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#2982212 - 01/30/12 04:50 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Jake Levi Offline
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I have been following this as it filled page after page, but I am wondering if there was ever a conscensus as to which year of the Bravo is best??

Or did I just mis it?
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#2982230 - 01/30/12 04:58 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
They are all the same basically. Except at some point. Mid 90's they added an extra tank and a front bumper. Very little difference between any of them other than some cosmetic differences, The new skis were beefed up a bit also.
They made some changes in the wiring harness attachments to the cdi at some point but all this can be changed out to match what you have with bullet connectors.
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#2982249 - 01/30/12 05:07 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Thanks FT, the more I read the more I wondered, a LOT of good info in the thread.
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#2983097 - 01/30/12 09:24 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/01/10
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Loc: Armpit, ak
Another improvement they made, (what I saw on a new one a few years back) was to mold rubber knobs in the track to back up the clips. This prevents the clips from bending or breaking and probably from scraping the rear of the slides off.
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#2983141 - 01/30/12 09:38 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Dirt]
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Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 15
Loc: Lake Iliamna Ak
TODAY!!!

changed both broken front suspension springs
bolt tub to tunnel that was held together with alum rivets
put new bearings in 3 idlers and both rear wheels
welded broken ski(again)
new hi-fax
pounded out belly again

Thats just Today!!

But I can get the sucker unstuck and spun around with a lot less commotion than the Polaris!

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#2983243 - 01/30/12 10:36 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: watarrat]
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Registered: 12/01/10
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Loc: Armpit, ak
Originally Posted By: watarrat
TODAY!!!


But I can get the sucker unstuck and spun around with a lot less commotion than the Polaris!


Best thing about Bravos, Tundras, and Elans. PIVOT STEER! Had to do two today. It was a good day.
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#2985410 - 01/31/12 11:20 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Jake Levi]
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Registered: 12/07/10
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Loc: Southeast, AK
Originally Posted By: Jake Levi


I have been following this as it filled page after page, but I am wondering if there was ever a conscensus as to which year of the Bravo is best??

Or did I just mis it?


Jake, you are right! I was wondering the same thing. This thread should be called, THE yamaha bravo thread. Or why Bravos are better!!

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#2985805 - 02/01/12 08:14 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: Nebraska
Family Trapper, I'm sure you talked about it but I can't find the thickness of the Lexan you used. Was it .020"? I have the seat box and 3" handle bar riser done, now I need to make the window taller.
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#2986416 - 02/01/12 02:19 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
Hmm I don't know right now. I threw the film away. It is the one and only one they sell at Spenards her in Alaska.
I called them and they said it was .093 thick. Looks to be a bit less than 3/32
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#2987089 - 02/01/12 07:41 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Thanks a lot for calling them, I really appreciate it! I wouldn't have guessed by looking at your pics it was that thick. Our Spenards only has regular plexiglass so I'm looking at lexan on eBay. Thanks again.
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#2987605 - 02/01/12 11:25 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
I believe it was the 4 by 3 foot piece.
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#2987665 - 02/02/12 12:45 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Ft- i do believe your son can have a lil niche here for college funds :-) wrap in card board and priority mail or air freight. Customer covers shipping. Alot of rigged up windsheilds on bravo's out there. I bet you can make a template made of sheet iron and heat the lexan over it to form fit it to the metal. Trim for fitting, package and mail.

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#2987683 - 02/02/12 01:41 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
If only he was as motivated as I was at his age. ;0)
But I do believe your right. If the Bravo FT catches on people will be clamoring for them. ;0)

Well tonight I needed a flat bar hitch for my bravo out west. SOOO
With my side kick and some scrap flatbar from the gearshed, a pipe nipple and a bolt we had a plan.

Delta's favorite part was pulling the drill down.



We used another hitch for the bolt pattern.



Prior to assembly



My weld inspector.


Had to make it pretty. NOT!


The finished product.
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#2987694 - 02/02/12 02:15 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Nice work Ft. Good to see the inspector doing Quality Control.

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#2987701 - 02/02/12 02:45 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Cool!
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#2987706 - 02/02/12 02:56 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
Thanks.
I have come to like the pintle style better but three of the four sleds I have out west take flat bar. So Homer gets the pintles.

I lucked out and was able to weld my steering in place last night. Plugged the holes and covered the plastic with sheets of alum foil. Worked out all right. With he high riser I made the mistake of hanging on when I got bucked off and got dragged for 5 feet. Was going slow on a bad spot. I felt the steering give way in the friction fit. Didn't think anything of it. That was about half way through the line. 200 yards before the parking lot my steering was gone. Yikes. So if you put on a riser be mindfull to let go when you aren't on the machine anymore.


Edited by Family Trapper (02/02/12 02:57 AM)
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#2987846 - 02/02/12 07:30 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Len have you ever tried that high temperature epoxy for fixing manifolds, exhausts, and other applications. The stuff really works. On my bobcat skidder I had a crack on the exhaust. It gets hot, cherry red when under opperation. The stuff is still holding up.

Just FYI.

Welding is a good thing to teach anyone ! Nice to have knowledge.

Is she your chief inspector ?

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#2988235 - 02/02/12 12:24 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Having an oxy/acy torch and welder is just plain fun. Delta kept her distance for sure but she ejoyed the fireworks. My welds won't be passing any inspection but I manage to stick things together. ;0)
High temp epoxy. sound intersting. I have only used jb weld on things.
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#2988986 - 02/02/12 07:14 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Well I let my buddy borrow my bravo cause his tundra is laid up.
He called and said it does great but about 1/2 mile from truck it started acting like it was starving for fuel,pulled choke up to half and it took off running great but as soon as he put it back down would act up again.The front of my sled is open lost the cover for it.Since I have never had carb iceing up problems does this sound like that?Any thoughts?It was about 15 degress out.
On a side note he did say that it goes like a champ in the deep stuff,so that makes me feel good about the little devil that could.
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#2989210 - 02/02/12 08:18 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: frozen okie]
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Registered: 12/01/10
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Loc: Armpit, ak
Originally Posted By: frozen okie
Well I let my buddy borrow my bravo cause his tundra is laid up.
He called and said it does great but about 1/2 mile from truck it started acting like it was starving for fuel,pulled choke up to half and it took off running great but as soon as he put it back down would act up again.The front of my sled is open lost the cover for it.Since I have never had carb iceing up problems does this sound like that?Any thoughts?It was about 15 degress out.
On a side note he did say that it goes like a champ in the deep stuff,so that makes me feel good about the little devil that could.


Restricted main jet. Running lean. Icing makes mine run rich and get bad fuel mileage.
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