Mrbb, I used the owner manuals recommendation on the air pressure. I realize more pressure-it should steer easier and vice versa. My four wheeler from the factory is Full Time 4-wheel Drive so I have to live with that or convert it somehow to an optional 2-4 wheel drive. Do you have any input on that? Thanks
I have the little brother to your atv, the 400 foreman a yr older, I ride mine all the time with one hand, its full time 4x4 as well, I run about 8 or more psi in my tires, my niece and nephews have been steering it since they were about 7 yrs old and UP with me sitting behind them in case!
AT FULL TURN ON THE BAR, IT WILL WANT TO go STRAIGHT, , its the fact again its in 4x4 and wants to allow wheels to ONLY turn at same speed ,thus making them want to go straight, there is NO way around this, unless you go to a kit that converts things to 2x4 option
I have never felt the need to do so, I run 25 inch tall tires, I run a lot of AIR, I skip what the manual says on air pressure LOL
it rides harder more bounce at times and even some bump steer as well from all the air
but works for me for the past 20 yrs or so!
MY suggestion to you would before spending the $$ is GO ride a 2 wheel drive atv of about the same size as yours, NOT a sport atv either, but a 4x4 one that has select-able 4 wheel drive, and see if you think the effort is that much less than what you have,
as to some it is a bunch different, to others its NOT that much!
there are also atv's with power steering that might appeal to you if you think its a LOT on both 4x4 and 2x4 models
and before you say you don;'t know anyone with a atv to let you try,
heck, go to a deal and test drive some LOL
just act itchy to spend money, they will let you test drive a few in circles in there parking lot! HAHA!
and that si what you need to do, drive in tighter circles, to see/feel any difference in a 4x4 over a 2x4 setting on drive train to see if the HARD steering you have is normal or not, as you just don;'t know, only having yours to ride!
no point in throwing money or time at your atv if its correct as is!
What size tires are on your ATV too!