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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 09:18 PM
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Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

I am ready to buy my 1st ATV and I have decided on the Yamaha Kodiak 450. I have found a 2003 model for $5199. What are the advanatages to waiting until July for the 2004 model and should I expect to pay more??? Please Help ... any input is much appreciated!!!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 09:08 PM
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Re: Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

I am looking at a Kodiac also but the price I am getting around here is $5799, their asking price is $6199. Where are you located?
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2003, 03:28 PM
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You should just go ahead and buy the 2003 because that is a great deal (unless something is wrong with it) I dont think the 2004 model is going to be much different than the 2003 model because they don't need any changes.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-26-2004, 05:10 AM
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Re: Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

Hi guys.
I bought the 2003 model and having ridden the 2004 model, the difference as stated earlier is nil but in the end the reason was why wait for till the end of 2004 for this years model. (I'm in Australia) but the Kodiak has to be a great quad with lots of power when needed... But for goodness sake stick some 2.5 inch wheel spacers on it and it will make a great bike even better. And I had to pay $11000 for the privallge of having one...

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 05:02 AM
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Re: Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

Yogie, I usually hang in the Samurai area both here and OZ.
I have recently bought a used 2001 Kodiak. I find it rides like a brick and am keen to hear of ways to improve the ride.
So, tell me more about the spacers etc please.
TIA
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 05:31 AM
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Re: Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

HI Alf

You say it handles like a brick, well it looks like one LOL. I mean these things were not designed in mind like for egample a sports quad. BUT I ride mine hard and dont do to bad in keeping up with the sporty type quads and I can go a lot more places that they cant. (4WD) But the kodiak being a lot higher makes thems more unstable so I asked around about spacers and put a set of the DURA BLUE 2.5 inch and the bike handles 100% better and feels a lot more "safer" to really give it a lot more stick. So put them on and you wont regret it and it looks a bit better BUT put on some guard extentions because the over spray is horrendous lol. check out my web site of the bike and see what she'll do.

http://groups.msn.com/quadtrailriders/_whatsnew.msnw

so let me know how you go, also where do you live USA? OZ?

mark

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 05:48 AM
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Re: Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

Thanks for the swift reply.
I'll check out the pix later.
I'm in Aotearoa (NZ)
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 03:47 AM
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Hi Mark, I just can't access those pictures of your Kodiak.
Is it possible to post them on this board ?
Or do you have a website which has details of the spacers please?
TIA
Alf.
post #9 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 08:36 AM
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http://groups.msn.com/quadtrailriders/_whatsnew.msnw


Hi alf cut and paste this link into your internet and check it out or if you have hotmail send me a email and I'll mail you the link direct.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 12:26 PM
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Re: Yamaha Kodiak 2003 vs 2004

EDIT: my fault, i thought the competition was between 04's and 05's, sorry

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