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After riding my kodiak for 30 miles I stopped to check the oil and found that the dipstick had worked it's way to the top of the filler tube and was close to falling out. A quick Google search and I found grizzly owners saying the same thing happened with theirs. Anyone have this issue with their kodiak?
 

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I figured out an easy fix for the dipstick issue. There is a small wire loom on the engine case to the left of the dipstick. I wrapped a ziptie around the top of the dipstick and fastened it thru the wire loom. Took it riding today and problem solved. Just carry a few extra zipties in the storage compartment. Makes checking the oil a pain but better than getting water or mud inside that engine. From what I've read on other forums some have no problem with the dipstick at all others have had it completly fall out and burned their engine up! I wish yamaha would have designed a screw in type dipstick for this machine.
 

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My dipstick stays tight so far on the 700 but I prefer the thread in type like the 450 has. May take longer to check but I know it is sealed tight. Oh well, just have to keep an eye on it...
 

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My dipstick stays tight so far on the 700 but I prefer the thread in type like the 450 has. May take longer to check but I know it is sealed tight. Oh well, just have to keep an eye on it...
x2, it always helps to improve a vital thing like that.
 
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