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I know the new kodiak only gives locking diff and eps on se model. Now would you pay that or go for a new 2014 grizzly with those features at a lower price? 2016 kodiak 700 se is $8900 and I've seen 2014 grizzly's from $7600-8k. I'm not looking for a beast like the new 2016 grizzly is,but rather a good machine for hunting but must be able to get through steep and rocky terrain. This is why I'd want the diff lock option.

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The Grizzly is a very good machine. If it was me and I wanted the diff. lock, I would seriously consider the 14 Grizzly over the Kodiak 700 se if I could save that kind of money.
 

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The Grizzly is a very good machine. If it was me and I wanted the diff. lock, I would seriously consider the 14 Grizzly over the Kodiak 700 se if I could save that kind of money.
Yup, Grizzly guys could definitely vouch for that, might as well explain the same situation to them, surely there will be a portion of them that once looked into Kodiak as of recent or been following developments.
 

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This is what our local dealer is offering

Purchase a New 2016 GRIZZLY 700 4X4 and receive a Free 2500lb Winch and Factory 5 Year Yamaha Warranty.

2016 GRIZZLY.........Retail Price $8999.00.......Our Price $7999.00...........................................Save $1000.00

2500lb Winch............Retail Price.$350.00.........Our Price w/Purchase; FREE............................Save $350.00

5 Year Warranty........Retail Price $660.000.......Our Price w/Purchase; FREE............................Save $660.00

Retail Purchase total................$10,009.00.......Our Price $7999.00 w/warranty & Winch.........Save $2,009.00
 

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Hi. kinda ran in to the same thing when I was looking. just remember after you buy a '14 model it becomes a low mileage 2yr. old bike and looses value faster. if you keep it for a long time no biggie, just something to remember. for the record I went with the 2016 Kodiak eps. picked it up 3days ago. very exited to get more seat time.
 

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I kicked around the idea of a leftover grizzly over the Kodiak SE but I liked the fact the kodiak has the new engine, third headlight and would be a brand new machine over on that is a year or two old leftover. I feel I got a good deal and got all the goodies on the SE that the grizzly has for alot less money than a brand new grizzly. I don't see myself missing the extra pep a grizz would have and if i do I will just do the clutch weight mod. just my 2 pennies!
 

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501 parts makes a cable actuated 4x4 diff lock. I bought one 5 months ago and have loved it, to can def tell when it's in 4x4 limited slip and in diff lock. Install is a bit rough if you're not mechanically inclined or have someone to help or to do it but, I did mine in a few hours, (took my time, plus kids were here) and loved it every since.
 
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