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Alright so here's the problem. I have a 2007 Rancher 420 4X4 fuel injected bike. It was running fine and I had a bit of a accident; the bike didn't get flipped, but it did take quite a hard hit and now it's not shifting properly. It has the electronic shifter on the handle bar. Sometimes it will shift properly N-5th other times it will not shift at all and it will never shift how it is suppose to go into reverse. I have to keep turning it on and off until it will start shifting, then it may shift just into 1st or it may shift fine; most of the time it does not shift right. Any ideas and also can I make it into a foot shifting bike so I don't have to worry about all the electronic bull anyway.

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Look in the manual and find the emergency shift information. You could theoretically create a foot lever attached to the emergency lever and use that, but I wouldn't because I doubt that emergency lever is designed for constant use.

As for the other problem, I would first determine if it's an electrical problem. Get into the guts of the switch cluster and either add another temporary switch, or see if the switch is broken....

..I guess the first question to ask is, what kind of accident was it? Did the handlebar and switch cluster get dorked up, or what?
 

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No the handle bars didn't get messed up and the bike didn't flip. I was passing a buddy up so I got off the trail to go around him and was doing about 30 or so and hit a big hole that I couldn't see. Front wheels went in the hole and it came to a complete stop in 0.0 seconds.
 

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hmm. Chances are good it's not an electrical problem, at least not at the switch.

Sounds like you need to take it in for some surgery.
 

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:lifting:does the N flash? if so how many times? to check for codes,with key off press & hold up & down shift buttons,turn key on & release buttons,count flashes,to reset code(s) after repairs are made,repeat steps above then push up &down buttons again at the same time,hold until N stops flashing ,call honda service dept.for code meanings.
 

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Agree^^ If no codes are present something maybe jarred in the trans from the crash.
 

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I'll check for codes when I get home. The N does flash when it's not working, but I don't think anything is wrong with the transmission itself. When it does work it usually shifts fine up and down. I'll post up results from code test.
 

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Alright checked out the flashing "N" this weekend. It didn't flash when when I tried the method described in the above post. I have to say that I have seen it flash the N when I started it up and when trying to shift out of neutral when it wasn't working. I guess I'm going to have to bring it in for the stealer to look at.
 

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Have you checked the wire harness for loose connections?
 

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im having the same problem im getting the flashing n and it wont shift was working fine one day the next the problem started hasnt worked sence
Is your battery charged up? I don't know too much about the electric shift, but I do know that when the battery voltage drops to a certain voltage, they won't shift.
 

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I think it might be electrical also. I have 07 Rancher with foot shift, mine does not want to shift sometime either but if i turn it off then back on it will go. I belive its wire damage (washing it) because when its warm and dry no problems. I am going to take mine apart and spray all contacts and see what happens.... lots of wires.... great bike though
 
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