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  1. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    I have a 1998 ZL500 that is in great shape. It had been taken care of very well over the years. It starts up on first or second pull and everything seems great but I had it in for service and had them look it over and do a leak down test. They are recommending to replace the clutch and...
  2. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    i have a 1998 arctic cat ZL 500, it got into a small accident, i got all the pieces i need, i have to remove my right belly pan. My son has removed the screw at the top after some pulling, when trying to pull out the bottem screm, we simply cant, it seems they're is too much pressure cause the...
  3. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    Looking at buying a 99 zr 500 efi liquid with 2100 miles, or a 99 that is carbed liquid with 1750 miles , is the 500 of that year reliable or should I run for the hills. Any advice or experiences would be very helpful.
  4. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    I was riding my 99 ZL 500 on rough trails last weekend. There were two of us on it. After riding for two or three hours, then getting off, I noticed the sled appeared to be sitting very low. In fact, it was sitting about an inch from bottom rather than having the usual 6 or so inches of travel...
  5. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    Well, thanks to posts here I got my sled (99 ZL500) running, but now there's no snow here in the deep south (oshawa, on). Since I don't suppose I'll find anymore riding this year (unless there's some suggestions out there), does anyone have any suggestions for putting it away for the summer...
  6. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    i would like to have my ZL hood painted CAT orange. does anyone know roughly how much it would cost? or someone that can do it? id do it myself but a pro could do it better than me.
  7. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    what are the pro's and con's of putting a long track conversion on my zl 500..
  8. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    my 99 zl500 carb. wont shut off with the key switch or kill switch. there is no power in the purple wire at the switch. is my CDI bad or something else? thanks
  9. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    I recently took my 99 ZL 500 121" and put a 144" track on it. anybody have a good gear ratio /sprocket combination for this setup? Any ideas on how to increase CCs without bying a whole new engine? Thanks In advance. "I brought the arctic "cat house" and left the dog house at home, surely...
  10. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    i have a ZL 500 carb. with black magic twin pipes and black magic head. the clutch engages at 5000 rpm then the sled bogs down and is like a dog until it hits 7000 rpm then it takes off up to 8500 rpm. so i took the clutch apart and it has BM 47 weights and a red spring. is this the correct set...
  11. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    will a gastank/seat assembly off a 01-03 zr/zl fit my '99 zl 500?I dunno
  12. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    my secondary clutch is shot so im goin to rebuild it . i was just wondering ifi could get different springs and and different springs and weights for primary to have it hit harder and still keep top speed the same I dunno... any help would be appriciated thanks
  13. Sled Mods & Tech-Tips
    I have a 1999 zl500. It starts just fine and idles no problem. When I give it throttle, sometimes it'll run just fine and sometimes it will bog down. If it starts to bo and I let off the throttle, I can usually save it, but if I just hold the throttle it kills right out. Is it getting too...
  14. Z/ZL/ZR/ZRT/T-Cat/EXT/JAG/Cougar
    hey guys i was just wondering what the best upgrade for a 1998 zl 500 would be. im just gettin a little sick of it not being as snappy as i would like it, anything would help.thanksI dunno
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