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Hey guys,

First time poster here on Grizz Forums. I live in Quebec, Canada. I work as a software developper and I currently own a Honda TRX300FW. The reason I'm here is I would like something a little stronger to put some lags on during winter. I'd like to pull wood out with a sleigh.

I have seen a Grizzly 600, year 2000, for 3300$ canadian and 7800km. It is in great condition esthetically; the owner seems to have taken good care of it.

However, what are some key points to look out for on a Grizz 600 of that year? Infact, are there known issues with these models as a whole or perhaps a range of models from X years? Also, would a Kodiak be a better choice than a Grizz?

Would love to hear your opinions guys, I'm only 3 years deep into ATVs so I'm just starting to learn. I fell in love with my Honda but I can't put lags on it unless I want to be shifting from 1st to 2nd non-stop. So would a Grizz be my next option?
 

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Just one person's point of view on it, but for that kinda money I would aim for a newer style machine. Nothing wrong with a 600 Grizzly, but it's getting a bit dated and parts seem to be harder to come by from what I'm reading.
 
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I agree. I paid 2000 $ for my 2002 660. I had to replace the wheel bearings, breaks ,new air filter. So the older they are the more you will have to look at replacing. Not saying the one you are looking is in bad shape, just been my experience the older the more work you will have to do. For that kind of money you should be able to find a 2010 or newer model.
 

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I agree. I paid 2000 $ for my 2002 660. I had to replace the wheel bearings, breaks ,new air filter. So the older they are the more you will have to look at replacing. Not saying the one you are looking is in bad shape, just been my experience the older the more work you will have to do. For that kind of money you should be able to find a 2010 or newer model.
Keep in mind, he's discussing Canadian prices. We simply don't see 2010 Yamaha's or newer for 3300$ unless something is wrong with it.
 
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I had a 1998 Grizzly 600 that I recently sold for $2,400. There wasn't anything wrong with it other than normal wear and tear. I had already replaced the front wheel bearings, A-arms, air filter etc.
I once used it to pull some 18" logs, 8' long into the woods on dry ground. It pulled really well.
The major things I thought could use improvement were the rear drum brake and the straight axle that limited fast speeds safely.
$3,300 CA = $2,660 US.
7,800km = 4,850 miles
If it starts good, runs good, doesn't smoke and make strange noises, shifts good and stops good, it sounds like an ok deal. Have a friend or a dealer look it over to make sure it is ok. You can spend a lot of money on bearings, brakes, ball joints, carb rebuilds etc. after you emptied your pocket.
A newer model will ride, shift, start and stop better, but it could be worn out too.

On the other hand my 2017 700 Grizzly does everything better, but it cost more like $10k US but I plan on doing more than getting firewood with it.
I think the 2000 would do what you want well as long as it checks out.
 

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Great! Thanks for the input guys. My dream would be a newer model but I need money to do that. Then again, I can't see myself paying 3k to dump in another 1k in parts.

Cheers
 
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