Please help!! Rincon grinds in reverse
Hello, I have a 2007 Honda Rincon 680. It just had itís 4,000th mile put on it. The machine is in great shape and everything about it is great, I love it, but itís got a pretty aggressive down shift to it. So as I was just riding down the road, I wanted to just simply coast to my driveway instead of being jerked with the automaticís down shift. So I went to put it into neutral while going about 40ish mph and accidentally slipped it into reverse and it started grinding of course. Since then, it grinds in reverse every single time. I have to slam it into reverse from drive and even that doesnít work sometimes. Iím sure one of the gears teeth just got worn down pretty bad inside and Iím pretty mechanically inclined but Iíve never messed with any sort of gears or guts in the engine like that. So my first question is what gear would I look at and then where exactly itís located. After alittle research I found that thereís a ďreverseĒ gear in the back of the motor to where Iíd have to remove the rear differential (which is no problem for me) but before I dig in, Iíd really like an opinion on if Iím guessing correctly, and if not, where to look and the best way to get it done. Early thanks for all the replies!