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Today I bought an 05' Grizz, my Yamaha dealer told me to bring it back after 4 or 5 gas tanks full for it's first maintanance, has anyone heard of a more accurate way to judge when it needs it's first maintanance? Also how hard can I ride before the first maintanance? I got too excited today and rode kind of hard, oops. Rob this site rules by the way. How long will a full tank of gas generally last? Is there anything that I really need to know or do to my Grizz? Thanks in advance.
 

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Hey, congrats on your new machine... awesome huh!? A tank of fuel can really last, but that's up to you. I've had children put around the yard on mine for what seemed like all day, with hardly any consumption. Now, a rough day in the deep Missouri clay will result in an empty tank... QUICK! After switching to the mud lites, she has been a little more thirsty, but not much. If you like to stay on the gas, you'll use some fuel, but, hey... that's what it's all about! Later, Clint!
 

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Generally yamaha suggests the first service at 20 hours. Then again at 50 hours for the second, where they go completely through the machine, adjust valves,etc. I haven't heard of the 4 or 5 tankful method, LOL. This is my third Yamaha I bought new and from two different dealers, they both told me 20 hours for the first, then again at 50. As for riding your new machine hard when new, I personally wouldn't go to crazy on the throttle just yet. I was told by a very good Yamaha mechanic, that the valves and different components need to seat properly and wear in. I guess it's just like a new car, you don't go throttle happy until the engine breaks in correctly. When all three of my quads were new I wouldn't give it throttle more then halfway and if by chance I had to it wasn't for very long, only in short spurts. There has been much contraversey over the "break-in period", some swear by ride it the way you would normaly ride it, and some say go easy until all the parts wear in. I chose the latter and I have never had any issues whatsoever with engine problems. But hey you bought it and you decide right?

Bluegrizz is absolutely correct on the gas issue. If you go easy on the throttle a tankful will last quite a while. If you ride in 4X4 mode alot the gas will get sucked up rather fast. Where I am from here in New England we get snow and it gets deep at times where 4X4 is the only choice. The fuel seems to get used up rather fast getting from point A to B as where in 2 wheel mode the same distance hardly any is consumed. As Bluegrizz says,"if you stay on the gas you will use fuel, but that's what it's all about." Good luck and congrats on your new machine.
 

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As far as break in goes, The manual that came with my '04 Grizzly says for the first 10 hours dont excede half throttle and ride for only 1 hour and then take a short 15 minute break to let the heat dissapate.

for 10-20 hours you may go to full throttle but only in short bursts and give it plenty of time to cool...

after this the thing is seated and you can go and get the vales adjusted and then its GOOD TO GO!! :)

this is how I am "breaking" mine in...read the manual...it does have some good information in it
 

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Good sound advice, and that is just how I broke my 2004 grizz in and I haven't had any problems whatsoever. I will add this tho, I am religiously meticlulous on oil changes and change oil very often on my machine. For the price of oil and filters, to me it's well worth protecting the engine. I have a riding buddy who says I am crazy changing oil as much as I do. I tell him,"YOU make the payments on my machine and I will do as YOU suggest, until then, I do as I see fit." LOL To each his own I guess!
 

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my 04 griz gets about 20mpg in 2wd driving, no fast stuff etc. dont trust the odometer to check your mileage its about 12% off if its like mine, speedo is the same, check it with a gps to be sure. I figure I can go 100 miles on a tank of gas driving it the way I do. The led gas gauge should drop off at about 1 gallon per led with the flashing fuel light on at around 80 miles per gps mode.
 

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I posted this thread before I read the owners manual, I'm pleased with what I've found in there. Thanks for all the info. Ben
 
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