I bought the rancher used with 11 miles on it from an old lady with a hobby farm . I only use the ATV for ice fishing and snow removal . I have 290 miles on it and while pushing snow after a while the the reverse and first gear get a work out and I start having contact shifting problems or a stalled shift with a pretty good clunk when the gear shifts .
It works but maybe I need the clutch adjusted ? Maybe I should have the valves adjusted also for regular maintenance . It would be the first time having either adjusted . I called the local honda dealer an hour away and made the appointment . I get there and the guy says it sounds fine and most likely the valves will not be adjusted .We will look at the clutch adjustment but says it is shifting fine also .
It runs great it is just moving snow after a while the shifting gets crappy . I come back and he now tells me the clutch can not be adjusted on this model and the valves are fine .We have the same rancher out back and have 17,000 miles on it and just adjusted the valves .
He says we hooked up the PC reader...Ok what for ? Found a one time code popped the plug greased it retested ok and greased the shift gear . You were a quart low on oil that will be $107.00 . They over filled my oil over a half of a quart and put some grease on a gear for over $100.00 ? Is this normal shop service ? I do not think I will be going back .
Is this an ES Rancher (i.e. TRX420FE) ?
2004 TRX400FA (Rancher 400AT)
MotionPro twist throttle kit
12" handlebar mounted light bar
rear rack wheelchair carrier
Cycle Country 48" plow w/ KFI hybrid mount
Champion 3000 lb winch w/ synthetic rope
23" Titan 489's all around (saving clutch)
2011 Grizzly 450 EPS
Others in the family: '04 TRX250TE, '85 TRX250 Utility (X2), '05 TRX90, '06 TRX500FA, '95 TRX400FW,' 88 TRX125