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New memeber's sort of build thread

So, last fall I sold my Brute Force 650i that I'd owned since new (6 years) and thought I was done with the sport for a few years.

I thought.

Then I came across a 2006 660 Grizzly, for what I thought was a good price in my region. Paid the man and took it home.



Went through it a little, it needed some love, so I got a front driveshaft and both couplers from Niche industries, a set of HD tie rods and two rear knuckle bushing kits from Quadboss and an upper steering stem bearing from Yamaha. Oh, and a set of Moose locking grips.

Then I decided that the 26 inch 'zillas that it came with weren't quite what I wanted either.



So I bought a set of 28x12x12 Deestone Mudcrushers and had them put onto the Raceline wheels that it came with.





So this is where I'm at now. I ordered some clutch shims and a stiffer secondary spring and grabbed a new belt. Should have it all on later this week.
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Looking good! Need some dirt on it!

Twin sister 16 Kodiak EPS 700 Dirty Egg Salad (Camo)
26" Blackwater EVO's
STI HD1 Beadlock Wheels


Hers 16 Kodiak EPS 700 Camo
25" Reptiles
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2013 Ole blue 700
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Retired..05 camo 660

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2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS SE Tactical Black
12" ITP SS112 / 26" Mudlites
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That looks mean, nice work!

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No dirt yet, central BC is still under snow. Hopefully not for much longer though.

Think I might buy the Niche HD axels, after my initial 5 hour snowy test drive and the little bit of futzing around I've done after going through it a bit, every cv boot on the thing is leaking grease.

Now, I've changed hundreds of cv boots in my time on everything from quads to cars to 1 ton trucks. But at $20 or $30 per boot that adds up when you need all 4 axels done. Say, $200 or so and all the time involved.

So, has anybody tried the Niche axels? Do they seem ok? Do they hold up?
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LOOKS GOOD. I'M WAITING ON A SECONDARY SPRING AND A NEW BELT AS WELL...

UNI FILTER
EHS AIR BOX MOD
R2 EXHAUST TIP
EHS FUEL CONTROLLER
ROX RISERS AND BARS
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2" WHEEL SPACERS
27" BLACKWATER'S ON:
12" ITP SS312'S
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So, has anybody tried the Niche axels? Do they seem ok? Do they hold up?[/QUOTE]
I have a set of niche axels on the rear of my 14 700, so far I've hade good luck with them. Only about 1000k on them

  • 2014 700 , uni filter, air box cover, ehs fuel controller, Big Horns O G
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So, pulled apart my clutch because I just got the machine and I wanted to service it to be sure its been done. This is what I found. Cute.

The weights all have the number 14 stamped inside them and it had a blue secondary spring that I replaced with an orange. I'm assuming it has an epi clutch kit installed.

I was going to do the shim mod and the orange secondary spring, but not sure if I should now or not. And with the one weight damaged I have to buy another one. Should I just go back to stock 16 gram weights? Or 4 16 gram weights?
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Im picking up 4 stock weights today, i'll stagger them evenly and try it. If it sucks I can get more, but it should be better than it was no matter what.
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Late update, weather hasnt been good but I did get my clutch back together with the 4 new stock weights. All I can say is wow, night and day difference between a working clutch and one that was assembled wrong. Might get out for a ride next weekend, supposed to warm up alot.

Now, on to the next project since the 660 is sorted out, that is unless anything else turns up.



Drove 5 hours each way and picked up this 2007 grizzly 700 eps with a no start. Got it home and tore into it, timing chain was stretched to the max and one intake valve is broken, the other is bent. Havent pulled the head off yet, how likely is it that the heads toast?
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Went on a two hour ride yesterday. Found out tbat my preffered cruising speed also happens to be at a spot in the rpm band that my hmf exhaust becomes unbearably loud. Ordered a quite core today.
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WOT has that effect, HA.

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS SE Tactical Black
12" ITP SS112 / 26" Mudlites
EHS Racing Bullet Box
CMP 2" Rear Receiver
Tamarack Front Box
Viper Elite 3500 Winch
AmSteel Blue Synthetic Rope

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Wiseco .020 Bore 660 11:1
Pro Design Billet Intake
K&N Air Filter w/ Pre Filter
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Jetted Carb
D.I.D. 520X Gold Chain
Renthal Sprockets
Full Aluminum Skids
Factory 909 grips
Pro Design kill switch tether
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I thought my ears were bleeding. Ordered a quiet core for it, be here Friday.

On a happier note, the tires worked extremely well, had 26" swamp lites on my last machine. These were far better in the snow. The rear tires were throwing snow in an arc that was landing about 6 feet in front of the machine.
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Tore the seat on my 660 worse, and the 700 seat was junk too, so I decided to do something about it today.



I think for the $20 it cost me it turned out ok. When I do the 660 seat I want to add 1/2 an inch of memory foam.
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Did some looking around, hated how the grizz doesn't have an ebrake. So I ordered the ebrake lever lock from Yamaha for the older 400(?), I think I found the part number here on the forum somwhere.



Fit really well, but wouldnt engage against my lever. So, I filed two notches in the lever. On for 'brakes' and one for 'omg lots of brakes'.

Looks good, works good and for $30cdn I got what I wanted.



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