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Old 12-05-2009, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1995 Formula Z 583

Hey guys... im looking at buying a 1995 Formula Z 583 with R.A.V.E. I just want to know a little bit about these sleds. I'm 17 years old and i havent heard anything bad about them except for they are on the heavier side. I want to buy a sled that i can just jump on and have some fun with my friends whether its lake riding or in powder... basically looking for an all-around sled. Is this sled the right one for me? Any information on this type sled would be nice... engine power, pros and cons, just some basics would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good power and decent handling.
You can adjust the suspension for your style of riding.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok well i took it for a ride and did some checks... the sled has 150 compression on the MAG side cylinder and 130 in the PTO side, would this pose a problem? Also it seems to run fine but not alot of power... between 1/2 throttle and right to the pin it has no guts, i could only get her up to 45 mph... would you think this is because of the motor or could it just be clutch wear?.... tell me what you think. Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How does the plugs look?
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the side with 130 compression was fouling plugs but once i replaced it the sled would run fine but i still can't get the performance im looking for... the sled was rebuilt 30 km ago and i re-cleaned the carbs today so it should not be a fuel problem... i just can't figure out if it is the engine or if it is a clutch problem.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, since it only has so few KM on it since the rebuild, my guess is that the rings on that low cylinder are not yet seated completely.
This will have some bearing on how it runs too.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well i found a brand new clutch kit with new springs, weights etc. for cheap for both the primary and secondary clutch... i think im going to rebuild my clutches and see if that makes a difference. Then, if you don't think it is a bad idea riding the sled with the compressions off like that, ill try and break-in the engine and get both sides to seat in. Thanks.
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