Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Join Today, It's Simple and FREE!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

drakagem4a1

my new (to me) kodiak

Recommended Posts

hey everyone, i just found this forum since i just bought my first quad. i've grown up riding dirtbikes and quads, but this is the first one thats actually mine. its a 97, 400cc. pretty good shape for the year it is i think, and i got a pretty good deal on it. i've adjusted the front brakes to where i can get some good grab out of them, and the rear caliper lever gets stuck in the braked position, so i bought some new springs, and a rod and cable for good measure for the rear, which will be put on tomorrow. if anyone has any advice for a newb on these machines, let me know. thanks!

1027091619.jpg[/img]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Welcome to QUADCRAZY and congrats on teh machine! I used to own an 04 Kodiak 450. How much did you pay for that if you don't mind me asking, and where in New York are you from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Welcome to QUADCRAZY and congrats on teh machine! I used to own an 04 Kodiak 450. How much did you pay for that if you don't mind me asking, and where in New York are you from?

they were asking $2500, and i got it for $2000...a little steep for its age, i know...but its all in all in pretty good shape. i really wanted a 4x4 for about that price before winter hits, and the price/availability has skyrocketed in this area lately it seems like.

i'm from horseheads, ny. its in chemung county, on the pa border.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good looking quad. Those are some wild looking rims.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

welcome to the forums...nice looking atv. i like the itp style rims...and the blackwater tires...looks like a good runner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Those are some wild looking rims.

haha yeah, they look like miniature mickey thompson classic II's. the blackwaters still got some good tread on them, cant wait to get it in the thick stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
they were asking $2500, and i got it for $2000...a little steep for its age, i know...but its all in all in pretty good shape. i really wanted a 4x4 for about that price before winter hits, and the price/availability has skyrocketed in this area lately it seems like.

i'm from horseheads, ny. its in chemung county, on the pa border.

Cool..I'm down closer to NYC westchester county.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats. on the very good looking Kodiak. My wife has an 05 450 and it's been a work horse. I have had three Kodiaks and loved them. We just had to have the top end rebuilt on the wife's Kodiak. It had 4,300 miles on it and has been ridden in a lot of dust since it was new. Keep an eye on your air filter and make sure it is sealed good with grease where the rubber seal and the air box meet. I am working on adding a rubber washer to the air box to apply more pressure to the seal, along with grease. The CVT belt was also replaced when we rebuilt the engine, it was the orginal. It still wasn't worn much but was stretched.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a strange event!

I just now joind the group and also have just purchased a 1997 Yamaha Kodiak. Got a great deal on mine as well. Loking for some help on a couple of mino issues and will explore the site before posting. Nice looking quad. I am in CA and will use mine for trails and on the drag strip next summer on the crash safety team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By BuckBilly
      Good morning to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Let's see if we can make this a daily event.
    • By Frank Angerano
      So after I finally got out and rode some better trails and some mud time I have been seriously thinking about adding a better tire and rim. Bigger and better for mud as well as tough terrain. 
      I have  been looking around and can’t make my mind up. 
      Im sure @mikeexplorer @Yamaha Grizzly @Gunny @06kfx440 @Ajmboy as well as many more members have opinions and more importantly a few different vendors that I can take a look at for pricing and availability!
      Im looking at a 25 inch tire as a maximum without having to lift it or do any suspension work.  
      While I'm on the topic I’m interested in snorkels! 
      Yes I'm (we as in my oldest boy) are thinking about going deep! Kinda hooked on the mudding, water and crazy trail riding. 
    • By JacobSlabach
      So I wanted to start a thread about modifications on ATVs OR SXSs that makem look sick or run better.  It can be any modification from new handlebar grips to a winch to an added lightbar, but I was focusing on tries and rims.  Here are some of my simple additions to my Bayou 300:  I put looker front shocks on it, added a 2500 winch, replaced the headlight with a blinding 6in light bar, and added new and bigger rims and tires: 





      and just for clarification, all the pics are of it with the lightbar on it, the last one is of the stock headlight.
    • By DiamondW
      Any good spots in Oklahoma for trail riding. 
       
    • By pokerl0w
      To start it off, I'd like to share the bakery display cases I made for my wife. I'm sure ya'll have some impressive stories behind those HF tools, let's see 'em!
       
