I've a '99 Polaris SKS 700. I need to make a few parts changes and I'd like to do a couple upgrades at the same time. I'm looking for some information to lead me in the right direction.
I need to replace/upgrade the suspension. I was given the machine last season after it had set without moving for at least 4 years. I replaced the engine and clutch and some various other parts and rode most of last season w/o issue except that the sled bottomed out with increasing frequency during the season. I suspect that I should replace the OEM rear shock and also think spring upgrades would be worthwhile. Recommendations as to type/brand of shock and where to procure said item? My weight, a can of fuel and lunch will nudge #300.
I am also considering replacing the OEM 136 track with a taller lug track. I'd like to extend the track to 144 or longer at the same time. What say you? The longer tracked sleds of my buddies seemed to more at home in the hills & mountains. Last season was my first real season of snow machining. I'd love to hear the thoughts of those in the know. How involved/expensive is such an extension? Is it going to be a durable upgrade for my sled?
Thanks for your time,