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Can Am Defender vs Yamaha Viking VI #7397121 01/06/19 08:31 PM
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Anyone have experience with either of these models. Iíve got a 2016 Mule ProFXT EPS that I love, but canít keep rodents from chewing the wiring harness. Something Kawasaki must have changed in the way those harnesses taste. I have no problem with any other piece of equipment in the barn except the mule. Iíve narrowed down the replacement between these two for the replacement. I carry quite a bit of feed around on the ranch with the mule and I work them more than I play in them.


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Re: Can Am Defender vs Yamaha Viking VI [Re: 338ultra] #7397294 01/07/19 12:05 AM
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It probably has soy based insulation on the wiring. Rodents love it.

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Originally Posted by Old_Town
It probably has soy based insulation on the wiring. Rodents love it.


That was my thought as well, because there had been 1,000 other wires in the same barn and this is the only machine they have ever touched. 3 times now fixing or replacing the same wiring harness.


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Re: Can Am Defender vs Yamaha Viking VI [Re: 338ultra] #7397387 01/07/19 02:07 AM
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I'm a can am defender fan, that being said the Viking is more of a work horse than the can am !!! Both sold choices, I know can ams have more power and the aftermarket parts availability if a lot better. Best to just do research and drive both if you can .

Re: Can Am Defender vs Yamaha Viking VI [Re: 338ultra] #7400698 01/10/19 02:09 PM
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Can you post a pic of what wires they are eating

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The Vikings are loud and pokey. I am not a fan.

The can am defenders are awesome I have a HD8 crew and it does anything i can ask of it and somethingís I wouldnít think it would do but first without a hiccup

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I just picked up a 19' Can Am Defender HD8 Max DPS and it's freakin awesome!!!! Smooth, quiet and plenty of power. Me and my brother both got one at the same time and woudln't hesitate to do it again. Great machine and I've been in Rangers, mules (old and new), Gators, and Kubotas.... The can am to me is better than all of em..

Re: Can Am Defender vs Yamaha Viking VI [Re: Brother in-law] #7404901 01/15/19 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
Can you post a pic of what wires they are eating



Iíll get some pics tomorrow. I did email Kawasaki and they pretty much said sorry about your bad luck, youíre on your own even though this is the 3rd time itís happened.


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I bought some rat away from lowes and it seems to work, haven't had any issues since I put them in all my vehicles.



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I use Liquid Tomcat in a qt. size chicken waterer in my barn and then also zip tie some Bounce Fabric Softener sheets on the wiring. I use the sheets on my tractor and truck also. If you have pets then you want to put the Liquid Tomcat under a box with small holes cut on the ends for rats and mice to enter into. Put some weight on top of the box also. This all has worked well for me.


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I have a Ringtail that lives in my shed. He craps on everything but I don't have any rats or mice.

Re: Can Am Defender vs Yamaha Viking VI [Re: Toolguy15] #7443480 02/25/19 05:34 AM
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I just picked up a can am defender max (crew cab) hd 10 after looking and driving them all, except for the Viking. Never been a Yamaha fan, so I didn't even consider it. My top 2 choices ended up being the mule pro fxt and the defender max.

If you're ever down in Temple and want to take mine for a spin, you're more than welcome to. I've only had mine 3 weeks and so far it's been awesome. Hagop on here has a defender that he put some S3 springs in to up the payload capacity for only a few hundred bucks. I've seen him with a bed load of firewood and it doesn't squat hardly at all, yet still rides really nice. I'll eventually upgrade to the S3 springs in mine.

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