03-14-2016, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Jun 2015
The Rancher shifts much much smoother and gets into the next gear much faster than it did before. This weekend was the first time I had really ridden it "hard" (maybe 20 miles) and tested out the grease fix. I had it happen to me twice where the display went "-" in the middle of a gear change. It's easy enough to get it back into N and i think the grease has something to do with that, but damn you pay so much money for a four wheeler and this happens? I dealt with it and probably will continue to.
Maybe a bad idea, but we traded my wife's Recon in on a new Rancher with ESP and solid rear, so basically mine without the IRS. It was the first weekend she had ridden it really at all; it only had 3 hours on it when we showed up to my buddy's house. I was thinking that it was a fluke, mine was just a bad egg. Well, her Rancher read "-" at one point too. BUT, this was different, it was an error code. ---- ---- - -. 22. Something to do with the Shift Angle Sensor I suspect and have heard about problems with these as well. Turned it off, put it in N like I have to do with mine, restarted it, and never had another problem with it. Come on HONDA!
Should've stuck with the foot shift.
**2016 Red Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT IRS - mine
-26" Kenda Executioners
-ITP steel wheels
**2016 Blue Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT - wife's
-25" Kenda Bear Claws