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Old 01-30-2013, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Zrt 600 + zr 580

i recently just finished up a zrt 600 for a customer here at the shop and was out testing it to make sure it was fine for pick up and noticed it was a good working machine and seems pretty fast but my 580 seems to pull alot harder down low and mid range.is this normal due to the short stroke of the triple or were the 580 s that much better? Never rode a zrt before so i have no comparison.

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stock form, most twins will out pull a triple out of the hole, but three has longer legs.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^^^^^^Agreed^^^^^^^^
I had a pair of ZR600's(EFI) and they definately pull harder from a dead stop. My ZRT though really pulls harder in the mid-upper powerband. Oh, and they were/are strictly stock setup.
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cool,i noticed that the zrt really wanted to be stretched out but the motor has minutes on it so i couldnt.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe on non-APV 600 triples. My stock ZRT 600 would absolutely murder a stock ZR 600. Same goes for the 800. I had a ZRT800 that was way quicker than my current ZR800, and believe me, my Zr800 is fast.

This idea of triples only having power on the upper end of the RPM range is myth. People that say that must not have rode a good running triple.

I've said this many times, I will run my stock with studs 600 triple against any stock with studs zr600 or ZR580 in this case and BET my ZRT will come out of the hole ahead and stay ahead the whole way.
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Heck, I'll put my 550 fanner against your triple... only catch is we have to do it where *I* ride. With the 60" we have on the ground right now, my bet is yours will dig a 5 foot hole, while I putt-putt to the finish line. The weight of the studs should help it dig a little faster... hehe
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Heck, I'll put my 550 fanner against your triple... only catch is we have to do it where *I* ride. With the 60" we have on the ground right now, my bet is yours will dig a 5 foot hole, while I putt-putt to the finish line. The weight of the studs should help it dig a little faster... hehe
OK... That was funny! I never said she's a ditch banger!
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Maybe on non-APV 600 triples.
Mine is a "non"...
That EFI ZR I had pulled harder off the line then simmered down. My ZRT, which IS dialed in has more of a constant "strain" until it starts to really breathe, then it pulls much harder when it opens up. No doubt though it's faster. I was on the lake recently and before I knew it I saw 110 on the speedo, with more to go. At the same instant I thought "What the $!&@ are you doing looking at some blurry dial and NOT looking ahead for ice shoves" and backed off!
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