plate
>that is rivited to tunnel.  I was hoping this would not throw off the
>geometry and cause front of track to rise off the snow.

In theory, it should cause more ski pressure, I have no idea if it
will bind the suspension and break something.

Quote:
>    I was also wondering, why is it that all the Arctic Cats in Snow -Tech
>mag. have the front shocks mounted with stem down and both my Artic Cats
>are stem up?  

it doesn't matter which way you mount the shocks, except that if you
mount them shaft down they will have less unsprung weigh, will handle
minutely better.
-Doug Miller

 
 
 

suspension on a 1999 ZR700...can i drop to bottom holes?

Post by XRno » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I believe some shocks are designed to be mounted stem up, and the valving may
not work properly if mounted stem down.  It may just be that Arctic cat wants
to keep the more fragile stem up out of the ice and snow as much as possible.
All dirt bike shocks are mounted stem down, but you rarely see snowmobile
shocks that way.  I really don't know.

Rory Dysart
99 XR 400
98 ZL 500
"Life is a never ending struggle to get to the weekend."