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Old July 29th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default What is considered too many miles for a 4x4 quad?

I have a buddy at work here that is looking to buy a '05 Yamaha Grizzly 660 and he is wondering if 824 miles is considered high. What would be a typical life expectancy of the motor before it's needs a rebuild? Thanks
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Old July 29th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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FWIW, we ride about 1500 -2000 miles a year offroad.

I'd say that's low.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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824 miles is low for bein 3 years old that yamaha motor will go for many years just keep up the matenince and you will be good to go...
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Old July 29th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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x2 i know a guy that has prolly 20,000 miles on a 4x4 quad and no probs cept normal wear (tires chain wheel berrings belt) this is on a polaris but still same deal they run forever if you take care of them
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800s is nothing like scooter said. And while it is a pain to pull a motor out of a ute, parts are "cheap" and the motors are not too complicated to repair. Transmissions are really the only pain with those motors but our rhino that has the same motor seems to be bullet proof and it's an 04 with a lot of use
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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our 03 Grizz had 2300 miles when we sold it, and it had no problems motor wise.

800 miles is nothing for a ATV.
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Riding 60-80 miles a day is not s big deal. So this has 10 day trips in three years.

Looking at it another way, per GPS, we generally average out to about 12 MPH on typical trails. The initial service interval on my Polaris was 50 hours, or about 600 miles (at 12 mph average). So, this one is 20 hours past that.

Sounds like a deal, mileage-wise.
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