Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greg in Bowmanville, Ontario
Well... I guess I am on the good side of that 50/50 - 5200 miles!
The only thing I have done to mine, rebuild the clutches, changed a coolant line that rubbed and put a small hole in... that's it! I run good oil, I treat it as a 580... not a 900! It's not a lake racer... it's a great trail sled! It corners great, it pulls out of the turns nice, has good power from the bottom to mid range. The only downside I find is from 75mph up! 30 and up, it rocks back and gets light on the skis... pulls very nice! (mind you I do have a good clutch kit!)
Some guys are saying their's are hard on gas, mine gets just as good milage as a ZL500 EFI that rides with me! It's all in the way you ride it. We do ride fast, but not to the bar all day long, racing on the lake, yah, it will blow pistons. From what I have seen in the 3 ZR580's that I have had... drag racing is not good for a 580! As I have bought my share of pistons and jugs. But so far so good with this one! I just check it all over, did a compression check, all good! I have to do some painting on the skid, charge the shocks, clean the clutches and she will be already for next winter! Oh yah, studs for next year.