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Purchased a Kodiak 700 base model yesterday from a dealer and I've rode it about 6 hours. Was looking at the Grizzly but couldn't pass up the deal on the Kodiak. The dealership threw in wheels, tires, lift and the Diamond Warranty and only paid $7,200. They also gave me a Warn winch threw a promotion that Yamaha has going on. So far loving this ATV it is a Beast! The only complaint I have is how hot the left side of ATV gets. I wear jeans when I ride but my daughter doesn't want to ride with me because of how hot it gets. I should have that fixed with some Heat shield.
 

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Welcome to the forums, but ouch that definitely does get really hot then. Shouldn't be too hard to remedy that though which is great
 

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Those American Kodiaks must be set leaner than the Canadian ones cuz mine doesn't get that hot. As hot as you'd expect from a 700 but not plastic softening hot. Easy fix though and congrats on the new bike!
 

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GeorgiaBoy, here is some info from Dirtysquared concerning the relieving most of the heat from the Kodiak700 "As I stated in the "Running Lean "thread , I would make a new one with my findings on running a fuel optimiser on a a straight stock setup.

The Dobeck EJK showed up today, and I got to wrenching right after work. It installed fairly easy. I mounted it in the storage compartment by drilling a hole through the bottom of the plastic compartment near the fuel injector. I then put a rubber automotive grommet in the hole to make it clean and keep water and dirt out. I found that grommet at Napa for $3. Well worth it. "

I have not ordered this fuel optimiser and don't know if I need it for mine, as mine doesn't seem to run as hot as some others have posted. It sounds like a good investment to fix this lean run/ heat problem.
 

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Might even have some luck checking home depot to see what they have which might be more of a range to choose from. then those independent automotive shops that might have more of a unique collection.
 
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