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I test drove a Viking today. Reason being I sold my 660 rhino due to needing more room a year and a half ago. Polaris 800 hd was a good idea at the time. I never had a problem from the 660 other than room. Now I know why I never had problems. The drive belt system in the Yamaha is much better. The only problem I see with the Viking was at idle the steering wheel and dash has a bad vibration. A bit more engine noise but not as loud as the 660. Anyone have problems from this dash vibration.
 

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My guess would be the single large bore high output motor is what your feeling. A single cylinder motor tends to have more vibration than a twin.
That said unless something wasn't tight it would be my guess.
Yamaha has one of the best clutch/belt setups in the industry hands down. My 02 Grizz 660 had the original belt on it when I sold it and is still using the original belt today.
 

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No not at all when u are riding just at idle. I didn't really feel it I could just see it in the wheel and dash.
 

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yep, they all do it, nothing to worry about there.
 

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We'll I bought the Viking a the end of last week. It didn't have the payload of the ranger hd but I'll give up a few lbs in the bed to know I'll make it out of the mountains. I like the Viking a lot. I hope it is as dependable as the rhino. Time will tell but it's a yamaha, so.
 

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Congrads to ya, your gonna love the Viking, ive had 3 Yamaha atv's over the years, and no major issues. Being a Yamaha, I expect the same out of the Viking. Be sure to post up some pics.
 

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Ya, they all shake like crazy at idle. Maybe yamaha should use a counter-balance shaft on the engine, to get rid of the shake. I looked at small Mule 610's with a singe cylinder, that seemed smoother at idle with the countershaft.
 

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I dont think mine shakes as much now that its broke in good. The engine is mounted in rubber so its gonna shake more to.

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I think ive noticed the same, either that, or ive got used to it. But i dont notice it as much, does not seem as bad.
 
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