In your mind what is the best 90s sled that is 500cc and under for a vintage run/race? Mods are acceptable as long as its under 500cc.
Define best. Fastest? Most reliable? Best handling? Easy to obtain? Easiest to modify for performance? Easy to get parts for/repair? Best bargain?In your mind what is the best 90s sled that is 500cc and under for a vintage run/race? Mods are acceptable as long as its under 500cc.
Quickest, best handling, lightweight, easy to modify. Thinking like a cross country, sno cross sled to beat the piss out of. Can't be a factory race sled.Define best. Fastest? Most reliable? Best handling? Easy to obtain? Easiest to modify for performance? Easy to get parts for/repair? Best bargain?
Yup, it's got my vote too. Plastic skis, long travel tunnel, Suzuki Screamer....1997 ZR 440, hands down. That year the factory race sled was a full production model...kind of like the ZR 6000 RXC has been the last few years. I ran one for years, a little finicky but it was one hell of a fun sled though. The handling and suspension was top notch for its time and the engine was a 90 hp screamer....man, I had alot of good memories with that machine. I recommend 97 specifically because they were and still are the most commonly available because the fact it was a full production model and most parts should be fairly easy to obtain for it.
The 97 and 98 zr440 would clean the 500s clock. A 98 zr2 440 is a rare sled. The zr500 was way over rated. It was the first sled I snow checked with my own money when I was a teenager.We also have a 98 ZR 500 in the fleet in addition to the 97 ZR 440 and one of those would be a good contender as well. The suspension isn't quite as trick as the ZR 440's but it is more then capable and the 500 engine was a total overachiever.
No It would be for crosscountry/circuits/lake racing. My mountain cat 1000 is for drags. I have bearcat clutches and lightweight stuff on that. I need to find either tigershark 1100 cylinders, a 1270 hooper, or get my stock 1000 cylinders ported.If your drag racing you don't want all the fancy cross country shocks. Adds weight and the extra travel is not needed. Your going to slam it low to the ground anyways. Just a standard 98 or 99 zr 500 will work.