Yamaha Kodiak 700 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
The handlebars on the Kodiak are lower and swoop farther back then the Grizzly. Yamaha says the Kodiak has a compact rider position...

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I found this one picture of the Grizz from the top but its bad angle and sized differently to give a truely accurate look IMO...

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
308 Posts
Most random photos of them will be like that. How it was originally described was this difference broken down at its best, aside from in person which is where you can clearly really get a greater sense and feel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Kodiak seems more relaxed, whereas the Grizz bars, while not overly sporty are certainly designed for enthusiastic riding instead of creeping, working and hunting...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
308 Posts
Kodiak seems more relaxed, whereas the Grizz bars, while not overly sporty are certainly designed for enthusiastic riding instead of creeping, working and hunting...
Well yeah, it's built for the work site and has to be like that, even the ergo's were made to be easily worked with for just about anyone unlike the grizzly
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Well yeah, it's built for the work site and has to be like that, even the ergo's were made to be easily worked with for just about anyone unlike the grizzly
Indeed. From what I've read the ergos on the Kodiak allow you to sit 'in' it instead of on it... the seat is a little lower and the bars sweep back more relaxed. Like a Harley ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
308 Posts
Indeed. From what I've read the ergos on the Kodiak allow you to sit 'in' it instead of on it... the seat is a little lower and the bars sweep back more relaxed. Like a Harley ;)
Correct.

With the pictures attached below, it makes it even easier to see that, just have to imagine yourself on it:




and can't forget a close up of the seat, which sure looks comfortable to sit on:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Handle Bars

I had to change the handle bars on my Harley because of a back problem . I needed to set straight up or back a little to keep my back from hurting while riding. Do the stock handle bars on the Kodiak do this or do you guys have to learn forward a little ? Is there a way to replace stock bars with ones that have more pull back if needed ? Dealers in my area at this time do not have a Kodiak in stock so I can not set on one to see. I am looking at the ones on internet sites but hate to buy one and find out I can not ride it and be comfortable . I have no problem replacing the bars if that is a option. Thanks for any information you guys can give me . I am a average size guy 5'10 " if that helps in your opinion about how I would be able to reach the handle bars.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
85 Posts
I would like to be able set a little straighter on mine. Been looking at the Rox 3R-B12POE, but it looks like it could be a tight fit with the 3rd light, hard to tell. Emailed Rox but they have not tried it on a 2016 yet.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
I am looking at a used 2012 that does not have the headlight on the bars. Would the stock cables work with these risers ? I really need to be able to set back because of back problem. I just do not want to get into changing the cables.
thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
I liked the Grizzly Bar better. So I put one on my Kodiak. It fit great. Cost 50 dollars.
Do you have any pics of that? I'm wanting this mod myself and I don't know if the stock cables are long enough to reach on the Grizzly bars without stretching out. And one last question, how do you like it compared to stock bars?
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top