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I recently bought a 2017 Honda Foreman from a Honda dealer. Brought it home and we noticed the lights looked like they were full of dirt and the bulbs were broken. When I tried to drive it it would feel like it was not going to shift and then it would slam into first gear almost throwing me off and it sounds like a metal clunk really loud. So we took it back in and Honda, who had it for a month and a half a fully rebuilt it and when I got it back it was doing the same thing. They tried to accuse me of sinking it but I have not even had it in my possession long enough to take it out riding. Im extremely frustrated that ive spent this much money and still dont have a working quad. Any Suggestions on what it might be? Its an Automatic shift and there is no way in hell im taking it back to that dealer after they accused me of lying.
 

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The centrifugal clutch should prevent it from jumping forward when shifting into first gear, so that may be bad, or the idle is way too high.
Do you have any problems shifting into the other gears?
 

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Yeah it won’t even shift into 3rd at all, it just goes into neutral until the quad slows down enough to shift back into 2nd gear
 

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Put it in ESP mode. From Neutral, quickly shift through 1st into 2nd - N-1-2.
Then start driving and speed up. From 2nd, quickly shift through 3rd to 4th - 2-3-4.
See if you can drive it that way. Sounds like one of the dual clutches is bad.
 

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Alright, I can’t tell if I only have 1st gear, or 2nd gear. From 1st to 2nd there is a transmission noise, but no shift. The screen switches from 1st to 2nd, but the trans does not. “2nd” to 3rd there is a terrible shift noise, which leads me to believe it’s going from 1st to 3rd, but it DOES change gears. From 3rd to 4th is the same as 1st to 2nd, trans noise, no shift, but the screen says 4th. 4th to 5th might as well be neutral, there is no gear and the engine revs like the clutch never released.
 

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Took it to A different Honda and he told me to replace the wiring harness because they go bad... Not it.
 

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sell it, go buy a manual shift model..auto's and es are the worst ever made, good luck though !.
 

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also, word from the wise: if the tranny is bad in that ?, all you have is a paper weight, reason: there is no part on that transmission that can be replaced !, you have to buy a whole new tranny !!, and what they cost ?, your better off buying another atv with a manual shift.
 
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