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    Question 08 rxt front compartment

    Both mine and my buddies lift assist rod came apart at the ball joint I assume this has happened to others how did you fix and prevent it from recurring?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    Both mine and my buddies lift assist rod came apart at the ball joint I assume this has happened to others how did you fix and prevent it from recurring?
    im in the process of fixin mine, u needa clip the the shok bak onto the ball, its rlly hard, lol, my shock popped outta the hull n now i dunno if its rivets or glued screw holdin it in, do u kno??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    Both mine and my buddies lift assist rod came apart at the ball joint I assume this has happened to others how did you fix and prevent it from recurring?
    BTW if ur ski is still under warranty ur dealer will fix it under warranty, mine did but it aint under warranty no more so i gotta do it myself

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    its a pita...

    make sure the ball joint is clipped into the bottom of the shock first.. i undid the lid, lifted it.. clicked the shock on along with the spring clip (i got some stainless aftermarket ones from an auto shop) then got a friend to press the lid or hold it place while i secured the lid back on... trying to compress the shock and get it in by yourself is impossible.


    mine hasn't come off in over 100hrs since i fitted the stainless clips on..

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    08rxtx front shock ive had the dealer fix mine two times know. still comes offin hard riding conditions. so went an repostion it myself the bottom breacket an still came off i will try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by onefastmach View Post
    08rxtx front shock ive had the dealer fix mine two times know. still comes offin hard riding conditions. so went an repostion it myself the bottom breacket an still came off i will try again
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    Any solution to fix .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by red fox View Post
    Any solution to fix .....
    no idea but do u kno wat typ of screws or rivots r used to hold the braket in the hull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    Both mine and my buddies lift assist rod came apart at the ball joint I assume this has happened to others how did you fix and prevent it from recurring?
    I have a 2007 RXT, ride Lake Michigan a lot, my hood prop kept popping off as well, several times, became a real P.I.T.A.!!

    I solved it by bending the lower mounting bracket up a bit, it seemed like mine was bent down, as in NOT perpendicular. Don't know if it was like that from the factory or if it just happened over time.

    Just put a large adjustable wrench on it, give it a tug.

    Rode all last summer in the rough, NEVER came off !!

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    Use your socket wrench in the long slot to pull the bracket down and connect the shock to it.

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