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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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2007 Rancher 420 Shifting Issue!

I recently bought a 2007 Rancher 420 4x4 foot shift for a good deal and it has a slight shifting issue. I have researched it online, without much luck.

When upshifting, it sometimes acts like it doesn't want to go and you have to pull really hard on the shifter. Other times it goes quickly and shift kinda hard. Sometimes getting a higher or lower RPM will help. Also, when shifting from N to 1st, it jumps and shifts hard like its idled too high and it wants to pull while sitting still (unless you hold the brake).

Also, when it is turned off and I go through the gears, sometimes I have to physically roll the fourwheeler to get the gears to go. It's almost like something isn't lined up and has to move...then it will go fine.

Do you think adjusting the clutch will help this issue, or do you think it is something else? The fourwheeler has definitely been used for moderate to heavy trail riding, but I am hoping the clutch adjustment will help it out.
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check other section where you posted this question, incase you can't find it..adjust your clutch free play. if it don't help..then more than likely your clutch disk are bad. could be your centifugal clutch arms worn also.

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I agree with Shadetree. Try adjusting the clutch free play first, that could be the problem. If it's out of adjustment, it won't disengage the clutch and will cause it to be hard to shift.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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