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drakagem4a1

my new (to me) kodiak

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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