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Is a 2001 Arctic Cat ZR 800 a good sled?

Going to look at an Arctic Cat ZR 800 carbed. Has power breather D&D pipe and can. Just wondering if this would be a good buy at $2600.
I have a 98 ZR 600 right now but when I brought it in for pre season they said they would recomend a new sled because there is more wrong than right on my current. I love my Cat and would like to stick with cat. What do some of you think about the 01 zr 800's?
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Did they tell you what was wrong with your sled? We have a dealer here locally that pulls that crap to try to get you to buy a new sled or one of his trade in's. Unless you want another sled, I would look at whats wrong first. just my 2 pennies though.





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My zr 800 has been great to me.Dont know how used sleds sale in your area but here that is a little high.Just for u to compare mine has 3,400 miles and i am asking 1,500. fwiw
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Did they tell you what was wrong with your sled?
Agreed. If you are not knowledgable about sleds, I would suggest finding someone who is. A dealer will tell you anything but in reality could be a simple $20 fix. Have the dealer make you a list of what is wrong with your sled and ask for help on how to fix it.

As for the original question, my brother had a 2001 ZL 800 and it was a great sled. Comfort, speed, and handling were all there and better mpg than my 98 ZR600. Look at it close or you could find yourself in the same spot as the ZR600--a sled that needs work.
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This is not a dealership that's fixing just a repair shop. In Grand Rapids, MI
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Did they tell you what was wrong with your sled? We have a dealer here locally that pulls that crap to try to get you to buy a new sled or one of his trade in's. Unless you want another sled, I would look at whats wrong first. just my 2 pennies though.

They told me I needed a new clutch, motor mounts, water pump, exhaust work etc. He said he really didn't get any further than that but I also know the repairman has a sled just like mine so I'm waiting to see if he tries to offer me any money for mine. Then I'll pretty much figure it was a scam.
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Did they tell you what was wrong with your sled? We have a dealer here locally that pulls that crap to try to get you to buy a new sled or one of his trade in's. Unless you want another sled, I would look at whats wrong first. just my 2 pennies though.

This is not a dealership that's fixing just a repair shop. In Grand Rapids, MI
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Agreed. If you are not knowledgable about sleds, I would suggest finding someone who is. A dealer will tell you anything but in reality could be a simple $20 fix. Have the dealer make you a list of what is wrong with your sled and ask for help on how to fix it.

As for the original question, my brother had a 2001 ZL 800 and it was a great sled. Comfort, speed, and handling were all there and better mpg than my 98 ZR600. Look at it close or you could find yourself in the same spot as the ZR600--a sled that needs work.

I'm just not sure what to look for. My brother-in-law knows a lot about them and he looked at the zr600 with me and thought it was fine. Are there any tell tale signs I should really look for? I know now how to check for clutch alignment, bad motor mounts, hifax, bogey wheels and bearings, most people won't let you drive them because there's no snow on the ground.
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