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Old 10-17-2009, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I got out of snowmobiling for a year, missed it and came back. So I picked up a 2002 ZR 600 CCE (1100 miles) to ride this winter and I was wondering what to expect as far as performance goes. I had the entire suspension rebuilt by Hygear. Eliminated the ajuster knob. The sled has V force reeds and the power valves have just been cleaned, belt deflection is good, track is like new with 144 studs. I'm coming off an 03 F-5 which I liked and I'm wondering how the ZR will be. Any imput would be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do a forward steering post mod and you might even like the ZR better than your F.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 600 EFI is a smooth reliable motor that is very fast, I hated my buddies 01 ZR600 CCE because he always kept up with me in the trails on my 02 ZR800 CCE. The ZR handles great and has a nice old school comfortable ride to it, but the rear suspension will need attention. If you ride agressive you will want to valve and spring your rear suspension differently. Pete
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 00 zr with 02 engine would run neck to neck with a F5. The zr is one of if not the best handleing sled ever built. I still perfer the handleing of my old zr over my crossfire.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do a forward steering post mod and you might even like the ZR better than your F.[/b]
If you really want to make these old chassis ride and feel every bit as good as the newer chassis add a boss highrise seat!
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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research clutching ideas on here, regear if your a heavier sized guy and enjoy.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I purchased this 02 800 EFI CC last march. Coming off my 03 F5 Sno Pro, the first thing I noticed was the ZR felt heavier to ride and of course the sled is wider, hood, tunnel, etc. That said, I became comfortable with it within the first 100 miles. ZRs handle like no other sled made and even with the Boss seat and higher sitting position, it corners better than my F5.

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can expect a clean smooth ride with handling that your friends will envy. I have owned a few different brands and chassis and coming from an F7 to an 02 ZR, the ride is amazing.

I would try to have a shop that knows what they are doing, look over your suspension. The dial adjust works great when it works.. but if you do not maintain it, you will have a soggy ass sled. my CCE is sagging now and I need to finish rebuilding the rear front shock and new spring.

With the right amount of ski pressure and set up for your weight, the dial adust can be felt with slight turns.

The 600 engine is snappy, it is no f7.. but I have learned to take the handing plus over the power minus of the firecat.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bought one last year a 600cce also. they handle great one of the best sleds ever made. you will definatly like it. lots of power, really snappy. you will love it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the input. I re-did the suspension this summer so I don't think I should have any issues there. There is no sag in it now it sits High. It's at the dealer right now getting the clutches looked over (just a precation.) and power valves cleaned. I can't wait for snow. Oh yea I just put a sno-stuff rumble pack on it and boy does it sound awesome. Not too loud at all.
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