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Old 06-02-2009, 09:15 PM
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I bent my stock front bumper from a rollover, tried to get it straightened out, but couldnt get it right. I looked all over the internet looking for a replacement, but everywhere i looked, the bumpers would just bolt onto the stock bumper, which is weak in my opinion. I looked on the Yamaha site, and found this one. I ordered it up, took 2 weeks to get because it was back ordered. When i opened the box, the first thing i saw was how beefy this bumper is. The tubing is at least 2x thicker then the stock bumper! Measurements shows the stock bumper being 3/4", and this one is made of 1 1/4", and much thicker sidewall. It weighs a bit more too, showing its pretty heavy duty. The finish on the bumper is real nice too, seems like a better paint then their other stuff.

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Super smooth. Everything lined up perfect, like it fell into place. This is a quality piece. Took all of 5 minutes to bolt up the 4 main supports and tighten them down. There are 2 headlight supports, holds the lights up really good, better then the stock plastic pieces did. Then there are the mounts for the fenders. You can use the standard plastic push rivets, but in my parts bin i found some of the bolts that are used to hold the floorboard to the fender, and these hold the fenders to the bumper really good, no more flimsy fenders. I plan on running without a front rack sometimes, and i was going to make supports for the fenders, but now the bumper holds the fenders so securely, i dont need to. There are also 2 mounts in the center of the top tube, for mounting aftermarket PIAA or other lights. Overall, this is a great bumper, one of the better buys ive made.

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$194-250 depending on dealer, got mine for $194









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Default Re: Yamaha US model heavy duty brush guard- Grizzly 700

Dang it ..... sure wish I could view the photo's at work ...... ...... I'm not sure why that is, but it's VERY frustrating ...... I'll check this thread out again once I get home ......

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Very nice bumper!
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I concur with Grizz .... nice bumper !

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Default Re: Yamaha US model heavy duty brush guard- Grizzly 700

Thanks, its a real sharp looking bumper in person. The front end of the grizz feels much stronger now. Im surprised i dont see more people with this bumper.
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Did you have to do any massaging to get it to fit right? I'm having a fitment issue with mine right now. I've adjusted as far as it will go and the top rack pieces won't hook into the front bumper. They are off about an inch. So basically I've got no front rack until I figure out whats going on with it.

Other then my current issue, I like the strength and piece of mind its added.
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I like the looks of your bumper and it does make more sense than the original. I would like to replace mine but they do not make one for a 660.
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i love mine!

the only thing i didnt do was glue the end caps in and i lost them like everyone said I would.

also, if running a 3500/4000 vipermax winch you will have a very slight clearance issue.
the 3500/4000 viper elite do not have these clearance issues.
(as of 1 year ago when I got my bumper, viper may have changed their designs.)
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dam -- sorry -- i just noticed the original date of this post -- so i had to edit my post some


when you held the stock bumper and then picked up the new thicker one -- how much heavier was it ?

from a distance it looks like the quad is smiling now -- LOL

do you not use the front top rack anymore ?
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No problem about the date posted, its in the review section so its all good. The Yamaha HD bumper is a big heavier then stock, but it is made from a pretty heavy gage tubing, which is almost double the size of the stock tubing. The stock bumper is reallly easily bent, as the tubing is thin walled. The stock bumper doesnt have much protection on the edges as well, as all it has are those plastic bumperettes that are screwed on. Ive tagged a few trees and even have a roll over and a tip over since installed, and nothing is bent or tweeked, very stout. I never really used the front rack before, so i never had a purpose on keeping it on. And anyways, from the rollover i had, the oem bumper caved in which bent the rack, broke the tabs off the the side panel, cracked the front fender, and cracked the headlight housing. The HD bumper also supports the front fenders, so without the rack there the fenders are very sturdy and held in place well, if you try that with the stock bumper the fenders would be flopping around as they have no support. I did modify the front rack so it is back on now, but i cant use the fender mounts as the rack is pushed back and bent out of shape. Heres a pic.

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