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eh bys i got a chance to get a 98 zr 500 all stock, in excellent condition no rips in the track or nuttin really bad, shocks are good but it has 7500 miles on it! it just got a brand new coil at 7000 miles so thats good... but what are some things that would need to be replaced? wiesco piston and rings, new reeds, carbs cleaned... is there anything else?

oh yeah im getting it for 2000!!!
 

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If you feel thats a good price, OK. Seems high to me in the US. Take a compression test and see what the cylinders are reading first.
 

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I bought my sled last year a 99 ZR 600 EFI with 5k miles for $2700.
 

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price seems high, especially with that milage.

I bought my 99 zr 600 3 yrs ago w/ 3K miles for $2300.

ps if you buy the sled and are going to replace the pistons, go with stock over wiseco. more reliable and less chance of cold seizure.
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Originally posted by edsled@Sep 26 2005, 02:16 PM
price seems high, especially with that milage.

I bought my 99 zr 600 3 yrs ago w/ 3K miles for $2300.

ps if you buy the sled and are going to replace the pistons, go with stock over wiseco.  more reliable and less chance of cold seizure.
good luck
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Yah i bought my 99 zr 600 efi, last year with 1400 miles mint condition for $2400.

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Originally posted by ZRMan53188@Sep 23 2005, 03:22 PM
If you feel thats a good price, OK. Seems high to me in the US. Take a compression test and see what the cylinders are reading first.
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What should this engine read? My girlfriends ZR500 was reading 90lbs +- consistently. We thought it was low, so we did a top-end rebuild. Still 90lbs +-...

The sled runs great and tools right along.
 

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that sounds low to me too...should be up around 135 as far as I know...

I have been wrong before tho! ha ha
 

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90 lb's is way to low, new they run close to 140psi, I done mine the end of last winter with 4900miles it was 134-135psi, should try another guage, it shouldn't even run with 90psi. There might not have been to much wrong with it before if it didn't change.
 

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$2000 seems way high.....i sold my 98' ZR6 carb for $1400 last year and it had 3800 miles and i dont think i gave it away...thats just what going rate was. that was US $$
 

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Grab the clutch and make sure there is no play... 98's had crank issues, have seen it on several sleds, they will run fine, but if there is play then it is on its way out... with 7500miles if it hasn't been touched I would be careful. Good price though if it checks out ok.
 

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With 7500 miles I'd be going through the hole sled ski's to snow flap but thats me. Shocks, suspension (bushings and all wear parts), hyfax, both clutches complete re-build, at least look at the pistons and jugs and put new rings in it. All bearings should be inspected and prob replaced (just cause). Oh ya, and tighten every bolt you can get a wrench on. But if your just going to be putting around close to home what the heck, just run it I guess.
 

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zrjeff, I will be going thru this sled with a fine tooth comb if he gets it...i have seen this sled last year and it's in good condition....stator was just replaced. the clutch needs a rebuild bad...but other than that I think shes good to go.
 
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