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Old 11-11-2011, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the Arctic Cat ZR 570 reliable? Are the fan sleds any good?

Looking to buy a 2nd sled which would be for my gf and my buddy is selling his 2003 ZR 570 with 4k miles and just put a brand new motor in it earlier this year? I pretty much care for reliability since and not speed, so a few questions:

1. Is it reliable?
2. Are fan sleds are any good?
3. Overall, is it a good sled?
4. Whats it worth? The condition is LITERALLY MINT
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes they are a good reliable sled! Just not the fastest ZR out there! But it is still a ZR!
As for what its worth, location makes a big difference! But a fan with 4k on a 03 and a NEW motor, should be worth $ 1800 - 2000
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually same area youre in, north chicago area, i was thinking it was worth a bit more but i guess not, what does the zr have over the zl?
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Actually same area youre in, north chicago area, i was thinking it was worth a bit more but i guess not, what does the zr have over the zl?
better rear suspension.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ZL= plush/cushy ride.
ZR= stiffer more aggressive ride.
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Well, since they didn't make a 2003 ZR 570 it has to be a Z 570. Basic trail sled similar to the ZL.
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Are you 100% sure they didnt make a zr 570 in 03 and if it is a Z 570, how much is that worth?
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Same! And depending on build date it could go other way?
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I just found out, i made a mistake, its a 2003 Z570 but its not base though, it has adjustable fox suspension, whats it worth now that its a Z570 instead of ZR?
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Again maybe $1800-1900!
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Well, if his has the FOX suspension, is it an upgraded package or did someone before install it?
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My good friend has a z570. Great machine! Plenty of power for the trails. More than a liquid cooled Indy 500. And way better ride than the Indy. Just make sure mice don't build a nest between your engine and shrouding. That will kill a fan engine.
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Mice can ruin ALOT on a sled!
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, since they didn't make a 2003 ZR 570 it has to be a Z 570. Basic trail sled similar to the ZL.
Um.... let's not mislead a noob here...

The Z570 is a fan cooled motor. Any ZL will be a liquid cooled motor. That's a WORLD of difference... far from "similar to the ZL".
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A quick run down of differences between the z compared to a zl/Zr.

No torque sensing link
lighter duty aluminum slide rails
lighter duty rear torsion springs
non adjustable / non rebuildable shocks all around
Non adjustable front coil overs
basic light duty blow molded plastic skis
no tach
Warmers are on/off not hi/low
Tunnel design is from the late 90s chassis (narrow, non reinforced foot boards)

Correct me if I'm wrong....
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