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Ive seen the complaints people have made against the rear storage not being water or dust proof, and never really put much thought into it. It does have a drain plug and figured I could put it to some use one day, one way or another.

So I got my winch installed the other week and figured I would buy a few items. This kit came with everything I needed, including a nice bag. It fit really nicely in the rear storage area.


I get back from my 1+ hr ride and I see the storage compartment open and the accessory kit is gone. What a joke. I lock it and pull it to see how this could of happened and it opened up way too easily.

Just a heads up for anyone with a 16. We need to find a way to keep these closed!!
 

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Mine has never popped open yet but the fit finish & lock is not up to Yamaha's quality , Yamaha needs to improve that rear storage compartment . I carry a cheep tow strap back there but to put anything of value back there no way .
 

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Ive seen the complaints people have made against the rear storage not being water or dust proof, and never really put much thought into it. It does have a drain plug and figured I could put it to some use one day, one way or another.

So I got my winch installed the other week and figured I would buy a few items. This kit came with everything I needed, including a nice bag. It fit really nicely in the rear storage area.

Amazon.com: Warn 88915 Light Duty Winch Accessory Kit: Automotive

I get back from my 1+ hr ride and I see the storage compartment open and the accessory kit is gone. What a joke. I lock it and pull it to see how this could of happened and it opened up way too easily.

Just a heads up for anyone with a 16. We need to find a way to keep these closed!!
I have rode hundreds of miles with my tow strap , clevis , and snatch block in mine. Its alot of weight , and have not had it pop open. I would say , make sure you are clicking the latch all the way , as mine you can feel it get tight as you turn it , then turn harder and it clicks. Maybe yours is not "clicking" as tight as mine ? maybe that could be adjusted , I will look when I am home later.
as for a "redneck" solution , if you have a rear brush guard like I do on mine , you could put a bungee across it , as a back up.
 

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Yep..I saw the Fedx truck going down the road recently with the sliding side door wide open. Apparently he doesn't use the side mirror?
 

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Maybe my door is defective. I made sure it was clicked all the way tight and was still able to pull it into the open position. Will look deeper into it. Either way, I would say this is my biggest complaint on the machine so far. Its amazing, but this rear storage is silly.
 

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My 2016 wolverine rspec had the same issue with the glove box .. would bounce open on rough terrain. I have the feeling it may be the same stupid set up. Fixed mine with a lil heat and some bending
 

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Maybe my door is defective. I made sure it was clicked all the way tight and was still able to pull it into the open position. Will look deeper into it. Either way, I would say this is my biggest complaint on the machine so far. Its amazing, but this rear storage is silly.
i agree , it could have been made better....:rating02:
 

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My 2016 wolverine rspec had the same issue with the glove box .. would bounce open on rough terrain. I have the feeling it may be the same stupid set up. Fixed mine with a lil heat and some bending
Was thinking about that. Will give it a shot. Thanks
 

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I'd agree, it is a joke. I like my Grizz but the fit and finish of the plastics is the cheapest I've yet to own. Previously being a 2015 Sportsman 1000, 2012 Brute and a 2004 Prairie.
 

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It definitely could have been made better which would include making it water proof/dust proof. You can actually see right in through the top I'm pretty sure.

With all that said I've never had mine come open or had the knob not be right where I last postioned it. I just use it for a tow strap, empty cans, ratchet straps, things that aren't a big deal. I don't swamp my machine and how I ride it, I haven't even gotten the stuff in it wet. Gets more water in there while I'm washing it.
 

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Just bought a new 2016 Grizzly and I must say I love the machine, BUT, I am really disappointed by this rear compartment. Its very cheap, doesn't latch very tight, and is very open to the elements around the top. I can't say I would trust a sandwich back there! In contrast on my first ride, a family member drove a Polaris 400, and we compared rear compartments. His was much better made and very sturdy. I find it hard to believe Yamaha would drop the ball on this compartment like this. I know its minor details.. but still! Has anyone figured out any mods to make on this to make it more reliable or anything? I was considering looking for a new button/switch thing. One that was maybe constructed of metal instead of a small plastic piece.

Sorry for reviving an old thread by the way, I didn't find any others on it so I figured I might as well carry on the conversation in this one.
 

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I took my bike for a run yesterday that rear storage was my only complaint
I was looking at it again today thinking what a pos, I'd rather have no storage and at least the back of the bike would look good not like it was hit from behind and nothing lining up
 

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I must agree that thing is not confidence inspiring. I have to squish the sides in while I close it for those two little tabs on the top edges to tuck in and locking it closed it feels like the knobs gonna break off. At least if it has that much tension its not gonna pop open... I hope.
 

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I must agree that thing is not confidence inspiring. I have to squish the sides in while I close it for those two little tabs on the top edges to tuck in and locking it closed it feels like the knobs gonna break off. At least if it has that much tension its not gonna pop open... I hope.
My tabs don't even fit in on the top, there's actually a gap between the box and the top finish, its really bad. The Polaris a family member has, has a real sturdy knob with a metal blade on the inside. If I can figure it out, im really considering seeing if I can buy one and replace the knob, at least that way I could be confident that its closed.
 

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This is not inspiring to someone who's buying a new quad this summer. It's going to be a Can-am or a Grizz... Step it up Yamaha.
 

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I usually call them "Bomburniers".. had a fella at work watch his Ski-Doo burn to ashes the winter before last.

Still, doesn't excuse the sloppiness and poor design of the rear compartment.
 

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This is not inspiring to someone who's buying a new quad this summer. It's going to be a Can-am or a Grizz... Step it up Yamaha.
Either way during negotiation, get the Yami dealer to throw in a 12" bungee for the rear storage, or the canned ham dealer to throw in a fire extinguish with the purchase.
 

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I just carry stuff that I don't care if it gets wet . In 4700 miles on very rough trails my rear storage has never unlatched and popped open . But I have had it full of water .
 
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