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Just curious. I just got my Cat 97 ZRT800 and I am wondering 2 things... When it will snow in NY where I live and what should I consider as the top 5 upgrades - for speed or anything else.
 

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Cool sled. Where's the pics!

1. New belt/plugs
2. Pipes
3. Clutch Kit
4. Studs for track if you need traction
5. New reeds/performance heads.

Most of those would require new carb jetting most likely too.


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I am totally agreed but for you in NY number 4 should be number 2 next to belts and plugs. Believe me they are a real life saver. I mean literally they will likely save you from serious injury.
 

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Thanks for the tips - and I will post pics soon - need to put them someplace or send them to the admin I guess - would be great if we could just cut and paste em into these forums.

1. I have new belts and plugs. I am very happy. The sled starts every time on the first pull and takes less then a minute to warm up.
2. Not sure what to look for in terms the pipes that are already on the machine. They look like aftermarket ones to me.
3. The shop where I bought the sled said the everything was in great shape (how do I know if it is not or needs replacing?). The clutch engages at around 3800rpm. How much to clutch kits normally cost? And are there recommended kits?
4. The track has tons of studs - not sure how many but seems like everyone is saying they prefer tracks with studs so I am happy :)
5. I am going to look into new reeds and performance heads - same as #4 - recommendations on what to look for?


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If the exhaust is stock I'd look at an aftermarket silencer to drop some weigfht off the front end. I like the Delta II V force reeds I put on my 800 twin. Clutch kits are generally $180-$200. Goodwin is what I've been told makes excellent kits for Cats. If you want to really go balls out there are big bore kits that will take that 150 HP sled and make it a 220 HP rocket. I believe I have seen those kits for about $3500 and they include reeds, clutch kit and power breather.

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Creek beds don't make good brakes!


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Everyone who runs cats I know runs D&D stuff. Try contacting them and seeing what they can do for you. THey are in Lowelville New York too so a trek over there may not be out of the question for you. www.ddracing.com
 

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First, thanks for the responses... ( I will call D&D). Now......
Wow- I do want to go from 150hp to 220 hp but not at $3500! Also, I don't know a reed from a weed. A quick explain would be great if you got the time.....
I checked and I have Delta V Force carbs (right?)... ok, I am showing my ignorance.. I like to go fast but admit I am need to come up to speed on sled stuff...
Now on the silencer - how does it drop weight off the front end and also, usually silencers (at least in cars) reduce performance - different on sleds?

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sleds have silencers by stock. They are just like a muffler. Performance ones drop weight and add performance. THey just weigh less and allow more air flow. don't attempt to cut the crap out of your silencer. It iwll lighten your sled plenty but also lose back pressure which two strokes NEED. Read in a magazine where a guy did this and wondered why he lost performance. Reeds are like an intake valve on a sled. Delta V Force REEDS are carbon fiber reeds that increase performance. Your carbs are probably Mikunis. Reeds sort of flap open and shut letting the air fuel mixture into the engine.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Sled_Dog:

don't attempt to cut the crap out of your silencer. It iwll lighten your sled plenty but also lose back pressure which two strokes NEED. Read in a magazine where a guy did this and wondered why he lost performance. [/quote]

That was in Snowgoer(SnowSports in Canada). I had a good laugh at what they told that guy to do to his 'friend'.

Trees don't make the greatest brakes...

Edited by - bigwilly on January 06 2002 4:11:54 PM
 
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