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2000 miles. Any impressions on this sled? Any problem areas with this year and model? What do they average for mpg? Power valves?
 

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Good sled! I have a '98 (basically the same sled) and have put 6500 miles on it. Fun chassis. 11 mpg when stock, whether ridden tame or hard. Decent top end, but not exactly the best in the low to mid range. With the D&D single pipe, chip, and clutching I am getting 12mpg and similar performance to the later model valved 600 twins (600 xc, 600 zr apv). Been running that setup for the past 5500 miles with no problems. Only problem has been the stator. My first one burned out at 3000 miles - Cat covered it. At the end of last season I burned out the second stator and will be buying a new one this fall. Good suspension for the rough, could use a 2" riser on the handles. Intake noise is obnoxious - sounds like crap and makes your ears ring at the end of the day. But the damn sled is pretty fun as long as you don't expect it to pull on your arms like an 800.
 

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Boy, I see alot of posts about the stators going out on these sleds. How much is it to replace one? Is there any way to check for a bad stator before buying this sled?
 

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Stator, TSS (throttle safety switch) and recoil. Other than that, great sled. I have a 98 as well.
 

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People drill holes in the cover to let the heat out works. Stators fail on
all sleds. Vibes and heat get them. The 98 didnt have APV. Not until
01 on 600s.
 

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I have had more problems with piston than anything on my 2 600's. The stator did go out on my zl at 7500 miles, and my zr has 12,000 miles on it and the stator is still fine. Those sleds need to have the top ends done every 3500-4000 miles or else you are looking for a burn down. Other than that you can pound the crap out of it and will take it just fine.
 

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Originally posted by MikeZR600@Sep 26 2005, 10:29 PM
Good sled!  I have a '98 (basically the same sled) and have put 6500 miles on it.  Fun chassis.  11 mpg when stock, whether ridden tame or hard.  Decent top end, but not exactly the best in the low to mid range.  With the D&D single pipe, chip, and clutching I am getting 12mpg and similar performance to the later model valved 600 twins (600 xc, 600 zr apv).  Been running that setup for the past 5500 miles with no problems.  Only problem has been the stator.  My first one burned out at 3000 miles - Cat covered it.  At the end of last season I burned out the second stator and will be buying a new one this fall.  Good suspension for the rough, could use a 2" riser on the handles.  Intake noise is obnoxious - sounds like crap and makes your ears ring at the end of the day.  But the damn sled is pretty fun as long as you don't expect it to pull on your arms like an 800.
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YOU GET 11MPG STOCK. hOLY SHIT. mY 98 RUNS GREAT BUT IVE SEEN BETTER MPG ON A 440. i AM LUCKY TO BREAK 8MPG CRUISING. i HAVE A CHIP IN IT BUT DOESN'T HELP A BIT. Everyone esle I ahve asked said they couldnt get decent mileage unless they piped it.
 

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i dont know my exact mpg because my speedo was unhooked last year but it sure didnt seem very good.


if you actually get 11mpg you are one lucky s.o.b :div20:
 

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Yeah, I've never dropped below 11 mpg even when ridden hard. I am also running a fuel pressure regulator, though, and I keep my fuel pressure set at 38 lbs. It is possible that some of the poor mpg sleds might have fuel regulators that are out of wack.
 

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both of my sleds will see 10-12 trail cruiseing same with everyone else I have ridden with that had a zr6. Riding them hard will make them get 8-10. Both are stock efi sleds. One is a 99 and the other is a 2000. Have you ever had your EFI scanned to see if everthing is working correctly. My dads old ext efi started useing loads of gas when the temp sensor went out.
 

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Good sled to buy. It's capable of prolly about 105-110mph mine has reeds in it. I think you'd be happy with it.
 

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great all around sled. mine has been very reliable too.
efi is great. never taken more than 2 pulls to start, even after it sat all summer.

105-110 for topend is a bit of a strech unless you have a 40mph tailwind :smilielol:
can't always rely on those cat speedo's. :div20:
 
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