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Brought my Grizz to the dealer for its fall maintenance tune up, 3700 kms on the 16 Grizz now, the good news the front end is factory new tight, bad news the rear has 2 wheel bearings going bad, rear bushings are gone along with all 4 brake pads are shot, I will be getting the shift lever lock removed while its there also, along with a new plug, diff oils and engine oils changed, and check the clutches, the new updated air filter is going to take another week to get, the HTR's tires are holding up great about 75% left very pleased with them, hopefully will be good to go for the fall-winter riding.
 

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Brought my Grizz to the dealer for its fall maintenance tune up, 3700 kms on the 16 Grizz now, the good news the front end is factory new tight, bad news the rear has 2 wheel bearings going bad, rear bushings are gone along with all 4 brake pads are shot, I will be getting the shift lever lock removed while its there also, along with a new plug, diff oils and engine oils changed, and check the clutches, the new updated air filter is going to take another week to get, the HTR's tires are holding up great about 75% left very pleased with them, hopefully will be good to go for the fall-winter riding.
I am picking up a brand new leftover 2016 (still in a crate) tomorrow and have been hearing about problems with the air box, valves and diff lock switch. Have you had any of those problems? What is the new updated Air Filter you are referring to?

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Brought my Grizz to the dealer for its fall maintenance tune up, 3700 kms on the 16 Grizz now, the good news the front end is factory new tight, bad news the rear has 2 wheel bearings going bad, rear bushings are gone along with all 4 brake pads are shot, I will be getting the shift lever lock removed while its there also, along with a new plug, diff oils and engine oils changed, and check the clutches, the new updated air filter is going to take another week to get, the HTR's tires are holding up great about 75% left very pleased with them, hopefully will be good to go for the fall-winter riding.
Hey griz7. All the items you mentioned are things we can help you with regardless of if you have ever picked up a wrench or not. I'm no master mechanic and if I can do it, you can. It'll save ya a few bucks, too.
 

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I am picking up a brand new leftover 2016 (still in a crate) tomorrow and have been hearing about problems with the air box, valves and diff lock switch. Have you had any of those problems? What is the new updated Air Filter you are referring to?

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From what I have read from our 2016 owning members, once the problem areas were taken care of, there were no more complaints. The switch is just a simple swap. Earlier models were affected as well. And the air box (as I understand it) was more of an issue with the sealing ring coming dry from the factory and dealers. However, most consider the new air filter design inferior to the old one. EHS has a fix for it.
 

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I am picking up a brand new leftover 2016 (still in a crate) tomorrow and have been hearing about problems with the air box, valves and diff lock switch. Have you had any of those problems? What is the new updated Air Filter you are referring to?

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I have not had any problems with the air box or diff lock switch or valves yet but my machine was using a bit of oil now and than, I switched to a heavier oil and it seems to have fixed that problem, my machine does not smoke on start up, as far as the air box I put grease on the foam sealing ring on the filter which comes dry from factory to help keep dust out seems to work for me, the ring did not come unglued , I believe the updated filter has something to do with that very foam ring, makes a better seal, there could be more than that in regards to the updated filter just not sure yet, no problems at all with the diff lock switch and I use it a lot out on the trails.
 

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From what I have read from our 2016 owning members, once the problem areas were taken care of, there were no more complaints. The switch is just a simple swap. Earlier models were affected as well. And the air box (as I understand it) was more of an issue with the sealing ring coming dry from the factory and dealers. However, most consider the new air filter design inferior to the old one. EHS has a fix for it.
This the fix you are talking about?


grizzly 700 and kodiak air filter clamp on style replaces stock with bad seal
 

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Hey griz7. All the items you mentioned are things we can help you with regardless of if you have ever picked up a wrench or not. I'm no master mechanic and if I can do it, you can. It'll save ya a few bucks, too.
Thanks okbear, once a year I usually bring my Grizz to the dealer for them to go over the machine, this was the first time I have had any thing wrong with my Grizz, I let the dealer look my machine over and service it once a year so that they will put in there records the condition of the machine and serviced by dealer I find it helps down the road when I decide to trade or sell having these records, I usually service my own but i'm still learning on these newer quads, did all the servicing on my Honda Foreman but I bought it used still have the Foreman works great as its geared up for plowing.
 
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I like having a pro look at mine from time to time as well. Those guys that are any good and that work on them every day know what to look for, how things are supposed to "feel", and know how to take the correct measurements, etc. The same as I know how to diagnose a boat propeller problem. It's what I do every day. I am lucky to have a guy who worked for a big place for quite awhile, then went out on his own. His labor rate is less than 1/2 the dealer, and he really gives a hoot about quality service. When I needed to replace my rear axle, even though I could do it, it was a good chance for him to give the Grizz a real good "going over". Much to my delight, he gave it a big thumbs up!
 

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I like having a pro look at mine from time to time as well. Those guys that are any good and that work on them every day know what to look for, how things are supposed to "feel", and know how to take the correct measurements, etc. The same as I know how to diagnose a boat propeller problem. It's what I do every day. I am lucky to have a guy who worked for a big place for quite awhile, then went out on his own. His labor rate is less than 1/2 the dealer, and he really gives a hoot about quality service. When I needed to replace my rear axle, even though I could do it, it was a good chance for him to give the Grizz a real good "going over". Much to my delight, he gave it a big thumbs up!
My Thoughts exactly, i'm still learning the ins and outs on my Grizz good to have a pro every now and than to look her over and show you what to look for, I have a great dealer with awesome service mechanic's, I got the thumbs up today.
 
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My Thoughts exactly, i'm still learning the ins and outs on my Grizz good to have a pro every now and than to look her over and show you what to look for, I have a great dealer with awesome service mechanic's, I got the thumbs up today.
Cool, always nice to get good news!
 

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Cool, always nice to get good news!
I just realized that your Grizz is a 2016. Have you had any of the oil burning, or lean fuel "popping" issues that some of the others have had? Just curious.
 

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I just realized that your Grizz is a 2016. Have you had any of the oil burning, or lean fuel "popping" issues that some of the others have had? Just curious.
Duh, never mind, I re-read you're earlier posts!
 
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