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#31 MrBadExample

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:17 AM

I didn't have an opportunity to play with the settings, didn't want to hold up the ride w my friend, maybe next time I'm out alone. It handles remarkably well for a sled of its size. My friend told me after our ride that he felt like he spent the day following a groomer...... : )

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:34 AM

Did you try different damper settings? It's kind of odd how it doesn't bottom out, eh? Stays composed and settled at speed, especially in the bumps. For such a large sled with a simple pogo suspension it actually feels sort of supple, less bouncy and utilitarian. I think it really shines at speed in the bumps because the stock vs Revel difference is so apparent.  Don't feel like I'm getting thrown around or clinging to a bucking bronco. The sled's heft keeps it settled while the suspension does all the work.

 Thanks for update. 

 

That is exactly how I feel most of the time.  I wish I could afford the full Revel setup but I only have the front springs.



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:43 PM

I was PM'd this and wondering what you all have to say:

 

"i ordered a full suspension kit like you, i installed them last night. 

i was wondering how your rear shock is? i find mine has no rebound when i comrpess it by hand? was your like that? the stock one comes right back up... and the revel stays put to where ever you compressed it...

once installed on the sled, it still has the sag of 3-4 inch on the back end and there is barely no wight on the sled

i would like your input, to see what you think.

thanx"

 

I replied:  I think my sled and shock do not stay compressed and I will check when I get back home sunday. I also suggested he email Scott.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:53 PM

I guess he means that the sled being in the garage has no noticable difference between the stock shock and the Revel at a stand still

 

Perhaps after hitting the trail a major difference will be noticable



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:27 AM

I'm wondering what valving weight he specified, and what he has the rear torsion spring set at.


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:25 AM

My rider weight is 400 pounds and the rear torsion is at 5



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:41 AM

My rider weight is 400 pounds and the rear torsion is at 5

 

did you speak to Scott? or the guys at ZBros in Utah? 

Have you ridden it yet?



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:25 PM

Yes i got this answer from Scott: The rear shock does rebound, but it isn't instant.  The torsion springs affect the rising rate of the shock and the shock has resistance to the torsions whether it's the falling and rising rate.  

 
Think of it this way, if that shock rebounded instantly you would be bucked off the sled.
 
I spoke with M. Zilllinger from Zbroz and he says there should be a rebound but he is thinking that after a few rides it should place itself with the valving inside.
 
i rode about 10 km with them havent had a chance to test really well. i'm going on a good trip next week. ill be able to test them.
 
i was just wondering if you had the same first impression a me when you installed your kit. 
 
thanks anyways for your help.
 
i will give some news later next week


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

So it turns out there was no nitrogen in the cylinders, therefore no resistance in the shock. 

 

now everything is normal and no more sag on the back end. ill testing them out next week. 



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:54 PM

So it turns out there was no nitrogen in the cylinders. 

How did you figure this out?



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:01 AM

i called Nate a Zbroz and thats was one of his supposition. but it was a long shot. 

 

so i wasent satisfied by the shock, so i went to the le local shop that does hydraulics and valving. 

 

when the guy plugged his nitrogen tank his gauge didn't even move up or did we even here a shh noise when it was plugged in. 

 

so we added the recommended PSI that Nate told me and now there is a big difference. 



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the answer.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:04 AM

Good to hear you got that sorted out Stephane.

I put another couple hundred miles on the Skandic this weekend. So far, it's amazing and continues to impress. I had it wide open for a few stretches and at the top end of about 66mph it was rock solid going down the trail. Certainly not something I ever intend to do much of anyhow, but it was good to see how it would feel. I am not able to bottom the front end even in the nastiest of whoops and after several launches getting the sled completely off the ground. The front struts compressed deeply, but there was still more to go before bottoming out.

Unfortunately, it was also the last ride this season as another 7 hr trip to Fort Kent is not likely to happen for me this year.





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