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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2005, 03:17 PM
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Help with Honda ES - won\'t shift

Got a 2000 Foreman TRX450ES
When riding the gear indicator switches from a number to dashes.
Machine is still in gear, but you cannot shift.
If machine is turned off you have to rock it back and forth and manually get it into neutral to start.
You may get it into gear, but it happens again after a while.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2005, 10:00 PM
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Re: Help with Honda ES - won\'t shift

It could be that your button may be getting stuck cause I have had the same problems with my 2001 350ES. You can also try pressure washing the shifting buttons to get rid of any grime/dust/dirt build up that may be giving you shifting errors. Try that and let me know.
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Re: Help with Honda ES - won\'t shift

Your first problem was buying an electric shift.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 02:41 PM
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Re: Help with Honda ES - won\'t shift

Actually 2000 - 2002 had a different company building the actuators that control the shifting on the ES.

If it has been a consisitent and on going issue, I would talk to your local dealer and do some research.

Two things to look at, the battery - voltage/corrosion on cables/conections etc. or the sensor that controls the actual shifting mechanism.

The snsor that actually lets the machine know when the gear has been shifted may be faulty. This sensor allows the mnachine to "know" when the actuator has moved enough to shift into another gear.

And there is nothing wrong with the electric shift models. I have friends that have over 9000 miles on them and have no isuues.
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