have this on a foot shift 2000 honda recon and its handy some times.Anyone use this hand shift?
I would respect toodeep thoughts on this. He knows more than I ever will.
that being said. for better or worse
I have a 2002 Honda Rancher 350 ES and for the last 3 years I have had this on the Shift lever.
7000 miles give or take and gets about 500 miles a year, If that
Honda ES Shifter
the foot shift type is what I got.
ts main duty is winter snow removal and doing shuttle shifting 1st to reverse some times my ES shifting has acted up and I did not want to end up stranded with a driveway to plow and not being able to get it to shift. Most times before I added the lever it would shift 1st to N fine but would not want to go to reverse. Have change out the angle shifter and still same problem. put on the ES shifter and I only had to use it 1 time plowing last winter when my ES shifter didn't want to work and was able to get the drive plowed and ATV went back into the garage on the battery charger and worked fine the rest of the year. I also have Hand warmers and extra lights on the ATV so thinking I was drawing to much on the battery and didn't have the power to run the shifter.
This year I have a new battery in the rancher and will see how it does for the winter.
just a option might not be the best but its out there if you want to try it.
Like I said I only use the overide shift lever when my ES dosn't want to work. My ES shift works great 95% of the time.
thanks learning something today about the Old school ranchers and foreman's350 Rancher has the same transmission regardless of whether it's ES or footshift.
The 450 ES has a weaker transmission than the footshift 450. Different gears, so converting is fine on some bikes, not on others. The 450 is not a good candidate.
What I did was drill/tap the bottom of the red reverse plunger for 8-32. A screw along with a washer keeps the button depressed. Still need to pull the brake lever but no button push required for reverse, keeps the wife from going in reverse on the move accidentally.quad junkie for the Reverse you can put some bigger zip ties on the reverse cable to keep it pulled out so then you can always shift to reverse without have to due the Push Red button and pull the brake lever. I Have this on my ATV and helps alot to cut down on time it takes to shift to R for plowing.
can cut the Zip ties off when you don't want the R bypassed anymore also.
I have some machining background so I seem to always resort to that for a solution.