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Yesterday riding into the backcountry my Alpha felt super harsh in the rear. I had checked the air in the shocks after the first ride and the FTS had only 35lbs in it and the rear 150. Set them at 65 and 130. I remembered setting the knob on 2. When I stopped the knob was on 3. Set to 2 and it was riding pretty well. Sure wish these shocks had rebound adjustment, they need some more rebound on the ski shocks and the RTS. Later in the day same thing happened, harsh ride on the trail and when I checked it the shock was back on 3.
So it appears that snow or branches or something is moving the knob to lockout. Anyone else notice this?
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Havent knocked my knobs out of position yet. I had mine originally at 35 as well on the center but bumped it up to 50 and my rear at 130. I like the way it rides now. I'm about 175 with +15-20lbs of gear on me.
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Did you set it at 35 or was it that way the first time you checked it. I had read that the factory was setting them at 75 I think and 150 for the RTS. Wanted to try the stock settings on the rear first before I fiddled with it. When I checked it after first ride it was only 35. Steeringeffort is less at 65, sled is a little more “tippy” too. I’m going to try 50 next ride.
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No I adjusted it before my first ride. Mine were set about the same as yours was from factory.
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FFT.....I've played with my 2018 Mtn Cat quite a bit with shock pressures to get the front end to feel lighter. I'm at 65 psi in the FTS and like it alot. Much more playful. 185lbs + gear

Have not had any issue with the adjustment knobs moving. They stay set where I put them.
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Adjusted my FTS to 60, liked it.


No issues with the knobs turning
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Knobs Haven't moved on my 18 or 19.
Fts started at 35. Then 68, then 50, then 56, now 62 #2
Rts started at 140, then 120, now 110#1.
#1 and #2 feel the exact same on the RTS.

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Make sure sled is totally on its side or the rear is suspended when adding Air. I’ve also seen air pressure go down if I add air when it’s 60 degrees and then ride at 10 degrees.
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Yesterday riding into the backcountry my Alpha felt super harsh in the rear. I had checked the air in the shocks after the first ride and the FTS had only 35lbs in it and the rear 150. Set them at 65 and 130. I remembered setting the knob on 2. When I stopped the knob was on 3. Set to 2 and it was riding pretty well. Sure wish these shocks had rebound adjustment, they need some more rebound on the ski shocks and the RTS. Later in the day same thing happened, harsh ride on the trail and when I checked it the shock was back on 3.
So it appears that snow or branches or something is moving the knob to lockout. Anyone else notice this?
This happens to me alot i ride on the BC coast heavy snow. I thought this would happen when i got the sled. Low and behold.... not the worst thing in the world however funny engineers are smart enough to invent the shok but not smart enough to foresee such a thing.
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Going to try trimming the knob down a bit on the bottom. Maybe back to the centerline so it looks like half a regular knob. I’m only using position 2 right now most of the time anyway.
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