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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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bottoming out

I just purchased my new 2011, 700 Rhino, trading in a 2009 700 Grizzly.

Our first ride was in Arkansas in an area we have ridden for years. Although the trail has lots or rocks, with the Grizzly we normally don't bump the bash plate or scrape the bottom.

We had two riders in the Rhino, with a total weight of 400 lbs. The rear box had various items such as an ice chest, gas pack etc., approximately 100 lbs.

We bashed and scraped almost every rock of any size we crossed. It got so bad, it tore the heavy plastic bash plate off the Rhino. I spoke to a friend who occasionally rides with us on these same trails in his 2005 Rhino. He claims he has never had a problem like ours.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 04:00 PM
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Heres a system that should keep you from bottoming out if you haul alot of extra weight.
Its totally adjustable too.
Go to ksl.com and look at ad # 17953270
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 04:34 PM
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I just purchased my new 2011, 700 Rhino, trading in a 2009 700 Grizzly.

Our first ride was in Arkansas in an area we have ridden for years. Although the trail has lots or rocks, with the Grizzly we normally don't bump the bash plate or scrape the bottom.

We had two riders in the Rhino, with a total weight of 400 lbs. The rear box had various items such as an ice chest, gas pack etc., approximately 100 lbs.

We bashed and scraped almost every rock of any size we crossed. It got so bad, it tore the heavy plastic bash plate off the Rhino. I spoke to a friend who occasionally rides with us on these same trails in his 2005 Rhino. He claims he has never had a problem like ours.

Any ideas?

r6sam
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which shocks and springs do you have???

what preload do you have on the rear?

this machine is wider than your ATV, weighs about 1250 lbs dry. makes a difference.



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