Yamaha Grizzly 660
Posted April 27, 2005 - 10:13 PM
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Posted April 28, 2005 - 03:06 AM
I didnt care for the auto tranny, but thats mostly a personal preference. From what I've seen online about them, they dont care for getting wet. The wheel bearings and digital computer don't like water at all. It also guzzles gas like crazy. Other than that, it's a great 4 wheeler. Its got enough torque and traction (especially with the front differential lock on the newer ones) to drag anything you wanna drag with it. They seem to have a pretty big aftermarket for cool parts too.
Posted April 28, 2005 - 07:32 PM
Posted April 28, 2005 - 08:53 PM
NO, I am NOT a quad rider, not till this machine.
Bought one with a snow plow and a winch. $50 a pop to have your driveway plowed each time made it a no brainer for me. Worked flawlessly all winter down to -30 below(coulda worked lower but that is as cold as it got here this winter), LOTSA torque from the big single and it really breathes up on top too. Power delivery is strong off the bottom and seamless with it's delivery. The automatic is trouble free and I have had mine over an indicated 74 mph and it was still pulling, I just ran out of straight line room.
That is plenty fast on a quad for me.
This spring I needed to drop a few dead trees in the yard. I used the winch to haul them to the wood pile before sawing them into stackable pieces, instead of carrying the individual pieces to the pile. The lengths that I drug were well over a thousand pounds, no problemo.
The only mod I have done is remove the baffle and put in an aftermarket end cap. It sounds awesome now. It was whisper quiet before. Now it has a throaty bark, much like my WR450.
I haven't exactly submerged mine but I took it through some nasty bogs in the rain and had no troubles with the electronics ......and so far no troubles with the bearings even though I use a pressure washer to clean it.
The quad is very quick for a utility vehicle. It hooks up and start moving forward instantly.
The shift on the fly is great.
One of my buddies has a grizz, that he has lifted and modded heavily, ITPs, lots of motorwork, everybody who has ridden it has been , the aftermarket is definately there for the Grizz. It has the same motor as the raptor only tuned for torque not high end HP.
BTW the looks of the Grizzly are tough! I opted for the royal blue one but the limited edition ones(maroon and black) are really nice.
I have yet to ride the new polaris, the new Kawasaki or the new SUZY Q, but I know which 4 wheeler they were shooting for!
If they can actually beat the grizzly, BUY THEM.
Posted April 29, 2005 - 05:45 AM
Since the magazines are there doing the actual testing with other machines available to switch back and forth, it is possible they found them to be more tippy than another model.
I have ridden through the woods alot up around my place on fairly severe elevation changes. I have ridden over large logs on a corner going down hill ( a fairly complex maneuver). I had no problems with my Grizz getting tippy. You just have to slow down and use some common sense with the physics involved.
I think some of the other machines they were comparing it to had wider/bigger stances and wheelbases. I really like the nimbleness of the Grizz. Something to think about when getting around in the woods between trees.
Anyways, I have nothing but praise for the machine and wish you luck with your decision whatever it may be.
Posted April 29, 2005 - 05:53 AM
NOT EVEN ROCKS ARE THIS SOLID.
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Posted April 29, 2005 - 01:19 PM
marcus good luck on the 660... although after months (years) of reading your posts I'm curious why you put an ATV question in the Yammie WR forum.
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