I have been trying to get used to my 08 Arctic cat 500 manual for a year now. It was quite a bit taller than my 97 454 bearcat and had a tendency to be kind of top heavy. A good set of aftermarket tires solved that problem but now the front tires lift off the ground when climbing steep hills, a lot worse than my older cat or buddies honda does. It seems realy but heavy. I think the gas tank being under the rear of the seat combined with my 330lbs makes it so heavy, there really isn't much up front to compensate. I was thinking about mabe putting a few 20lb weights on the front rack to balance it out, or maby attaching weight to the brush guard would be better to lower the center of gravity. Anyone else have this issue with thier wheeler and if so how did you solve it.
Easiest would probably just be to sell it and get a 6 wheeler, they will climb just about anything, but would like to get this cat climbing better.