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708 UPDATE KIT

Stopped in at my dealer today to have a chat and see if anything new is coming for the Grizzly, the dealer told me that there was going to be some sort of a release in regards to the Grizz and some sort of a Update kit for the 708 engine from Yamaha, wonder what this could be, anyone hear of this update kit.

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I haven't heard about this but I'm interested to find out. Subscribed!

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Yeah, I am interested to, wondering if its a update to the 708 to prevent the smoking issue or just the owners that are having issues or both.

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I was chatting to my dealer and his mechanic a few months back and they said that they had to recall some earlier 708's to do a modification to the engine. May be that.
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Maybe, the 16 models owners may get a service recall.

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Curious to see what comes of this

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I know what it is.....the 686 owners can update their engine to the SUPERIOR 708 engine!

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I know what it is.....the 686 owners can update their engine to the SUPERIOR 708 engine!
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How's that an upgrade?
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How's that an upgrade?


22ccís yeah
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And that 22ccís along with twin cam OHV head does definitely give it more go, love my 708 although I do still love tearing up the grass with my 2010 Grizzly se
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Maybe, the 16 models owners may get a service recall.
I'm the owner of a 2018 Kodiak 708, which i purchased prior to learning of the poor reputation the 708 has. My stomach gets uneasy thinking about it...you'll have to excuse me for a second...but my point is this...I'm surprised when I consistently see comments on here mentioning that the 2016s were the problem childs. However, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that the issues stop there. What makes people think that the valve guide/smoking/using oil, stops at the earlier models and doesn't extend to 2017 and 2018? I'm led to believe the later 708s are susceptible to the same issues (not all issues of course, as I'm aware of the specific 2016-only problem that was fixed). I'm speaking about premature wear/oil consumption. No heat here, just honestly want to pick your brains! Mainly for my own peace of mind...
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I'm the owner of a 2018 Kodiak 708, which i purchased prior to learning of the poor reputation the 708 has. My stomach gets uneasy thinking about it...you'll have to excuse me for a second...but my point is this...I'm surprised when I consistently see comments on here mentioning that the 2016s were the problem childs. However, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that the issues stop there. What makes people think that the valve guide/smoking/using oil, stops at the earlier models and doesn't extend to 2017 and 2018? I'm led to believe the later 708s are susceptible to the same issues (not all issues of course, as I'm aware of the specific 2016-only problem that was fixed). I'm speaking about premature wear/oil consumption. No heat here, just honestly want to pick your brains! Mainly for my own peace of mind...
Stop worrying and enjoy your beautiful machine! Seriously, stop thinking about what hasn't even happened. Realisticly your 2018 is probably the best year of the 708 Generation.
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I'm the owner of a 2018 Kodiak 708, which i purchased prior to learning of the poor reputation the 708 has. My stomach gets uneasy thinking about it...you'll have to excuse me for a second...but my point is this...I'm surprised when I consistently see comments on here mentioning that the 2016s were the problem childs. However, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that the issues stop there. What makes people think that the valve guide/smoking/using oil, stops at the earlier models and doesn't extend to 2017 and 2018? I'm led to believe the later 708s are susceptible to the same issues (not all issues of course, as I'm aware of the specific 2016-only problem that was fixed). I'm speaking about premature wear/oil consumption. No heat here, just honestly want to pick your brains! Mainly for my own peace of mind...
Stop worrying and enjoy your beautiful machine! Seriously, stop thinking about what hasn't even happened. Realisticly your 2018 is probably the best year of the 708 Generation.
thank you, i appreciate the positivity! She will get plenty of using in the coming years, just wanted to comment on an observation I've had over the countless posts I've read. But in response to the OP, that's very interesting news, keep us updated if you can! Love my machine as is
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thank you, i appreciate the positivity! She will get plenty of using in the coming years, just wanted to comment on an observation I've had over the countless posts I've read. But in response to the OP, that's very interesting news, keep us updated if you can! Love my machine as is


Yeah nothing to worry about, Vincent is right, the 2016 708 had issues and YAMAHA fixed those, if it was still an issue in 17 and 18 then YAMAHA would still be fixing them, I have a 17 used on farm and it gets a fair workout and have had no issues, donít worry enjoy your machine
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I have never heard of this. but this seems interesting. following
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