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Just noticed this today. I've never come anywhere near the 600 lbs bed capacity and have never towed with my Viking. Pretty disappointing because my Grizzly 700 never went to the shop in 5 years.

Called the service dept today and the guy seemed confused and the parts may take over a week to get.





 

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I have one right now...and I'm fighting with the dealer to warranty it!
I'll drive mine through the show room window if they give me a hard time.
 

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Apparently the YES warranty considered shock absorbers to be a normal "wear and tear" item. Due to that, the shocks are not covered. With my machine being 90 days old and 21 hrs, maybe I can be the voice of reason.
 

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that sucks so bad... it sounds like these dumb ass warranties they are selling aren't worth the paper they are printed on... glad I didn't buy one
 

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Maybe aronsrb will give some input. Im pretty sure he said hes blown three so far and theyve all been covered under warranty. He even has the super atv lift kit on his
 

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Maybe aronsrb will give some input. Im pretty sure he said hes blown three so far and theyve all been covered under warranty. He even has the super atv lift kit on his
Yes I have had 3 of them replaced all under warranty, sometimes things like this happen with no logical explication.


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that sucks so bad... it sounds like these dumb ass warranties they are selling aren't worth the paper they are printed on... glad I didn't buy one
Maybe should tell them that if the warranty don't cover it, then you want to cancel your warranty and get a refund back on the unused portion, if you bought the extended warranty that is, if everyone did that there would be a change of policy I'm thinking

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Update: When the service mgr found out I was friends with the sales mgr, it was free 99 to replace the shock. Should have been a no brainer with 21 hours on the machine in 90 days since delivery. I also went ahead and had them do the 20 hr valve adjustment. Then I got s sweet deal on some 27" Maxxis Coronado's. Hopefully it'll all be ready next Friday for me to pick up.
 
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I have one right now...and I'm fighting with the dealer to warranty it!
It's not up to your dealership to determine weather or not it is a warranty, it is up to yamaha. All your dealer does is create a repair order and submit it to yamaha and the will make a decision. If I were you I would call yamaha customer service.
 

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So now we not only have crappy springs out there but shitty shocks. The rear suspension on these things leaves a lot to be desired.
 

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While their answer wasn't what I wanted to hear, it's exactly what I thought...

Hello Rob,

Thank you very much for choosing Elka Suspension

As of right now, we don't have any plans on developing shocks for the Viking. The reason is simple, not enough request for this vehicle.

I will let you know when we'll have something available for it.

Regards,

Sebastian Levesque
Sales Representative
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1585-M, De Coulomb
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Canada, J4B 8J7
Phone: 450-655-4855 ext.244
Toll-Free: 1-800-557-0552 ext.244
Fax: 450-655-2821
Elka Suspension Inc.
 

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I think someone had emailed fox awhile ago asking about shocks and they said at this time they had no plans for making shocks for our vikings. Im hoping the wolverine shocks will fit the viking.
 

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I just sent an e-mail to Fox as well....they have shocks listed for just about every other brand including the Pioneer. HONDA Pioneer 2013-2014 Rear - 1.5 PODIUM C Honda Pioneer 700 / 700-4 | FOX
Probably get the same answer, but I guess it's worth a shot :(
Same reply from Fox. "not planning on bringing a Viking shock to the market at this time." They said that most of the demand for their UTV shocks is coming from the sport crowd. Added that the Pioneer shock has not been a good seller either, and that the utility side just doesn't seem to break or demand high level shocks to the point at which it would warrant all the R&D/cost needed to provide something.
 

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The wolverine shocks look like they (seeing that the basics are the same compared to the viking) will fit.

Maybe I should wait as order the wolverine shocks and give them a good test. hum
 

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If they dont fit on the viking i may really consider trading my viking in on the wolverine. I dont do any work with my viking i just bought it for trail riding and hunting but the suspension is really aggravating me as its really rough where i ride. I just assumed eventually someone would make sweet shocks for it
 
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