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post #1 of 12 Old 07-21-2015, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning your Kodiak 700

Although this is the Grizzly, the same approach can be applied to the Kodiak; removing skid plates and using a hose (NOT a pressure washer) to spray the underbody:




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post #2 of 12 Old 08-05-2015, 09:23 AM
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Do you have to grease the wheel bearings after hosing it off or do you just wait until you've hit a certain amount of KMs on it?



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post #3 of 12 Old 08-05-2015, 12:49 PM
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Using a pressure washer would contribute to loss of grease, pressure from a hose is minimal and shouldn't be a problem. Ultimately not spraying directly at key areas is what you'll want to avoid same goes for just about any other thing you're washing where vital components are located.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-07-2015, 09:35 AM
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Most likely the spraying will be centered around the wheels but I do have a bad habit of spraying and praying a bit.



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post #5 of 12 Old 08-07-2015, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Investing in different hose attachements will be wise as depending on the attachment design you'll get different spread and pressure of water, nothing significant but its bound to help get some dirt off.



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post #6 of 12 Old 08-11-2015, 01:08 PM
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I always just sprayed the whole thing down. I guess if grease wear becomes an issue I'd just go ahead and replace it, but that really doesn't happen all that often if you clean it from time to time.
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I always just sprayed the whole thing down. I guess if grease wear becomes an issue I'd just go ahead and replace it, but that really doesn't happen all that often if you clean it from time to time.
Even before coming to the point you'd have to replace things there's a good chance you might hear something off or even feel it while ridin.g



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post #8 of 12 Old 08-13-2015, 11:16 AM
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How often will you need to thoroughly clean the Kodiak? Part of the design was based on the idea that the Kodiak would require less maintenance than other ATVs.



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post #9 of 12 Old 08-13-2015, 02:23 PM
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I don't think I'm going to tear anything off by spraying it with the hose. I'm using a hose not a pressure washer. Not going to be spraying it with that much force.
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-18-2015, 10:30 PM
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I watch your videos on YouTube all the time they are some of the best videos I watch ..do you think you can do a video of an oil change sometime. ?.... thank you keep up the good work with the videos love them.....is your youtube name..... Polhamer?

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