This my first quad, though not new to wrench-turning and maintaining machinery, spent 23 years maintaining Naval aircraft and a few more on construction equipment, also owned a few street bikes in my youth. MS has pretty much sidelined me on street bikes due to balance issues thus the quad.Guys and gals that own a new Kodiak 700....I'd like your overview of that machine since new..
I'm thinking very seriously of purchasing one 700-base, but the one review I read here is one of constant dealer service and apparent fuel injection problems. I have a 2005 grizzly 660 I've had for ten years and want to upgrade, but I don't want problems. My machine has been solid as a rock! I live remotely and can't deal with that repair/recall stuff.
Please take a moment and post a 1-10 rating on your new machine and if you would, leave a few words to review.
I love the machine. I have the base model with about 20 hours on it (estimated), mostly around the yard. Did a safety course with it and a one day ride in the hills east of me. I have no experience with other quads to compare with, but mine seems solid enough, though some of the body fastening parts seem cheesy and low budget. Doing the first service on it now, engine oil and filter, diff and final oil (the diff and final seem like overkill to me but checking the block to cover myself during the final few months of the warranty) I live quite a ways from a dealer also (whom I will never buy from again). All in all I'd buy another one but go with the upgraded model for the power steering (MS issue) and give this one to my wife to ride.