Item: 1997 Formula Z 583 Category: Sled Year: 1997 Location: Marshall, WI Price: $1200.00
1997 Formula Z 583 with 6692 miles. Top end was done at about 6000 miles. Added bar risers, dual carbide pilot skis, grip strips to tunnel edges, and cold guards. This sled is in great shape. It hooks up and corners better than my 2001 and 2002 MXZs. Hate to see it go but my wife said 4 sleds are too many.
My wife riding my 2001 MXZ Adrenaline 700 in the Upper Peninsula in January on our 25th wedding anniversary trip with friends and family. Unfortunately that was the last trip for the sled. It threw a rod through the block halfway through the trip. Sled had almost 9000 miles on it.
There is not a spring between the drive and the housing. In your picture it looks like the drive is sticking out too far. On the back side of the drive is the shift fork. The other end of the fork is the plunger that goes into the bottom of the starter solenoid. There is a spring between the plunger and the solenoid. That is what returns the drive to the resting position. Yours could have the fork in upside down or is missing the spring. I would take it back to the shop that worked on it and make them fix it. I can probably get a breakdown for you on Monday for it at work if you want.
Until Pit posts the DooTalk ride sign-up post it is impossible to tell as there is no way to know how many riders per room reserved and some (like our group of 6-7) are not staying at the Great Northern but rather at a cabin nearby. Regardless of the number of riders...one thing is for sure...as long as there is rideable snow a good time will be had by all! Bring on the White Gold!!!
KI Sawyer AFB is one of the best attractions for snowmobilers in the UP. If you are riding from Long Lake to Gwinn on trail 8, it is on your right about half way between the two. There is a sign on the right that says K I Sawyer. Look at a Google Earth map of the area before you go, and you will be able to ride up to the planes they left behind for a museum. You can take pictures of your sleds sitting under the wing of a B-52. They have an F-111, Delta Dart and another fighter there.
I was stationed there from 1990-1994 in the Repair and Reclamation shop working on B-52s and KC-135s. It was definitely a great time in my life.