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post #1 of 32 Old 08-26-2019, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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I currently have a 2002 Grizzly 660 that does not have a ton of miles (about 3500), but has been put through just about everything and extremely reliable. About two years ago, I started having some sputtering/fuel issues most likely do to bad gas in the tank and carb. At the time, I didn't have time to mess with it, so I parked it in the barn where it has been sitting.



I decided to pull it out and get it up and running again. After clearing all of the mice out of it, I pulled the fuel tank and cleaned it all out and I am starting to go through the rest of it. The issue is I now have an itch to buy something newer than a 17 year old quad.


I really do not want to drop $9k to $10k on an ATV right now, so I have been looking at all of the options. I would love to get a 2019 Grizzly, but it's a little out of my price range. I could probably find a way to swing it, but I would have to finance part of it and I really don't want to do that.



So I have been looking hard at the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 and the Suzuki King Quad 750 AXI. Both of which are considerably cheaper. My brother-in-law has an 02 Prairie 650 that has been a beast and really reliable for him, and I like the power of the V-twin motor.


I am not as familiar with the Suzuki, but it seems to get really good reviews as well. My only concern is where they have the belt intake/exhaust. Seems fairly low on the ATV.



I realize this is a Grizzly forum, so I would expect recommendations to be somewhat slanted, but I have always seen good accurate advice on this forum. Is it worth the stretch for the Grizzly? Or are the other two close and which would be the recommendation. I would do trail riding, mudding, plowing, etc...


Thank you for any info!
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I suggest finding a 700 Grizz in your cash price range.
You liked the 660 for it's reliability and toughness, get a newer one and have the same ownership experience.
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Only Yamaha .......for me. Reliability is king check my mileages. Not listed but that 2016 Kodi we still have has over 10000 miles also.
Try the Kawi or Zuki forums for advice on those brands.

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Maybe even a couple year old Grizzly used would be an option for you. Save some cash. Or have you thought about the Kodiak 700? a few thousand cheaper, you obviously lose some features but it depends how much you want to save the money.

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I was looking for a used newer quad I would be looking for a 14-15 grizzly. The 2020's are out so they are 5-6 yrs old now and you should be able to find them at a reasonable price.
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Maybe even a couple year old Grizzly used would be an option for you. Save some cash. Or have you thought about the Kodiak 700? a few thousand cheaper, you obviously lose some features but it depends how much you want to save the money.
I agree, check out the Kodiak 700. It has the same motor, only difference is it has heavier clutch weights for more of a utility type use, but those can be changed out to the Grizz lighter weights.
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PM'd you on my 2016 Grizzly for sale. A few of these guys have seen it and ridden with me on the Taylor Park trip...
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my personal opinion STAY AWAY from the 16-18 as far as possible. trust me I know.
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my personal opinion STAY AWAY from the 16-18 as far as possible. trust me I know.
I may stay away from the 2016 but I have a 2018 with 4,000 miles and I have had zero issues.
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X2 on looking for a low mile 14-15. If I was in the market that is what I would look for. For reliability IMO there is Yamaha and everything else for trail riding. Honda is on par with reliability but not with the transmission.
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I really do not want to drop $9k to $10k on an ATV right now, so I have been looking at all of the options. I would love to get a 2019 Grizzly, but it's a little out of my price range. I could probably find a way to swing it, but I would have to finance part of it and I really don't want to do that.


Thank you for any info!
Nobody wants to finance, but we do and life goes on and things work out and now you have that 2019 grizzly and all is right! Just a small $129.00 payment a month and $3,000 down for years of riding fun, just sign here .............................!
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Nobody wants to finance, but we do and life goes on and things work out and now you have that 2019 grizzly and all is right! Just a small $129.00 payment a month and $3,000 down for years of riding fun, just sign here .............................!
Same here. I held off for years not wanting to finance a toy chugging along with my 450 Griz. Now it's just a Zero $$ down $177 monthly payment I don't even notice. I can live with 3.9% (dealer put me with a local credit Union for the lowest rate) interest for all this fun on the upgrade from a 450 to a 2018 700!
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RotoPax 2 Gal Gas installed on the Moose Prospector.
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I personally love the grizzly ATV's. I have a 2004 660 and a 2010 700 power steering and fuel injection special edition in white. I have NEVER experienced any problems at all with either. Only things I have done is replace CV boots because of tears and only 1 set of brake pads on the 2004 because of the engine brake. The others that you mentioned are good ATV's as I have ridden both but as far as maintenance intervals and reliability, I couldn't give you an honest answer on those issues.
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I may stay away from the 2016 but I have a 2018 with 4,000 miles and I have had zero issues.
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my personal opinion STAY AWAY from the 16-18 as far as possible. trust me I know.

8400+ miles on my 2016, 4200 on my wife's 2017' no issues with either.
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We just sold our ‘92 Suzuki LT250. It was absolutely bullet proof.

Suzuki’s financial problems would make me think twice about buying one now. My father had some issues with a Suzuki outboard he purchased and they didn’t give the level of support we have become accustomed to from Yamaha and Honda.
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