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Hi Crew... My name is Daryl..Just joined up here... Figured it is a logical step since I am beginning to try get my self a used Grizz. I?m just getting over a 3 wheeler addiction. Been collecting them for a few years. I enjoy taking them apart fixing them up, and looking at them in my garage once they look great again. Just sold my last and favorite ATC. 1986 Bigred 250 ES. Well, I?ve decided to be more practical. My son is 9 years old and rips pretty good on his KX65 and Trx90. I can?t keep up with him (safely) on 3 wheels. I?m looking for 2008+ 700 that has not been mudded to hell. No snorkels for me. I hoping to find something in the 1K mile range, 400 hours or so. I would like to eventually put some cool rims and tires on it as well. Snow plow and trailer hitch also. I got $6K to spend. Anyway, that?s my deal......
 

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6000$ is decent budget and should allow you to find a clean and solid machine.

Strongly suggest a model with EPS (electric power steering).

2009 and newer have an updated stator cover witch drastically reduces stator failures.

For what it's worth on the subject of hrs vs mileage goes, my quad has over 4500miles and I still only has 335hrs.
 
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I agree with Vincent above. $6000 is a healthy budget.
I would only look at 2009-newer EPS models only. Your guaranteed the stator cover upgrade is done, and you have a sealed EPS motor (more reliable).
 
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Welcome from Colorado.
I didn't know anyone had a 3-wheeler with a snow plow. You'll fit right in.
That must have been when you lived in Florida.
 

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Welcome to GC. That is awesome. I’d love to have one of those in the shop! I agree with all of the above. Depending on your area, you should have no problem picking up a fairly late model lightly used Griz for 6 grand. To give you an idea of my area, I have a lightly used 2012 for sale that I’m looking to get 56 or 57 hundred for. I spent around 6,400 for my 14 about two years ago. 14 and 15 are great years for used machines! I would try to stay in that area which is doable in my area. Check out this thread for info on different years.
http://www.grizzlycentral.com/forum/grizzly-talk/47674-07-up-grizzly-700-model-year-changes-year-year-list.html
Happy hunting and we are always happy to help spend your money!>:)
 
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Welcome to GC. That is awesome. I’d love to have one of those in the shop! I agree with all of the above. Depending on your area, you should have no problem picking up a fairly late model lightly used Griz for 6 grand. To give you an idea of my area, I have a lightly used 2012 for sale that I’m looking to get 56 or 57 hundred for. I spent around 6,400 for my 14 about two years ago. 14 and 15 are great years for used machines! I would try to stay in that area which is doable in my area. Check out this thread for info on different years.
http://www.grizzlycentral.com/forum/grizzly-talk/47674-07-up-grizzly-700-model-year-changes-year-year-list.html
Happy hunting and we are always happy to help spend your money!>:)
Happy hunting! Im an old 3wheeler guy myself!!

Im in the market for a 2nd grizzly 700 as well, for the wife to ride. Budget is 5000 range. Im in houston area, let me know if you run across a bike in Texas that is too far from you, i will go get it. ☺

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Thanks for all the guidance, Fellas. I live in NJ. Not the best place for finding Grizzly’s or close places ride either. Anyway it seems like a lot of 2012s are for sale in my area. They are also in my price range. Are there any aversions to the 2012s I should be aware of? Anything to look out for. It just seems odd how many 2012 are listed. Maybe it’s just a coincidence but it seems weird..
 

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Thanks for all the guidance, Fellas. I live in NJ. Not the best place for finding Grizzly’s or close places ride either. Anyway it seems like a lot of 2012s are for sale in my area. They are also in my price range. Are there any aversions to the 2012s I should be aware of? Anything to look out for. It just seems odd how many 2012 are listed. Maybe it’s just a coincidence but it seems weird..
I have a 2012 and it's been good to me so far

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Thanks for all the guidance, Fellas. I live in NJ. Not the best place for finding Grizzly’s or close places ride either. Anyway it seems like a lot of 2012s are for sale in my area. They are also in my price range. Are there any aversions to the 2012s I should be aware of? Anything to look out for. It just seems odd how many 2012 are listed. Maybe it’s just a coincidence but it seems weird..
The shocks on the 12 I have are stiffer than the ones on my 14. That would be an issue for me as the ride on my 14 is better in my opinion. My 12 has 14” wheels. Larger wheel = less tire between the wheel and traveled surface unless you run really large tires. Tire plus wheel is your overall suspension package so I dont know how much that has to do with it but the shocks were listed as an issue for 12’s in the link I gave you. Shocks can be swapped for aftermarket (Elka) but they can be pricey. They also gave the Griz a wider stance in 14. This can be gained with aftermarket wheels, spacers or both on earlier models. If I were in your shoes, I’d be willing to make a reasonable road trip for the right 14+ machine. Member @BDSNJ is up in your neck of the woods. He might be able to give you some guidance on pricing for your area.
 
