Opinions: 1995 Arctic Cat EXT 580 EFI esr

Opinions: 1995 Arctic Cat EXT 580 EFI esr

Post by JC's '93 Thunderca » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Recently my '93 Thundercat was stolen so I'm looking to replace it. The 900
was a little too thirsty for me so I'm looking at this sled. It's at my
local AC dealer and the mechanic there sold it to the original owner and has
maintained it. In other words he knows the sled and I trust him.

What I'm looking for is any useful opinions on these sleds, not brand
bashing B.S. while I'm waiting for the insurance company to give me a check.

What are the benefits of Electronic Fuel Injection? (Other then the obvious
thing of no jetting.)
Are there any common problems that show up on this sled?
Is there anything different to do because of reverse?

Plus anything else you can think of...

Thanks in advance.

--

TTYL,
Jeff Codling -=- Hillsborogh, Ontario, Canada -=-
http://users.mnsi.net/~jcodling/index.htm

 
 
 

Opinions: 1995 Arctic Cat EXT 580 EFI esr

Post by Mark3 » Tue, 01 Feb 2000 04:00:00

is it the batteryless efi?

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Post by Is it winter yet » Wed, 02 Feb 2000 04:00:00

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> is it the batteryless efi?

 Batteryless EFI came out in 97 on the ZR. Everything before that had a
battery including the 97 EXT.

-jeff b.

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Opinions: 1995 Arctic Cat EXT 580 EFI esr

Post by Jamie Haye » Wed, 02 Feb 2000 04:00:00

I have a 94 ext 580 EFI longtrack.  I have had little to no problem, fouled a
few plugs but that was due to bad gas, that's it beside general maintenance.  I
have reverse on my and have had no problems other than the sled is too heavy in
general for me.

The only complaint I have is that the EFI has a low end bog bigtime.   When
running hard in the trails and slowing for cornering and then tromping on it it
bogs out.   Once RPM's are up it screams for a 580 though.   I hear that the bog
has been fixed and if not after market EFI chips are available.  I haven't tried
one but my friend has, I have one on order $120.

Quote:

> Recently my '93 Thundercat was stolen so I'm looking to replace it. The 900
> was a little too thirsty for me so I'm looking at this sled. It's at my
> local AC dealer and the mechanic there sold it to the original owner and has
> maintained it. In other words he knows the sled and I trust him.

> What I'm looking for is any useful opinions on these sleds, not brand
> bashing B.S. while I'm waiting for the insurance company to give me a check.

> What are the benefits of Electronic Fuel Injection? (Other then the obvious
> thing of no jetting.)
> Are there any common problems that show up on this sled?
> Is there anything different to do because of reverse?

> Plus anything else you can think of...

> Thanks in advance.

> --

> TTYL,
> Jeff Codling -=- Hillsborogh, Ontario, Canada -=-
> http://users.mnsi.net/~jcodling/index.htm

 
 
 

Opinions: 1995 Arctic Cat EXT 580 EFI esr

Post by EXT-55 » Sun, 06 Feb 2000 04:00:00

I do have an ext 550 93 with efi battery and have problem with it
because the motor revs 8000 rpm and goes down to 6500 rpm. talk
to dealer , says it is the plate that is inside the magneto with
all the small transfo and cost me 500.00 box and i still have
the problem and the dealer now says it is the main wiring
harness that has to be replace for 700.00 dollars.because he
says that the wires gets old and don t give anough contact.

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Post by graham campbel » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00

I have a 96 EXT EFI and I love it.5500miles and no serious hitches yet.