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Old 10-22-2006, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My New (used) 2005 z570 (few questions)

Hey all - just purchased a 2005 AC z570 LX, and now Im actually waiting for it to snow in MN (vs swearing when it does).

I have a few quick questions:

1) It doesnt have mirrors.. i thought the mirrors were a part of a windshield, so i am almost wondering if they have been replaced, or were mirrors an option for 2005? While its not a huge inconvenience, if theres a way to buy replacement mirrors and mount them, that would be awesome.
I checked some oem parts stores, and they have them in the diagram, but not available to order.

2) 12volt accessories/helmet plug..
My bro in law (whos a big AC lifetime rider) mentioned i could drill holes and put a 12v plug on either side (by key or by choke). Im a bigger fan of buying prefab parts, so i will get a 12v replacement piece for my choke side, but i was curious - since most electric helmet plugs are a different connector, is it possible to mount a plug for that on the opposite side? or will i just need to buy an adapter? If i wanted to get crazy, is it possible to run 2 12v options at onces. both would be low power (wont be trying to watch a tv or some bs..), otherwise ill try to get a dedicated plug for my helmet (and ill try to fabricate a magnetic quick release power cord for it, if i do, ill post photos).

3) Carbides disagree bigtime with the aluminum lip on the edge of my trailer. I have a triton LT, and i will be ****ing damned that i couldnt keep it pretty for longer than 2 days. 2 big gouges on each side from dual carbides. I looked at triton accessories site, they have ski guards, but those are meant for the wood, or is it possible for me to try to extend the plastic (without mounting it to aluminum lip)? Or do you guys suggest something. It wont kill anything, but no sense beating up a new trailer

4) Regretting not going to grass drags, wheres a good place to get good cheap snowmobile gear in MN?
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on the new sled!!
Mirrors are usually not standard equipment on a trail sled, perhaps only on a touring unit. You should be able to buy OEM mirrors for yours...either from your dealer or mail order!
Unless you have electric start (w/battery), it becomes a little more complex to add 12V DC accessory plug. You will need to build or buy a rectifier set-up; I believe that Polaris makes a plug & play adaptor. Heated visor can plug directly into the harness as-is. You will need to find an unused 2-conductor flat connector; there may be 1 or 2 of them hidden in the engine compartment or up near the headlamp. AC's will usually have a black & brown wire to those connectors. You will need a wiring adaptor to go to the RCA plug used for the visors.
Good luck!! Hope this helps!
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My wifes 2003 z570 came with mirrors, so I would guess that you windshield has been replaced.
We also have an electric shield and the plug for it was in w wire bundle on near the steering column. There are Y addapters that can be purchased if you need more 12V accessories.
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nice i will hit up my local dealer. Yeah im guessing windshield was replaced, there is a small 1" crack in the top of my hood by windshield (rolled?)

I had my bro in law checkout the sled and allignment looked fine, so it wasnt terrible, just probably going a little too fast

Thanks for the advice guys - yeah i bought LX because i didnt want to try to put a reverse kit, and maybe when i feel up to it i could put 1 of those kickass wireless starters on (the 1s that will shut it off after 12m if left sitting).

Im excited - its not necessarily a manly sled, but should last me a few years while we get used to it. I am looking at how bad we messed up our mint condition 96 waveraider this summer, so wife said theres no way i could get a new and keep it new.

Plus i figured a 570 would be good for the wife as long as i keep it pretty
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wheres a good online OEM parts store?

also - what style of mirrors did your wifes ac come with? I think theyre the oval/teardrop shape ones, correct?

trying to figure out what looks best.. Im thinking Black and teardrop (black/grey standard windshield).
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Her Z is at Tri-County Snowmobile Club Members and Their Rides
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Look in the tech section, there are links there for parts suppliers.
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Congrats on the new sled!

I have seen the windshield mirrors on eBay quite often. I wish mine (2000 ZL) didn't have the flag-style ones... I like the windshield mirrors much better. I'd switch over, if there weren't already holes drilled in my cowling for the existing mirrors.

You can find "boots" for your skis to protect your trailer. They slide on under them, and you ride on the plastic. I have also seen people hinge a foot wide plywood panel (the entire width of the trailer) to the edge. When they load and unloa, they just flip it down. It makes a nice ramp, and protects the aluminum edge. I am seriously considering making one for my trailer this year.
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At the Big East show, I saw a sled with the mirrors as part of the handguards.
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If you can find one, what I did was cut up an old truck bedliner and put the strips onto the trailer. You can extend them right onto the aluminum and the sled will also slide right on/off. Good luck!
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so the same idea as the plastic ski guides for trailers, just extend them a little over the aluminum (without mounting?)

only 3" or so, guessing it wont be a prob
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