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Just dropped my 2017 grizzly 700 off for its first service, ( I worked more than I could ride) How much are they going to charge?
 

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You should of asked them that directly as most every dealer will have a different charge rate for services. Additionally, you should of had a specific quote before you left your machine with the dealer. Not having a quote "can" (not saying you will be) lead to overcharging or getting services you do not require.
 

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In Portugal you don't have to pay for the labour for the first service (service after 20 hrs). You only pay for the fluids and filter(s). This is common business in the EU. There are even car brands (for example Audi, MB, BMW, Jaguar, Volvo), that doesn't charge you at all for the first service!
Volvo goes even further and you don't have to pay for the labour in the first 3 years! Only for the parts and fluids.

And different charge rates are also unknown. Every dealership (cars and bikes) will charge you at the same rates. It's the importer of the bikes or cars that tells the dealers how much they may charge you for every type of service or repair. Of course you have to pay for the fluids, filters and parts.

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Here in Spain I paid 122 EUR first service (500 km) and 144 second (2000 km). Most expensive was replacing motor oil and filter. Next service 3.500 km.


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Just dropped my 2017 grizzly 700 off for its first service, ( I worked more than I could ride) How much are they going to charge?
That’s definitely a question I’d have wanted an answer to before even taking it there. My bet is 100+ bucks. General maintenance is no big deal. If you can turn a wrench, you can do it yourself. That does two big things for you... 1- You know it was actually done. There are dealers out there that will let your machine sit a week without touching it and then call you to tell you it’s ready AND charge you 100+ bucks for nothing. 2- You know it was done right. You also get the added benefit of getting to know your Griz a little better.

If you go this route in the future and have any questions, we’re here to help.
 

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Highly recommend learning basic maintenance as okbear suggests and agree that you will get to intimately know your Grizzly. Just make sure you have and use a torque wrench as there are too many aluminum bolts/threads that can be ruined without a torque wrench.
 
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I'd be calling and asking for a quote so there is no surprises. They are called stealerships for a reason.
 

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Here is what they charged. I didn’t mind having them do this for the first maintenance service. I will do the rest from now on. They charge $90 per hour plus parts and taxes. I charge $100 per hour in my line of work, or better, it works out to about $100 per hour by what I charge per square foot so it’s not a big deal for me to pay someone what I charge.
 

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Here is what they charged. I didn’t mind having them do this for the first maintenance service. I will do the rest from now on. They charge $90 per hour plus parts and taxes. I charge $100 per hour in my line of work, or better, it works out to about $100 per hour by what I charge per square foot so it’s not a big deal for me to pay someone what I charge.
Dang brother. I don’t know where you live but if it’s close to me, feel free to drop it by and I’ll do it for half that and feel a little guilty about it. lol.

That front diff plug is the worst ever. Like 3 threads deep. Get rid of it at the first service you do. It’s not a matter of if it will strip, but when. Many guys replace all the drain plugs with Gold Plugs. I recommend them.

I noticed on your receipt that it noted you have a K&N filter for it. I don’t have personal experience but lots of guys have talked about fine baby powder type dust getting past the K&N filters. Maybe somebody else will weigh in on that but I wanted to give ya a heads up just in case that’s an issue with the K&N’s for the 16+ machines.
 
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That front diff plug is the worst ever. Like 3 threads deep. Get rid of it at the first service you do. It’s not a matter of if it will strip, but when. Many guys replace all the drain plugs with Gold Plugs. I recommend them.
Very good to know but please reveal the secret: What are Gold Plugs?

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Very good to know but please reveal the secret: What are Gold Plugs?

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https://goldplug.com
These plugs have a strong magnet and the front diff plug is the depth the factory plug should have been. It’s amazing how much metal these plugs collect out of the motor and diff oils.
 

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I have a 18 Kodiak SE and the manual says that only a qualified mechanic can do the maintenance work under warrantee. This was a specific question in Q&A portion of the manual. There is also a maintenance log that is not accepted in itself as proof without a work order with accepted parts. If you have an extended warrantee you are tied to the dealer is my guess-kinda sucks
 

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I have a 18 Kodiak SE and the manual says that only a qualified mechanic can do the maintenance work under warrantee. This was a specific question in Q&A portion of the manual. There is also a maintenance log that is not accepted in itself as proof without a work order with accepted parts. If you have an extended warrantee you are tied to the dealer is my guess-kinda sucks
That’s the first I’ve heard of that. Would you mind posting up a pic of the pages you are referencing?
 

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https://goldplug.com
These plugs have a strong magnet and the front diff plug is the depth the factory plug should have been. It’s amazing how much metal these plugs collect out of the motor and diff oils.
Here's a visual for whom ever may be interested.
 

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I have a 18 Kodiak SE and the manual says that only a qualified mechanic can do the maintenance work under warrantee. This was a specific question in Q&A portion of the manual. There is also a maintenance log that is not accepted in itself as proof without a work order with accepted parts. If you have an extended warrantee you are tied to the dealer is my guess-kinda sucks
That’s the first I’ve heard of that. Would you mind posting up a pic of the pages you are referencing?
This has come up before and I have looked it up before too (apparently on in September of 2017 according to Google). If any dealer tells a person that, then they have their facts way out of date:

 

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Here's a visual for whom ever may be interested.
Thanks for the visual. I have searched the internet and I can buy those plugs in Europe as well. But I can't find out which are the ones I should order. I would like to have Gold Plugs for the differentials and the engine.

Can you tell which are the ones I need. Numbers like MP02 (first plug. first picture) or the thread diameter and thread pitch for every plug. Nothing about the sizes is mentioned in the Yamaha Electronic Parts Catalogue!

I guess the "MP02 plug" is for the enigine because I found this on the internet:

Gold Plug MP02 Magnetic Oil Drain Sump Plug for Yamaha Motorcycles MP-02

but nothing on plugs for the differentials.

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sorry for the misunderstanding-when I posted this initially the manual says under a Q&A page-can I perform any recommended maintenance instead of dealer? "Yes if you are a qualified mechanic and follow procedure specified in the owner's and service manual." that is the quote out of my manual. It doesn't say a Yamaha mech. So who"s qualified?
 

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sorry for the misunderstanding-when I posted this initially the manual says under a Q&A page-can I perform any recommended maintenance instead of dealer? "Yes if you are a qualified mechanic and follow procedure specified in the owner's and service manual." that is the quote out of my manual. It doesn't say a Yamaha mech. So who"s qualified?
Anyone that is able to perform the maintenance and have the end result meet the requirements of the manual, then they've proven themselves to be qualified. In my opinion.

It's your dealer that was very much mistaken by telling you that only a dealer could perform maintenance under warranty. It's been a bigger deal in the automotive world, but still applies to ATV's.
 

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Thanks for the visual. I have searched the internet and I can buy those plugs in Europe as well. But I can't find out which are the ones I should order. I would like to have Gold Plugs for the differentials and the engine.

Can you tell which are the ones I need. Numbers like MP02 (first plug. first picture) or the thread diameter and thread pitch for every plug. Nothing about the sizes is mentioned in the Yamaha Electronic Parts Catalogue!

I guess the "MP02 plug" is for the enigine because I found this on the internet:

Gold Plug MP02 Magnetic Oil Drain Sump Plug for Yamaha Motorcycles MP-02

but nothing on plugs for the differentials.

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You can find that on the goldplug website (front and rear difs, motor).



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MP-02 your good for engine, they all come with washers
AP-02R rear diff
MP-12 front diff
I found the Gold plug web site confusing, so for my 2017 Grizz I located the original part no's & cross referenced them on the goldplug.com web site, hope it helps
 
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