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Maybe this is dumb, but I got to thinking that it might be fun to see how LITTLE a lot of us have HAD to do to our Grizzly's. We see a lot of questions and answers to problems, but since these machines are about the most reliable out there I would be real interested to see a whole bunch of posts from folks that haven't had to repair anything, or very little, or a lot! This would NOT be about modifications that are optional. This would be for repairs or upgrades that were needed to keep the bike going. This would NOT count normal maintenance like oil changes and such. I don't think that this is the same as the thread "What have you done to you're Grizzly today".
Maybe if someone has had to do nothing, they could post something like "2014 700, 2500 miles so far, nothing"!
Or, they could list the bike, miles, and repairs that have been done.
I'll start off:

2008 700 eps, 1100 miles so far, replaced burnt stator and upgraded to oil cooled cover.

What do you guys think?
 

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Potential Grizzly buyers are always asking for information like this, so no, not dumb. I'll add my info a bit later.
 
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FYI on my 2013 700 Grizz- replaced the rear axle (CV joint was starting to click, just barely) at 5349 miles. Replaced the front differential input seal at 5378 miles because of a small/tiny seep (don't like anything leaking) probably could have went thousands of miles more. Currently at 7139 miles.
On my 2004 660 at 3520 miles I replaced the Battery (10 years on original) and at 3662 miles I replaced the Stator. I believe this was all to be my fault. I let the oil level get real low and I think this caused the stator to overheat. The quick fix was a new battery, then found out it was the stator. 10 year old battery was still good as it still took a charge and did a load test to verify. Current mileage at 4558.
Grizzly's are highly reliable as far as I'm concerned, just like a "Timex, they take a beating and keep on ticking" (or whatever the slogan was).
 
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Owned my 550 grizzly for ten months.

Baught with 4700kms, 210 hrs
Currently at 7300kms 337hrs

Replaced a few wheel bearings, rear brake pads, wet clutch gasket.

Very good machine. I use it way more then I ever expected.
 

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4400 kms on my 16 Grizz now, just replaced two rear wheel bearings and bushings and all 4 brakes, unbelievable how quick the miles get put on, very happy with my Grizz so far.
 
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Under routine maintenance I would put Brakes, Axle boots (one rear boot every 1 to 2 years I ride over a lot of sticks and tree branches), Wheel bearings ( I have changed them at 1,500 miles and I have had them last 10,000 miles it's all how much mud and water you play in)
2002 660 5,200 miles
1 stator
1 rear inner cv joint
1 carb needle and seat
Many front and rear diff seals and engine drive shaft seals (play in a lot of mud and water)

2004 660 8,500 miles
1 water pump seal
1 belt broke at 7,000 miles
1 front drive shaft 7,000 miles
stock these 660's would do 60 mph I had this jetted and it would do 70 mph which is why I put a rod out the bottom of the crankcase at 8,500 miles of abuse running it lean to go faster. My own fault

2005 660 11,000 traded in on a 2008 700
1 carb needle and seat
1 rear diff axle seal
1 rear inner axle shaft ( at 9,000 axle shaft popped out of the diff and wrecked the splines)
at 10,000 miles the following:
4 rear knuckle bushings
1 cam plate and 4 u shaped sliders in the primary clutch
1 front drive shaft
All carb problems ended in about 2007 when the seats were switched to chrome plated


Under 2004 660
1 front drive shaft 7,000 miles
 

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2008 700 3,600 miles
1,500 miles installed the updated stator cover before their was a problem
2,800 miles 1 rear inner cv joint

2015 700 1,200 miles
recall on 4x4 switch ( free repair)
Trying not to beat this one like all the others

ps thanks Mainehunter I think I now have to get a job as a typist
 

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2007 Grizzly 700 3,100 miles (purchased used with 1480 miles, I really need to ride more)
-1,600 miles replaced failed stator and updated stator cover
-3,080 miles replaced failed Neutral Assembly Switch
-current, some oil consumption and believe it to be valve seals, compression is good.

I have replaced other parts but attribute those to issues caused by me.
 
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08 700 1,800 miles bought with 120 miles. Besides normal maintenance and wear items the only repairs were stator , both rear axles , gas tank valve , and wheel bearings.
 
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I've owned a '04 400 Kodiak, '10 550 Grizzly, and a '15 700 Grizzly, besides oil changes nothing except a one way bearing on the 550. They have all been used as plow machines every winter and recreation in the summer. There is a reason I keep buying Yamaha's!
 

