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Old 10-18-2007, 04:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 96 zr 580 efi horsepower and top speed

i was just wondering what the HP and top speed of my sled would be. just got it in august and havent rode it yet. also is it a good sled and is it particularly fast? thanks
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The HP is approx 100-105.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The HP is approx 100-105.
wow i didnt know it was that high! thanks man btw is it a quick/fast sled?
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Yes they are very fast.I don't know the top speed though. As a matter of fact. I don't even know the top speed to my sleds. Nor do I care.I just know they are plenty fast for me.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes they are very fast.I don't know the top speed though. As a matter of fact. I don't even know the top speed to my sleds. Nor do I care.I just know they are plenty fast for me.
yea thats like me, i really like low end power. nice sleds btw
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I had that sled last year, and have to say, with no picks, going flat out across a feild, It kept both the skis in the air the whole way. VERY quick little sled

Also ask PI500, on the MI trip last year, that little sled kept up with him NP all the way to Macniaw(sp)!

Looking at getting another this year! you'll be very happy with it/
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I had a 95 EFI ZR 580, top speed was 92 mph (on gps) at 5000 feet on hardpacked snow. That thing cornered like it was on rails. It wasn't so good in the powder, though
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I had a 95 EFI ZR 580, top speed was 92 mph (on gps) at 5000 feet on hardpacked snow. That thing cornered like it was on rails. It wasn't so good in the powder, though
yea i hear that a lot. i think its because its so low to the ground. i had to get new motor mounts because the guy before me hit something and ripped em right out and i got my clutch's rebuilt, new battery and new belt. the fuel pump might be stuck though because it isnt working. the relay is clicking but it isnt getting fuel to the engine. but when i put gas in the cylinders it starts first pull. i hope its stuck so i dont have to get a new pump.how much would that be? probably is stuck though because it was siting for a while. thanks for the info guys. im riding with a 97 xc 700 this year and a 2003
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i cant wait to ride it. o and i got a studded track and doolys carbides so it should handle good and get good traction. o and im taking all the old decals off and putting new ones on. monster energy or just leaving it black. ill have to see what it looks like all black first. thanks again
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Take the fuel pump out and connect it directly to a 12v power source, it may only be stuck. This has happened to other people and this was the way to check if the pump was any good.
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I got a '96 EXT 580 EFI(very simalar sleds, mine is more trail oriented), you will not be let down by this thing. This is my fist sled and I must say that it is fun to drive. I have never pushed it to its limits but I was told that it will do its 100mph according to the speedo. The track was studed and was on ice/snow so i dont know the exact number, will know this year .
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hey man let me tell yah that ole zr wont let yah down. I got mine last winter she was a lil rough when i picked her got the clutches done pipe and runners and let me tell yah for a 600cc machine it hauls like no other i can beat just bout and other 600 and some 700 and if you really want a thrill take her down a trail and open it up that sled will stick to the courner like paper to gule. the sled is also the easyest starting sled ive ever had and its carb always starts first pull and i leave it outside in the winter. and for speed i took it to the drags last week and it ran a 98.2 on the gun so not bad mabe lil faster in winter like 101-102 Good luck with your new toy
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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HP is 95 and top speed is around 95 as well. Great sled! Try reversing the polarity on the pump? But take it out and clean the smart valve too!
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hey man let me tell yah that ole zr wont let yah down. I got mine last winter she was a lil rough when i picked her got the clutches done pipe and runners and let me tell yah for a 600cc machine it hauls like no other i can beat just bout and other 600 and some 700 and if you really want a thrill take her down a trail and open it up that sled will stick to the courner like paper to gule. the sled is also the easyest starting sled ive ever had and its carb always starts first pull and i leave it outside in the winter. and for speed i took it to the drags last week and it ran a 98.2 on the gun so not bad mabe lil faster in winter like 101-102 Good luck with your new toy
MAN! you guys are getting me excited for winter! i was sure it was a kinda fast sled but i didnt know it was such a good trail sled. yea i got the clutches rebuilt. i want to get aaen pipes but i just put a lot of money into it so maybe during winter. its gonna be a fun winter!
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If you change the pipe, you will need to either change the control chip or have it remapped.
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If you change the pipe, you will need to either change the control chip or have it remapped.
oh really? is that a lot of $$.
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I had a 97 ZR 580 EFI & it was a very nice rig!! I would suggest getting a season of riding under your belt before even considering mods. Keep the reliability of a stocker & ensure everything is in tip-top shape maintenance-wise!! You'll be a happy sledder!!
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I had a 97 ZR 580 EFI & it was a very nice rig!! I would suggest getting a season of riding under your belt before even considering mods. Keep the reliability of a stocker & ensure everything is in tip-top shape maintenance-wise!! You'll be a happy sledder!!
yea its all stock except for the primary clutch spring. it doesnt take off until 5 grand. there are a couple of studs ripped outta the track so ill probably get a new track next year. would that make the track tear if there are a couple of studs ripped out?
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there are a couple of studs ripped outta the track so ill probably get a new track next year. would that make the track tear if there are a couple of studs ripped out?
I agree with IRS to ride for a season first.Knowing how that machine runs stock is important. You might not want mods....
Your track should be ok for this season as long as the tears are clean. However,make sure that you remove partially torn out studs also. Or they will put a real nice big gaping hole in your front heat exchanger.$$$$$$$$ Not a fun job either.
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I agree with IRS to ride for a season first.Knowing how that machine runs stock is important. You might not want mods....
Your track should be ok for this season as long as the tears are clean. However,make sure that you remove partially torn out studs also. Or they will put a real nice big gaping hole in your front heat exchanger.$$$$$$$$ Not a fun job either.
yea they are clean rips. my friend had a stud go through his radiator on his xc 700. not a fun time. thanks for the help.
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On the older EFI sleds mods are a bit tougher. Porting and cleaning things up inside will do wonders! But get a season under your belt first! I know of a guy who for his first sled got a ZRT800, now that for the average first time sledder might be a bit much! Your 580 will be alot of sled right out of the box, mods can wait!
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