shadetree· Premium Member
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seeing how this turned out to stir the pot on some members here ?, i'd like to set the record straight . for one: I have nothing, NOTHING !!, against any member that either owns ?, or going to purchase a electric shift atv !!. if your happy with the way they operate ?, THEN BY ALL MEANS..BUY/OWN ONE !!. me ?, no..i will never own one, or buy one..period !. I get it, they make life simple for some people !, I for one ?..am not one of those people. when they work ?..they work good ( so it seems ? ), but when they fail ?..they leave you stumped ( as this has been seen by tons of us here..even me !..lol ). I have nothing against..nor for them..other than they cause nothing but a headache for me. I work on simple stuff, simple is easy..easy is cheap, this means..your most likely to keep money in your pocket. for all you members that have an electric shift ?..please..by all means..ENJOY IT !. personally ?..I will stick with what I know works ?, and has worked for many decades..manual shift. I can count on these types of atvs to work when I need them to work, and not leave me stranded out in the sticks. ES models have wayyyyyyyyy too many sensors, gadgets, control units, shifting parts, motors, gears to worry about. I understand why honda made these models..and it's pretty clear, they wanted to make riding an atv simple , spec for the handicapped people !!!. but where they dropped the ball ?, IS THIER DESIGN !!. they could have built them out of better metals, better water tight connections, the list goes on and on. but they didn't !!, and now all I see is electric shifts ALL OVER CL's..every day..day in, day out, why are so many electric shifts on there ?, why aren't there manual shifts on there as many as electric shifts ?,yessssssss..honda sold wayyyyyyy more es models than manual shifts ..why ?..BECAUSE HONDA WANTED TO PUSH THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY WERE NEW TO THE PUBLIC ..THATS WHY !. I visit my local honda dealership a lot, in all my 25 plus years going there, I always chatted with my bud there, he was ( he retired the other day ) we always talked about honda models, the es models were sitting everywhere in his shop, I asked him why so many ?, he explained..good concept, bad design. mind you, he has worked there for 40 something years ?, you would think he knew what he was talking about ?..SO YOU LISTENED WHEN HE SPOKE !!..AND I DID !!, I can't thank that man enough for all that he's taught me, which I pass onto everyone here. anywayyyyyy..I wanted to make this thread, and ask everyone..just for fun..what model do YOU like ? AND WHY DO YOU LIKE ES MODELS OVER MANUAL SHIFTS ?. i'll go first, I like manual shifts because they are a simple design, they are cheap to replace parts on, but most of all ?..I can count on it to work when I need it too !. lets hear it from all you folks !, please keep this civil !!.