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post #1 of 19 Old 09-18-2017, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Camso Working with Yamaha on ATV Track System



Yamaha and Camso have partnered up so owners of a Yamaha Kodiak can add a Camso ATV R4S track system to extend their riding season and the ATVís versatility.

Camso is expanding its current collaboration with Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., with the aim of extending the ride of dirt bike and ATV owners.

Check out the article here: http://www.atv.com/manufacturer/yama...v-track-system
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Why not the 700 Kodiak as well?
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At the price of the track system I don't believe that it is going to be a very big seller. I can see a specialty market for them but at $4,000 you are going to really want them.

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The drive belts tend to stress crack in between the teeth when you run tracks...or at least that's what I've seen on youtube.
If I had them I'd change out the belt every spring...cheap insurance.
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If I had 4 grand to spend it wouldn't be on these. I paid 6 for my quad, so two thirds the price of a new one?
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I never could figure out why folks do this . . . except perhaps in certain situations. To me adding tracks just slows down the machine way too much, puts more stress on the machine's components and is too expensive for what you get.



While there are a few benefits and times when one might find this useful -- say Spring time when there is still some snow and a lot of mud on the ground where the track's floatation might be useful, hauling a small drag for a snowmobile or cross country ski trail, etc. -- I think most folks who are thinking it would be great to run tracks and use it in the winter would be better off taking the $4,000 and buying a decent used snowmobile. The ones I've seen in use around here are OK for use with ice fishing, but on the actual trails they're quite slow.
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I never could figure out why folks do this . . . except perhaps in certain situations. To me adding tracks just slows down the machine way too much, puts more stress on the machine's components and is too expensive for what you get.



While there are a few benefits and times when one might find this useful -- say Spring time when there is still some snow and a lot of mud on the ground where the track's floatation might be useful, hauling a small drag for a snowmobile or cross country ski trail, etc. -- I think most folks who are thinking it would be great to run tracks and use it in the winter would be better off taking the $4,000 and buying a decent used snowmobile. The ones I've seen in use around here are OK for use with ice fishing, but on the actual trails they're quite slow.
In their website it looks almost like the machine is starting to push snow in one of the videos. IN any case what I'm wanting to do probably shouldn't be done...get into the mountains in the winter. Not even on a snow machine I think. 6-8 feet of snow or more.

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The track systems that I have seen that have been put on 4x4 trucks works great on packed trails. If you get them into deeper stuff you better have a winch or a shovel to dig yourself out. I am guessing that on a ATV it would be about the same. That is except you could go through quite a bit of snow that would stop a regular ATV with just the tires on.

Still a lot of money for very little gain. You could spend that much on a snow machine and have a lot more fun.

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Tracks are by far, the most overpriced accessory you could ever add to an atv imo.
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I think some folks are misinformed on this topic. I have tracks (Camso Tatou T4S) for both my Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 and my Kodiak 700 SE. They work great and float better than the sleds we ride with. I can go places that are steeper and deeper than most regular sleds - (not talking about the hot mountain sleds). The reason for paying for the tracks that some folks on here are so quick to dismiss, is that they work and work well, and thereby convert our riding from ~ 2.5 seasons to year-round riding. We don't want sleds - then you have to store and maintain 2 single-purpose machines, which I have no desire to do. Yes the sleds are faster, but I don't care - 45 mph on the Polaris and 35 - 40 mph Kodiak is plenty fast enough and I love the comfort factor and ease of riding, even in the deep powder. Renting sleds for a weekend quickly adds up to more than the tracks cost - we pay $300 - $400 per day per sled in Oregon! The tracks are easy to put on once you have done it once. My buddies all love the fact that I'm there to pull their sorry butts out whenever they get stuck because I have 4x4 and a winch and can go basically anywhere.
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