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Hey all, haven't had the bike long. It's a 2013 sportsman 850 xp with a 3 inch lift 2.5 inch stretch on 33 bkt's. I'm just wondering if a bike with this big of tire always ride like crap on soft loose dirt? Like it legit swerves all over the place at 25mph. It's pretty sketch to be honest. On pavement it doest swerve near as bad buthing does a little and the handlebars shake pretty food at 35. I haven't been over 40 because of this. Don't really need to be going fast but I would like if it didn't swerve or shake. Anything I can do?
 

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Balance the tires, adjust the tire pressure and check the front end toe
 

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Just about all big mud tires will shake and shimmy at speed and its doubtful if you can balance it out of them with a ton of lead lol. Add in the change in geometry, camber and toe out from the lift and super tall tires makes it worse. You might be able to lessen it some but it will never again be really smooth at speed unless you put it back closer to stock.
 

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^^^^^^^Agreed it's part of the BIG tire game!! Best you can do is make sure your suspension and steering components have as little play as possible.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys. These are the answers I was expecting. It's just my bike shakes so much worse than the friends I ride with. I took a look recently and think the top of the tie rods might be a little loose. Just seemed like a lot of play up there. Gonna give that a look when we do my axles this weekend and I shall share what I find.
 

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While I have yall here... will a sportsman put itself in 4x4 ever? Noticed my front wheel pulling while in 2x4. Or could this be a fault of some kind
 

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While I have yall here... will a sportsman put itself in 4x4 ever? Noticed my front wheel pulling while in 2x4. Or could this be a fault of some kind
I’ve heard of that, the first thing is to check the fluid level and also if it’s extremely dirty-front Diff
 
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