      I built these bakery display cases for wife on almost 100% HF tools a couple years ago. Only thing I bought from Home Depot was the wood/plywood/stains and 3 sawhorses for my workbench. Router, circsaw, blades for both, sander, sandpaper, gloves, the nails for the nailgun (gun borrowed from dad, have a 5# pancake for air) I had almost zero tools to start.
      Some of their cheap "speed" clamps failed, but first time for me using those types of clamps, was expecting them to hold better:

      heh my youngest helping my dad glue:

      and for fun, here was the finished project (1 of 2, built 2 cases, this is the smaller .. the plastic was from Tap Plastics for the "sneeze guards" and the top case):

      back side showing both cases:

       

       
       
  • Similar Tagged Content

    • By mothrottle
      My first long ride on my latest bike, an '18 Kodiak 450 EPS I bought slightly used failed. In the North woods I stop on a two track for a blowdown. I Shift into reverse, and instantly the engine dies. Completely dead. The shop tells me that the  40 amp main fuse(there are two, One being the main the other for the EPS) blew. These are the slow blow variety. The shop had to order the fuse,which tells me that blowing that fuse is rare. I hope they can find the cause. Anyone else have this happen?
    • By Aaron Wilson
      My 1996 Yamaha Kodiak 400 has a cracked CV Axle boot and the axle wiggles back and fourth if you pull on it. It also clunks if you go from forward to reverse fast with the tires turned hard one way or the other. Im thinking a new axle will solve the problem. Can you guys walk me through the steps of replacing the CV Axle, I have never done anything like this.
      Thanks
    • By Robert Ochoa
      Don't worry about hauling the ATVs. We have the helmets, goggles, and gloves covered too. Our equipment is well maintained and gassed up ready to go!
      We take the work out of your fun!
      Book your next adventure now!
      www.awesomeatvrentals.com
      https://www.instagram.com/we_are_atvs/
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTAk9BABQNion2JJ_TfQXA
      we_are_atvs
      #fourwheeler #atvlife #atvriding #atv #4wheeling #fourwheeling #mudding #outdooradventure #atvs #mudlife #powersports #northcarolina #southcarolina #southcarolinalife #offroading #AwesomeATVRentals #yamaha
    • By Errol Bartholomew
      Started my 2006 Yamaha Kodiak 450 up recently (March 2019) and it didn't seem to idle good; the idle was erratic.  I turned off the fuel and the engine eventually speeded up to where the Revere red light started flashing before it ran out of fuel.  I changed the spark plug and no change.  Bought a new carb and installed and still not change.  Starts good and runs great when driving but the idle sometimes doesn't come down to where I can shift and other times it goes so slow that it stops running.  I have stabilizer in the fuel and have started several time in  the winter to keep the battery charge without problem but now that has changed.  I have 5700 miles on it but have maintained it good and it has been kept in the garage since I bought it new.  I have really loved this atv.
      Any ideas on what the problem could be?
      I'm about ready to take it to the dealer for troubleshooting but at a $110/hour I'm trying to solve the problem myself.
      Thanks for any help or experiences any of you have.
      Errol
    • By Gramps
      Hey folks, thanks for the add.  I purchased a 2000 kodiak a few days ago.  The seller claimed an electrical problem which he didnt care to investigate.  I thought it was going to be easy...and initially i found a blown 10 amp ignition fuse, and a blown headlight fuse... changed them and tried to start, but when I turned the key to run, the N light came on for an instant and the fuse popped...I unplugged all other connections to the wiring harness I could find, kept the ignition harness hooked up and tried again...the fuse blew again...I then disconnected the outgoing harness from the CDI and this time the with the switch turned the neutral light comes on and I can enable the start switch and hit the starter button and the motor turns but does not actually start, i can also turn on the headlights and taillight in this configuration, however, when i hook up the out going side of the CDI, and turn the key, the fuse blows....HELP?  any ideas to get her running?  I have not removed the gas tank to look under it for frayed wires, but so far, no frayed wired.  With the input side of the CDI plugged in, and all other wiring harnessed connected the starter will turn, but engine wont turn over.  As soon as I plug in the outgoing (8 plug) harness into the CDI and turn the key, the fuse blows.   Thanks!  Gramps 
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...