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Hi from Northlern Duluth Minnesota!
I don't currently own an ATV, but I am out shopping right now. I have been using my nieghbors grizzly for the last few years to plow snow and do yard work. He's retiring and taking it with him, so it's my time to buy.
Looking to the members for help I have found this:
2016 Yamaha GRIZZLY 700 EPS LE,
Limited Edition Package: The Ultimate in Trail Adventure: The Grizzly® EPS LE comes complete with heated rider accommodations, a quick-release windscreen, machined alloy wheels, sharp Crimson Metallic painted bodywork and special graphics – for exceptional comfort and style.
$9,249.00
At my local dealer.
Here's my problem it's new/ unused but in moving it around there display floor that cracked and dented the right front fender/wheel well. The dent is located about 4-5 inches up from the bottom of the wheel well- the fender is noticeabley cracked there and slightly separated. That crack/ dent goes about 4-5 inched in at wheel and is depressed in about the size of a golf ball.
How easy and expensive is this to fix?
If I buy it as is from the dealer how much should I insist he knock off from the price.
Any help would be appreciated!
No intentional breaking of any rules on my part here if the moderator thinks this has occurred please edit as needed and let me know.
Thanks everybody for your time Northlander!
 

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Hello! Pricing varies per area, but that seems a little steep for a 2016 model with cosmetic damage.
The Special Edition fenders normally run about $100, and it will take you a few hours of work to replace it.
But the 2016 is the first model year with the big changes, and there was an issue with faulty heads causing smoking on cold start that may or may not be a problem with that rig, so special attention should be paid to warranty status if you buy it.

Me, I'd keep looking. Especially if you're just going to use it for yard work, you don't need the fancy colors, the fancy wheels, the fancy windshield, etc.
You can find a good used work Grizzly much cheaper than that, or a new base model.
Also consider this: For work, the Kodiak is better suited, and cheaper than the Grizzly. The Grizz is more of a sport, go-get-em model.
 

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Hey...Northlander..Welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

Are you dealing with RJ Sport & Cycle. Got a friend that works up there.

If you really want that machine. I would offer them 9 if they install a new fender.
It is reasonable easy to replace the fender and the dealer can buy the fender cheaper than you can.
 

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You planning on any trail riding once you have your own Griz or will this be strictly work? If you have your heart set on that one, I'd negotiate down to a price you can live with considering the damage, replacement parts and your labor. They probably charge a pretty penny for labor so do it back to them. "I'll give you X amount minus X amount for the fender I have to replace and my labor at X amount per hour." They'll probably look at home you're crazy but stand your ground and never hesitate to walk out.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback guys- I am taking it all in. Yes, reogem I am talking about RJ's. Ryan is my daughters hockey coach. He mentioned giving us "hooking us up with best price deal" , when I told him I was starting to look that was at a hockey event and not at the dealership, and before I had any one atv in mind. First time I looked at the atv it had the same price without the damage- now same price with (listed). That's why I came here to inguire.
Scoundrel I was not aware of any potential problems I appreciate the heads up on that. The primary purpose will be snow plowing. After that its yard work, occasional ice fishing, grouse hunting- I have dogs so they would be carried via crate on atv at times, and 1 maybe 2 times a year doing some trail riding (low speed).
Okbear, thanks for the good advice. I agree about them sticking it to us.
 

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Any other Yamaha atv setups recommendations for plowing would be appreciated- what ever rig, power steering is on my must list. Again I really appreciate the feedback and time spent giving it!
 

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Any other Yamaha atv setups recommendations for plowing would be appreciated- what ever rig, power steering is on my must list.
Welcome to GC.

You'll fit in fine here as it seems you already have the mindset to buy Yamaha as you know it's a good bike. See if they'll throw in a winch as you'll want that for your plow.

Mainly two different types of plow connections for ATVs, mid-mount and front-mount. I have had both on mine and went to the front mount for ease of plow connection and not having to remove the front mount when I go trail riding. With a mid-mount, I definitely would remove it as I ride in primarily rocky areas and a mid-mount would get hit. I do feel that the mid-mount might be a bit stronger a connection but no way I'll change back.

Get a 60" blade! Obviously it is wider than something like my previous 52" blade, but a big difference for me was the increased height on the wider blade. 60" blade is a good width when the blade is angled and a 700 has plenty of power to push it. I do need to use 4x4 as big snows here will have rear wheel slippage unless I added some weight or chains... or easy enough to push the 4x4 button.

Lots of opinions on brand but most of them will be good. I run a Cycle Country and am very pleased with it. Price was reasonable as I pieced it together via a purchase on amazon.
 

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Hi from Northlern Duluth Minnesota!
I don't currently own an ATV, but I am out shopping right now. I have been using my nieghbors grizzly for the last few years to plow snow and do yard work. He's retiring and taking it with him, so it's my time to buy.
Looking to the members for help I have found this:
2016 Yamaha GRIZZLY 700 EPS LE,
Limited Edition Package: The Ultimate in Trail Adventure: The Grizzly® EPS LE comes complete with heated rider accommodations, a quick-release windscreen, machined alloy wheels, sharp Crimson Metallic painted bodywork and special graphics – for exceptional comfort and style.
$9,249.00
At my local dealer.
Here's my problem it's new/ unused but in moving it around there display floor that cracked and dented the right front fender/wheel well. The dent is located about 4-5 inches up from the bottom of the wheel well- the fender is noticeabley cracked there and slightly separated. That crack/ dent goes about 4-5 inched in at wheel and is depressed in about the size of a golf ball.
How easy and expensive is this to fix?
If I buy it as is from the dealer how much should I insist he knock off from the price.
Any help would be appreciated!
No intentional breaking of any rules on my part here if the moderator thinks this has occurred please edit as needed and let me know.
Thanks everybody for your time Northlander!
Welcome to GC from Maine! Hope you find the right machine. From what I have learned on this forum, I would shy away from the 2016 due to the issues with the new engine. Although as with many things, there are plenty of them out there being enjoyed every day. But issues aside, In my opinion that dealer for that price should offer flat out to replace the cracked items, or sell it as is for not a penny over $9000, out the door, tax, destination, etc. etc. all included.
 

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I just got my 2016 Green non EPS unit for 7050 plus or minus a few dollars. Online price was 7,199 for a non EPS 2016, a 2017 SE EPS unit was 8,900 prior to any rebates. So just shop around, I drove 3 hours for my deal, but well worth it.


Mike from NJ
 
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