Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Telluride, CO
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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.
2016 Grizz EPS LE
Painted Red Winter Edition
26x9-12, 26x12-12 Bighorn OG
Just purchased, give me some time and this list will get much longer. Best mod here is the San Juan Mountains!