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Dealer didnt bother to call me about it coming in, so i called today, they said it came in yesterday. Said it probally wouldnt be ready before tomorrow. So going there this afternoon to check it out, and get the $$$ part done.
 

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Picked it up yesterday, really like it so far, just getting used to it, im used to the sound of my 2011 CanAm Outlander 800 with the 71hp VTwin Rotax motor, sounds sooooo good. Have not drove a regular sounding atv/utv in years.

I like the size of the Viking, theres no annoying noises, etc. It has real nice power and speed. It does indeed fit 3 adults. It rides pretty smooth from what i can tell so far. The Bighorn 2.0's are a good looking tire, but wow, did they put some small ones on this beast.. 25" i think, thing thing could fit 30's i bet. lol

Things i dislike, No tilt steering wheel, NO turf mode, im used to those 2 things from the Ranger i sold. Also i find the sppedo hard to read where its at, its dark to me. IMO, if i designed it , i would have put it right behind the steering wheel, tilted back a bit, or adustable to be able tilt back and fourth to make it easier to read. Also, i find the Engine Braking abit much, its going to take some getting used to it, i personally, could do without it, i dont ride down hills, its flat around here. I wish they made it where there was an on/off switch for it.

Ive got several accessories im waiting to come in at the dealer including:

Warn ProVantage 3500 winch and mount plate
Yamaha/SSV Works Overhead stereo
Yamaha LED Tail lights
Yamaha HD Brush & Headlight guards
Yamaha Rearview mirror
Yamaha Floor mats
Yamaha Underseat storage box

The floor in the Viking is abit slippy, and theres no heal rest by the gas pedal, as there is in a RZR im told. that would be nice, cause sometimes your foot can slip off the pedal, the Floor mats should give my traction for shoes, etc.
 

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Heres a quick pic i took earlier
 

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Thanks for the info.
I was wondering about the gauge/info screen if it was easy to read. I noticed that when I first looked at the pics.
My guess is other than minor problems (being a new model) it will be like most Yamaha's worry free. Most are very dependable with normal use and solid if taken care of.
 

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oyeah, for sure, ive had 3 yamaha's in the past, never had an issue, my dad had a 85' Moto 4 225 uptill couple years ago, still looked pretty new, and ran great, he sold it.
 

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Another thing I forgot to mention, it has a vibration at idle, I've read others say the same online
 

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Vibration is nothing bad, and getting more use to the engine breaking, going on a longer ride tomorrow, will let ya know about the ride
 

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Viking is doing great, only noise out of the ordinary is coming front drivers side brake squeaking while driving, it's like squeak.....squeak......squeak. Ill get it checked when I go back to get the winch installed. Other than that, really enjoying it. Ready for Yamaha to get butt in gear and get my accessories to the dealer.
 

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Viking is doing great, only noise out of the ordinary is coming front drivers side brake squeaking while driving, it's like squeak.....squeak......squeak. Ill get it checked when I go back to get the winch installed. Other than that, really enjoying it. Ready for Yamaha to get butt in gear and get my accessories to the dealer.
May be as simple as dirt in the brake causing the squeak.
 

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Could be
 

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I can take some tomorrow
 

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Dealer didnt bother to call me about it coming in, so i called today, they said it came in yesterday. Said it probally wouldnt be ready before tomorrow. So going there this afternoon to check it out, and get the $$$ part done.
You should sneak over with your smartphone and take some pics!
 

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I've had it for over a week now. Can't wait for my Yamaha accessories to come in.
 

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I got the first Viking my dealer received. I know they've at least one other red one come in, and they now have a camo Viking
 

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congratulations.

any more photos of the inside?
Here's a newly posted Video on Youtube with a nice walkaround the Viking in & Out.

 

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question about squeaking

Viking is doing great, only noise out of the ordinary is coming front drivers side brake squeaking while driving, it's like squeak.....squeak......squeak. Ill get it checked when I go back to get the winch installed. Other than that, really enjoying it. Ready for Yamaha to get butt in gear and get my accessories to the dealer.
I was wondering if you were able to get the squeaking to stop, or find out what was causing it.
 
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