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Hello Grizzly Central Members,

I like this site and have been lurking for a few months. I picked up a 2007 Grizzly 700 EPS in camo and ducks unlimited trim a while back. It has 1400 miles on it and I paid 5000 for it. I have been really happy with it and am amazed at what it can do. I put a Cabela's/Warn winch on it, a Yamaha slippery glide plate underneath, and found some new tires and wheels that someone took off their new machine. I also put an Ogio Honcho rear bag and some Rotopax cans on. I found a neat pistol grip shifter for it, too. I had a problem with the reverse switch that I diagnosed with help from this site. The dealer fixed it for me though. I just took a trip down the Rainbow trail near a place called Westcliffe here in Colorado. It was so fun. I will post some pictures of my Grizzly when the site lets me. Thank you all for contributing to this community. I enjoy looking around and reading here.
 
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Welcome aboard! :gcrules:
 

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Thank you. This is my first ATV. I rode dirt bikes some when I was a kid. I'm 51 now though. I had to break a very bad and dangerous habit of sticking my leg out when I panic on the atv.
 

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Welcome to GC.

I've ridden Rainbow Falls a few times but usually try and stay away from there during the summer months. It is becoming that time of year though.

Congrats on the purchase as these bikes are really fun and I'm still blown away with what they can climb.
 

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Welcome 2 GC.
 

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Welcome to GC. Congrats on the new machine.
 

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Welcome from Northern Arizona!
 

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Welcome from Missouri!
 

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Welcome to GC from Tn
 

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Thanks to all of you. I'm calling in sick Friday to go ride with a friend. He has a Polaris 850. I'll be watching how well his machine works.
 

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Thanks to all of you. I'm calling in sick Friday to go ride with a friend. He has a Polaris 850. I'll be watching how well his machine works.
Bring tools (for him). lol
 

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Hello Grizzly Central Members,

I like this site and have been lurking for a few months. I picked up a 2007 Grizzly 700 EPS in camo and ducks unlimited trim a while back. It has 1400 miles on it and I paid 5000 for it. I have been really happy with it and am amazed at what it can do. I put a Cabela's/Warn winch on it, a Yamaha slippery glide plate underneath, and found some new tires and wheels that someone took off their new machine. I also put an Ogio Honcho rear bag and some Rotopax cans on. I found a neat pistol grip shifter for it, too. I had a problem with the reverse switch that I diagnosed with help from this site. The dealer fixed it for me though. I just took a trip down the Rainbow trail near a place called Westcliffe here in Colorado. It was so fun. I will post some pictures of my Grizzly when the site lets me. Thank you all for contributing to this community. I enjoy looking around and reading here.
Welcome to GC from Maine! That should be a great machine for you. Check out the threads on here concerning the stator with the 207-2008 machines. Doing the upgrade is not real difficult if you are mechanically inclined and have some tools. Definitely download or buy a service manual. Have fun with it!
 

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I read about that stator problem. I would not like that to happen. Do they all do it? Mine has some miles on it, is my fuse burning?
 

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Welcome....I have hunted that area a lot over the years, parts of Rainbow trails is now restricted to dirt bikes, way too narrow for a ATV in places










Sticking out that leg on a heavy ATV is a bad habit from riding motor bikes and we do not heal as fast at 51. This forum has a lot of good helpful info and insights into the brand. Bring a strap for the PoPo :)
 

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Bad habit indeed and I'm a very slow healer. Sometimes I reach for the clutch that isn't there too. I'm learning though. I go pretty slow but it is a bit hard to get used to the tippy feeling and the body English they need.
 

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I read about that stator problem. I would not like that to happen. Do they all do it? Mine has some miles on it, is my fuse burning?
Really hard to say if all of the 07-08 Grizzly 700s will all have a stator that fails because of it burning out in the 10 o'clock position. Have you looked to see if yours had the update done as it is possible the previous owner(s) could have had it done when the Yamaha program was in place?

This will be your go-to thread in regards to replacing the stator and upgrading the cover: http://www.grizzlycentral.com/forum/grizzly-talk/19920-stator-replacement.html

At a minimum, if your cover has not been updated, I would consider installing a full time voltmeter so you can keep an eye on voltage levels while the bike is running along wth keeping the engine oil on the high side.
 
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Please see the above link for the photo as the photo is better served on that thread.
 

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Thank for the link on the stator and the idea for the voltometer. No I'm not sure its had the update but I will take a peek and see if I can tell.
 

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If my stator is ok right now, can I get away with just doing the cover that has the oil line going into it, or is that a bad idea? Thanks for the picture of the oil line in the other thread. I just looked and mine does not have the upgrade. My oil level is on the high side though and I will keep it that way. The guy that took 2 months to do the upgrade discourages me from trying it myself, though.
 

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If my stator is ok right now, can I get away with just doing the cover that has the oil line going into it, or is that a bad idea?
What is the voltage reading when you are giving slight throttle? If you are 14.x volts, you should be OK. BTW, the stator burn out doesn't appear to be anything that happens overnight. So keeping a permanent voltmeter on it should be sufficient enough to understand when it may be starting to go bad.

My stator failed so since I was cracking the case open to replace the stator, I decided to upgrade the cover.
 
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