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.
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.
2006 Arctic Cat Crossfire 600 EFI 136" MINE! - 7500 miles
2007 Arctic Cat F6 LXR - 3235 miles
1999 Ski-Doo Mach 1 Triple 700 - 4040 miles
2000 Arctic Cat ZR 600 EFI - 6963 miles
1972 Arctic Cat Cheetah 340 - 1701 miles
2003 Ski-Doo MXZ-X 600 Rev - 7375 miles
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!!!
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.
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.