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    Crate motor

    Whos got a Viking motor kickin around from a build that is just taking up space. Dreaded middle drive put a crack in my case.

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    Damn it man that sucks! It almost got mine too but we caught it just in time. You got pics of the crack?
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    2015 camo Viking eps
    JBS extreme clutch with secret rainbow spring
    16" msa throttle wheels wrapped in 35" terms
    50" light bar with strobes
    Teryx shocks
    superatv 4" portals
    Strong made lift(3")
    Chopped cage 3"
    Boss blue tooth amp with 2 4"pods And 2 6" pods
    Half windshield

    Old no7 build thread

    http://hotrodforums.net/forums/showt...?3501-Old-No-7

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    Yamaha should have corrected that problem as long as the 686 has been in production

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    It almost got mine too. Noticed a noise and spedo not working on de-acceleration.

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    Glad I rebuilt mine before it happened to me too. Was always playing in the back of my mind. Where and when? Sad to hear of your troubles. Cheers


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    Is this a problem with all years of the Viking? Got a 2015 and thought there was mention of it having been addressed for that model year and on.

    Following that, does somebody have a link to a page with instructions on how to check for and fix?


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    Yes mine is a 15 and had backed out when we tore my motor down. You can check them if you pull the output yoke but you have to split the cases to fix it. One way to see if it’s going out is to look at the bottom of your motor where the cases meet and see if there is oil seeping out
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    Old No.7

    2015 camo Viking eps
    JBS extreme clutch with secret rainbow spring
    16" msa throttle wheels wrapped in 35" terms
    50" light bar with strobes
    Teryx shocks
    superatv 4" portals
    Strong made lift(3")
    Chopped cage 3"
    Boss blue tooth amp with 2 4"pods And 2 6" pods
    Half windshield

    Old no7 build thread

    http://hotrodforums.net/forums/showt...?3501-Old-No-7

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    I cant fathom how common this is.
    So basically when someone buys a new Viking they should be justified in having the dealer pull the motor and split the cases.
    Should definitely spread the awareness here as Yamaha is touted as a true and reliable manufacturer.
    I can assure you I didnt buy a Viking for its power plant and would have considered other options if Id known otherwise!


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    Ridin' and Guidin' Timmi's Avatar
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    it just doesn't happen to each and every engine but it should have been corrected I agree. many people go thousands of miles with no issues

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    White Shadow " Wolverine
    JBS Extreme Sheave Racing Series
    16 gram o.d., purple spring (thanks James)
    JBS Custom Roll Cage
    Eagle Eye HID Headlights (
    thanks James)
    JBS Suspension Springs
    Totron LED Light Bar (
    thanks Hump)
    JBS Doors
    YXZ1000R seats (thanks Jody)
    YXZ1000R steering wheel (thanks James)
    JBS Radiator Guards

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