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I use my Viking to spray weeds. Have 60gal tank. I have major sag. Is there better springs or will a lift help this problem?
 

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You know I went hunting last month, when I left the bike was setting at 12" front to rear, two days of hunting and the rear was setting at 6" and the front at 11.5" with 600 LBS in the bike. I come home and looked at the rear after cleaning it up and couldn't find a thing wrong, I put a strongarm lift on the rear ( set on 3" lift ) that leveled it out. now I've been talking to a friend that has a viking and he is looking into having a spring made for rear of his.
 

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The rear springs on these machines are WAY too light! I even have a claim going through the factory (not having much luck though!). The slightest amount of weight really sits them down, and then you need to add a lift just to get them back to where they were in the first place. I'm adding the 1" spacers ( Yamaha Viking EPS SE VI Lift Kit 2" CFM Performance | eBay )to the top of the coil and that should help. The upside to these is that you do not have to worry about the angles on your CV joints, as this does not add any additional length, They just make the spring stiffer to reduce sag.
 

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I just bought the same kit Mass. I haven't noticed any sagging yet, but I know it's coming. Maybe this kit will hold us (up) until the aftermarket starts making more suspension stuff for the Viking?
 

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I just bought the same kit Mass. I haven't noticed any sagging yet, but I know it's coming. Maybe this kit will hold us (up) until the aftermarket starts making more suspension stuff for the Viking?
I hope so, for $25 bucks it sure is worth a try!! When I had my Santa sleigh upgrade out, I had a guy come buy that was supposed to be working for Fox shocks. He noticed how bad the stock top several coils were already touching. He said they were looking into something...but it might be a while :-(
 

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I have been wondering about why the coils are like that. It always seemed wrong to me.
 

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I found a place that claims they have some with external reservoir that will fit and are fully adjustable. But all four shocks it was little over $3k, not in my budget for sure!
 

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I found a place that claims they have some with external reservoir that will fit and are fully adjustable. But all four shocks it was little over $3k, not in my budget for sure!


HAHAHHAHAHA

$3k of shocks for a Viking? No, thanks.

I bet he was putting down his peace pipe when they told you the price, lol.
 

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Those shocks better come with an entirely new suspension and 16" of travel front and back!
 

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No shit! They look like some bad ass shocks though. I'll see if I can find the site again and show you guys just for laughs
 

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3" lift kit for me. I went from 12" of clearance in the rear to 9" in one 25 mile ride. That sucks Yamaha! They can take the rear springs on this thing and stick it.
 

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I am starting to wonder if a bunch of you simply have bad rear springs that should be covered under warranty. I load my bed down every day with anywhere from 150 to 300 pounds of stuff and drive through some pretty technical terrain. Granted the distance is not far but it does take some pretty good bumps. When I get home and finish plowing tonight I will measure rear clearance unloaded and then with 50 and 100 pounds of rock salt.
 

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Here is my setup:

28" Zillas @ 10 psi
No lift or spring spacers

13" unloaded - pic 1

12.5" with 100 pounds of rock salt in the bed - pic 2

Bucket clearance on sides - pic 3

I haul between 125 and 200 pounds of horse poop every day over the dell and through the woods without sag. In total I've driven a good 150 miles loaded through technical terrain.





 

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Did you get any help? I don't have a Viking but the grizzly's have adjustable springs on their shocks. Are the Vikings not like this? I was looking to buy a Viking, that's why I'm searching to see how you all like yours.
 

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Did you get any help? I don't have a Viking but the grizzly's have adjustable springs on their shocks. Are the Vikings not like this? I was looking to buy a Viking, that's why I'm searching to see how you all like yours.
No, there is no adjustment on the shocks of the viking
 

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From what I hear, the Viking VI shocks are a different part number. I would think that they would have to be a little heavier/stiffer than ours? If they were the same size but just a little heavier spring....anyone have any contacts that could shed some light on that?
 

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I recall that someone reported they are the same.
 

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ok, after I asked I did some research and see there is no preload on them. I actually never change the preload on my quads anyway except for snowplowing. I was planning to buy a Viking today and came on here to research last week and now this sagging thing has me worried. I hate to buy knowing it's going to be a problem. Anyone hear of updates, recalls etc? Or if the 2015 are any better?
 
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