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who is making the grizzly 700 motors past and present i was told they are made in china now is this so
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Hear that from a Polaris dealer salesman? Hahahaha. There's talk that the current motors are made by a subsidiary company of Subaru that Yamaha acquired. Don't quote me there. I've slept since I heard the story. There's very few complaints on the 708 motor. It had some growing pains like anything new but everyone I've heard is reporting it's solid.
 

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Subaru do or did on dinli and wouldnt have a prob if they were making the engine

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I don't know about the new ones, but if it's any indicator, all the parts I just bought for the '09 stator upgrade, i.e. crankcase cover, water pump bearing, seals, gasket, etc. all said "Japan" on them.
 

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I don't know about the new ones, but if it's any indicator, all the parts I just bought for the '09 stator upgrade, i.e. crankcase cover, water pump bearing, seals, gasket, etc. all said "Japan" on them.
Which kit did you use?

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There's talk that the current motors are made by a subsidiary company of Subaru that Yamaha acquired. Don't quote me there.

I have to... but

https://global.yamaha-motor.com/news/2016/1207/collaboration.html

global.yamaha-motor.com said:
With regard to the transfer of technological assets, Fuji Heavy Industries will specifically, transfer to Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan, President: Osamu Ishioka, 100% subsidiary of Yamaha, hereafter “YMPC”) technology relating to three products, namely, EH65, EH72, and EH65V of the EH Series V-Twin Overhead Valve multi-purpose engine range, which are used in large generators and large lawn mowing machinery etc. . The acquisition of this technology will enable YMPC to sell the EH Series V-Twin Overhead Valve multi-purpose engines both within Japan and overseas.
That is direct from Yamaha so should be considered a credible source.



In other news, I've heard that Polaris has moved their engineering department to Montessori education centers.




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Which kit did you use?

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I bought all the parts from Yamaha Sports Plaza, based on a list that the guys on this forum provided. The new stator came from RM Stator.
 

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In other news, I've heard that Polaris has moved their engineering department to Montessori education centers.
I heard that, too... They were in talks with my daughter's kindergarten class not long ago. Too bad they went another direction... I really felt her class would get them straightened out.
 
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