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2000 Zr 500 efi

Are the zr 500 efi any good, thinking about buying one?
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I cannot comment on the ZR500 EFI. But I do have a ZR600 EFI and I love it. I am sold on Arctic Cats. I like it almost as much as I did my XLT if not more. The one issue with the cats of these years is the kill switch has a tendency to make the sled bog. It was made with cheap plastic parts that wear out really fast. The easiest way to fix this is to run the machine with the kill switch unplugged.

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EFI = better than anything else!

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They are a good little sled! EFI is bullet proof!
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Don't have a 500, but I have been trying to update my wife's ZR 600 EFI and can't get her off the seat. She absolutely loves it. Excellent ditchbanger, good on trails (especially since I put jagged edge dual carbides on to help with darting), and has plenty of zip.

The one thing is to make sure to grease the drive shaft bearing on the clutch side where the speedo cable attaches. Melting snow gets behind the bearing holder into the housing which rusts the bearing. Greasing with a couple pumps pushes out the water and keeps bearing like new.

EFI is only way to go. Sleddin' with a group last yr and they'd all have to choke machines, pull three or four times, watch the choke and babysit the sleds until warm enough to shut off the chokes. I walked up to each of mine, the first pull charges the system, second fires the sled, and I go back inside until they are warmed up. I'm having my coffee before they even walk in the door.

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I bought it yesterday, cant wait to try it out


How fast do you think it will go?

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80/85 mph.

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that sounds alright with me
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i have a 99 zl 500.. the guy i bought it off of could have been fibben, but he said on a long lake run he had it up in the 90s

10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
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-white handguards
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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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i have a 99 zl 500.. the guy i bought it off of could have been fibben, but he said on a long lake run he had it up in the 90s
On the "dream-o-meter" maybe, but actual will be less than shown.

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80/85 mph.
Agreed, even my ZR 600 EFI with a brand new engine would only go up to around 80-85, though ZRs are nice sleds.
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My ZR500 will do about 80, but it gets there quickly. It's a great ditch banger.

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You do realize that you're gonna have to change your POLARIS FO LIFE handle right? Lol, I always used to say "Once you go Cat, you never go Back", until I bought a Doo.
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same here lol.. popular trend tends to be, polaris, then go cat, then doo lol

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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