Need Help Tweaking My Arctic Cat

Need Help Tweaking My Arctic Cat

Post by Michae » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 02:51:06


1998 Arctic Cat ZL500, gets approx 10mpg.
This model is not fuel injected and has the red spring in the drive clutch
but the remainder of the engine is stock.
My question is, what can I do with respect to clutching, jetting and/or
gearing to improve my fuel economy? Any and all suggestions are greatly
appreciated.

Mike

 
 
 

Need Help Tweaking My Arctic Cat

Post by LBZ35 » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 03:10:56

You can usually go down 1-2 sizes on the mainjet.  I have found with my 99
that the midrange is on the edge of being too lean already so dont change
the position of the clip unless you are 100% sure you can safely!!


Quote:
> 1998 Arctic Cat ZL500, gets approx 10mpg.
> This model is not fuel injected and has the red spring in the drive clutch
> but the remainder of the engine is stock.
> My question is, what can I do with respect to clutching, jetting and/or
> gearing to improve my fuel economy? Any and all suggestions are greatly
> appreciated.

> Mike


 
 
 

Need Help Tweaking My Arctic Cat

Post by C. Do » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 03:50:11

Change the prinary spring to the yellow white, the secondary spring to the
green.  Move the "C" clip on the carbs up one slot, but only run when zero
degrees and warmer.  Think about 310 mains for above zero, and 320 mains for
below zero.  A multi angle helix will also help.

Go Get em

Quote:

> 1998 Arctic Cat ZL500, gets approx 10mpg.
> This model is not fuel injected and has the red spring in the drive clutch
> but the remainder of the engine is stock.
> My question is, what can I do with respect to clutching, jetting and/or
> gearing to improve my fuel economy? Any and all suggestions are greatly
> appreciated.

> Mike


 
 
 

Need Help Tweaking My Arctic Cat

Post by Tori » Fri, 23 Feb 2001 14:06:27

PAINT IT YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!
IT WORKS!!!!


Quote:
> Change the prinary spring to the yellow white, the secondary spring to the
> green.  Move the "C" clip on the carbs up one slot, but only run when zero
> degrees and warmer.  Think about 310 mains for above zero, and 320 mains
for
> below zero.  A multi angle helix will also help.

> Go Get em


> > 1998 Arctic Cat ZL500, gets approx 10mpg.
> > This model is not fuel injected and has the red spring in the drive
clutch
> > but the remainder of the engine is stock.
> > My question is, what can I do with respect to clutching, jetting and/or
> > gearing to improve my fuel economy? Any and all suggestions are greatly
> > appreciated.

> > Mike