• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.

    MH

1999 RMK 700 Sagging rear Suspension

jp83669

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Trying to figure out a suspension problem on my '99 RMK 700. I noticed last winter that the rear of the skid was fully squatted at times, either under load or not, essentially it would not return to full extension. I have the skid out this summer and noticed the rear torsion springs had come out of their spring rollers and dropped onto my scratcher posts. When I moved the spring ends back onto the rollers where they are designed to go, they quickly snapped back out of their tracks when any load is applied to the suspension. Also, I noted that the spring rollers they seat into are worn completely through to the metal post underneath. My question is this, would that cause the spring to slide off the roller? Or did the previous owner replace the springs with the wrong springs at some point and they are too short? Unfortunately Polaris has discontinued the spring roller, so I'm planning to replace them with a set of spring guides from a newer RMK. Any help is appreciated!
 

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Your sled should have the square torsion springs. They should extend past the spring rollers quite a bit. Are yours falling off because they are too short or coming off the sides? Are the outside lip of the spring rollers broken off? I have had them wear through on the surface where the springs rub but the springs always stayed put. Are the spring adjusting blocks that the short end of the torsion spring rest in missing or damaged? (part 14 on rear torque arm parts diagram)
Same thing about the sleeve (part 20) where the springs mount.
These guys show they have them in stock if their inventory is up to date. Partzilla
If for some reason they don't have them I have successfully filled in the worn down area with JB Weld and it held up really well.
 
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jp83669

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retiredpop, thanks for your response! The springs did not extend past the rollers when the suspension was sitting at full height, they sat right at the front of the rollers. The outside lip of the spring roller was not worn, the plastic was worn through underneath where the spring rested as you guessed. Spring adjusting blocks are intact and present. Not certain on the sleeve (part 20), but nothing appears out of order in that area. I looked through some later model parts and found Polaris Spring Guides # 5434334, these are a post with a pin that holds the spring in place (I think they became standard in 2009). Made a gamble and they worked perfectly, the springs stick all the way through the guide now, not sure why they didn't before. My suspension is still saggy, at least the springs are staying in the right spot now. Thinking perhaps the springs may be tired. The rear shock seems to work well when pressed upon, and my assumption was the springs are what should move the suspension to full height?
 

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Yes, the springs are what lift the suspension. The shock is only for dampening and has no effect on ride height. On our 99s I put in the heavier springs because they wanted to be low riders some of the time. No problem after that.
 
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