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info on zr 500

Postby mauro » July 29th, 2001, 12:30 pm

i am about to buy a new 2002 zr 500 and i would like to know any info about 2001 models on gas mileage and reliability.
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Postby ZR500PA » July 29th, 2001, 9:31 pm

With the right jets and not kicking the snot out of the machine, you can get 17 mpg. the only trouble I had was one of the shafts in the idler wheels. It had spacers that were about .060 to short, and this let the bearings spin and eat the shaft. (Made my own spacers and now no problems)
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Postby Mainecat » July 30th, 2001, 11:03 pm

ZR500PA- My ZR800 did the same the shaft comes right out and its warranteed. Cat has a fix for that just a few spacers.
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Postby ZR500PA » July 30th, 2001, 11:51 pm

I went too dealer and got the replacement parts, but they went bad in a short time. So I decided to build my own spacers and shortened the shaft.
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