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