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Old 10-09-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at a 2000 ZL 600

I am tossing the idea of taking home a 2000 ZL 600 with I THINK a 136'' track or something around that length any how. I know it is not the standard 121'' track. How are these sleds? Do they have any problems that would sway my mind from getting it. I know common maintenence is key and unavoidable. I just want to know if there are and bad quirks or issues these sleds may have. I have a 97 ZR580 right now and i know the quirks and issues with that. To me they arent that bad. any insite would be helpfull. thanks in advance folks.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Softer ride than the ZR.
Otherwise no different than what you already have.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats what i have been hearing about the ZL's. How about track exctention on it? It has that on it right now. Good- bad- junk-awesome -functional -nessasary?
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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136 could be a standard setup, makes the trails even smoother.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Did ZL's come stock with longer tracks? is 136 a lijit size? I know nothing about longer track except they look cool IMO
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No 136" is not standard. He must've gotten a track extension.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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136 would be standard on a 2 up and it may have been changed from another sled or the 2 up seat removed and a 1 up installed.
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The ZL's weren't touring models. They only came in 121" or 128" track configurations, not sure which, but know that they're not a long track. If it were an Arctic Cat Touring it'd be a Pantera or a Panther.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just the 121 track on the ZL or the ZR! The 600 would have a bit more power! our 97 ZR 580 is THE BEST for the BUCK trail sled out there! Next might be the 02!(APV)
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The ZL has a softer suspension than the ZR's. The standard track is a 121", so they must have done a track/tunnel extension. It should be an awesome trail sled. I wouldn't do a lot of fast ditch banging with it though, with the softer suspension.

The 600's aren't the greatest on gas (my wife's gets about 8 mpg -- Imperial gallons in Canada), and are heavy on oil but I'd rather spend an extra $50 a year on a couple more jugs than do an engine rebuild.

Should be a good sled if its been maintained. Good Luck!!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replys guys! I hope it comes together soon here. Its almost ready to start snowing here and it would be nice to ride a different sled . Thanks again. I will keep you all informed if and when i get the rig.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Finally picked it up!

I did end up with the ZL 600 EFI with 136'' track and extentions. This is my firs sled of my own so i am learning as i go. I have a few good friends that know sleds like the back of their hands. SO...... check it out Any one have good snow yet? Minneapolis has zero sofar.





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Congrats on your new sled. Looks great. Your extensions and 136" deep lug track would be a plus with all of the early deep snow that we have had. (Wyoming)
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Congrats on your new sled. Looks great. Your extensions and 136" deep lug track would be a plus with all of the early deep snow that we have had. (Wyoming)
Save me a room to crash in! I am going to wyoming. You been out yet?
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I've gotten about 50 miles of trail riding in so far this season.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Nice looking sled. You're going to love it. I have the ZR 600 EFI and IMO the suspension is too hard.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Easy to get set up right though.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah i am excited to give it a pull and hit some trails and ditches with it.
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maybe this year you won't have to ride with a broken heel
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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maybe this year you won't have to ride with a broken heel

Knock on wood brother! Damn icy steps!!!
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