ZR6 or ZRT6

ZR6 or ZRT6

Post by SnoGoer4 » Tue, 06 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Just getting ready to buy a Y2k Cat and can't decide on which model to
purchase.  I'd love to have the mogal bashing and the efi, but would also like
to have the top end of the triple. I've heard the new ZRT's aren't as fast as
the older ZRT's but handle like a dream.  Thanks for you input.
 
 
 

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Post by Fatca » Tue, 06 Apr 1999 04:00:00

     As far as "mogul bashing" and handling is concerned, I'd say the only
difference between these two sleds would have to do with the weight
difference between the 600 twin, and the 600 triple. The suspensions are
identical. The triple is not only nice "on top," my 97 EXT 600 triple comes
out of the hole rather nicely too. The EFI doesn't seem to offer fuel
economy over a carbed engine, and I haven't had to play with the jets on my
triple. My point is, it would seem the area of choice lies in the weight of
the sled (twin) vs. a little extra power (triple.) Thats my take anyway.
Hope it helps.

--
Frank F.

To reply: get the "red." out

SnoGoer497  wrote :

Quote:
> Just getting ready to buy a Y2k Cat and can't decide on which model to
> purchase.  I'd love to have the mogal bashing and the efi, but would also
like
> to have the top end of the triple. I've heard the new ZRT's aren't as
fast as
> the older ZRT's but handle like a dream.  Thanks for you input.


 
 
 

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Post by Kcmeye » Wed, 07 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I have ridden a zr580  for the past  four years, I had a 95, and then a 97.
This time around I went and bought a zrt600, my brother has one and as far as
fuel milage his is better, as far as top end his is better, as far as
reliabilityagian his is better. I just bought a 99 carryover sled for about 500
dollars cheaper then a 2000, I know the ski stance is 2inches narrower and all,
but I didn't get the seat you can't sit on or take off the foam and I didn't
get the new shocks, but that is o.k. as I have the dial adjust setup off of my
97.

 
 
 

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Post by Bert & Diane DelaBruer » Wed, 07 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Get the ZRT 600. More reliable then twin, Better gas milage then the twin,
Sound better then the twin. the 98 Twin ZR500 & ZR600 seam to have crank
Problems around the 5,000 mile mark.
 
 
 

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Post by DAZO » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Hey Burt, Just wandering are you talking about the 600 Carb or EFI?? I just
traded my
600 Triple for a EFI 600 Twin. At best
the TRIPLE would get 8-10. I'm hoping the
EFI gets 12-13. Please give me your prospective.
Dewayne
S/E Iowa
What problems after 5M mile mark??
 
 
 

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Post by Jere Riberd » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I dunno, I am disappointed with the EFI.  It gets bad mileage, not too great
throttle response.  The carb sled even starts quicker in cold weather.

And with the lack of the ability to change jetting wihtout a 200.00 chip, I
really can't see any benefits of EFI.

I am definately going with a carb for next year

--

Jere Riberdy
Elec Eng, U of T

1995 KX-250, 1990 KX-125, 1999 ZL-600 EFI

Quote:

>Hey Burt, Just wandering are you talking about the 600 Carb or EFI?? I just
>traded my
>600 Triple for a EFI 600 Twin. At best
>the TRIPLE would get 8-10. I'm hoping the
>EFI gets 12-13. Please give me your prospective.
>Dewayne
>S/E Iowa
>What problems after 5M mile mark??

 
 
 

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Post by Bert & Diane DelaBruer » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Hey Burt, Just wandering are you talking about the 600 Carb or EFI??

ZR 500 Carb

Quote:
>the TRIPLE would get 8-10. I'm hoping the
>EFI gets 12-13. Please give me your prospective.

I rode in Quebec with a stock 98 ZRT 600 and he was getting 11.5 miles to
the gallon. and a 99 ZRT 600 with ceramic coated pipes, M.T. Reeds & Clutch
kit and he was getting just over 10 miles to the gallon. The two 98 ZR 500
that I have been riding with the pass two years are good for 85 to 100 miles
per tank 8 to 10 miles to the gallon. I know the ZL 600 get 12 to 13 miles
to the gallon and do not know what the ZR 600 can do.
Quote:
>What problems after 5M mile Mark ??  In Feb of 99 one 98 ZR500 crank broke

into two pieces and in March of 99 the other 98 ZR500 crank bearing went.
Both cost ea over $1,000 to repair. Plus many other items that I do not have
time to list .
 
 
 

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Post by Jon Kenned » Sat, 10 Apr 1999 04:00:00

The ZRT 600 must be a excellent engine because no one is knocking down my
door to buy my zrt600 as a replacement.
 
 
 

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Post by ChrisARi » Sun, 11 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I have both - a '98 ZR600 EFI LE and a 99 ZRT600 LE.

Although small, there is a noticeable weight difference in the 2.  The ZR
'feels' a lot lighter.  However, I think the extra weight of the triple carries
it over the moguls better.  

I like the handling of the triple over the twin.

As far as mileage, they're about the same.  Both between 9 and 11 miles a
gallon, depending on the riding.  I am running 340 mains in the triple.

Speed, they're close.  Yes, the 99's aren't as fast as the previous triples.
But, they more than make up for it in handling and ride.  The twin and triple
stay close until about 70, then the triple shows its legs.

Both are great sleds.  All in all, after riding both sleds this past year, I
like the triple over the twin.

Chris

Terminal doesn't mean the end.....
It's only the beginning.

Go FAST!   Skydive.

 
 
 

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Post by XCRS » Fri, 16 Apr 1999 04:00:00

How do those ceramic coated pipes work?  Any performance gain noticed?  Black
Satin or Ceracrome?
 
 
 

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Post by Turk » Fri, 16 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I have a bud with twin pipes on his 99 ZR-600! Got em Cerachromed & wow does that
puppy fly! Gives my real well running 600 srx all it can handle!
Quote:

> How do those ceramic coated pipes work?  Any performance gain noticed?  Black
> Satin or Ceracrome?

 
 
 

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Post by XCRS » Mon, 19 Apr 1999 04:00:00

What all have you done to your SRX 600?  I might have some suggestions, and
possibly some aftermarket stuff for sale that'll make that SRX 600 fly.  SRX
600 is a giant killer if you have it tuned right.  Let me  know.

 
 
 

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Post by Turk » Mon, 19 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I have done just about everything u can do to it! Roller rooster
secondary(35/31) 8-bu,s in the primary(4400 engagement) 1.25 camo predator track
with transfer rods, Bender cold air kit with gutted air box & very lean jetting.
22/40 gearing, & the thing is trail ported!!! It is spiking at 8300 & slowly
running up to 8450(perfect) The centre to centre & alignment on the clutches is
perfect & they are shifting out 100% I really don,t think there is anything
left!!!!!!!
Quote:

> What all have you done to your SRX 600?  I might have some suggestions, and
> possibly some aftermarket stuff for sale that'll make that SRX 600 fly.  SRX
> 600 is a giant killer if you have it tuned right.  Let me  know.