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I was wondering if anyone has installed fender flares on their Grizz. I have a 2003 Titanium LE and would like to know what manufacturer you used? What you liked disliked about the type you chose? How do they install? Where did you buy them? Yamaha dealer or other supply place. I live in Canada and have tried to find them on the Royal Distributing website, but no luck.
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I have the Yamaha overfenders and they are simple to install. As for dislikes, it makes the machine a bit wider so one has to take that into consideration when trailriding the narrow spots. The advantage of staying cleaner and less mud on the machine out weighs the dis-advatage of being wider on the trails.IMO
 

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I have just added over fenders from Yamaha as I also added C 5's and 27" MudLites. Fenders are simple to put on and look great. I live in Spain Europe and everythinh here it more expensive than your side of the Atlantic but seem to be reasobly priced. They are black so should not show scratches etc.
Hope this helps.
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Hi Titanium LE,

I have the Yamaha "Overfenders" fitted, like you, I live outside the USA and I pay a premium too!!

I do strongly reccomend them, I fitted them because I put on "wheel spacers" and I was getting very muddy and wet.

They are strong and flexible and tough, I fell for the first time on Saturday (landing the Griz on its nose) and I had no damge to the overfenders!!

AND THEY LOOK GREAT!!!!!!!
 

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For any of you that have the fender flares do you have any problem of getting dirt and dust or anything else stuck in between where the two come togeather. I read on another forum that some take clear silicone and caulk the seam because of too much crap getting stuck in there and not being able to cleen it out.
 

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I never had anything the garden hose hasn't worked on.
 

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How do the over-fenders attach? Are they self-tapping screws or bolts? Do they send the pattern with the kit? Thanks!
 

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To attach the overfenders, you have to drill a bunch of holes in your plastic and attach them with the included screws and nylock nuts. It's easier than it sounds and once the fenders are on, you'll never want to not have them again.

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I'm with Grizzly NJ
 

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Hey guys great pics! I think i will be getting the Yamaha over fenders when the time comes to get my new skins. Hey Beast, how do you like your Maxxis BigHorns? I have heard good things about them and i am leaning towards them when the time comes. They look more like a all purpose tire rather than just a mud tire? I think they would be more suited to my riding type/conditions? Do you know if they are a heavy tire and if they come in a Radial. Thanks...Irv
 

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Hi Irv,

Bighorns are specifically Sand and Rock Tyres, (trail riding). They are now only Radials. Although they are not listed as mud tyres on the maxxis web site, I find they do much better than the stock tyres in mud. I kept the standard size 25" although when I replace them, I may go to 26".
 

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I had the flares on my 04 and will be putting them on the 06 also.

They work great, and i feel are very tough. I hit tree last winter and cracked the front fender in half and the flare was fine. Couple weeks ago totaled the Grizzly and again the flares were untouched.
 

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Pauly, I think we need to hear the story about the totaled Griz.
 

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Starky

Really not much of a tale here , kind of embarrassing also.

I was on a week long family vacation with some friends in Hurley,WI. We were all (myself and my 2 daughters) traveling on a straight gravel road. Kathryn in the middle, Josie bring up the rear, and Dad leading.
Katie being the middle cuz she had the least time on the ATV.

We had talked before we went out that it was important to keep to the right cuz the locals had beed taking more than thier share of the road when going over hills.

So in short, I get sucked into a ditch. When I got to close to the soft shoulder, and hit a large part of a rock embankment. The ATV flips, slids, and all 280# of Dad drops and rolls in the gravel.

Once the girls saw I was OK, 14 year old says " I guess they should have covered this during our ATV training course we took last month"

Always a wise guy out there.

I can't say enough for the importance of wearing your protective gear. Helmet,gloves, boots, pants, longsleves, and goggles.

No one hurt, and the Grizz did't look bad but the frame and other parts were pretty bent up.
 

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Man good thing you had all your gear on, from the way just that rim looks you got lucky.
 

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Sorry about the Griz, but it's good to know you're ok.
 

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Good info for all of us Pauly! Glad to hear you were'nt hurt.......Irv
 
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