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Old 10-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys, my parents just bought me a 99' ZL 600...
I was wondering what to expect out of this sled, performance wise, & problems. I am new to cats The sled has 4500 miles on it, & the guy we bought it off of replaced the clutch springs, & track.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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I would expect a lot of fun riding this winter !
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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put pistons in rings in it. other than that it is pretty solid. I beat mine like a step child and broke a lot of parts but the sled took it well.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Man wish my parents would buy me a sled...
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The speedo and secondary shaft bearings. Like to wear out.
Grease your skid well.


Performance on these is fairly impressive.
I can pull the skis off the ground with mine.
100mph is possible with a good track to ground connection.



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Old 10-19-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Man wish my parents would buy me a sled...
FYI
The speedo and secondary shaft bearings. Like to wear out.
Grease your skid well.


Performance on these is fairly impressive.
I can pull the skis off the ground with mine.
100mph is possible with a good track to ground connection.



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mine was one that was built on the tight side of the tolerances and was an over achiever. Out of the 3 600s I had at one time my 99zl was always the fastest in a drag race. it would pull a buck 30 on the speedo all the time. not sure how fast that would be on a radar gun though. probably 100. have a lot of good memories on that sled. Sold it 2 years ago for 800 bucks. Poor sled was ready to split in 1/2 she was ran so hard.
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mine was one that was built on the tight side of the tolerances and was an over achiever. Out of the 3 600s I had at one time my 99zl was always the fastest in a drag race. it would pull a buck 30 on the speedo all the time. not sure how fast that would be on a radar gun though. probably 100. have a lot of good memories on that sled. Sold it 2 years ago for 800 bucks. Poor sled was ready to split in 1/2 she was ran so hard.
They are a hell of a sled, no doubt about that!! I ran a whole season with 4 bad bogey wheels where the bearings fell out and had no noticeable damage.
Good sleds they were indeed

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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Sweet. Thanks guys!
Last year I had a crappy old mach 1, & that thing sucked, everybody says I'll have way more fun on this sled...
Thanks for the replys everybody
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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Piston and rings they like to go at about 3000 miles if ran hard also watch the front arm on the skid for cracks and damage make sure the throught bolt is tight I broke the front arm on mine. They are a great sled fast for what it is. Use to be the first across the lake untill the zr 800s came around.
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Check the motor mounts. Every 600 and 440 I had have had at least one loose/missing/broken motor mount which lead to much bigger problems with the clutches.
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Why is it that the piston & rings would go at 3000? That like 5000 km... My old doo was up too 14500 & still runs okay....

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