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  1. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Hello, I’m new to atv’s. Picked up a 02 big bear for hunting, it’s in pretty good working order but I’ve have some concerns. it’s hard to shift into first. Is that normal? I adjusted to clutch and it seems to be better. 2-5 and reverse are easy. 2. when I first got it a week ago I was able to...
  2. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Ok Im trying to rebuild a Big Bear rear end. Ive got all the parts for the swing arm pivot. Now Im stuck trying to find the bearing that is pressed on the axle. Is there a seal and bearing for that side? Also whats the best kit to rebuild the rear diff?
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all - I have a 1998 Big Bear 350 4x4 and am looking for advice on installing a front winch. I searched various web sites that sell winches, but I am having a difficult time finding a winch MOUNT that will fit my machine. Can anyone recommend a manufacturer or a model number that will work...
  4. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Howdy all, A friend of mine just purchased a 2008 Big Bear 350, the guy that owned it just used it for plowing snow so there aren't very many miles on it. It is not liquid cooled, is there anything that he needs to be concerned about with this machine? it seems to be in pretty good shape...
  5. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    I am in the process of rebuilding the entire rear end (bearings and seals) on my Big Bear. Ordered the parts from a Yamaha dealer close by for the middle gear seals and o-ring. Can someone tell me what the correct part number is for the front facing lower seal which drives forward transaxle? I...
  6. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Hey everyone, figured I'd share my vintage ride with y'all. There's somewhat of a story behind this rig. It was the first atv I ever rode on/behind in a sled when I was 9 years old in 1997 (im 30 now). My dad sold this about 3 years ago after never using it as we all have side by sides now ...
  7. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    This is a recurring winter problem I have each winter. Trying to solve this before the winter comes again. I bought this a few years ago, rebuilt carburetor, new needle and seat, adjusted float height, idle air screw set at approx 2.5 turns. New fuel cock, inline fuel filter, valve clearances...
  8. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    I bought this a few years ago, rebuilt carburetor, new needle and seat, adjusted float height, idle air screw set at approx 2.5 turns. New fuel cock, inline fuel filter, valve clearances checked, air filter replaced, excellent compression. Starts great in warm weather, when down to 20 deg F or...
  9. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    I have a 1987 Big Bear 350 that I am fixing up for bush use. After having it sit around for a month, I decided to move it to work on it and I noticed that it makes a grinding noise at higher speeds (or in high-range). However the noise isn't constant, only occurring at "x" amount of tire...
  10. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    So i got a 92 Big Bear 350 and im going through the whole thing. Ive had it for a few years and have not been easy on it. Yet she stills goes whereever i need it to. I checked my rear diff fluid and its full of mud etc. Im trying to remove the axle and im having no luck. I have not had any...
  11. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Hey guys I'm looking for some assistance here. My grandfather passed away recently and has left me a 2000 yamaha big bear 400 4x4. It has not run in at least 3 years. The battery is completely shot and I was not able to pull start it. I removed the fuel line from the carburetor and it was...
  12. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Just Picked up a 1989 bigbear 350 for 400$. Its mint... I am going to build it into a mud slaying machine. I do a lot of custom fab work. nothing leaves my shop. I am planning to make a custom arched a-arm 6" lift and widen it about 7" with some 30" silverbacks. Do the same with the rear...
  13. Useless Info and BS
    I was just browsing through the "Bargain Cave" deals @ Cabelas and ran across this crazy good deal on a full set of Ricochet skids for 75% off! Too bad they weren't for my Grizzly or I would pick up a spare set at this price... if you know anyone with a 2007-2008 Yamaha Big Bear 400, be sure to...
  14. Trail Talk
    anybody ever stay here?
  15. Kodiak/Big Bear/Bruin/Wolverine Discussion
    Hey gang... brand new to the site. Having issues with my BB 400 4X2. Its a 2001 model, and when i bought it the carb was off of it and shot. It had been setting for several years with a coke bottle stuck in the intake where the carb goes. So here we go with what I've got...... orderd an...
  16. Parts For Sale
    As of now, I have the complete bike.
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi big bear, welcome to the forum! Why not make this your first post and introduce yourself to us?
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi Dont feed the Bear!, welcome to the forum! Why not make this your first post and introduce yourself to us?
  19. Grizzly Tire & Wheel Combos
    I'm looking into replacing my tires and was thinking of going with the kenda bear claw tires (the 6 ply ones). I do mostly trail riding, mild to moderate mud and moderate to somewhat heavy snow riding. Anyone have these? What are your thoughts? From what I read on reviews people seem overall...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Just picked up a 2008 Big Bear 400 and was looking for an electronic version of the owners manual. Would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help out. Thanks Newf
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