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The Kodiak webpage has 11 pages worth of accessories for this ATV making it an incredibly versatile vehicle that should be able to fit most people's needs. I thought we could have a discussion here of some of the accessories you are most excited about, how you find them if you already own them, etc... I thought I'd start us off by listing some of the accessories that I am looking into getting.

Top of my list is a front cargo box. The extra storage space is always useful. I like to keep some tools in there along with a first aid kit. Maybe even some lunch. This one even comes with some cup holders so it seems pretty convenient.

Second is the heated seat cover. If I am going to do work in the dead of the Canadian winter, this will be really nice. I can handle the cold, but if you are going out on longer trips and let's say the wind picks up, this heated seat cover can make life a whole lot more pleasant.

I'm also probably going to get a LED light bar. It's just nice to have the extra visibility if you are doing work or riding in the dark. NOt at the top of the list since I will be happy to see what the stock headlights do in terms of visibility before I go ordering this.

Finally, I am going to get a winch. Great for moving trees or logs on trails. As well as a number of other chores that may pop up along the way.

I've linked to the products on the Yamaha page. Do you guy s think these accessories are a good choice, or might there be after market products that you guys think are better? Let me know what you guys are thinking of buying.
 

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Would the LED light bar and heated seat drain the battery? Not sure how I feel about excess strain on the battery in the winter.
 

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Hmm, I hadn't thought about that. I assume they have built the Kodiak to cope with using accessories. They must have expected that the Kodiak would get plenty of accessories added to it.
 

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Sounds great. Do you know if it changes performance at all? Or is it more just for the nice exhaust note?

I wonder if there is a ton of after market for the Kodiak. Might be worth looking into to compare what else is out there.
 

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Sounds great. Do you know if it changes performance at all? Or is it more just for the nice exhaust note?

I wonder if there is a ton of after market for the Kodiak. Might be worth looking into to compare what else is out there.
Looking into was already available for the 450 and 550 and then what you want and need from the 700 is a good starting point. What sort of aftermarket goodies would you need?
 

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Looking into was already available for the 450 and 550 and then what you want and need from the 700 is a good starting point. What sort of aftermarket goodies would you need?
Well mostly I just I just perused the Yamaha website and chose some stuff that I liked. I'd like a heated seat so I can be more comfortable in the winter. Some extra lighting. A winch. And storage.
 

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I saw handlebar guards, but not heated handlebars. I would consider those as well though.
 

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It seems like a necessity to me since your extremities are the most exposed part of you while riding. Though I have no idea where you would find them.
 

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i got the warren winch 3000 series.. works awsome pull my bike up trees lol ive been thinking on exhaust but you need the fuel optimizer witch cost just as much as exhaust so i might create my own less restricted baffle with a 1.5" outlet not 3/4 peanut shooter.. also a clutch kit might be in need make it alittle more peppy in the hole im running 26' zillas on my bike on HD alloys could use some higher rpm grab!!! thanks.
 
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