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I would like to perform the 1st my self, but the only thing I am not comfortable doing is adjusting the valves. I have never done this before but I'm willing to try to save $350. If anyone could tell me how it would be much appreciated.
 

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Hey John!
Don`t blame you abit for wanting to save more than just a few dollars.But you are going to be looking at half a day job on the valve adjustments alone after having to take off all of the cosmetics that are on a Grizz.But it will be a very good learning experience.Only thing is will be the plastic lock downs for the fuel tank,when trying to reinstall them do not try to over thighten them because they will strip-out in a heartbeat!This is a webpage you can got to for just about all of the low down for working on your grizz. TEXmudder`s Site.
He has the schmatics from the factory and good detailed directions on how to
do the valve job and a lot more! He helped me alot with mine when it came for the adjustments.Don`t be surprised when you try to get the feeler gauge under the exhaust valves that the required 0.15-0.20mm gauge does not want to fit.For some reason from the factory a lot of people I have chatted with on other web sites have said that the valve adjustment was set too tight from the factory.
 

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It's not really a half-day job... though it sure seems like it.

1. Remove front rack. Two 12mm bolts, two 10mm bolts, and two more 12mm bolts up front.

2. Remove the black hood. Two plastic "screw" snap things.

3. Remove the gas tank cover. Two more plastic "screw" snap things and two 10mm bolts.

4. Remove the gas tank. Two 12mm bolts at the front of it and two 10mm bolts at the rear. Also don't forget to turn the fuel valve to OFF and disconnect the line from the tank to the carb (using pliers).

5. Lift the gas tank off of the machine and set it aside.

6. Remove the white damper thing. I'm not sure how to get this off without breaking it, so you're on your own. Mine's been broken since the first time it came off, and doesn't appear to hurt anything.

Now you can get to the valves.

Rob
 

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Hey Robg!

You are right!Just the valve job is not a half a days job.But when I get trough the valve job,I like to crank the grizz and be sure everything sounds right and then go straight to changing the oil and filter just incase a little bit of dirt has been knoked off in and around the valves.Then take a grease gun hit all of the zerkys on the front drive line and the rear control arm bushings
with a good white marine lithium grease.
 

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thanks for all the info. Is there any special tools I have to use? swampy joe said something about a feeler gauge.
 

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Hey John!

You will need to have a feeler gauge to set the valves corrctly.Take the end of the feeler gauge and bend it at about a 60 degree angle so it will go down into the the rocker arm cover and slide between the rocker arm and valve.You need to go to TEX Mudder`s Site and get the pages of this procedure from his site.Print it off and you will have illustrated copys for future use. While there you can check out some of the other service tips and mods he has done.
 

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Might not be saying much in this thread but I am just learing also. Getting close to my first service and I am going to try the valves myself I think.

I usally do all my service myself but vhen it comes to the valves I took my Honda's to the shop, but they only cost me $45 each. The Grizzly's are pushing me to do it myself especially with two.

Rob...what is the white damper thing you are talking about? Where is it? By the gas tank?

One more thing, did you guys also change out the oil in the diff and final drive?
 

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The "damper" as the parts breakdown calls it, is a big flat white thing that sits under the gas tank.

john:

A feeler guage is available at any auto parts store... but when you go to get one, bring the numbers with you for where the Grizz valves are to be set so you get one with the right thicknesses.

Rob
 

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Hey John!

Don`t know if you are on Yahoo or MSN.What ever internet you are on will get you there.On search just type in TEX Mudder`s Site and hit search,it will give you two different web pages for his site.-------Just to let everybody know I`am not trying to push anybody from this site to somebody else`s.This site is for the owners of Grizzly`s and any related wheelers.TEX Mudder`s Site is a place
you can get some help on maintenance tips and dirctions on how to do them.
Plus a few mods on different wheelers for the do-it yourself jobs.-------- RobG has created a great site for us to exchange storys and information on how to improve what we have to ride,and with some input from everybody`s experince of the Grizz. We will have a think tank to help each other with what problems we all might come across riding these Awesome wheelers.
 

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Change the differential grease after the break in period,in case any metal shavings have come loose from the gears during the break in.After that check it after each of your oil changes,after you have takin a short ride to see if the oil is milky white looking.If not don`t change it unless you have baptisted it in a really deep creek crossing,that the vent pipes might have been under water for a long period of time.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys.
 
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