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OK... almost owner of Kodiak 700 EPS here.

Reserved one with my name on it and will go pick it up this Friday PM or early Saturday. I wanted the green color but wife insisted on red for safety. Since she's paying for it, and I actually found out recently that green color is more visible to deer than red, that's fine with me. (that was an interesting study btw... obviously blue is likely the worst color... so no jeans if you go hunting... but then again deer cant see thru shootin house...)

It'll be a work/hunting toy on my land in southern part of Miss. My first ATV. Debated between Kodiak 700 vs Rancher 420 4x4 manual for a while. 708cc won out. I could get 420 for $5300 and the Kodiak base was $6000. Seems no brainer there. But yhen again I want a digital panel, thus the EPS for a grand more. Kodiak is 2016. Rancher 2017 model.

Wish me luck (no idle n die/no backfire... just smooth runnin son of a gun)

Thanks and super excited!
 

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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on pulling the trigger ! I definitely gotta read that study up, didn't know green is more visible than red to them. Didn't know they had one color more visible over another lol.

But I definitely hope you don't get a lemon or a real stick in the mud.
 

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thanks... here's the study on deer vision sensitivity in color

Welcome to the forums and congratulations on pulling the trigger ! I definitely gotta read that study up, didn't know green is more visible than red to them. Didn't know they had one color more visible over another lol.

But I definitely hope you don't get a lemon or a real stick in the mud.
thanks for the good wish. me too!

Re color: it's a matter of cones vs rods, for low light vision vs color, or I was told.
It appears that deer vision is most sensitive to blue, then green, then red, unless I read it wrong. It makes sense, as it relates to the absorption of light/solar spectrum at ground level.

Here's where I got it from (but it won't let me post link... search under this title then) Video: New Study Sheds Light on What Deer See
 

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No... any tips on gun rack? I can also use some sort of brush cutter or something to clean my undergrow
@dirtysquared has a sweet setup going on that he posted in this thread: http://www.kodiakowners.com/forum/538-what-did-you-do-your-kodiak-700-today/2106-what-did-you-do-your-kodiak-700-today-post23721.html#post23721

Got the rack bag, gun rack and hand guards installed today. The bag is a quad boss. It's holding its shape good, looks to be built well and is roomy.

The gun rack is an ATV tech, I had a bar mount one on my old utility quad and it worked great. I picked the rack mount this time. The cool thing is, the gun holder can unmounted easily when its not needed.

The handguards are : PowerMadd Star Series Handguards with Tri-Mount Kit Black/Black. I took a gamble and figured that they would look OK with the SE colors. I was shocked to find that the color is about spot on! They can mount on the bend of the bars, and have enough adjustment to get them where they need to be.
 

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So that's the reason? Seems stupid, esp this forum is low on traffic and needs folks. If it wasn't for some of the interesting postings here, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.

I guess only time will tell... if the admin cares or not.

BY the way, nothing too special to post, just a spanking new red 700 EPS.

Almost tempted to get the Rubicon 2015 with all the bells and whistles, plus 28" tires for the same $$ (a guy was trading it in when I went to pick up)
 

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Happy kodiak owner

I've got nothing but good stuff to say about mine I really like it so far and I've been putting it through its paces during this riding season and now hunting season. It might be classified as a "Work" machine but its plenty of fun to trail ride with as well.
 

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I put on about 10 miles so far. The first task was for the ATV (I shall nickname is Reddie as in Ready LOL) to assist in putting down a 60+ ft tall dead oak, next to my cabin.

We cut it to 80%+ before applied Reddie. The first two big limbs were ok under 2WD. The third one broke two ropes and after I replaced it with 1500lb straps and 800lb paracord, plus 4WD, it was easy (part of the reason was my chainsaw broke on the last limb). Wish I could attach the video here or a few photos to show.

Pretty cool... that alone probably saved me $1000 (big oak, over 4 ft diameter at my waist height).
 

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I took my kids riding it just outside our subdiv on trails, it ran very smoothly... almost too responsive at times, if you know what I mean.

One thing I did notice, is that there seems to have some "rushing" sound towards the rear of the ATV. Sounds like a dry chain running or something like that. I probably should take a closer look to see if something got stuck there rubbing while driving, or something needs to be lubed.

If anybody could tell me a few "must do"s, that'll be great!

Thanks!
 
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