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Hello from Minnesota (South of the river)
After thinking about an ATV for a couple years now, finally pulling the trigger on a new 2018 Grizzly 700 SE. Just need to finish some stuff with the dealer on Tuesday or Wednesday, should have it in my possession in a couple weeks.

Cant wait for spring and some trails to ride.
 

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Welcome to GC and congrats!! We’ll need some pics when you bring her home. What’s on the mods list once you have it?
 

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To be honest I am unsure on the mods up front, I was originally going the Outlander route, but decided to go with a grizzly instead because I was able to step into the grizz at an awesome price, its about 200 pounds lighter and I feel much better about Yamaha's reliability.

I kinda threw around all the manufacturers for a while but Yamaha, Honda and BRP always seemed to come to the top of the list, which is funny because Polaris and Arctic Cat are Minnesota companies, but I really don't like their quads.

Probably looking at doing something with the air filter first as it looks like the stock setup could still let alot of fine dust and dirt through. Maybe its just me but I don't like oiled foam filters on vehicles that will be driven in dusty conditions on a regular basis. Also gonna throw on a winch as well along with some sort of mounts for my GPS units.

After that just ride it a bit and see what if anything I want to change next.
 

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Welcome to GC from Maine! Congrats on the new machine. Good choice!
 

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Welcome to GC from Tn. and congrats on the new toy.
 

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Dealer called this morning, its on a truck to be delivered tomorrow, picking it up Friday afternoon!
 
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To be honest I am unsure on the mods up front, I was originally going the Outlander route, but decided to go with a grizzly instead because I was able to step into the grizz at an awesome price, its about 200 pounds lighter and I feel much better about Yamaha's reliability.

I kinda threw around all the manufacturers for a while but Yamaha, Honda and BRP always seemed to come to the top of the list, which is funny because Polaris and Arctic Cat are Minnesota companies, but I really don't like their quads.

Probably looking at doing something with the air filter first as it looks like the stock setup could still let alot of fine dust and dirt through. Maybe its just me but I don't like oiled foam filters on vehicles that will be driven in dusty conditions on a regular basis. Also gonna throw on a winch as well along with some sort of mounts for my GPS units.

After that just ride it a bit and see what if anything I want to change next.
Tires are a popular early mod. The stockers aren’t so great. Ram mount for the GPS. Eric at EHS Racing has a mod for the filter box that’s supposed to be pretty good. I’ve been using a oiled Uni air filter. Hadn’t seen a speck
of dust in the intake yet and we ride some dusty areas. However the filter setup on my 14 is different than yours. Any need for storage? Some type of trunk perhaps? We like to help new members spend their money. lol. What type of riding are you planning on doing? You did well going with the Griz! Congrats!
 

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2018 Grizzly 700 EPS SE
Completely stock for now..

That ^^^ won’t last for long, welcome to GC.
 

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I kinda threw around all the manufacturers for a while but Yamaha, Honda and BRP always seemed to come to the top of the list, which is funny because Polaris and Arctic Cat are Minnesota companies, but I really don't like their quads.
I'm in agreement with you there.

Welcome to the forum. We used to be neighbors up until this past June (our house was near the Shakopee / Savage border). And we still have family right in Savage.

The longer you stay on this forum, the more you'll want to start playing with CVT mods (along with every other kind of mod too). And if you do get into the CVT and ever get hung up, feel free to reach out.
 

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Welcome! Hey, If you ever need help, give me a shout, since I'm right in Burnsville :) I hear what you're saying about the Polaris and arctic cat machines... I have a Polaris, and have thrown around the idea of trading in, and the girlfriend has an arctic cat... we'll see how long this lasts!!;) Congrats on the new ride though! If you don't mind me asking, what dealer did you end up going through?
 

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Welcome! Hey, If you ever need help, give me a shout, since I'm right in Burnsville :) I hear what you're saying about the Polaris and arctic cat machines... I have a Polaris, and have thrown around the idea of trading in, and the girlfriend has an arctic cat... we'll see how long this lasts!!;) Congrats on the new ride though! If you don't mind me asking, what dealer did you end up going through?

Cool, are you a member of SMATV?


Hopefully it doesn't violate any forum policies posting dealership names...
I wound up going through Carousel Motorsports in Delano, the guys there have been very nice and it helps that I get an employee discount there.

Otherwise St Boni is a good shop, if going with CanAm I definitely would have bought from them as I am not to happy with the CanAm dealer closer to home.

MotoPrimo in Lakeville and Cannon Power Sports are both Yamaha dealers near by, I don't have any experience with either other than looking for a helmet and other accessories at MotoPrimo.



Yeah she wont stay completely stock for long, but with a 2 year Yamaha Extended Warranty, I don't want to do too much to it until getting it broken in a bit.
 

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Cool, are you a member of SMATV?


Hopefully it doesn't violate any forum policies posting dealership names...
I wound up going through Carousel Motorsports in Delano, the guys there have been very nice and it helps that I get an employee discount there.


This is where I bought mine as well. Good folks to deal with.

Otherwise St Boni is a good shop, if going with CanAm I definitely would have bought from them as I am not to happy with the CanAm dealer closer to home.

I hear you there... had a few experiences with the one I think you're talking about, and more than not were bad...
 

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Hopefully it doesn't violate any forum policies posting dealership names...
I don't recall seeing anything that says you can't post a shop name but at one time, there were issues with posting direct links for related businesses who weren't forum sponsors. That is so it's fair for paying forum sponsors.
 

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You'll want to start playing with the CVT alright. My 660 didn't last two months after getting on the forum. Yeah soon you'll want lighting and exhaust and intake and.... Yeah everything.
 

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Brought her home!

Funny original tires... They say 26x8x12 and 26x10x12 they appear to be about 25" in diameter and there is no way the rear tire is 10 wide...

Regardless cant wait to give it a ride.
 

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I love the new special addition color scheme! Just in time for the weekend! I know who's gonna go riding tomorrow... The tires, yeah I thought those tire sizes didn't exist.
 

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Beautiful new machine. Love the color and the graphics.


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