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I purchased my kodiak earlier this winter. It was a being stored in a heated shop however when I went to pick it up, it was sitting outside in -20 and the throttle was froze shut. The bike seemed very clean with no mud on it so perhaps the PO washed it before storing it and some moisture got in the cable. My shop is unheated but in an effort to get it going, I made a little tarp tent and stuck a construction heater under it. Throttle cable came free and the bike started up an ran fine. 2 months later the bike is just sitting in my shop not being used. The throttle still freezes shut when the shop is cold but today, it was warm enough that it was free. But I wonder if there is an issue with the choke cable sticking? The bike seems to flood and won't start. I built my tarp tent again and warmed up the quad with the heater. Not sweltering hot but warm. I could get the bike to fire a couple times but then it seemed to flood again and wouldn't start. So is there something causing the choke not to work related to the cold? The lever seems to flip up no problem but not sure if it is doing something on the carb end causing it to flood and not start. The plug is new, spark good, and a nice mist of gas comes out of to piston when it's flooded. I don't want to tear into things if I just have to wait for warmer weather but would still like to get some early spring riding in. Any help?
I saw in past threads or possibly from another ATV site when I Googled my shifter problem. I am in the NE Mountains and it gets cold. I have my 2012 Grizzly 700 in the garage and it is NOT heated. The cold weather here was about -5 to -15 F. When it got that cold my Grizzly 700 would not shift into any gear. Once it warmed up it did shift into gear(s) no problem. I saw this happen about 3 times already since I just got it about 3 weeks ago. I saw a thread in from the past saying to drain the shifter, that there is a hose with a plug? Where is this hose and plug exactly? How do I get to it? Again, like I said I am new all around (wet behind the ears) but I am a hands on guy. I really do not want to take things apart I don't have to. I really need specifics and/or a drawing. I don't think it is the adjustment as when it is not so cold say around 40 degrees F. It does not happen. Plus like I said once it warms up it is fine. THANKS!