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I really wish they had a back up pull start on these things. Some how I killed the battery(I know how, I left the lights on all night without the machine running) while camping with a couple friends. Now usually I can just hook up jumpers to another quad but nope forgot them. On my buddies Honda we can just pop start it cause its a manual. This thing is kind of a creature comfort beast where its helpless with out its precious battery...Rant over. I'm not saying a pull start would be great either cause I'm sure this thing would be pretty stout to pull over but maybe they could do like a decompression switch or something.
 

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On my old 2000 400 Kodiak it had a pull start and it took a pretty good pull to get it to turn over with the pull rope. So when I saw that the 700 didn't have it I didn't worry too much about it. A cheap set of jumper cables are a good piece of mind and I have always carried a set with me. I have never used them for myself but I have used them for a couple of buddies that have had problems out in the wilds. I don't know about a decompression switch since that would take a pretty good redesign of parts of the engine
 

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Yeah I usually have a set of cables in the truck too but I didn't this time. I will definitely be adding these to my always carry kit.
 

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I carry one of these on my Kodiak. Ballistic Performance Back-Pack Back-up Power Supply and Emergency Jump Starter - 103-001
 

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I'm way late to the party but a small jump box is a worthwhile investment. The can be had for well under 50 bucks and are small enough not to be a pain to pack. They will definately do the trick even on a very dead battery.
 

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The small little lithium jump pack is exactly what I have been using it has saved my butt twice when it was like -29F and the regular little battery just didn't have the gusto to crank. My buddy just throws the boat battery on the back of his old Polaris for the winter.
 

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