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2000 500xcsp vs 2000 zr500

Postby waitingforsnow » January 22nd, 2002, 10:57 am

In your guys opinion, which of these sleds it the best. Looking for both positives and negatives of each machine, as well as, how they would compare head to head. Polaris has exhaust valves, Cat doesn't.
p.s.
Everyone I know with a cat 500 or 600 twin, any year, has had to replace the stator. This must be a major flaw.
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2000 500xcsp vs 2000 zr500

Postby RyMachZ » January 22nd, 2002, 11:23 am

'00 500 ves will kick the crap outa the non apv zr 500.

non apv 500/600carb are horrible on gas.
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2000 500xcsp vs 2000 zr500

Postby waitingforsnow » January 22nd, 2002, 12:14 pm

The zr500 is the batteryless efi. Does that make any difference.
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2000 500xcsp vs 2000 zr500

Postby zr6wannabe » January 22nd, 2002, 1:44 pm

I rode both the 2001's, the XC SP and the ZR Carb. The ZR held the edge, but it wasn't really noticeable untill the high eighties. The XC rider out-weighed me by 25 lbs, and I got the ZR to 96mph with a bit left (had there been a longer straightaway). I think that's where that good Cat clutching kicked in. When comparing the 2000's I think the VES may just edge out the EFI, but the EFI system on my 600 is so simple, I'd never go without it.
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2000 500xcsp vs 2000 zr500

Postby Pacman » January 22nd, 2002, 2:45 pm

The XC500sp has a stronger engine which is also very reliable...
If you just want to cruise the trail at a medium to fast pace, both machine can do the job.
I'll give the edge to the XC500sp for the stronger motor... but I prefer the ZR's suspension.
It's your choice...
Also the XC is easier to maintain than the ZR.
The XC's shocks will last longer than the ZR's shocks... believe me!

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2000 500xcsp vs 2000 zr500

Postby waitingforsnow » January 23rd, 2002, 9:50 am

Is one better in the powder than the other. I break alot of trail, but really need or want a long track.
What about the 2000 xc 500 without ves. How would it compare.
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