The front and rear suspensions on your Polaris TITAN snowmobile are easy to adjust. Follow these three steps:
1. Ride your snowmobile. Ride the snowmobile in various terrain to fully experience the existing suspension settings before making any adjustments.
2. Adjust the torsion spring to tune vehicle balance. After riding, you should be able to determine if the snowmobile needs more or less transfer. For more transfer, decrease the torsion spring preload. For less transfer, increase the torsion spring preload.
If you prefer your snowmobile has lighter steering, decrease the torsion spring preload or increase the front track shock spring preload.
3. Adjust shock clickers (if equipped) for ride quality. For models equipped with monotube shocks, always adjust the rear torsion spring preload to enhance bottoming resistance.
For models with shock clickers, you can adjust the clickers to control bottom and adjust ride comfort. Turn a clicker counter-clockwise to decrease damping for a softer ride. Turn a clicker clockwise to increase damping for a stiffer ride and less bottoming.
Test ride the snowmobile and continue making spring and clicker adjustments until you achieve the perfect ride. Adding traction components, such as traction studs or additional ski skag carbides, or changing the factory equipped track, could change handling characteristics. Additional setup may be required.
Shock Compression Damping
The primary adjustment for overall vehicle balance is torsion spring preload. Perform this adjustment first. After adjusting torsion spring preload to your satisfaction, compression damping adjustments can be made to control ride quality and bottoming resistance.
Compression damping can be adjusted at the front suspension and at the front and rear track shock. Make adjustments in two-click increments and then test ride. When adjusting the front suspension, always adjust both clickers equally.
To stop bottoming of the front or rear suspension (stiffer ride), rotate the clicker(s) clockwise two clicks (as viewed from the top of the clicker) and then test ride. Repeat the adjustment until bottoming stops and the desired ride quality is achieved.
For a more plush ride at the front or rear suspension, rotate the clicker(s) counter-clockwise two clicks and then test ride. Repeat the adjustment until the desired ride quality is achieved.
Torsion Spring Adjustments
To adjust rear torsion spring preload, rotate the three-position cam using the engine spark plug tool. Adjustment is easiest when the cam is rotated from low to medium and then to high. Rotating directly from low to high will require significantly more effort.
Limiter Strap Adjustment
The front torque arm limiter strap is set at position (1). Polaris recommends leaving the limiter strap at position (1) to maintain the optimum ride characteristics of the snowmobile. Riders who desire less ski pressure and more weight transfer toward the rear of the snowmobile can lengthen the limiter strap by changing to position (2).
1. Loosen the lock nut.
2. Adjust the limiter strap.
3. Tighten the lock nut. Torque to 16 ft-lbs (21 Nm).