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A few weeks ago I brought home the first quad I have ever owned and due to circumstances it hasn't been able to really get much attention and activity since. It's been moved around the garage a couple times but only for a few seconds of activity. I started it today, let it idle a minute, got the RPMs up a couple seconds here and there to total up maybe 10 minutes after it got up to temperature (I wanted it hot because it's never been up to temp and I don't like cold damp air sitting in my engines). I went inside to grab some water and came out to really notice the garage smells like burning oil.

Given the machine is brand new, is that normal? No billowing white smoke or anything but there was a wisp coming out of the exhaust pipe for a minute after I shut it down. It's got fancy fuel in it, if that matters. 92.
 

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Do you see smoke out of the tailpipe? Is it leaking any on the skidpates?

It could be just some oil or grease that was on the engine.

I'd just check the oil and take it for a ride and see if it burns it off if everything looks alright.

And you don't need to run 92 fuel. It is designed to run on regular unleaded.

Read the owners manual.

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Your motor is not yet broken in. Some oil will get past the oil control ring in a new motor.
If you only started it a few times to move it around , this oil accumulates in your combustion chamber, hence the oil smell.

Your machine ( or any new engine ) needs proper run time to start setting the piston rings and burn out any accumulated oil in the combustion chamber. So take her out for a good rip !
 

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Do you see smoke out of the tailpipe? Is it leaking any on the skidpates?

It could be just some oil or grease that was on the engine.

I'd just check the oil and take it for a ride and see if it burns it off if everything looks alright.

And you don't need to run 92 fuel. It is designed to run on regular unleaded.

Read the owners manual.
Little bit of smoke but I am pretty sure it's just residual exhaust. The oil level is fine, I am not worried about that.

I only ran 92 because it was in my can. I'll run lower grade stuff going forward.

And yea, I know it's not broken in at all. I live in the heart of suburbia around Minneapolis so getting off to a trail these days is a little tough. If my neighborhood wasn't full of Karens I would just be doing laps around the block. Very much looking forward to the thaw that is coming soon.
 

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I live in the heart of suburbia around Minneapolis so getting off to a trail these days is a little tough. If my neighborhood wasn't full of Karens I would just be doing laps around the block. Very much looking forward to the thaw that is coming soon.
Glad to see a fellow Minnesota resident! A couple of great areas to ride are at Spider lake a little NW of Brainerd and also Nemadji state forest south of Duluth.

I'm looking at buying a new 700 SE this year also. Do you mind if I ask where you got it and what it ended up costing? I see the MSRP is at 10,999, but I'm not sure how much below that dealers are willing to go.
 

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They're really not willing to move at all due to the parts shortage that I still understand is going on. I actually wanted a 450 SE full of add-ons but was told by a number of vendors, and also Yamaha, that it's not an option these days so I went with what was in stock/ my secret crush. Definitely worked in my favor.

Out the door, with a storage cover (172+tax), the bill was 13302.56 so with no cover it's going to be around 13100ish. Got it through Century Powersports in Stillwater.

Btw it was a ton of fun in the snow!
 

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Bought a 2022 Kodiak 700 last spring. My first four wheeler. The dealer would not move off the base price but didn't charge shipping or Yamaha surcharge. We live north of Alexandria MN. Back in the day we spent many hours ripping up the trails on dirt bikes at Spider Lake. Great place back in the day. Then it got to be too many late night parties by folks that still liked to ride after drinking. Don't know how it is now.
 

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They're really not willing to move at all due to the parts shortage that I still understand is going on. I actually wanted a 450 SE full of add-ons but was told by a number of vendors, and also Yamaha, that it's not an option these days so I went with what was in stock/ my secret crush. Definitely worked in my favor. Out the door, with a storage cover (172+tax), the bill was 13302.56 so with no cover it's going to be around 13100ish. Got it through Century Powersports in Stillwater. Btw it was a ton of fun in the snow!
Price seems high. I just got a 2023 Kodiak esp es for $12 K
 
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