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Two things that are not the same as mentioned in the Ownbers Manual:

Override switch and starter switch are located at a different location




The Warn Pro Advantage 2500 winch comes as a standard item on the Grizzly (European market) and the tow hitch is a standard item on the Portugese market.
I already replaced the steel cable for synthetic rope an the fairlead as well.
 

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Congratulations and go have some fun with that!
 

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Nice! Looks great!
 

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Looks great! Congrats. I would recommend checking how they tapped into power for the winch switch. If they just used a plastic wire tap, I’d do away with that and solder the connection. Also, would you shoot a pic of each side of the handlebars from the drivers seat? I’m curious to see the changes to the controls with the other changes.
 
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Hey...RobPt...Welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

Congratulations on the new ride.

Strange set up for the start and kill switches. Looks like the shifter lock out has been removed.
 

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... I would recommend checking how they tapped into power for the winch switch...... Also, would you shoot a pic of each side of the handlebars from the drivers seat?
I'll look into the connections. Thanks for the tip.
The pictures:
Right side. No changes as far as I know.



But at the frontside there is this cable that Harley ....... uhhhh sorry ........ hardly moves when I apply the frontbrakes. No idea what it is for.



The leftside



As you can se there is no overrideswitch and no killswitch. There is no killswitch at all!!. Looking at the left side of the handlebar I can see that the ATV is not specially built for the European market because normally we have a different lightswitch in Europe.



The lightswitch has 3 positions.
1st position (white dot): lights off
2nd positon: small lights on. They are called parkinglights or citylights. You're not allowed to drive with only those lights switched on
3rd positon: headlights on. To choose between low or high beam you have to push the red button. Although the working is the same, the layout of the switches can be different on various bikes or ATV's (picture from the internet; it's an aftermarket (universal) switch in this case)

....Strange set up for the start and kill switches. Looks like the shifter lock out has been removed.
Strange? Just what you're used to :wink2: And yes, the cable isn't there anymore. I don't know since when but there is a topic on this issue.



Rob
 
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Some more details.

Tail-/brakelight and reflector. (both sides of course)



In total there are 18 leds (2 circles of 9). The outer circle: tail-/brakelight (red); the inner circle: turning light (orange)

Licenceplate holder (illuminated)



The licenceplate covers the central light but that's no problem because it's disconnected. (that light is not allowed in combination with the other rear-/brakelights)

The connections for trailer use.

1. A so called 13-pin Jaeger trailer connector.



2. Auxilary 3-pin 12V connector.



That's about it.

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Very interesting setup for sure.....I love the fact that there is a horn though.
 

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..... I would recommend checking how they tapped into power for the winch switch.
I have just looked into it and ..... they didn't use plastic wire taps but the connections are soldered and watertight.
I don't know if the winch was already factory installed for the European market or it has been done by Yamaha Europe in the Netherlands. A close look tells me that it's a factory job or at least a job done by mechanics who know what they are doing.

By the way: I suppose by "plastic wire taps" you're talking about these kind of things?



Here we call those things "Scotch blocks". I never use them because they come with "built-in electrical problems" >:)>:)
Rob
 
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Beauty!
 

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One more detail because what did I found in the center storage compartment?
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A black box with a label on it: Kodiac 700 Agri 40 km/h. I don't know if it is just a speedlimiter or maybe a powerlimiter but whatever ....... they "forgot" to assemble it (isn't that a pity .... :smile2: ) so I suppose I still have the full 36 kW's (48.276795 international HP ; 48.946378 metric HP)

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Strange? Just what you're used to :wink2: And yes, the cable isn't there anymore. I don't know since when but there is a topic on this issue.
Rob
Hey Rob...Interesting to see what other counties require on ATV's.
I see the reasons for you have much different controls than we have here , horn, turn signals, the hi low head light button.

We do not have that cable on the front brake lever. Is it connected to the rear brake pedal? If you step on the foot brake does it move?

What is the button on the front side of the left switch assembly?
 

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Thanks for sharing RobPt and welcome, what a unique set up. I also noticed your age, good for you. Keep us all updated with your adventures and we love Pictures! Ride on Rob ride on.
 

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We do not have that cable on the front brake lever. Is it connected to the rear brake pedal? If you step on the foot brake does it move?
What is the button on the front side of the left switch assembly?
Yes a lot of modifications but only to make my Grizzly street legal in Portugal. Normally they are almost equipped the same as in the USA. At least that's what I saw when I looked at the non-street legal Grizzly's en Kodiacs at my dealership.

And indeed when I apply only the footbrake the frontbrake is applied as well by that cable but not very strongly. I never thought of that possibility although these kind of systems are quit common on streetbikes. Of course not with cables but everything hydraulic.
My Goldwing had it as well. Footbrake: rearbrake + one disc of the frontbrake; frontbrake lever: only both discs in the frontwheel.

When I get my license-plate (this week they promissed me) I'm gonna try out the braking system on a paved road and see what it brings. Trying out in the sand or on a gravel road makes no sense due to the lack of friction between the tires and the underground.

The button on the frontside of the switch assembly is the starterbutton.

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Rob, beautiful machine and unique to what we have here in the US, with a little off road use will never be prettier. Kind of like the horn for some reason. Thanks for posting, J
 

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Nice ride and interesting control setup...thanks
 

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Congratulations!
 

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While reading the Owner's Manual and having another look in the Yamaha brochure I realized that there are more features that probably are not on the US and Canadian models.
Of course I already saw these indicator-lights on my Grizzly but they didn't ring a bell because I'm used to them. All cars and bikes in Europe have these indicators. The lay-out can be different but these indicators/indicator-lights must be there.



I suppose what they are for speaks for itself. The one in the middle is always on because I can't switch the lights of .......
Now I start understanding why I had to pay € 1500 (approx. $ 1786 ) for all the modifications. It almost looks like a complete rebuild of the Grizzly :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Rob
 
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