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Odd question, but I just put a deposit down on a 2019 700 EPS to match my 2018 700 EPS and someone asked me the question if they stopped the diff lock on the 2019s. Seems crazy, I know, but I can’t find anything online and my 2019 is still being shipped.

I know there were other updates, but it’s seems odd that they would stop diff lock on non base models and the msrp would still go up...
 

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Both EPS and SE have push button with diff-lock for 2019. The only one that doesn't is the base 700. The US Yamaha website has had conflicting information about this since 2018 and I assume the proper corrections have not yet been made.
 

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the only 700 kodiak without diff lock is the base, non eps. it also only has lever activated 4x4.
the res have eps, push button 4x4 with diff lock.
all is the same as 2018 except the engine
 

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the only 700 kodiak without diff lock is the base, non eps. it also only has lever activated 4x4.
the res have eps, push button 4x4 with diff lock.
all is the same as 2018 except the engine
Also updated gauge display and I believe LED lights, I was told that it’s just a different top end of the engine with most of the same internal parts...
 

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I was told that it’s just a different top end of the engine with most of the same internal parts...
Nope.

The DOHC 708cc and SOHC 686 are completely different engines. None of their internal parts or crankcase assemblies are interchangeable.
 

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I was told that it’s just a different top end of the engine with most of the same internal parts...
Nope.

The DOHC 708cc and SOHC 686 are completely different engines. None of their internal parts or crankcase assemblies are interchangeable.
Well, then I’ve been misled. Thanks for lesson!

I had been so stuck in ‘find another 2018’ mode that I didn’t read up on the 2019 at all.
 

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You are doing well to ask lots of questions, some of the people selling these machines have limited info, but fail to disclose their incompetence!
 

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You are doing well to ask lots of questions, some of the people selling these machines have limited info, but fail to disclose their incompetence!
It was a sales manager at a established dealer in our area. In my opinion sales people don’t need to be specialists about every single detail on every machine they sell, as long as they admit they don’t know the answers and do their best to get the correct info... (although, sadly that is not the way it’s done most of the time)

Either way, I would have made the same purchase. He presented me with an amazing offer and I accepted it.

It’s crazy how upset some get about the switch to the 686 from the 708 instead of going go a 850 (especially in the grizzly) I’m still new to ATVs but believe that Yamaha makes a great product whatever engine they (and their highly trained team) decide to go with.

I was just looking to get as close of a matching machine to my 2018 EPS as I could find, and for the best price.
 

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Yes, I think you got a great machine. You said "He presented me with an amazing offer and I accepted it." Can you tell us how amazing the deal was?
 

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Yes, I think you got a great machine. You said "He presented me with an amazing offer and I accepted it." Can you tell us how amazing the deal was?
2019 700 EPS $7900 OTD, and $600 for the 4 year Yamaha warranty, which is $300 less than I just paid on a 2018 EPS last month (plus I had added 3 hour round trip to get that one). Not easy to find any better deals than that near Colorado. I could have also gone for a 2018 EPS SE for $8200 OTD before 4 year warranty.

I know there are better deals buying used, but I’d rather be able to get the warranty and work with a dealer when I spend this much.
 
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