98 ZL 500

98 ZL 500

Post by Jeff Ralp » Fri, 22 Nov 2002 01:49:38


Anybody own one?
 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Octopuss » Fri, 22 Nov 2002 06:30:13

If what your asking is.
Is this sled worth the time or money in looking at, the answer would be
yes.... MANY happy ZL 500 owners out there..... The ZL was a true sleeper
and a good all around sled.

Jeff B
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 Anybody own one?

 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Doug » Fri, 22 Nov 2002 06:59:08

My wife rides a 99 ZL 500 EFI. Can't get her off of it when we are out. Only
maintenance issue is with the drive clutch. Gotta watch the weight bushings.

Doug Morgan


Quote:
> Anybody own one?


 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by M & S Smit » Fri, 22 Nov 2002 11:21:34

My wife rides a 98 ZL 500 Carb. She loves it, except for the high clutch
engagement. Same maintenance issue with the drive clutch. With only 4000
miles clutch is shot. I bought a new clutch and a yellow/green spring to
lower the engagement by 500 rpms.Ya, Gotta watch those weight bushings!


Quote:
> Anybody own one?

 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Darry » Sat, 23 Nov 2002 05:49:30

Doug get the polaris weights they are way better and no bushings.
Don't tell too many people this though.
LOL

Darryl

 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Octopuss » Sat, 23 Nov 2002 09:49:30

The Polaris weights ARE better in profile but still need bushings as often
as the Cat weights...... it's just the sled.... VERY good sled but ***
weight bushings that's all... nothing to lose sleep over though.

Jeff B

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Quote:
> Doug get the polaris weights they are way better and no bushings.
> Don't tell too many people this though.
> LOL

> Darryl

 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Mike Frisc » Sun, 24 Nov 2002 01:12:41

Quote:

> Doug get the polaris weights they are way better and no bushings.

Ever since I installed Polaris weights in my '00 ZR700, my clutch
engagement has been poor (ie. the belt slips).  I was told this was due
to the profile of the Polaris weights not matching that of the AC
weights.  I am going to remove them and grind them down to match.  I
thought the original poster should be made aware of this.
 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Doug » Sun, 24 Nov 2002 15:05:43

Jeff, What makes the Cat clutches *** the cam arm bushings. Both the ZL
500 and the PS 600 need frequent replacement. Vibration??? Horsepower??  I
had a 1996 Z 440. Clutch was always solid.  Oh well, at least they are easy
to replace.

--
Doug Morgan


Quote:
> The Polaris weights ARE better in profile but still need bushings as often
> as the Cat weights...... it's just the sled.... VERY good sled but ***
> weight bushings that's all... nothing to lose sleep over though.

> Jeff B

> =========================================


> > Doug get the polaris weights they are way better and no bushings.
> > Don't tell too many people this though.
> > LOL

> > Darryl

 
 
 

98 ZL 500

Post by Octopuss » Mon, 25 Nov 2002 00:18:31

Yes Doug the 500 and 600 twins are *** clutch parts, (mainly bushings)
because of vibration..... These twins are good but have a tough time to keep
the bushings intact.
Like you said though.... at least they're easy to replace.

Jeff B  In Maine
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arm bushings. Both the ZL

Quote:
> 500 and the PS 600 need frequent replacement. Vibration??? Horsepower??  I
> had a 1996 Z 440. Clutch was always solid.  Oh well, at least they are
easy
> to replace.

> --
> Doug Morgan



> > The Polaris weights ARE better in profile but still need bushings as
often
> > as the Cat weights...... it's just the sled.... VERY good sled but hard
on
> > weight bushings that's all... nothing to lose sleep over though.

> > Jeff B

> > =========================================


> > > Doug get the polaris weights they are way better and no bushings.
> > > Don't tell too many people this though.
> > > LOL

> > > Darryl