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Hi there I been Wheeling for a couple of years do not own a grizzly but my friends are saying it time to up grade new to this forum friend said it's a good idea to sign up to the forum thinking on buying used a d fix it or buy new don't know what be better
 

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Welcome to GC. Ya can't go wrong with a Grizzly and you are on the best atv forum I have seen. Buying used, I would go 14 and up. There were some motor issues with the early 16's and there's still new 16's around. Not a deal breaker, necessarily but there's some things to watch out for with them. Where are you located?

And fair warning.... Buying the Griz is only the first expense. Then there's the never ending mods!! Haha
 

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Hi there I been Wheeling for a couple of years do not own a grizzly but my friends are saying it time to up grade new to this forum friend said it's a good idea to sign up to the forum thinking on buying used a d fix it or buy new don't know what be better
Welcome to GC from Maine! You can't go wrong with a Grizzly. Very reliable with few problem areas. Excellent ride, good handling, the best transmission in the business. Tons and tons of aftermarket add ons, upgrades, etc. available. Not the fastest machine, but plenty fast enough unless absolute top speed is what you are after. Stock 700 will be in the 60 to 65 MPH range. The 07 and 08 700's had a stator burn out issue that Yamaha corrected with the 09's by adding an oil feed line to the stator cover. I did the upgrade on my 08 myself with a lot of help from the folks on this forum. I really, really like my Grizz, and am very happy with the $5100 I paid for it with only 420 miles on it! Yamaha re-designed the engine for the 2016's and it sounds like more than a few of the 2016's have an oil burning issue, and a lean fuel "popping" on deceleration. From what I have read, these issues seem to have been resolved and guys with the new 17's and 18's are real happy. Except for the stator cooling upgrade Yamaha did starting in 09, the 07 thru 2015 were virtually unchanged. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Around here, low mileage 700's in the 09 to 2015 range go for between $4800 to $5200. The power steering is definitely worth the extra cost in my opinion, and most everyone else's too. A nice,clean, low mileage, 550 EPS or 700 EPS that has been babied by some old guy in the 2009 to 2015 year range would make you great machine, and leave lots of room in the budget for all the upgrades that all of us on this forum will help you spend you're money on, LOL!! Have fun!
 

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Welcome to GC from Maine! You can't go wrong with a Grizzly. Very reliable with few problem areas. Excellent ride, good handling, the best transmission in the business. Tons and tons of aftermarket add ons, upgrades, etc. available. Not the fastest machine, but plenty fast enough unless absolute top speed is what you are after. Stock 700 will be in the 60 to 65 MPH range. The 07 and 08 700's had a stator burn out issue that Yamaha corrected with the 09's by adding an oil feed line to the stator cover. I did the upgrade on my 08 myself with a lot of help from the folks on this forum. I really, really like my Grizz, and am very happy with the $5100 I paid for it with only 420 miles on it! Yamaha re-designed the engine for the 2016's and it sounds like more than a few of the 2016's have an oil burning issue, and a lean fuel "popping" on deceleration. From what I have read, these issues seem to have been resolved and guys with the new 17's and 18's are real happy. Except for the stator cooling upgrade Yamaha did starting in 09, the 07 thru 2015 were virtually unchanged. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Around here, low mileage 700's in the 09 to 2015 range go for between $4800 to $5200. The power steering is definitely worth the extra cost in my opinion, and most everyone else's too. A nice,clean, low mileage, 550 EPS or 700 EPS that has been babied by some old guy in the 2009 to 2015 year range would make you great machine, and leave lots of room in the budget for all the upgrades that all of us on this forum will help you spend you're money on, LOL!! Have fun!
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Popping on decel is a 14+ issue. I know as mine does it. lol. Much if this can be corrected with the AIS block. I did this just prior to my last trip and I didn't have one person on the trial say, "You know that thing is back firing?" 2014+ also got a wider stock stance. This can be had with wheel spacers and / or after market wheels on earlier models. The 2014's also touted some motor changes resulting in better fuel mileage but I don't know if this was anything other than spin for the leaner fuel map the government required in 14. Leaner fuel map means leaner running motor... This can be taken care of with a tuner but it's not dangerously lean. A tuner is on my list but I'm not in much of a hurry. Price can vary greatly with your geographic area. Good sources for used machines values in your area are NADA and KBB. Keep in mind, these assume (to a certain degree) that the machine is in good to great condition. Many are happy with the 550. Many come here wanting more out of it. Most often the advice given is to sell the 550 and get a 700. I'd go for the 700 if I were in your shoes. Power steering is an option I would not be without. If you do, never get on a non-PS bike. You'll end up selling yours. lol
 
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OKbear, great info, thanks. Glad you got the "backfiring" tuned out of your Grizz! So really it sounds like the 09 thru '13 were pretty much identical. Then big daddy Washington DC had to start meddling. I don't know how much better fuel mileage they think they need us to have on a recreational, VERY part time usage machine! On an easy 150 mile ride, all in 2wd, averaging 35 miles per hour, my '08 gets 30 miles per gallon. I've checked it numerous times. Do we really have to be regulated to get better than that for Pete's sake? Jeeesh!
 

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OKbear, great info, thanks. Glad you got the "backfiring" tuned out of your Grizz! So really it sounds like the 09 thru '13 were pretty much identical. Then big daddy Washington DC had to start meddling. I don't know how much better fuel mileage they think they need us to have on a recreational, VERY part time usage machine! On an easy 150 mile ride, all in 2wd, averaging 35 miles per hour, my '08 gets 30 miles per gallon. I've checked it numerous times. Do we really have to be regulated to get better than that for Pete's sake? Jeeesh!
It's more of an emissions deal than a mileage deal. I don't think the government cares one way or another if we're getting 1 MPG or 100 MPG. They are worried about what's coming out of our tail pipe.
 

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For what it's worth, my '15 Grizzly 700 doesn't pop or backfire. Completely stock engine


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For what it's worth, my '15 Grizzly 700 doesn't pop or backfire. Completely stock engine


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You should buy a lottery ticket. lol. You got very lucky.
 

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Welcome to GC from Tn. and you can't go wrong with a Grizzly just be patient and look around for a good deal they are out there.
 
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