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    Default Polaris Switchback

    Just bought a 2108 Polaris Switchback Pro S 800. Had a dealer suggest that I have the big boy spring installed. Was wandering if anyone my size has any experience with this, or any advice on the matter. I am 6'2" and weigh 235 to 240 fully dressed in riding gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heitz66 View Post
    Just bought a 2108 Polaris Switchback Pro S 800. Had a dealer suggest that I have the big boy spring installed. Was wandering if anyone my size has any experience with this, or any advice on the matter. I am 6'2" and weigh 235 to 240 fully dressed in riding gear.
    Had shorty 18 800 Pro S last year and did not need it at 6'3 288 lbs.
    If you need more suspension just adjust the rear shock threads, good luck without the Polaris tool though; pain in the butt.

    Bear

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    I think what made the most difference for me was the dual rate front track shock spring. Hygear is the spot. I am about the same size as Fuji. Fts needs help on these I think. I even ordered the dual rate doing for my new xc 850 from hygear. Worth it

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    Adjusting the spring collar up or down for more preload only changes the ride height. Doesn't change the spring rate at all. If you're too heavy (or light) for a given spring rate, you really just need to change the spring.

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    2018 spring is a 130 which is right in between the older pro s
    120 and pro x 150
    Definitely ride the sled first. I think you will be ok at you stats
    Last edited by snobuilder; 11-16-2019 at 02:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    2018 spring is a 230 which is right in between the older pro s
    200 and pro x 250
    Definitely ride the sled first. I think you will be ok at you stats
    I thought the 230 was the XCR spring? I have had all three, and I'm about the same weight PLUS full rack and bags setup that I load up for multiple over night trips - the 200 Pro-S spring was pretty soft for me, the 250 spring felt much better. I put the 250 on my XCR, but may try the 230 at some point.

    If you are a more aggressive rider, a bigger spring may be in order, otherwise you might be fine.

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    Polaris sez the stock spring will handle up to 280 lbs. That big boy spring ruins the ride IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcr440 View Post
    I thought the 230 was the XCR spring? I have had all three, and I'm about the same weight PLUS full rack and bags setup that I load up for multiple over night trips - the 200 Pro-S spring was pretty soft for me, the 250 spring felt much better. I put the 250 on my XCR, but may try the 230 at some point.

    If you are a more aggressive rider, a bigger spring may be in order, otherwise you might be fine.
    Sorry. Corrected my first post
    Spring rates are 120, 130 and 150.

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