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Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? #7147961
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How does the Yamaha Grizzy perform and realiability ??? I have a older Honda Foreman which has been excellent but I was thinking ahead that someday I may need to buy another. Just wanting some input!!

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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7147964
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I have a 2004 Honda Foreman 450 that has been excellent. Only thing I've ever had to do other than normal maintenance is to replace the muffler. I wouldn't buy anything else.


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: Trapper7] #7147970
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Originally Posted by Trapper7
I have a 2004 Honda Foreman 450 that has been excellent. Only thing I've ever had to do other than normal maintenance is to replace the muffler. I wouldn't buy anything else.


Mine is a 97 400!!!!! The only thing that I had trouble with is the choke lever! Itís been amazing!

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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7147973
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Love my brothers grizzly. Goes anywheres.


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148025
01/21/21 12:37 PM
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If I had the poweball money... I'd buy one of each grin


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148028
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I have a Kodiak 700 which isn't much different than the Grizzly as best I can tell. Good machine, I like it. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Honda.

Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7148032
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
If I had the poweball money... I'd buy one of each grin

Only two??? laugh


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148034
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I have 2 Honda 350 Ranchers bought in 2001 nothing but normal service they run and start perfectly every time so far. Nothing but Honda for me but I think the Yamaha is a good machine


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148037
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Yamaha,Suzuki and Honda-all good bikes.
I own 2 Hondas.

Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148040
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My beef with the Kodiak is the electric start. No backup pull or kick starter. I asked the guy why and he said the average guy would never be able to kick or pull it over. Is that common on most machines?

Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148065
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My 94 honda has a decompresser,kick start,electric start,primer and a choke.
Never fails to start unless you flood it with the primer.Then it just takes a couple extra kicks.
Its only a 300 but the compression is deadly.
400 rancher has no decompresser,but does have a pull start,choke and primer.It is a bear to pull.

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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148074
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Make sure of what you're buying. I purchased my Kodiak new off the showroom floor. The salesman helped me push it out the door and load it on my truck. Two days later I got a panicked call from the sales guy telling me he gave me the wrong wheeler.

He gave me the wheeler with power steering, speedometer and a third headlight, the one I paid for had none of those. I didn't even notice the difference on the showroom floor. I asked him how he wanted to handle it. The one I took was a thousand dollars more. I offered to pay the difference and keep the one he gave me. He said it would be better for him if I brought it back and exchange it for the one I paid for. I told him I already had fifty miles on it and it was muddy. He still wanted it back. I took it back.

I felt bad for the guy as he was a new salesman. Tough way to start a new job.

Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148089
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Just me. But I would have kept it


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7148093
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Just me. But I would have kept it

I don't know if there was much he could have done if I went that route. This has been three or four years ago and he still remembers me when I go in. Very infrequently.

Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148108
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Not a four wheel but I had bought a chainsaw once,had it for a month and had brought it in for some work and sharpening to the same dealer.Thought when I picked it up they had cleaned it good.The next day got a call from the dealer his guy had sent me home with a brand new saw by mistake and would I return it.I said sure but had been cutting wood with it all yesterday and today.He told me to just keep the saw grin .....lol


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: 2zwudz] #7148179
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Had a grizzly 700, lots of power, lots of top end.

Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: Bruce T] #7148195
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Not a four wheel but I had bought a chainsaw once,had it for a month and had brought it in for some work and sharpening to the same dealer.


I can't believe you admitted that in an open forum. Probably should see your Man Card right about now.

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Originally Posted by Posco
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Not a four wheel but I had bought a chainsaw once,had it for a month and had brought it in for some work and sharpening to the same dealer.


I can't believe you admitted that in an open forum. Probably should see your Man Card right about now.

Never been much on sharpening saw blades or knives.Am doing better now on the saw blades and work sharpe really helps me on the knives now.


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Originally Posted by Posco
Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Just me. But I would have kept it

I don't know if there was much he could have done if I went that route. This has been three or four years ago and he still remembers me when I go in. Very infrequently.

You might have saved his job by bringing it back. That's worth something.


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Re: Yamaha Grizzly vs Honda Fourtrax??? [Re: Trapper7] #7148203
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Originally Posted by Trapper7
Originally Posted by Posco
I don't know if there was much he could have done if I went that route. This has been three or four years ago and he still remembers me when I go in. Very infrequently.

You might have saved his job by bringing it back. That's worth something.


I felt bad for the guy, he was terribly embarrassed as it was. Simple oversight on both our parts.

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