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Plowing this morning all of a sudden i could downshift past 2nd can't get 1st or rev but can upshift to 5th. Any help would be greatful.
 

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Whats the clutch have to do with it not downshifting
i cant downshift with the motor off
 

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I have never adjusted the clutch how do i know how far to adjust it
 

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I just found picture on here about adjusting my clutch i will try it
 

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Here is what i found
 

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loosen the jam nut then turn the screw counterclockwise untill you feel a little resisentnce then turn the screw 1/4 turn clockwise and tighten the jam nut (while holding the screw in place )
if the screw is seized in the front cover you will need to take the front cover off and free it up ........
 

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Thanks i am going to try that
 

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The adjusting bolts frozen to case thinks about just taking it to honda don't have the time to mess with it
 

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I got a call from honda. theres a bolt that backed out of the shift drum they put loctite on and torqued to spec. My bill will be about $ 250.00
 

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you were spot on thanks. the service guy also said this problem was more common on the 450 foreman is this true
 

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yes the three things that i listed are the most common thing to mess with the S model foreman 450 or 500 (besides the clutch not adjusted correctly or at all )....good luck man
 

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dang rich im always impressed how spot on you are all the time... impressive man. i wish i knew all that info
 

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Welcome to the forum Mulefarmer. yes the ES models uses the same internal parts for shifting.
 
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