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Old 03-13-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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I;'m not looking for a sled until next winter but will probably get one in the summer so i thought i'd ask now while everyone is still visiting the site because it gets pretty quiet here during the summer.

what are anyones opinions on the '97 Formula Z 583?

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Old 03-13-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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i have diven a 95 formula z 583 it was a great sled good power all the way through and a top speed of 110mph (on speedo) the 97 would have new style rear suspusion and new style starter
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Old 03-13-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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I have one. Still like the looks of the sled. I really like the sled. 583 is a bullet proof, quick little motor when jetted right. The suspension is plush and uses the travel well. I put flex skis on mine and the steering is very quick, a bit tippy as most S-2000 chassis sleds are. The full guages are nice and I have a good track with picks on it. The sled surprises many who ride it as it has the bigger carbs like the MXZ She rips and is easy on the bod on long hauls . Mine does not have e-start or reverse. I think only the deluxe has them. I will be selling this sled this spring or summer to make room for a new Revegade. Less than 2,500 miles around $1,500.00 US.
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:01 PM   #4
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My wife has a 97 formula 583(smaller carbs,softer suspension)and its been a great sled.Go for it
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Old 03-13-2004, 07:20 PM   #5
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how are they for trail riding and ruff trail conditions??
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Old 03-13-2004, 08:29 PM   #6
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The Formula Z is not as controlled as the MXZ( I have a 98 MXZ 670,also) in the rough stuff. The Formula Z is softer with a different skid and just does not take bumps at speed as well as the MXZ. However, it glides over the chatter bumps better and absorbs big hits ok. The formula Z is better for someone who is a litle less agressive and somone not wanting to take a bottle of aspirin after riding.
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:35 AM   #7
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A friend of ours has a 97 583. It has just over 15000km on the original engine. Still runs strong.
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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I,ve got a 95 stx with a 583, its hard to pull with the small recoil-97 has larger recoil, thats nice. Keep carbs clean and its a one pull motor thats got a lot spunk .
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Old 03-15-2004, 02:19 AM   #9
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I had one and loved it .. depending on what type of riding you'll be doing, it could be a great sled for you. I put over 15,000 MILES on mine with only a set of rings around 12,000. Good power, good bottom end torque, great fuel ecoomy. Add the suspension coupler to assist in the bumps, and snug up the limiter to prevent inside ski lift ...... the sled will handle great.
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:15 AM   #10
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My bros inlaws cousin had a 97 FZ 583 with 6000klicks

I think she sold it for $2400
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