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Old 10-30-2009, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2000 Arctic cat zrt 600

I might be buying a 2000 zrt 600 is there anything I should look for it has 3000 miles all stock were these good sleds?
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I might be buying a 2000 zrt 600 is there anything I should look for it has 3000 miles all stock were these good sleds how good were they on gas?
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice sled, quick to sense its a triple.... No older sleds are really good on gas! 8-12 mpg depending on riding style
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-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A coupla things to look for are, is the speedo still working? and has the motor been freshened?
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yea if the speedo doesnt work then its the drive shaft bearing.. but i thought that was more common in the 90s
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10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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These are great sleds for cheap and they do get worse mileage than some 2cylinders. The speedo issue is really common. Keep the bearing greased.
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea, im really scared that my bearings gunna go out this year! Sled has 3k miles, but the previous owner kept it greased so im hopeing it will be ok
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10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yea, im really scared that my bearings gunna go out this year! Sled has 3k miles, but the previous owner kept it greased so im hopeing it will be ok
I have been scared too. My speedo actually quit working a couple seasons back on my 98 ZR and it turned out the cable got pinched and broke in two. Easiest fix on the whole sled. I thought I must've been the luckiest Cat owner out there. From then on I greased the bearing a few times a season.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great sled. My friend has an 02 and he drag races with it... they're fast.

You can't expect good gas, it's a triple.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have been scared too. My speedo actually quit working a couple seasons back on my 98 ZR and it turned out the cable got pinched and broke in two. Easiest fix on the whole sled. I thought I must've been the luckiest Cat owner out there. From then on I greased the bearing a few times a season.
Your lucky it was just the cable! The bearing isnt expensive, but it takes like 4 hrs to do cuz you have to pull off the back suspension and take off the track... I plan on doing my bearing next summer, just for preventative maintance
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10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Your lucky it was just the cable! The bearing isnt expensive, but it takes like 4 hrs to do cuz you have to pull off the back suspension and take off the track... I plan on doing my bearing next summer, just for preventative maintance
Yeah, I just assumed bearing and bought it, got home and saw the broken cable, cheered a little and went riding. Funny how I never can find the time in the summer for preventative maintenance but November rolls around and I am working out in the 20 degree temps. It is the most uncomfortable feeling when you ride with the speedo not working not knowing when it will break.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah wen i bought my sled, i brought it home, had my dad lift the back end, i gave it gas and the speedo didnt climb, so i was pretty mad.. but then i did it again and hammered the throttle and then it started to climb... how many miles are on ur zr jkust?
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10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah wen i bought my sled, i brought it home, had my dad lift the back end, i gave it gas and the speedo didnt climb, so i was pretty mad.. but then i did it again and hammered the throttle and then it started to climb... how many miles are on ur zr jkust?
Right now it is at 1667 miles. Got it from the original owner who was in his late 60's back in 2007. He didn't ride it too much. Everything is really nice except my boots scraped some paint off the tunnel and where your feet sit from all the poor snow contitions. It is stock except for the studs and a heavy duty shock that he put on cause he was heavy and I'm not sure about the skis. It got the factory recall top end rebuild at about 800 miles so should have some years left. Never could understand why an older guy would buy a ZR.
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ur bearing should be fine then.. mine has 3k miles so im gettin nervous..my paint was scraped up a bit to but i bought some glossy black paint and put it on with a brush, looks pretty good! And yea, doesnt make much sense why an older guy would buy a zr.
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10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ur bearing should be fine then.. mine has 3k miles so im gettin nervous..my paint was scraped up a bit to but i bought some glossy black paint and put it on with a brush, looks pretty good! And yea, doesnt make much sense why an older guy would buy a zr.
Seems silly that Arctic Cat painted the tunnels instead of just polishing them on these sleds.
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