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General Information

Year
2009
Make
Yamaha
Model
Grizzly 550
Color
BLUE!
History
Engine Type: Single Cylinder
Vehicle Class: Super
Purchase Date: 2010-02-19
Vehicle Mileage: 805 Miles
Purchase Price: $5600.00 USD
Total Modifications: 29
Total Spent: $2536.41 USD
Product: 3 Way Ball Mount
Manufacturer: Mad Dog
Product Rating: 3/10
Purchase Date: 2010-03-15
Purchase Price: $29.99
Purchased From: Big R
Purchase Rating: 5/10
Description: cheap chunk! have some one machine you a proper receiver and if that isn't plausible, go out and buy one... this thing is light duty, save your 30$ and put towards a receiver.
Install Date: 2010-03-16
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Product: SS108 Aluminum Alloy Wheel
Manufacturer: ITP
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-02
Purchase Price: $320.00
Purchased From: Motoxmall
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description:
Install Date: 2010-04-07
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Too Easy.
Product: 26" Radial Reptile
Manufacturer: Interco
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-02
Purchase Price: $320.00
Purchased From: Motoxmall
Purchase Rating: 9/10
Description: These things have never let me don't. Granted, they are the only tire I have owned besides stock dunflops. I have thrown rocks, mud, hard pack and snow and always looked pack impressed with their performance. 500 + miles and they are still looking like new too.

The one negative and it's not much of one for me, is they suck at 40 mph +, lucky for me I hate going any faster than that and rarely get close.
Install Date: 2010-04-07
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: 1" Wheel Spacers
Manufacturer: XxBillet1xx
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-06-17
Purchase Price: $84.60
Purchased From: Amazon
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Looks good, handles better.
Install Date: 2010-07-01
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Too easy, pop the tire, slide on spacer, slide on washers and lock nuts, re-install wheel.

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Dash Panel
Manufacturer: Rox
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-05-23
Purchase Price: $32.95
Purchased From: Rox Speed FX
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Quite appealing to the eyes versus not having it with the riser kit.
Install Date: 2010-05-27
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: Very simple since mine was ordered aside from the risers. I removed the 4 bolts, added the plate and snugged every thing up, got my handle bars adjusted and tightened.
Exterior
Product: L Bracket Bar Clamp
Manufacturer: PIAA
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-09-06
Purchase Price: $37.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 2010-09-18
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Audio
Product: Billet Power Tip
Manufacturer: 2RRACING
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 2010-05-23
Purchase Price: $37.00
Purchased From: 2R Racing
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Sounds Awesome! but machine did cut out when reved, unless it was a gradual throttle increase, it's cutting out. I have corrected this with the pod mod but, when something is advertised the way this is, "Since the Grizzly 550 and 700 are fuel injected and the system has enough self adjustment to compensate for our tip no need to worry about fuel mixtures. " I expect it do what it says.

It does sound much better and mixed with the pod mod, I notice a better response on take off, I don't know if I would say more power but the response is there.
Install Date: 2010-05-27
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments: 3 bolts, yippie.
Product: Pod Mod
Manufacturer: Homemade Mod
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Since I added the 2R power tip and it cut out a bit when pinned, I decided to do this mod and why not? it's free and it's a chance to get to know my bike better. After install, I played with it until I hit the magic # 45 in the fuel settings. My spark plug is light brown on the tip and fairly dark, but not sooty on the strap. Noticed less of a lag in response, can't really say I notice any power gains though.
Install Date: 2010-05-26
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: It took all of an hour. I removed my front rack, hood, battery and finally the entire ecu. On the front plug(one with the most wires), I relocated the white/yellow wire from one corner to the other.
Product: Clutch Mod #2 and #3
Manufacturer: Mad Mike's Powerhouse Mods
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-06-16
Purchase Price: $170.00
Purchased From: Mike's Power Mods
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 2010-06-29
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Mad power gains, lots of snap from take off clear through the power band. Lifts the tires right up now, no bogging in the deep and thick stuff. Everything you've heard it is.
Product: Orange Secondary Spring
Manufacturer: EPI Clutch
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date: 2010-06-16
Purchase Price: $25.00
Purchased From: Mike's Power Mods
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 2010-06-29
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Air Filter
Manufacturer: K&N
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-06-25
Purchase Price: $52.00
Purchased From: Amazon
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: I was tired of cleaning the foam filter and was looking for a better seal, seemed like a good option, so far so good.
Install Date: 2010-07-02
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Suspension
Product: Rear Drop Basket
Manufacturer: EBay Purchase
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2010-03-05
Purchase Price: $79.99
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: Heavy-Duty Front Brush Guard
Manufacturer: Yamaha
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-06-23
Purchase Price: $90.00
Purchased From: Ebay
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 0-00-00
Installed By: Self Installed
Installation Rating: 0/10
Comments:
Product: Skid Plates
Manufacturer: Ricochet
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2010-08-02
Purchase Price: $400.00
Purchased From: ATV Outfitters
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 2010-08-11
Installed By: Self
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:

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Like those Radial Reptiles and been thinking about getting some myself. How are they in mud and trail, compare to ITP Mudlites?
 

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Thanks for putting all the detail into your garage. I recently bought a '09, 550 EPS and live at 7,100' and do most of my riding above that. I've been considering many of the mods you have done and I appreciate your candid comments about each mod and whether it was worth it as well as your observations.

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