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Old 12-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2001 Arctic Cat ZR 500

Post ANYTHING about this sled. Trying to get a review going.
Top speed
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And PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tops out about 90-95. Bout 90hp. Not a bad little trail sled for the wife or kids! Best upgrade? Probable the D&D 720 Preditor kit!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My first sled was a 2000 ZR 600, it was an okay sled, good for me since it was my first official sled, I probably put about 500 miles on it and the engine blew, cost me $1,000 to get the thing back running, after that it ran great of course.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just picked mine up today. I paid $500.00 for it. Pretty excited bout it. Will post pics soon. Any tips on cleaning the exhaust valves?
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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$500 ain't bad at all...Not sure on exhaust valves, didn't have mine long enough for that
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Remove the 4 bolts, then the 2 Torx bolts. Slide valve out and clean with brake cleaner and scotch bright!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Seems easy enough! I I'll do that. I can't wait to get out n ride.... But NO SNOW.
Any other tips on these sleds?
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You most likely will need new gaskets on those, so have them ready before you remove them.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I will buy those. Anything else on this sled I should know about?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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As with any performance sled the center to center on the clutches is important for performance! 12.2" (12 1/4 works!) And belt width and tightness too!
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Awesome. Does anyone got a picture of their secondary clutch? I'm wondering if mine is factory or after market. This is my first time working on sleds in the 2000's so I'm unaware if it is stock or not. It has a purple non on the end. And if anyone has any performance upgrade ideas I would appreciate it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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And kccats what part of Illinois you from? I'm up in Gurnee
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ADuck was from your area, Im about at I80 & I39!
That purble knob on the end could be a belt adjuster!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ADuck was from your area, Im about at I80 & I39!
That purble knob on the end could be a belt adjuster!
Eeres duck at these days is he still in fox lake havent heard from him lately

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So you think that nob is factory then?
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Post a pick, but no it would be aftermarket!

Last I thought he was movin towards Rockford?
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Theres the purple nob
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Post a pick, but no it would be aftermarket!

Last I thought he was movin towards Rockford?
Thats what I thought but havent heard from him duck where u at lol

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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On the couch is where this boy be. Lol no ben working my but off.

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm still in fox lake heading out west foyer the holidays then I'll be back. Just sold the mach. Looking for a newer gade to build

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