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Was to the dealer yesterday and there was 2 16 Grizz's se getting a motor job done, I could not believe how bad these Grizz's were beat on, one of the Grizz's is on its second motor job, one of the mechs showed me the air box and filter they were completely covered in mud, both machines were the same, these Grizz's were sunk big time in a mud hole and then ran the piss out of them till the motor went, now they are crying they want Yamaha to warranty the engines.
 

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The Grizz motor is pretty tough, but mud and probably muddy water inside motor is not good. My opinion, not a warranty claim, maybe a insurance, or just maybe a life educational event. If a person is going to ride like that, they should snorkel the machine.
 

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I'm with Dr. Mud! I would say not Yamaha's problem. You break it you buy it. Maybe it'll teach them to be more prepared for the type of riding they do!
 

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And then these type of people will badmouth Yamaha saying they are junk and don't stand by their product.
This is why I always take negative reviews with a grain of salt. Stupidity rules in this country.
 
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Really sad how some people treat these wonderful machines.
 

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Dumbasses. Have the dealer send them the URL of this forum thread and we'll tell the riders all about it.
 

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Stupidity rules in this country.
That's why you see those people almost always without a helmet. Their heads are empty so there is nothing to protect ............
 

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An hope they get taken to the bank on the rebuilds . If they r good customers and bought tons of new grizzlys maybe help with alil to keep them comong back but if they are not good customers and want everything free tell them to get bent. I work in the auto industry we good will stuff for good customers who drop alot of money and loyal to us but i agree with u guys deep mud snorkle it but thats jmo
 

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I would say these were Daddy bought bikes, and yes these are the people that say Grizz's are junk and Yamaha won't come good for the motors, the bikes should have been snorkeled, its to bad these were really nice bikes a year ago.
 

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I don't see how anybody can spend that kind of money for a nice Grizzly and then destroy it this way. Unless, like mentioned above, they were bought by daddy. Still, I just can't imagine. There are people who can't even begin to afford one of these machines and then you have others who buy them and treat them this way. Stories like this is the reason I always buy new when it comes to ATV's.
 

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Now hold your horses on the only buy new. There are people out there that are very gentle and care well for the bikes.
 

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Now hold your horses on the only buy new. There are people out there that are very gentle and care well for the bikes.
Agreed. Besides my son’s Sportsman and my wife’s rzr, I’ve never bought new. Both of those were leftovers. I do buy newer, though. There’s lots of machines out there that some guy bought new and lost interest, didn’t have time for it, life happened or whatever. That’s how I ended up with my 14. A guy bought it to hunt and he and his wife ended up being blessed with a baby so the toy had to go. I understand both sides, though. I just don’t like paying those new prices.
 

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Now hold your horses on the only buy new. There are people out there that are very gentle and care well for the bikes.
Same here. I've never bought anything new. All my cars, truck, boats, outboards, atv, snowmobiles and snowblowers were all used. I've racked up big mileage and many hrs on every machine. Always liked the idea of buying something at 1/3 or 1/2 the price and still having 80% of its usable life.
 

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I wound not recommend these two bikes to anyone, but once cleaned up and fixed and put for sale you would never think they were abused big time, buyer beware!!!
 

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I wound not recommend these two bikes to anyone, but once cleaned up and fixed and put for sale you would never think they were abused big time, buyer beware!!!
Agreed, but there’s telltale signs that a bike was swamped that are most often overlooked. For example, water in the tool kit or evidence that there was water in the tool kit for an extended period. Of course, a dirty air intake with water spots is another clue. Then there’s the more obvious signs like mud caked on the air filter. lol
 
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