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TENDER SPRINGS INSTALLATION MANUAL
Tender spring installation instructions
Secure machine in Park. And then measure front ride height at forward lower a arm mount, then record. Then measure rear ride height right below the tow hook, and record.
Lube and clean threads on all shocks with wire brush and WD40 type lube.
Lift the front of the machine and remove the shocks. Now with shock removed loosen the large top spanner nut utilizing the holes or grooves. Loosen nut all the way to reservoir. Remove lower coupler and remove springs. Add new tender springs. Tighten spanner nut down to touch the tender spring and then tighten down 1 inch. This puts tension on the spring. Lower machine off jack and settle suspension by moving machine. Measure ride height and then set ride height according to tire size as stated below. ** MOVING THE SPANNER DOWN WILL LIFT THE MACHINE, MOVING TH ESPANNER UP WILL LOWER THE MACHINE
*******REMEMBER ALL MEASURMENTS CAN VARY. THIS IS JUST A STARTING POINT. PLEASE ADVISE US AT 2563090200 IF YOU HAVE A MORE ACCURATE MEASUREMENT. ALL MEASURMENTS ARE FROM STOCK MACHINES*****
Re install shocks (we will fine tune after we do the rear). FINE TUNING will be setting the ride height. We do this because all machines are loaded different, from personal customizations.
Rear – lift machine securely
1000xp, Turbo, and PRO XP models do not have to be taken off. Simply loosen the spanner nut and slide the lower collar off using the slot. Install tender springs. Tighten spanner nut until it touches the top of the spring and then tighten 1 more inch. You will fine tune after the machine has been settled.
900s/1000s/General Remove rear shock and loosen spanner nut all the way. Slide springs up and utilize slot on lower collar to remove collar and remove the springs. Install smaller tenders and set spanner at 1 inch of pre-load. You will fine tune after the machine has been settled.
Reinstall all shocks and torque bolts.
Now that all hardware is torqued properly, tires are re installed. Lower the machine off the jack and move the machine forward and backwards 3ft at a time for a few times to settle the suspension.
Fine tune the preload with the ride height measurements supplied here. Adjust the spanner nut until ride height is achieved. Remember +/- .25 inches is ok.
recommended ride height setting achieved by adjusting tender springs
Tire to ride height
For The Pro XP
Rear will set a half inch lower at rest than front measurements above. At point measured in step 1.
On some instances you may need to utilize a spring compressor. If a compressor is needed you can borrow them from your local parts store. For Walker Evans 4 Seat Models we have sent a shorter spring for the front to help make install easier and safer.
Springs are labelled with location to where they need to be placed.