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Old 02-10-2019, 08:22 AM
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Hello guys!
What would you do if you wanted to stiffen up the snowhawk?
I had 3 rides on my hawk last year and I tried a few cliff drops with it. The one in the picture was the biggest I tried and bottomed out my suspension. Hurt my ankles, but it was fun!
I still want to go bigger but if I do I need stiff suspension.

Rear:
I have the expert extreme suspension/skid on my hawk. It rides awesome, I just want it stiffer.
Im not able to tighten the springs anymore, as they are at the hardest.
Some stiffer springs would help I think. Have any of you tried some fox shocks on this skid?

Forks:
Clearly I need to stiffen up the forks. They are way too soft. Do any of you have some information about what springs I should go for, valving etc ? I see some here use the Yamaha KYB forks on the hawk. I bet some Kyb`s set up for freestyle motocross would be stiff, wonder how that would work on the hawk, lol.
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Call the guys at snowhawk.ca they had higher rate springs available a few years back, they also told me they offer 52mm forks as an option
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LMAO , Dude your killing me , your one badass mother or just nuts . You've got balls of steel jumping like that on a one ski . I sure as hell won't do it , one time cartwheeling over the bar was enough . I've got that skid back in until I cut down another 154 , try finding the Expert Express skid , it doesn't abuse the front as much . It floats better too but that Extreme is one mogul bashing mother WFO Damned if you do Damned if you don't
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LMAO , Dude your killing me , your one badass mother or just nuts . You've got balls of steel jumping like that on a one ski . I sure as hell won't do it , one time cartwheeling over the bar was enough . I've got that skid back in until I cut down another 154 , try finding the Expert Express skid , it doesn't abuse the front as much . It floats better too but that Extreme is one mogul bashing mother WFO Damned if you do Damned if you don't
Haha thanks Hawkster
I quess its my freestyle motocross hobby that have made me love big jumps.
I have never felt my hawk wanted to dig in and throw me over the bars.
But i ALWAYS hammer the gas when i land. Thats what we always do on our dirtbikes too. That has saved my body from many over jumps.
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Call the guys at snowhawk.ca they had higher rate springs available a few years back, they also told me they offer 52mm forks as an option
Thanks i have contacted them
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Default Dont open pandoras box!!!!

It will lead you down a path that will of an almost never ending project.
There are quite a few threads on here that will describe the issues with the rear suspension. You dont want stiffer springs, you have to overcome the suspension design with valving. Not worth the effort.
Suck it up and ride it like it is or slap a different skid under it, my 2 cents.
I just threw away 2 progressive wound shocks off my 800, trust me you would not have wanted them.
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http://backcountryrebels.com/showthread.php?t=30436
This is a huge post but has some awesome suspension section if you weed through it.
Good luck.
I just sold everything snowhawk that i own, good to see new blood. Hopefully not to much , blood that is,
Good luck bud!
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