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I just got a 04 300ex and went riding over the weekend. the front end is so stiff it about throws me off the seat. A friend has the same machine and his rides fine. are my shocks bad or am I missing something? the preload is on the softest setting. and his is up higher than mine and rides fine. I weigh about 170lbs. any thoughts would help
 

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Hmmmm?? Gain some weight...JK Lol Welcome to the forums. When you physically push down on the front how does it feel? My 250X is a little stiff in the front but the only thing I can advise you on is either convert to 450R shocks or go aftermarket.
 

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The Front shock should have an adjustment thing don't know what its called but if its turned all the way up it will be stiffer. It takes a special wrench to adjustt it.
 

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shocks are on the softest setting, my understanding is it sat for a while, I just bought it about 2 months ago, when you try to bounce the front end it is very stiff, even had a 225lb guy ride it and he said it is stiff too, so it's not just my weight
 

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That was a joke , I would suggest grabbing another set of shocks off ebay. 300ex shocks are pretty inexpensive. Try doing a store search on ebay for GDH Racing he will have everything you need there.
 
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