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Has anyone managed to kill a 708 yet? Mine died on me today. just out riding and it sputtered then died. towed it home pulled plug. and it looks like someone beat it with a hammer... Has anyone had good experience with Yamaha warranty?
 

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Mine smoked on cold start, Yamaha fixed it up. Same with a bunch of others.
With yours, it depends on what they decide went wrong with it.

What year and model?
How many hours/miles?
When did you buy it?
Did you buy it new or used?
Did you have the dealer do all of the maintenance, especially the first service, or did you do it yourself?
If you did it yourself, did you keep records?
Were there any warning flags that you can now, with 20/20 hindsight, see might have been trying to tell you something?
How is your relationship with your dealer? Do they like you? Are you a repeat customer there?

All of these things are factors that will determine how well you get taken care of.
 

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2017 grizzly 700 587 miles 57hours .Brand new in july. Dealer did 1st service. It just sputtered real quicked then died 20 feet later. This was my first purchase from this dealer.
 

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It sounds to me like there's a pretty good chance that you'll get a new engine for Christmas.
 

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Man that scares the hell out of me i bought 2017 grizzly for there reliablity and you only have a couple hundred miles on yours and the engine comes apart.sorry to here this man hope everything turns out good.
 

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Hammered plug no other symptoms...sounds, smoke or ???
Did you try a new plug?

If you didn't buy the extended warranty take it in "today"!
 

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I have the extended warranty . It’s going to the dealer today or tomorrow. And no I didn’t try a new plug .
 

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Please keep us updated once you have a diagnosis.

This 708 doesn't seem to be on the same level of quality as the 686 that it replaced.
 
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Dealer said they found a foreign object in the cylinder. Not sure what it is . He said he thinks it could of been a cotter pin but he isn’t sure . But it’s not magnetic. Piston and head are junk. He said he could see Where the object was floating in the head for a while . Waiting for a response from Yamaha .
 

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Very interested in this problem, can I suggest that you go to the dealer & ask to see the piece that caused the problem, then quickly whip out the phone & take a picture so you can post it up here, gotta get to the bottom of this one for piece of mind.
 

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"Foreign object" I hope the stealership don't try to void the warranty and say it's something you did.
 

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im gonna try to make a trip over there next week. if they start giving me issues ill be sure to to remind them that after my first service i got it back missing the rear diff plug. so whats to say the mechanic didnt drop something in there
 

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Some mechanic. Lol. I would do that. Use the leverage you have, then force them to give you more.
 

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That's great news, but what was the object??? There are only so many "things" that can get into a combustion chamber without dropping stuff in, non-magnetic sounds like aluminium, would luv to know what it was & where it came from for future reference.
 

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Yeah, now we're all curious. See if you can snake a photo at some point.
My dealer let me take a bunch of pics of the disassembled head when they fixed mine. Just told him some guys on the Grizzly forum who had been helping me wanted to see them.
 

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They don't have a right to tell you you can't look. The doors to the service shop should always be open. If not, well there's always the side door.
 

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That's great news, but what was the object??? There are only so many "things" that can get into a combustion chamber without dropping stuff in, non-magnetic sounds like aluminium, would luv to know what it was & where it came from for future reference.
Sounds like something was dropped in there at assembly or on the service. The only other options that I know of are a dropped valve or I have seen a piston crack and start to come apart at the top.
 
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