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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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I posted a thread about this sometime back but wanted to revisit it. I've added a tall windshield to my quad which has made ALL the difference in blocking the wind. The main reason for adding it is around here most of the decent trail riding requires a highway ride. Highway rides at anything over 35 mph on this quad get pretty squirrely. The bike kinda twitches for lack of a better term. Has anyone else had this experience and if so, what did you do about it. I seem to recall it had something to do with too much air pressure in the tires?

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A little toe out, a light grip on the bars and around 6-7 psi.
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most of us can ride wide open on the highway, give it more gas and take control of the quad , !!!


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Read the owners manual - it's not designed for on road use - stay off paved roads or travel at low speed on paved surfaces
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the original poster needs to travel paved roads to get to trail system, he just has to get used to quad ,



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the original poster needs to travel paved roads to get to trail system, he just has to get used to quad ,

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Thank you. You are exactly right. And I started doing just that a little while ago and here's what I found: I need to stop trying to correct every little twitch or tiny movement of the quad and just let it kinda float back and forth. I made the analogy of flying a light aircraft: You take a kind of lighter grip and just keep the overall direction where you want it and dont sweat the small stuff. Works like a charm.

I hope this may help others who had the same experience.

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I posted a thread about this sometime back but wanted to revisit it. I've added a tall windshield to my quad which has made ALL the difference in blocking the wind. The main reason for adding it is around here most of the decent trail riding requires a highway ride. Highway rides at anything over 35 mph on this quad get pretty squirrely. The bike kinda twitches for lack of a better term. Has anyone else had this experience and if so, what did you do about it. I seem to recall it had something to do with too much air pressure in the tires?

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Adjust your shocks and stiffen them up a bit. Raise your tire pressure and that should help a bunch.

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the original poster needs to travel paved roads to get to trail system, he just has to get used to quad ,

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Thank you. You are exactly right. And I started doing just that a little while ago and here's what I found: I need to stop trying to correct every little twitch or tiny movement of the quad and just let it kinda float back and forth. I made the analogy of flying a light aircraft: You take a kind of lighter grip and just keep the overall direction where you want it and dont sweat the small stuff. Works like a charm.

I hope this may help others who had the same experience.

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glad u got what i was trying to say,
same goes for bumps and ruts, adjust your suspension properly for your weight and average speed travelled and u will be able to coast over alot of bumps ect. without having to let go of throttle all the time and having the front of your quad dipping none stop which will improve ur day on trail.
We ride at a quicker pace so i have my front suspension set stiff and rear softer so my body doesnt get beat up all day,


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Adjust the toe, I bought a new 1000 xp touring and the toe was off from the dealer. I adjusted and no more shifting side to side on the trail.
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Adjust the toe, I bought a new 1000 xp touring and the toe was off from the dealer. I adjusted and no more shifting side to side on the trail.
1. How do I adjust the toe and where?

2. How do I adjust the shocks? I see where the sleeve is to adjust but it seems pretty impossible to twist it? Should it be jacked up?

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