They look absolutely horrible on your bike. Being the nice guy that I am, i wouldn't want you to have an ugly bike, so I'll take them for you and run then on my bike.... I'll take one for the team.... Lol
I've managed to rack up a few hundred miles since installing my new Elka stage 3s a few weeks ago. I kept in close contact with Accelerated Technologies (seller) as well as grizzlycentral forum member Zrt1200 as I was learning how optimize my fancy new shocks.
Being mid winter here in Ontario my test grounds have nearly three feet of snow on them, so my testing has completely been on our local snowmobile trails. Which are in horrible condition.. Endless washboards of various sizes, lengths and shapes for many many kms. It's been a terrible year for snowmobiling
Once the Elkas were set to where I believe was near optimal, I switched them out for my original shocks. I was uneasy about my purchase until I rode on the stockers once again. Oh wow!!! Elkas do improve the overall plush feel of my quad's suspension and handle the rough stuff much better then stockers. Though Elkas are a big improvement, I feel it's important to take the time to learn and set them up properly witch does take some testing, trial and error.
Stage 3s cost 1300$ US or 1800$ Canadian ( in my case)
Now the big question, are they worth it? That depends on many variables such as,
-How much do you ride a year?
-What kind of terrains do you ride on?
-What's your riding style?
-Are you currently happy how your atv rides?
-What's your budget?
-What's your health like? ( I often have a soar back)
In my case I do alot of high speed aggressive riding, around 2500 miles a year, slot on very rough eroded trails. I was VERY unhappy with my 2019 grizzly stock shocks. These were my reasons for this upgrade
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