The 583 motor is one of those motors that seems to have been around forever. I think with this post you will be happy with the feed back. I have never heard anything bad about that sled/motor combo. There is alot of life in a sled with so few of miles
I had a '98 500 & the only thing I didn't like about it was it didn't have the unequal control arms up front. It had the same amount of inside ski lift as my F chassis MXZ 440 ('95 model) Other than that a good reliable sled.
One other thing the seat material was too sticky, anybody out there have any remedies? Would using a little bit of Armor All help? I know too much & you probably wouldn't stay on
there is a 97 mxz 583 in my barn with 12000 miles on it completely wrench free except for idler bearings. it's my brother in-laws sled and he is just thinking about replacing the stud free track. rides it like he hates it and it is in diamond shape.
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (performancex @ Aug. 19, 2002, 12:02pm)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">That 583 is solid and refined, but IMO it's a major dog. It's so weak it makes a sled feel heavy. There's a huge difference between even the 583 and 670.[/b][/quote]
I must say that it is slightly underpowered. My old 00 MXZ500 would just walk all over my buddys 583.
Excellent Sled! And no, they are not dogs. If they are well maintained and clutched they run very good. The biggest complaint about this sled is that it has a lot of inside ski lift. To reduce ski lift and improve the ride buy an ETS SC10 kit and run the limiter strap as short as possible. I am sure that you will be very pleased with this sled. This may be the most bullet proof sled ever built.
98's are NOTORIOUS for broken front (of the rear suspension) arms. Check closely for cracks. They went to a beefier arm the next year. I snapped mine while vacationing in Canada, and the dealer I brought it to had sold 30 new arms that month. Every single person I know who's ever owned a '98 SC10 has had to replace theirs. Not a big job, cost about a hundred bucks.
Excellent sled , I still have a 583 mxz race sled and nothing new in a 600 twin can pass it. I haven't seen many 600 triples that would pass it either and I'm talking modified. Stock a 700 triple won't catch it, so don't let anyone tell you 583's are slow.
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