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I have a '01 Foreman ES and it only has about 1500 miles on it. My problem is that the front end seems to hang over. I do have a winch on the front and have had one on it since I bought the bike back in '01. My cousin and I installed the perfex long travel suspension kit the other night and the back end sits high but the front end still hangs over. We can lift up on the front end and it will sit high but just until the bike is moved then it will sit right back down. For reference my cousin has a '01 rancher 350 ES with the high lifter 2' lift kit and his bike sits higher than mine in the front and is kind of stiff to mash on whereas my bike is very soft to mash down in the front. Could my shocks be worn out? Any suggestions?

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Get the Higlifter lift springs, they will fix the sag, no doubt.
 

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Progressive 512's is what I bought for the same problem. My 27's would rub occasionally, so someone recommended these shocks and I was impressed. No more rubiing at all. They are adjustable for terrain and comfort. I don't know what the difference is between them and Hi-Lifters, but I have been very happy with my Progressive 512's!
 

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Thanks!! Where did you get the Progressive shocks and did the front end sit up any higher with those shocks? I was told the high lifter springs would give me another inch on top of the inch I might of got with the Perfex kit. Thanks again!!

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Thanks!! Where did you get the Progressive shocks and did the front end sit up any higher with those shocks? I was told the high lifter springs would give me another inch on top of the inch I might of got with the Perfex kit. Thanks again!!

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I have the factory shocks off of my 2004 450S and only had them on for about 160 miles before I add the Perfex LTS kit and High Lifter springs. Springs added about 3/4 inch lift and are extremely stiff. They are a major pain in the ass to put on too if you don't buy the tool from highlifter. I will sale my factory springs if you want them.
 

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Thanks Maclove, I might just get the high lifter springs because I have the winch on the front of mine and I wonder how long it would be with your springs before I would get the sag again. Then again I wonder if your year model had stiffer springs than my '01. Let me check on that, I might have to take you up on that offer.

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Just let me know if I can assist you in anyway with your foreman.
 

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The lift springs from HL should take care of you problem. This is common problem on the foreman's. Another cheaper way is to custom make and install a set of spring spacers underneath the springs. Usually 1" to 2" spacers will give you enough to bring the front end back up and not be to harsh of a ride. PVC is the most used material for making spacers unless you have access to a machine shop that can make them for you out of alum. I cant remember the size of the shock, but we where using a PVC coupling and glueing a piece of pipe inside it make the wall thicker and then cutting it to lenght. Either way a spring compressor will be needed.
 

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I just got my HL springs in today, so maybe I will have them on by this weekend. I have been busy with workin' on the ole Foreman to. My cousin and I installed a homemade snorkle based off the Dirty4man design and so far the bike runs fine but it is a touch lean from looking at the plug once, and yes I need to look at the plug again. We ended up putting a 1 1/2 to 1" reducer in the end of the pipe and I have a piece of tape covering up a corner of the reducer. The bike runs good like this so I tried a 1 1/2 to 3/4 reducer but this was to much as the bike ran bad. The snorkle is still a work in progress and I'm hoping to not have to put a jet kit in the carb. I also got some oxlite brush guards today and I have one on but did'nt get enough time to put the other one on, so I'll get it on tomorrow. Take it easy guys and thanks for all the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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The high lifter springs are on and really the ride is no different. The front end came up a little bit, I maybe got the one inch other people got. Thanks again for all the help!!

Jamie R.
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