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First forum account ever to go along with my first four wheeler! And of course its an 08 Rancher ES with shifting problems. Looking for a decent online manual or clutch adjustment procedure. Learning a lot fast thanks to some of the posts I've seen here!
 

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Welcome to the forums, congrats on your 1st atv, good choice going with honda!
 

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Welcome; any chance ya live in the bluegrass state?
anyway, ya got the right forum..
 

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Well unfortunately I've already replaced the "grease" that was in it with the white lightning, the angle sensor and the shift motor. The shift motor had shattered magnets so I'm assuming the guy before me thought he could "tap" it loose like a starter. Then I was able to upshift to 5th and now i cant downshift. I also had to put a starter in it, which also had shattered magnets. Now it starts and runs nice, just doesmt downshift. The saving grace (I hope) of this wheeler is that it has 267 hours. And i damn near stole it for $1000. Also im not from the lovely bluegrass state but the hills of the finger lakes of NY. NOT the city! Hahaha
 

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Try rocking the bike forward and back while ya downshift using the manual shifter.

Also sounds like you may have overtightened the bolts on the reduction gears cover & shift motor? Or you've got a crooked/bone dry bearing supporting a reduction gear. Or used the wrong grease in it like Honda did? The battery must be in decent condition, on all ES bikes. Aftermarket china parts are all garbage too... welcome to the forums!
 

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Well I'm thinking this issue is gonna be internal to the trans. I've done everything I've seen and read on here and elsewhere. Any tips on opening this case up and looking around?
 

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Well unfortunately I've already replaced the "grease" that was in it with the white lightning, the angle sensor and the shift motor. The shift motor had shattered magnets so I'm assuming the guy before me thought he could "tap" it loose like a starter. Then I was able to upshift to 5th and now i cant downshift. I also had to put a starter in it, which also had shattered magnets. Now it starts and runs nice, just doesmt downshift. The saving grace (I hope) of this wheeler is that it has 267 hours. And i damn near stole it for $1000. Also im not from the lovely bluegrass state but the hills of the finger lakes of NY. NOT the city! Hahaha
when i was in ocala Florida, 85<, i met a lot of people, from new york. i cant say a bad word about them... there have been time's when some talk so fast, i couldn't understand what they were saying.
someone from newyork, rear ended my 76 ford truck, while i was merging in to traffic, on the ramp once. i know that some people learn to drive faster, or have better skills, at fast merging. it didn't cause much damage to the truck, so i ask him, if he wanted to make a police report. E said no.. so we both when on..
that truck, if nothing else, had a good bumper. i let other people go, who wernt paying attention. :smile
woof:
 
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