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We've been talking about handlebars recently and a few of us are probably wondering if we can just directly install the one from the Grizzly 700 onto the Kodiak 700. Unfortunately, no one was picking up the phone when I called Yamaha Genuine Parts so we'll have to figure this out ourselves.
Theoretically, we should be able to switch out the bars since everything is just bolted on but would the Kodiak wires be long enough for the larger handlebar? Looking at the diagram, both models use the same "Cable Throttle 1" so the length of that shouldn't be a problem. As for the "Wire Brake 1", the part numbers are not the same but when I took a look at the part number on Part Zilla, the 2016 Kodiak 700 EPS 4WD SE is said to use the same wire as the Grizzly. This probably means that this wire is compatible with the Grizzly handlebar too.
Once the swap has been made, it should be just a matter of connecting everything again like switches, headlight, etc.
If someone has tested this out, please post here and let us know how it went. As an alternative, aftermarket company Rox has come out with a handlebar/riser kit and they have posted an installation video for anyone interested.