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?
1994 Ski-Doo Formula STX 583 Rave
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
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.
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.
Location: Michael in Waterdown, Ontario. I have nothing to say, so here's a picture of an elephant standing o
Mileage: 2200 KM's
Primary Sled: Custom '03 Revegade.
Where I sled: Muskokas and farther North
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.
If it's big and ugly, lemme at it!!