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I had a grizz. It was a good machine never let me down. Got rid of the grizz and got a brute. I would never go back . Love the vtwin power
 

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I own a grizzly 700 pulling 30 backs on 14HD rims with mudder clutch kit in it with 2mm shim mod dual 2" air box snorkels and a ehs bullet box with swamp series exhaust other then that everything else is stock and I beat the heck out of it every weekend and still haven't broken a axle or ripped a boot and I ride with a few friends that have brutes and there always broke down im always having to pull them back to camp the brutes just have way to many issues for me to even think about getting one I owned a praire 650 along time ago used it as a deer lease wheeler wouldn't even be hard on it and I couldn't keep a belt on it to save my life every other trip out to the deer lease it would smoke the belt or the axle boot would ripp or the timing chain would slip just to many problems in the Kawasaki group the cause you to walk more then you ride
 

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i will preface by saying i bought a used brute, so i cut it a little slack, but i do not ever see myself buying a kawi atv again.

sure the power was nice, but if you cant ride it more then one ride without having to fix something, it becomes very aggravating..
 

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Yup! Every trip its something. Blown engine, front diff, electrical under seats, actuators, now having fuel pump issues.. power is fun but that's it lol

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It is some truth to every post on here thats why i have a griz and a brute, but i will say this i will put the griz over the brute for reliability 10 times out of 10. Pretty much every brute i ride with has sold theres or is trying to becasue its like 500 dollars to every ride.
 

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Yup! Every trip its something. Blown engine, front diff, electrical under seats, actuators, now having fuel pump issues.. power is fun but that's it lol

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk 2

heres what went wrong with mine in ~ 2000 miles

(very first ride i had it) fan stopped working, over heated, couldnt ride anymore that day

3rd ride out, right outer tie rod end, again no more riding that day
next day bought ASR tie rod ends-never had another problem with those

replaced the front brake shoes 3 times
replaced front shoes & rotors

rear wheel bearings- i think it was 4 on the left side, 5 on the right.
also bought both rear knuckles figuring that might be the problem i was going thru so many bearings

front a arm bushing conversion

burnt wires under the seat

replaced the flywheel, im sure the culprit was the aftermarket cdi box tho

radiator started leaking, had to have that repaired

rear drive shaft

twice replaced the seals in the front diff

2 times replaced the 4x4 actuator, third time i got a manual one from RMAX
(never had a problem again with this)

final straw was it kept getting harder & harder to start, adjusting valves did not help. then stopped running on rear cylinder...
 

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I originally wanted a Brute bc i like power! But after buddies having constant problems with theirs and reading numerous horror stories i decided against it. Simple truth there is a reason that if you get on all the ATV facebook forsale sites theres 5:1 brutes forsale over any other bike. 2nd runner up would be honda 420 lol... I decided to go with a Grizzly 700 and im very pleased with my purchase! has given me no problems since ive bought it once i repaired all of the previous owners neglected issues. Now thats my .02
 

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Just made the switch from an '09 brute to a grizzly 700 I know time has changed some things but my reason for changing was my brother had a 660 and no problems period and I had my share of problems riding in the same conditions. I really like the ride of the grizzly hands down and the shorter turning radius is great also. That's my .02 worth.
 

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Grizzly 700 FTW! ;)
 

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There is good and bad in all of them.I bought a 08 650i 3 years ago that was blowed up.With the advice of several people from this site Rmax and NKkawierider mostly i rebuilt this bike.I have not had a problem in 3 years.I went through several of the modification listed to help durability and i do my general maintenance.Since then ive worked on several other brands for friends and customers,they all got some type of fault.The key is to do your homework fix the problems before they become problems and ride doesn't matter what brand as long as your enjoying yourself.Preventive maintenance is durability.
 

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I own both, and they each have their issues, and strengths/personalities. The people that have problems, typically are a bit more vocal than the ones that have had no issues.

In the end, I'd sell the grizz before the BF, just because the BF can be a sport or utility machine, whenever either suits me. The grizz is a utility machine only, although a comfy riding one at that!
 
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