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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

LOOKING AT 4 X 4 ATVS.ANYBODY HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THESE 2.HOPE THIS IS THE FORUM FOR THIS SUBJECT.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 03:08 PM
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

i have a 09 700FI Grizzly and i love it.It has on and off 4x4 and front diff lock which i really like i have used it to cut and haul firewood, drag tree tops out of a tangled mess in a logged woods, plow snow, and just all around trail riding. it is fast and reliable and anything with fuel injection is a major inprovement over older carburated models. my buddies have 850 polaris's, 750 brute forces, and 750 king quads and my machine is just as or more capable than theirs. The grizzly is a single cylinder motor while the other ones are vtwins. the grizzly seems to have more low end power with the single cylinder than theirs.its all in what your personal preference is the only thing i like better about mine versus mine buddy's new 2010 850 polaris is that mine weighs 350 pounds less, will still pull as much, and run right with him in on the straight aways. In the woods mine is much more agile and shorter wheelbase which makes it easier to manuver and faster on tight trails

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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

Polarises are spotty as far as reliability goes. I know people that have never had a problem with them and others that go through belts with every 5 tanks of gas.

Yamaha Grizzly 700 is less powerful but it handles better, lighter, better fuel mileage, power steering is a huge plus, and their reliability is pretty awesome.

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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

go with the grizz yamahas are awesome and very reliable polarises are very high maitenence.sorta like a harley always turning wrenches on them
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

Ride em and buy the one you like. That is the best test.
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

I have a 2007 800 Polaris. No problems at all since new and the smoothest riding ATV on the market. The 850 is even better with the electronic power steering.
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

I have an 04.5 700 efi and have never replaced or repaired anything on it. I use it for plowing and pushing brush and gravel and pulling. The only thing I've done is replace the oils and a battery last year. BY FAR the smoothest ride and I hear the 2010's are even better. I would get the optional power steering though. I ride my 2 and 4 year olds around and it can get a little difficult to steer sharply with one hand. Also remember that you don't need diff lock on a polaris because it is already AWD not that 3 wd crap that the others do then ADD diff lock.
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

If your only looking at those 2 models. Pick the Yamaha!

Couple years ago I had a 700 Polaris... Mistake. Was nothing but a money pit for me. Got rid of it.
That is my personal opinion of Polaris.

I then purchased a 750 Suzuki King. Love it... Plenty of power and handles and maneuvers through the woods like a dream.. Can't say it's too big for the woods.. It'll turn on a dime.
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

My brother owns a 2004 Yamaha 660 Griz, and I own a 2004 1/2 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO, of these two, the ride on the Polaris can't be beat. "If" I were deciding on the two you mentioned, it would be the Polaris without a doubt.
The Polaris comes with 2 gear ranges, high range and low range, most problems occur when some people aren't in the right gear range for doing what their doing. I never had a single issue in the 5 years owning mine.
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Re: YAMAHA 700 GRIZZ VS POLARIS 850- 2010

yamaha. Have had nothing but trouble with polaris reliability wise.

But like someone else already mentioned, it maybe spotty. Some guys say they never had a problem. But that may also be due to lack of understanding there is a problem. Not that I am calling anyone out. Im jus sayin

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