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I’m back! Today I picked up a 2020 Grizzly. I’ve previously owned a 2016 and 2018 Grizzly. I went to a 2018 Can-Am Renegade 1000R XXC. I put 6650 miles on it in 15 months. There’s not much life left in the chassis. The power steering needs replaced. I should have written a review on it but didn’t. I spent over 10k in maintenance for the XXC. It’s amazingly fast and frequently makes my heart race. Simply put, I can’t afford to ride it that much. I wanted a reliable machine for trips and I think the Grizzly will suit me there. I’ll will Be honest and take you with me on the journey of modifications and fun. The 686 motor already feels under powered but that fire breathing 1000 has me spoiled. I’m a former XC racer with over 300 races under my belt. I’ve done a couple Motocross races but long distance jumping is not my strong point. I paid $11,300 out the door for my Grizzly today. I do not buy extended warranties because my riding style tend to void all warranties. Lol
 

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Glad to see you back, looking forward to your reviews, you do a great job.
 
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Glad your back to a more reliable machine. 10K in repairs in 18 months on the Can-am. Wow. Sounds like they put the big engine in a chassis that was built for a 450. I don't know if the 2020 Grizzly has a screw on dipstick or not but some of us use the screw tightening boat plugs in the dipstick tube so it don't get pulled out. I personally I use a a couple of Zip ties so it don't get pulled out. So what's on the Mod list for the Grizzly?? Machined sheave, Tires, Fuel controller, Intake with Uni filter & Slip on??
 

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Congrats and enjoy the new Grizzly!
 

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Welcome back, it'll be interesting to see how long this one lasts.:)
 

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So the canned ham cost you 10 grand over 15 months for parts and still needs a new frame and steering unit, so its 2 dollars a mile in depreciation plus wear and tear. Then you wrote like it wasn't all that reliable?
For those considering one later they now have info before the purchase.
Keep us posted.....
 
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Congrats on the new Grizz. Sounds like you paid for the Can Ham twice.o_O
 

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The maiden voyage for the Grizzly was in Michigan. We rode trails near Houghton Lake. 138 miles of Michigan sand whoops. The Grizzly shines on those 50” trails. After getting towed out of a mud hole the front brake lever went dead. I squeezed it several times and got pressure back. No problems after that. Other than attaching a RAM mount to hold my tablet the bike is completely stock.



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That looks like the Leota trailhead. We ride out of there a lot. You need to watch out for sawed off stumps at the edge of the trail there. They are about 4" high and right on the edge where the grass is growing. I take you did not get the note that Michigan had a lot of flooding recently. Nice job breaking the Grizzly in!!
 
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Out 27" O.G.'s on it and some shim, oh.....and a winch so you can pull yourself.
 

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That looks like the Leota trailhead. We ride out of there a lot. You need to watch out for sawed off stumps at the edge of the trail there. They are about 4" high and right on the edge where the grass is growing. I take you did not get the note that Michigan had a lot of flooding recently. Nice job breaking the Grizzly in!!
Must be a Michigan thing. We rode UP there last year. Some areas had those treacherous stumps. Flip one of our riders. He had a leg pinned under the rear tire.
 

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Must be a Michigan thing. We rode UP there last year. Some areas had those treacherous stumps. Flip one of our riders. He had a leg pinned under the rear tire.
Thats not good at all. Most clubs clear and maintain Michigan trails and some guys don't get down to the dirt to cut a dead tree off. Frankly I would rather see it standing 3ft than just under the grass. We just got back from riding from that area today. There is still plenty of water holes for mudding if thats what your into.
 

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So right up front the Grizzly isn’t scary fast like the 90hp Renegade. The power is adequate and comfortable. I was quickly reminded of how much better the Grizzly power steering is than the Renegade. The Renegade has 3 settings for the steering and you can’t tell it has power steering on any of them. The suspension was fine in the soft sand. My arms never tired.
Once back in Ohio my 14 yr old daughter fell in love with it. We sold her 2015 Arctic Cat 300 and bought another Grizzly. Lol, Grizzlys are fantastic machines.



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I added fuelpax to the front racks. I mounted a Fat Max box to my rear rack. Changed engine oil on the white one.
Today I’ll be changing engine oil on the silver one and all 4 diffs.
Yesterday my daughter and I were on a hill when our group stopped for an intersection. She grabbed the rear brake lever and stepped on the foot brake. She had no brake pressure. She rolled about 8’ backwards and slammed into my quad. I had the no brake problem in Michigan two weeks ago. I figured it was air in the line. I’m wondering if there is an issue.

We had a good ride in WV. We love theses Grizzlys



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I love the white. It will be my next purchase. I had to start with the mean green due to my rookie status with the grizz!
 

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100 miles I changed all the diff fluids and engine oil. We spent 3 days in Tennessee. Added 300 miles of some amazing riding. I had no issues from the Grizzly I did tear off a chunk of the plastic skid plate. I also cracked both floor boards. The rocks are brutal down there.



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Geez corn - that looks like some epic fun!! You riding on oem tires? Middle preload settings?
Recently got my 2nd '08 Grizz. First thing to go were those marshmallows and replaced with BigHorns.
 

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Geez corn - that looks like some epic fun!! You riding on oem tires? Middle preload settings?
Recently got my 2nd '08 Grizz. First thing to go were those marshmallows and replaced with BigHorns.
I love the original Big Horns. It’s on the agenda. I’m installing a couple skid plates today.


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