I've heard something about a recall on some of the 350 Ranchers, but I don't know what years or which ones would be included. It might be worth checking into, though.I own a 2000 honda rancher 350 ES and it did the same thing to me once...I took it to a honda repair shop and they informed me that the bike had a recall on the electric shift...they replaced it and i didnt pay a dime...check and see if you have a recall..good luck.
Welcome to the forum. I would start a new topic as this one is several years old.Having the exact same problem with a 450ES. Just got off the phone with honda powersports, and they said there’s no recall on the 450. How hard of a fix is this for a backyard mechanic? Anyone? I’m very mechanically inclined, and usually fix all my own stuff, and the atv in question belongs to a nonprofit horse rescue that has little to no dough to take to a honda certified mechanic. There’s a good chance i will have to do the repair myself. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!