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2012 700 EPS bought new. 2000 miles. The 4WD switch needed a quick tweak to stop the intermittent action. This is the only "problem" I've had and I fixed it for free myself.

Wear items - just replaced rear axles and one wheel bearing. It turned out that the bearing was fine but I thought it was where the clicking was coming from. I may be replacing my rear knuckle bushings soon as the lower knuckle spacer has some wear on it. I need to be better about greasing them more frequently.
 
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2012 grizzly 550 4700 miles rear knuckle bushings replaced at 4200 but needed replaced for a long time had play at 2000 miles. I decided to make my own out of uhmw
98 big bear 350 never touched besides normal maintenance brakes bearings ujoints oil changes
 

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2007 Grizzly 450- Zip tied a skid plate up. Didn’t have it long.
2010 Grizzly 700- Nothing other than stuff broken in a crash.
2014 Grizzly 700- 4x4 switch (Not replaced. I just did 401parts repair).

I’m very happy with the Yamaha Grizzly. They’d have to really screw things up for me to go elsewhere for my offroad needs in the future.
 
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2017 Grizzly 700 EPS, bought new in february. Now 1.000 miles. No problems so far, although it flipped backwards on a steep hill. I was afraid of catastrophic damage but only the front left fender broke (a crack of a couple of inches) and I replaced it myself. I also bent the front right rim when I hit a rock. Also replaced. All my fault! This machine can handle a lot.


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09 700 with around 4300 miles on it. Most of the repairs have been due to wear and tear, wearing out, etc. Typical stuff, breaks, bearings, bushings, ball joints, axles boots, etc... The starter relay went bad last year, replaced it. As people who know me, know how I've rode it, know I've not been the easiest on it, but not once has something came up that I was disappointed in the Grizzly at all!!
 

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2011 450 EPS, bought new in April of 2012, now with 2400 miles and probably 300 hours on it. I've had to do ZERO repairs on it. Only things I've done are oil changes, air filter cleaning, new set of wheels, winch, light bar, and installed a machined sheave and different weights.
 
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2016 kodiak 700 special edition, 1900 miles. Warranty covered: decompression spring (replaced proactively),
4wd switch (would engage without pressing switch), and front differential seal (small leak, but never noticed drop in fluid level).

Notable mention... 1996 Timberwolf no odometer or hour meter. Oil/Filter changes only.


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We've had/have 3 Grizzlies (450,660,700) and 2 708 Kodi's. All combined around 60,000 miles on the bunch. None of them have been towed home.
Lots of brake pads, about 12 wheel bearings, half dozen head light bulbs,
On the 13, 700 one shock, 2 axles, 2 OW bearings and clutch housing, front pinion seal.
On the 05, 660, front drive shaft, a stator, 2 axles.
On the 11, 450 2 ball joints, one tie rod end.
On my Queens Kodiak. zero
On my Kodiak 1 cv boot

Just looked yesterday got 6900.3 miles on my Kodi this year. Thought I was going to hit 7K.
The Queen has 3000 something on hers.

I've towed plenty of Polaris's, a Canam, but never a Yamaha.
 

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Maybe this is dumb, but I got to thinking that it might be fun to see how LITTLE a lot of us have HAD to do to our Grizzly's. We see a lot of questions and answers to problems, but since these machines are about the most reliable out there I would be real interested to see a whole bunch of posts from folks that haven't had to repair anything, or very little, or a lot! This would NOT be about modifications that are optional. This would be for repairs or upgrades that were needed to keep the bike going. This would NOT count normal maintenance like oil changes and such. I don't think that this is the same as the thread "What have you done to you're Grizzly today".
Maybe if someone has had to do nothing, they could post something like "2014 700, 2500 miles so far, nothing"!
Or, they could list the bike, miles, and repairs that have been done.
I'll start off:

2008 700 eps, 1100 miles so far, replaced burnt stator and upgraded to oil cooled cover.

What do you guys think?
I've had a 2014 grizzly with 8000 km with no problems

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2008 grizzly 700 - 4300 miles. some normal wear and tear stuff, all wheel bearings, brake pads, and battery I have replaced. But I did have to replace the eps motor and radiator fan within the last year.

2010 grizzly 700- 3300 miles. Nothing major on this one. Just rear wheel bearings and brake pads.

Love my grizzlys. I've had much better luck with them than my old Polaris's


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