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had an issue with the shift switch connector. tech said its a maintenance issue , never heard of an electrical connector being part of regular maintenance, tech said there was water and sand intrusion in the plug, thought these plugs were water tight, can any body tell me the location of the SHIFT SWITCH CONNECTOR
 

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guessing this is a electric shift model ?, connector will be right next to shift motor at front bottom left engine case.
 

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Honda does not waterproof the wiring harness connectors at the factory and never have on any of their ATV models. So waterproofing the electrical system and its electro-mechanical components is the owners responsibility. You'll need to remove the fenders, grab a tube of dielectric grease and prep every connector pair on the bike. New Rubi models may require two tubes... :)
 

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The shift switches on the handlebar are not waterproof either. There was no attempt to seal them whatsoever... so water gets in them each time it rains, each time you wash the ATV and each time you go through water over the handlebar. From time to time you should take those switches apart, blow the junk out of them and inject them completely full of dielectric grease. Do not ever pressure wash the handle bar area unless you about to take those switches apart for a maintenance injection. Ask me how I know better now... :)
 
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