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Hello, I’m buying my first atv this week. I’ve looked at a couple dealerships and noticed that their machines have varying hours/km and found that strange for new machines. The dealership I decided to buy from says they are putting one together from the crate. One dealership had one with 1.5h and 2km and the other has 1h 1km. I’m just wondering what’s acceptable for the one that’s supposed to be from the crate. I know they have to build then test them but I’m thinking no more than .5h and 1km.

If anyone has purchased a new grizzly please let me know how many h/km came on yours.

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Mine had miles that was literally "0" and hours didn't even register on the clock yet.
I test rode at a different dealer and those machines that they were selling as new had anywhere from 1-3 hours on them. I think that anything more than .1 hours would mean it had been test ridden by a customer.
 

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I bought mine last year and it had .5 hrs on it. Mine was directly from the crate. By the time they assemble it, adjust stuff, top off and recheck fluids, it ads up. We have to remember, that the hour meter starts the second that motor starts. I'd be more worried about miles than hours. Mine had .5 hours, and .1 miles on it. so that .5 hours was just idle and rev time, with probably one run down the parking lot and back...nothing more.
 

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It's normal to see 1 or 2 hours or more on the clock. 1 to 3 kilometers or more is pretty normal too. The assembly and PDI (pre delivery inspection) can sometimes add this to it. Even the final stage of manufacturing adds time. That's the way it is....or at least it was when worked at a dealer. It was normal to see 0.2 hour or so and maybe 0.2 km or so the very moment you hooked power to it and turned it on. It would register "use" when it was still in the crate with power applied for the very first second.

Remember this as well. 0.1 hour equals 6 minutes.

Sometimes dealers have the machines on their parking lots, and they moved back in the building every night. This adds time and mileage as well.
 
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I bought mine last year and it had .5 hrs on it. Mine was directly from the crate. By the time they assemble it, adjust stuff, top off and recheck fluids, it ads up. We have to remember, that the hour meter starts the second that motor starts. I'd be more worried about miles than hours. Mine had .5 hours, and .1 miles on it. so that .5 hours was just idle and rev time, with probably one run down the parking lot and back...nothing more.
Mine had a problem right off the showroom floor (gas guage did not register) so including the repair time and run time to check it out it came of the trailer at my ranch with .2 hours on the clock. I would suggest a new, out-of-the-crate should have less then one hour max on it.

I would not be afraid of one with some time on it, say an hour or so, as it would help with reducing the new quad stink that exists at new start-up
 

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New is new without a previous registered owner. I wouldn't worry about an hour or mile or two when many people around here get 5 to 10k miles with no problem. Just get the best the deal for the machine you want.
 

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Sometimes customers want the dealers to fire them up before buying, and then don't buy. Sometimes the dealers want to fire them up with a prospective customer sitting on it to give them the thrill of sitting on all that power. But yeah, most of the time it's going to be from moving them around on the lot. It's not fun pushing those things around.

I bought my '16 freshly assembled from the crate.
The '16 developed smoking issues (which another dealer fixed) and I sold it after.
I bought my '15 with 136 miles on it, used.
The '15 is working out great.

You just never know.
 

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It's normal to see 1 or 2 hours or more on the clock. 1 to 3 kilometers or more is pretty normal too. The assembly and PDI (pre delivery inspection) can sometimes add this to it. Even the final stage of manufacturing adds time. That's the way it is....or at least it was when worked at a dealer. It was normal to see 0.2 hour or so and maybe 0.2 km or so the very moment you hooked power to it and turned it on. It would register "use" when it was still in the crate with power applied for the very first second.

Remember this as well. 0.1 hour equals 6 minutes.

Sometimes dealers have the machines on their parking lots, and they moved back in the building every night. This adds time and mileage as well.

Great explanation ...dezz..
 

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I would rather that the machine had some run time on it, especially from the dealer assembly. Hopefully that leads to topped off fluids and quality mechanic work. Wouldn't you rather get the machine home with time on the hour meter and a couple of miles knowing that you don't have to take it back due to a "just out of the crate" oversight and poor assembly?
 

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I bought my 2011 in 2012 as a holdover. Had 1 mile and 20+ hours on it. Dealer said they probably put a tender on it at one point and left the key on by accident. I didn't bat an eye cause of the 1 mile. Machine has had 0 issues.
 

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After reading all this I am so glad that I live in the EU! Why? Well we have the European Commission and the members have decided in all their wisdom that a vehicle is considered NEW as long as it has less then 6000 kms = 3728 mls on the odometer !! That is when it comes to paying import taxes .........

So I don't have to worry about hours and miles/kms on my new Grizzly uhhh.... sorry my Italian built Quaddy KDK. :icon_ laughup::icon_ laughup:

Rob
 

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Thanks again for all the info. I just picked mine up today and it came with 0km and 0.0h. So far I’ve put on 0.2km and 0.2h, lol. I’m not sure I should ride it in this cold weather until the break in is done and I put in proper viscosity oil for the cold. It’s suposed to warm up tomorrow for a little while, calling for a high of 0°C, lol.
 

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I bought a 2016 mid October of 2017 right out of a crate. I didn't look at the Hr meter, but the odometer read "0" the day I picked it up. I have not run it at all over the winter, but did manage to get in almost 400 km's on it before winter storage. Runs perfect. Just ordered an R2 Tip and EHS Tuner yesterday. Also bought some 26" Zillas to replace the OEM tires when they wear out. Can't wait till spring.
 

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Picked mine up this weekend. 0miles and .2 hrs when I got I in the garage. Had to go around the block with the boy. I would hope the dealer would run it for a bit and do a leak check on everything prior to delivery. I did have smoke out of the exhaust on shutdown which I assume is assembly preservation stuff burning off when it got warm.
 

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Mine had about 4km on it and 1.5hrs or sumtin wasn't much ?
 

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I'd say 1ish hours and 2 or 3 km is O.K. Mine had 2km and 1.2 hours, I bought it "new outta the crate" but it was fully assembeled and in a storage warehouse so the in and out and PDI account for the minimal hours and milage.
 
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