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Old 01-28-2011, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink 1998 zr 500 600 arctic cat motor swap

Hi got a question to ask the cat people, I have a 1998 zr 600efi with a blown motor but I have a 1998 zr500 carb motor, can I just plug the 500 into the 600 with no problems not sure if the computer would work?????? Any input would be nice thanks happy sledding to all
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm certain that the EFI stators are different than the carb stators but you may be able to switch over the one from the blown 600 motor. There may be other compatibility issues and I'm sure the experts will help out. BTW how badly "Blown" is the 600?
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responce as for blown it needs at least one jug and piston not sure of the other I just bought it from a friend that's what he told me I am picking it up today I just happened to have the 500 motor from a sled that had an opps in 1999 right after I bought it new ouch, so was hopeing to do a transplant.
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Might be easier to do the topend on the 600 than to try getting the 500 into the sled and running.
You could always sell the 500 motor to finance the 600 rebuild.
If you go that route just be sure to identify and fix the problem that caused the motor to blow in the first place.
BTW, where are you located?
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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zr 500 600 motor swap

Hi the guy that had the sled said that throttle swith was bad so the sled had a small back fire,he drove it for a little then he took it to a dealer and that's what the dealer told him, so he put a new switch in and it ran great for a littlewhile. Shortly after as he said blew up so the top end was pulled and that is the state I will get it tonight. I have a 97 z440 that has a small miss in it to maybe the same problem?????? Thanks for the help I live in wales mi
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wiring harness from EFI to carbed engines are totally different, so, no it will not just drop in and go.
Take a look at the 600 engine and see exactly what the damage is and I would go with COOKSTER's recommendation and sell the 500 engine to finance the repair of the 600.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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id also would rebuild the 600 motor.
sell all the parts from the 500 and get
some new or used 600 parts.
im sure you can prolly find some
in the for sale area.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi everyone I just got the sled home I will take a closer look at it and relay the info I find, thanks for everyones info thanks till later
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Hi everyone just looked at the sled not good one piston is burned and scored and the other piston had the front skirt broke off and the leading edge towards the exaust was melted, have to decide what to do.
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Hello does anyone have any ideas what would cause this to happen this way???????? Thanks for any info
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Some of the early buildes had piston problems as well as cyl skirts too! You would be MUCH happier to do the big bore set up then go down in size! Having a cyl repaired is only like $175 to repair and pistons are around $50-75.
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