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post #1 of 17 Old 03-22-2017, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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how have the 2017s been ?

I know the 2016s had some problems like the spring , cold start , stalling and smoking but what about the 2017 grizzly 700 ? I am mostly concerned about the bad heads and smoking.
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-22-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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I would love to know this too, as I am close to buying a new Kodiak/Grizz but kinda nervous
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Nobody wants to buy a lemon that's for sure! The problems reported on this forum were resolved by Yamaha as far as I know. The vast majority of us have no complains about our 2016s
Just ride it , brake it in , if any problems are surfacing use your warranty. Can even get extended warranty from Yamaha for peace of mind, is not that expensive.
The downside to that is dealing with the stealerships, there is no avoiding them if you need warranty work-but that is to be expected from all other ATV makers.

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Warranty or not its crappy to have a brand new wheeler with a rebuilt top end which affects resale and peace of mind.

But the question remains from the original poster, is anyone experiencing these issues with the 17's yet or is the consensus that the issues where addressed at the factory?
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-22-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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I have a 17 and it has been completely reliable


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if I wanted to buy a new machine and know I was going to have problems with it from the get go I would buy a Polaris 1000 sportsman. im looking at the grizzly because my 04 grizz was super comfortable and reliable my 07 rhino was dead nuts reliable my 4 yz250f bikes were dead nuts reliable. for the style of riding I do now I will take reliability over hp any day of the week. I know the problems I see here are just a drop in the bucket compared to the thousands of units that are out there running fine but if the 2017 seems to have fewer problems then the 2016 then I have no problem spending the extra coin on the 2017 model and i understand they are atvs and they all have there problems some more then others.
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I bought a late 2016 model and it has been absolutely fantastic. Seems to me like Yamaha got the issues resolved relatively quickly.

Heading out on a ride this Saturday with my son to a nearby glacier. Every time I pulled the machine out of the garage it puts a smile on my face.


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I would imagine 2017 models would be fine. decompression spring was only certain 2016s. Sounds to be the same with the smoking issue. we just picked up a 17 wolverine with the 708 the grizzly uses. It starts good. took two trys one time when it was around 0 degrees. has stalled once.

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My 2017 has no engine issues and no smoking. I bought 2017 instead of 2016 partly to avoid issues and it seems to have worked out, or at least gave me peace of mind considering not all 2016's had trouble.
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My buddy and I just got 2017 grizzly' s. Only got 100 miles on them but I couldn't be happier!!!
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I am very curious about this as well. I am a very serious prospective 2017-2018 Grizzly/Kodiak buyer. Unfortunately the bar has been set very high by my 2016 Honda Rancher. I'm not here to be annoying, I'm seriously wanting to give a Grizz or Kodiak a try, but I don't want to do it there are known issues.

I purchased a brand new 2016 Honda Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS in December of 2015 and 2,100 miles of HARD use later (250 hours) it has been absolutely flawless, and exceeded my expectations.

Looking to add a second quad to the fleet. I have always had good luck with my Yamaha quads in the past, so I'd love to throw a Grizz in the mix.
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-19-2017, 01:39 AM
 
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No problem with my 2017 grizzly whatsoever. Just did the 200 mile oil and diff fluid change. It's a joy to ride and flawless so far.
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No problem with mine either. I just did the 300 mile check and everything fine. It is a beast! My Yamaha dealer is also Can-Am official dealer and when I asked what was the difference between both brands in terms of reliability they told me the Grizzly has no issues at all.


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People are more likely to bitch than praise. Nobody ever joined this forum to post "Help, I'm thoroughly happy. What do I do?"

Every make and model of every vehicle will have some problems, and most find Yamaha extremely reliable compared to the competition. This site will help you watch the areas that have been problematic with a few of the bikes produced. It can also help you be proactive on items that are easier to resolve than to wait for issues to occur.

If you're waiting for the perfect bike, you'll always just be waiting.

There are no documented differences in the 2017s from the 2016s. The decompression spring issue affected early 2016 units, and it easily can be replaced under warranty if it has it, prior to you taking it home. I saved a couple grand on a 2016, and I think it will be identical in reliability to a 2017.

Money saved can be spent on things like tires, better intake, skids, and a winch; all which will protect your investment and potentially save you from walking home. If you want a really reliable machine, for equal money, give me a 2016 with protective equipment over a stock 2017 any day.

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post #15 of 17 Old 05-07-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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I can tell you from experience that the 2017 did away with the brake shift lock deal. And I'm sure you won't have a compression spring recall on a 17 as that got done with 16


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