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The shocks on the 12 I have are stiffer than the ones on my 14. That would be an issue for me as the ride on my 14 is better in my opinion. My 12 has 14” wheels. Larger wheel = less tire between the wheel and traveled surface unless you run really large tires. Tire plus wheel is your overall suspension package so I dont know how much that has to do with it but the shocks were listed as an issue for 12’s in the link I gave you. Shocks can be swapped for aftermarket (Elka) but they can be pricey. They also gave the Griz a wider stance in 14. This can be gained with aftermarket wheels, spacers or both on earlier models. If I were in your shoes, I’d be willing to make a reasonable road trip for the right 14+ machine. Member @BDSNJ is up in your neck of the woods. He might be able to give you some guidance on pricing for your area.


Good stuff, brother... This is just the type of guidance I was looking for. I’m feeling like I need to be on the hunt for a 14+. I may have to scrape up some cash but it seems like it is worth it.
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I would think that you could pull off a 2014 or 2015 with that budget. Stay with the 700, the 550 did not share the same suspension.
 
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I'm in north Jersey. There are Grizzlies around here, just be patient. Everything above is generally correct, but my '07 is still running strong with the original stator and cover. I do have an '09+ version sitting on my bench waiting to be installed, but their failure is not absolute!
 
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Hi Crew... My name is Daryl..Just joined up here... Figured it is a logical step since I am beginning to try get my self a used Grizz. I?m just getting over a 3 wheeler addiction. Been collecting them for a few years. I enjoy taking them apart fixing them up, and looking at them in my garage once they look great again. Just sold my last and favorite ATC. 1986 Bigred 250 ES. Well, I?ve decided to be more practical. My son is 9 years old and rips pretty good on his KX65 and Trx90. I can?t keep up with him (safely) on 3 wheels. I?m looking for 2008+ 700 that has not been mudded to hell. No snorkels for me. I hoping to find something in the 1K mile range, 400 hours or so. I would like to eventually put some cool rims and tires on it as well. Snow plow and trailer hitch also. I got $6K to spend. Anyway, that?s my deal......
Welcome to GC from Maine. Good luck, you should be able to find a good one in that price range if you are patient. I paid 5100 for my '08 with 420 miles on it, it cost me about 400 total to upgrade the stator and oil cooled cover. If you can find an 09 or newer like the other guys said it's easier, but if you find an 07 to 08 for the right price, they are still a very good option.
 
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Thanks, TY. I may need to give this guy a shout this weekend. Looks like I’m selling my son’s KTM 50SX tomorrow.

 

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Thanks for all the guidance, Fellas. I live in NJ. Not the best place for finding Grizzly’s or close places ride either. Anyway it seems like a lot of 2012s are for sale in my area. They are also in my price range. Are there any aversions to the 2012s I should be aware of? Anything to look out for. It just seems odd how many 2012 are listed. Maybe it’s just a coincidence but it seems weird..
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2010 Yamaha Grizzly 700efi with only 2186 miles and lots of extra's. Winch with synthetic rope, SS wheels with 28" tires, rear seat with foot pegs for a passenger, after market bumpers and upgraded LED lighting. There is still plenty of time left to ride so don't miss your chance to own this beauty. Call, text or email for more pictures. Asking $5000 obo


Only a few hours up I95 from you!
 
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Hi Fellas... ROAD TRIP! Thanks to TYTHOMPS I got a lead on a Grizz in the VT. If all goes as planned my son and I will head out of Jersey here tomorrow afternoon. We will spend the night in Rutland and meet the seller in the AM. Make the transaction and head home.
Thanks to all who offered to sell me their Grizz. Also thanks for all the guidance and info. Looking forward to being an official member of the club.
 
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