Work I had done to my sled, opinion needed

Work I had done to my sled, opinion needed

Post by Rick&Krist » Sat, 27 Oct 2001 08:21:15


I have a 1999 Arctic Cat ZR 600 and had it serviced today. Apparently my
clutch was smoked so it was completely rebuilt, I had it jetted down and
leaned the oil. (it was running rich) Should I notice any power gains? if so
how much?
 
 
 

Work I had done to my sled, opinion needed

Post by Karl Shoemake » Sun, 28 Oct 2001 02:55:47

Say Wesley,
what size needle jets do you use? and jet needles?
I think mine is a P-0 and the needles are 6DH8's but I'll have
to take apart the carb again to verify. Right now I moved them
to the 3rd position for the break-in. (were on #2)
Still learning and asking.......
thanks,
Karl

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Post by Karl Shoemake » Sun, 28 Oct 2001 12:11:53

Wesley,
True, well at #3 I'm presently in the middle. Last Feb when I bought
my (used) PS I made 3 separate checks on the plugs and all times
were fine-the cholate brown, never white, or light. right now I expect
to foal my plugs in the next few weeks, because I'm running rich, but
mainly because I pre-mixed my first tank, as to offset the displacement
of fuel (from oil) in the vapor chamber. On the second (gas only) tank
I'll probably put the needle back, along with the mains. I have the
compensartor off-the previous owner had it off as well. I don't might
re-jetting manually. Anothe trick is to jet for around the house (2400)
and the highest.
So far I have not had fauling problems when going up to 5800 ASL.
If/when I start riding with the big boys, then I'll have to re-think my
jetting.

I might have to ask the dealer about that problem you discribed as maybe
a
cooling problem. I suspect they mean around the cylinder-the coolent not
getting around it as best as it should.  Milage is not a concern for me,
since a good day for me is 50 miles, but as I mentioned that my change
if
I start riding with others.   Now if Rob comes over I'll need to drag
another
tank of gas !! No way I would keep up with him.

Karl
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Quote:

> Karl,

> I don't know what needle jet and jet needle I have. I am pretty sure
> they are not stock, or at least the needle jet was changed before I
> got the sled. I bought my sled used from the dealer that sold it new.
> The 94 ZR was the first year for the triple port 580 and they had mid
> range lean burn down problems the way they came from the factory. My
> dealer says the factory word on it was a cooling system problem, but
> my dealer found the only way to cure the problem was to change the
> "tube" (needle jet) for a richer one. They told me they performed this
> as their own update because it worked and kept the customers happy.
> All I know is I run with the clip at very top, which is the leanest
> setting, and all is fine. I have always called the top position,
> leanest, #5, and the bottom position, richest, #1. It can get
> confusing because raising the clip lowers the needle and vice versa,
> so you need to be sure what someone is talking about so you know if
> raising two positions meant raising the clip (lowering the needle), or
> raising the needle (lowering the clip). One way will foul your plugs
> and the other may quickly introduce you to Mr. Squeaky!

> Wes
> 94 ZR580


> > Say Wesley,
> > what size needle jets do you use? and jet needles?
> > I think mine is a P-0 and the needles are 6DH8's but I'll have
> > to take apart the carb again to verify. Right now I moved them
> > to the 3rd position for the break-in. (were on #2)
> > Still learning and asking.......
> > thanks,
> > Karl

> > --
> > for info and email click on:
> > http://www.dalek.org/srg


 
 
 

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Post by Karl Shoemake » Sun, 28 Oct 2001 12:15:31

Good point, (didn't get your name) at the time that's all I justified
affording.
Next sled probably will be new; if it's gonna be a Cat it will have EFI,
if
it's gonna be a Poo, well, let's hope they starting doing it as well. I
don't
mind (right now) messing with gas and carbs, but there will be a day
that
it'll get old. Right now I'm in the mechanic/testing/stage. I've learned
a lot,
but have a way to go.

Karl

Quote:


> > Say Wesley,
> > what size needle jets do you use? and jet needles?
> > I think mine is a P-0 and the needles are 6DH8's but I'll have
> > to take apart the carb again to verify. Right now I moved them
> > to the 3rd position for the break-in. (were on #2)
> > Still learning and asking.......
> > thanks,
> > Karl

> This is why i bought an EFI ZR 600. No fuss or muss.

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Post by Tom » Sun, 28 Oct 2001 13:21:20

Is it still green???  Then NO, you won't see any power gain, EVER!!!.  Buy
Yellow and hold on!!!!

Your buddy,

Tom S.

p.s. sorry, I couldn't resist!

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Quote:
> I have a 1999 Arctic Cat ZR 600 and had it serviced today. Apparently my
> clutch was smoked so it was completely rebuilt, I had it jetted down and
> leaned the oil. (it was running rich) Should I notice any power gains? if
so
> how much?