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I've owned and worked on several Honda and polaris wheelers, but recently just picked up a 2000 Kodiak 400 4x4 and so far it's been awesome.
 

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Welcome from a fellow Minnesotan! What part of the state are you in? I'm north of the twins.
 

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I loved my 2000 Kodiak and would still have it today if I didn't see a problem coming up with it. It either had a cracked ring or a piston problem that I really didn't want to fix. Other than that I put more miles on that machine than I can remember and it never failed me. I was on the fifth set of tires when I sold it last year.

Does yours have the speedometer/odometer on it? If not there is a kit that you an put in yourself that gives you that factory look. If I remember right I only paid around $100 for it way back in 2001 or 2002 and if they still have it it shouldn't be much more.
 

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Thanks guys, I'm from SW MN so not much trail riding around here. So far I really like the quad, it has a low range that will pull just about anything, the adjustable shocks and having disk breaks all around are really nice.

Mine doesn't have a speedometer, i did see a kit online but would need to buy the dash plate as well to house the pod. Just not sure if it's worth it or not.
 

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The speedometer is actually a kit put together by Yamaha for the 2000 model year. It is the same meter that is on the 2001+ years of the model.

Here is the part number 5GH-W0081-00-00 It is a little bit more costly than when I purchased it back in 2002. Just doing a quick google search on it came up with prices from $90 all the way up to $160
 

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Thanks for the number I found one on Ebay for $75, just not sure it's worth it for a speedometer and an hour meter. I might put on 20 hours a year. I do need to get a new fuel gauge since the indicator needle is broke on this one.

Also does anyone know the wheel offset for the rear wheels? I put on a new set of rears off a Kawasaki brute force and the offset is slightly different (the brake caliper assembly rubs just slightly on the rim). My guess is that the Kodiak rim is a 4+3 and the brute force is a 2+5?
 

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I just bought a 2001 Kodiak 400 for my daughter. Initially, it felt smaller in size than the 2018 Kodiak 450 my wife drives, but I can't tell any difference in power. Looking forward to some family fun in the forest. See you on the trails someday!
 

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You should check out the MN SE trail it starts at the town of Stockton, and there's the snake creek ATV trail all great fun not to far from you.
 

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Pablo, have you driven any of the trails around Itasca state park or the Paul Bunyan State forest at all? Thinking of doing a end of September trip up there to Grouse hunt and trail ride.
 

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Pablo, have you driven any of the trails around Itasca state park or the Paul Bunyan State forest at all? Thinking of doing a end of September trip up there to Grouse hunt and trail ride.
I've not ridden out that direction yet. My father-in-law lives near Leech Lake and the Reservation so we've been riding near Remer, Outing and Emily (Moose River and Moose River Connector mainly) and a little time on Red Top near Isle. Planning a trip with all the kids (4) to the Gilbert OHV Park in a couple weeks.
 
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