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Old 03-18-2011, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default zl 500 hp and top speed?

does anyone know the top speed of a zl 500 98-01 i no my old stock zr 600 did 100 so id say 85?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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on good conditions and everything work good.. low to mid 90's on radar..
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the 5s were just as fast as the 6s if both were in good shape, my tachs never work so I cant give you a speed
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 98 500 would about 95mph on the speedo, but that took a long stretch to get it there.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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those 500s were awesome back in the day. it's the 600 minus maybe 6-8hp. same top speeds from what I remember. 100ish. clutched and geared aggressively, both were a blast.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Stock '02 ZR 500...Hard pack my buddies 2009 F8 is maybe 1 mph faster.

The 500 motors were animals. That same buddy has a 1999 ZL 500 that the ZR will blow the doors off of though-not that it is a slow sled, that ZR is just a beast.

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