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2000 Rancher 350 ES 4x4
O.K. here's the story.I pulled the motor out so I could fix why the bike wouldn't shift gears.After pulling the motor I removed the clutch cover and looking over all of the parts that were used to make it shift.I found the culprit and replaced it with a spare that I had from a parts engine.In order to remove it I had to slide the clutch basket forward a little,removed and replaced the bad part then slid the clutch back and finished assembling the engine.Before I put it back on the frame I checked it to make sure it shifted and it did with no problems.I put the motor back on the frame and I hooked up the wiring and exhaust pretty much just the bare minimum of what it would take just to start it and test it.(None of the front wheel drive was hooked up if it matters or not and the front and rear of bike are completely off the ground).
And now finally here is my problem.When I start the bike the es shifts just fine,BUT the tires do not turn in forward or reverse.When I shift either direction I know it is going into gear cause as soon as I shift you can see the tires turn just a little,but when I give it gas they don't turn at all.I can spin the tires with my hand and they turn freely and I know when it is in gear cause I can watch the output shaft on the front wheel drive turn as I spin the back tires.Is there another internal problem with the engine or is it my clutch.The reason I believe it may be my clutch is because I messed with the adjustment on the clutch cover before removing it(thinking it was something that needed to be removed in order to remove the cover)and I'm not quite sure how to set it the way it should be set.Anybodies help would be greatly appreciated I'm just a poor white boy that can't afford a mechanic's rate so gotta do it myself.Sorry for writing a whole book here,but I just wanted to give the most info.as possible for an accurate diagnosis.Thank-You for your time.
 

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Welcome to the forums for starters.. As for your problem you may be on target. you might not have adjusted your clutch correctly, I'm not sure how to adjust a sport clutch without seeing it for myself, but If I know the guys on here there will be someone that can help you. Saber6 comes to mind he will probably have a how-to posted also check the schematics section of the forum there may already be something there.
 

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Find the adjustment screw/locknut on the front of the engine. You should see arrows above it that say "increase/decrease". With the engine COLD, loosen the lock nut and turn the screw COUNTERCLOCKWISE until you feel slight resistance. Then back it out 1/4 turn CLOCKWISE, and hold the screw while you retighten the nut
 

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Good luck...
 

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Well I tried it and it's still a no go or should I say "no turn".Do you think maybe when I slid the clutch basket back maybe one or more of the plates could have slid out of place to cause something like this.As much as I don't want to do it I think I might need to dig back into it.Any other suggestions before I do it?
 

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sound like to me you may have a problem with the clutch release system,,,may have been instaled back wrong or feel out or shifted when you were putting it back togeather,,,those 3 swivel ball are probley your problem,,,,you can get to them without taking the engine off,,, be sure to stand it on its back rack when you are putting it back togeather so everything stays in place
 

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I had the same problem on my wolverine. Chech the clutch basket to see ir you gave every thing lined up right. I will only go in one way. when I put mine back togeather it looked right but the teeth wernt lined up The clutch pads steal had slack even when the springs were titened all the way down. I had to pull the clutch back apart and put it in the right grove.
 
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