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Hey everyone, I have a question for the winch experts among us. My Grizz has a warn winch installed and I don't see a poundage limit. All I find is a sticker saying "specially made for Yamaha" and I have heard warn makes them for other manufacturers as well. Is this one model of winch with different stickers? What is the poundage limit? Does anyone know? I don't want to ruin it by pulling on something to heavy. Thanks in advance!
 

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Yamaha promos, which include free winch with Yamaha purchase, usually means it's a 2000lb winch. That's the current offer on 2017 models, and for as long as I can remember when promos like this come along. The other Warn winches sold by Yamaha do not say Yamaha on them as far as I have ever seen.
 

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Ok. I will start with that. It's on an '02 660 by the way.
 

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Hey everyone, I have a question for the winch experts among us. My Grizz has a warn winch installed and I don't see a poundage limit. All I find is a sticker saying "specially made for Yamaha" and I have heard warn makes them for other manufacturers as well. Is this one model of winch with different stickers? What is the poundage limit? Does anyone know? I don't want to ruin it by pulling on something to heavy. Thanks in advance!
I wouldn't worry so much about the exact poundage. It's really just a first wrap layer straight line pull in an absolute best case scenario. A 700 lb atv in deep mud has a lot of suction forces working against it. Which loads the winch differently from a steep embankment pull. If it has a Yamaha sticker on it, I'd be confident in knowing in could handle just about anything your Grizz could throw at it. Better yet, give it a try yourself if you can find a place, and see how it does.
 

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Tythomps, thanks for letting me know. I have no experience with a winch. I will have to see what I can cook up to test it!
 

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All those "Yamaha Warn" winches are 2000/2500 lbs winches. Nothing Yamaha specific about them either.
The only difference between a 2000 and 2500 is a relay. One has the relay, the other has a rotating switch. That's it.
 

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Which ones have the rolling switch?
 

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All those "Yamaha Warn" winches are 2000/2500 lbs winches. Nothing Yamaha specific about them either.
The only difference between a 2000 and 2500 is a relay. One has the relay, the other has a rotating switch. That's it.
What is a rotating switch? If you look on Warn web site for replacement parts for the older winches the only difference between the 2000 & 2500 is the gauge of the electric cable.
 

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What is a rotating switch? If you look on Warn web site for replacement parts for the older winches the only difference between the 2000 & 2500 is the gauge of the electric cable.
Look farther back or they have discontinued the parts. The old 2000 lbs winch (called A2000) did not have the large 2 way contactor. They used a high amperage switch that rotated 2 different way for operating IN and OUT. They also used a regular starter motor relay with an on/off switch to turn the winch off. Most never installed this relay because it was trouble. Additionally, those old rotating switches were trouble. They were not sealed and dirt would get into the contacts. And then the contacts would burn up.

Later Warn added a contactor relay setup to the Winch. These also used heavier gauge wires. This allowed more current to the winch motor, and thus it became a 2500 lbs winch.
This new contactor setup became a kit you could buy and "upgrade" your 2000 lb winch to a 2500.
 

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Ok so yesterday I hooked up the wiring and from what you describe I have the 2000lb. with the rotating switch. Only problem is that I need a new battery and have just been pull starting my Grizz. Sooo not enough battery to run the winch without a little help from a charger. There was a bunch of dirt in the cables so I unwound the whole thing and looped the cable around our big heavy work bench then I put the Grizz in nutral and let the winch pull it and balanced the spool out while it pulled. Worked great! Now I need a new battery. Does the work ever stop? Lol. Just kidding, I love the work, just not the price tag!
 

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I have the 2000lb. then. I hooked up the wiring yesterday and since I need a new battery (I have been pull starting) I can't use the winch without a charger on the battery. Hmmm. Anyway, once I get a battery life will be easier. I miss my push button start!
 

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Do not keep riding it with a bad battery. Over time, it will take out the stator and/or voltage regulator.
 

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Wow. I didn't know that. What is the stator anyway. I see a lot of people talking about it but I have no Idea what it is.
 

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Use the search feature on this forum in addition to You Tube, lots of good info to be found. Think of the Stator along the lines of an alternator in a car. A good battery will also solve the winch use, as with a vehicle have the engine running will operating. Lot of stuff to learn but that is the fun part.
 

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Ok thanks guys!
 
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