Originally Posted by RCBS
the Grizzly is a reliable bike. bought mine new in 2002. i'm not hard on it like i used to be, however it's first few years of life were tough to say the least. i still have it and my repair list over the last eight years has been short: 1 rear wheel bearing, 1 battery, 1 coolant hose (my bad--damned stick), 1 foot-floorboard (again, my bad
) and a set of brake pads. my buddy bought a Kawi 650 V-twin at the same time and his was in the shop 3 times in the first few months. the only incident where my bike has ever failed to fire was when the battery died at 6 years of age.
they have more than enough in the power department. mine is the 660cc carbureted model and i can stand it up easily...have not gotten to ride a FI model...must be tits.
I totally agree! The Yamaha Grizzly is one of the best, but the newest ones were redisigned and made cheaper, The 750 and 550 is on the exact same frame and nearly idendical in power, the most popular Yamaha around here is the manual shift Big Bear, thats a true do anything, go anywhere ATV.
I also agree about the Kawasaki Brute Force, they are totally junk and they are not that fast as everybody likes to think, they have faster acceleration, but the top end isn't fast.
ATV's is like a religion around here, lots of places to ride, poker runs every weekend, use for hunting, for hauling firewood from the woods, snow plowing and for the drunks that lost their drivers license that can still drive to the bars without going on the roads, on a typical Sunday afternoon you will see highway bars with 20 ATV's parked outside.
90% of the brands around here are Yamaha and Honda, I am one of the black sheep that owns a Suzuki King Quad 750, but the Polaris brand is looked down upon, Polaris is so bad that nobody wants to fix them, not even the Polaris Dealer will fix them!