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As some of you know My foreman was stolen. Now Iam looking to replace it but can't find any 06 manuel shifts. I was wondering if the people out there with ES can tell me the pros and cons of the ekectric shift. Really anyone out there with exper. with the ES. I just keep thinking in my head that the electric shift is just something else to break. I have a friend that has a Rincon and he rides harder than I will ever, and he hasn't had any problems with his at all. Any help with this will be cool! Thanks everyone!!!
 

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i have an 05 ES and i love it. i used a Recon S a few weeks ago and hated the foot shifting mad my foot stiff with only about 10 miles of riding. we dont run ours though water hardly at all and mud is usually never deep so we havnt had no problem with our electrics mess up. my take get one cuz you can always fill the shift motor with dielectric gresse.
 

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If you get the ES just make sure to dielectric grease your electrical connections and you shouldn't have any problems.
 

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Rincon and Foreman are two completely different animals.........I hated my Rincon.

Anyway, I have had the Rinny, Ruby and now the Foreman, all have had the ES and Zero problems. On my Foreman I had to adjust the clutch but this is the only problem with shifting I have ever had. Only reason I purchased the ES on the Foreman was because I hated getting my feet wet when trying to shift in creeks. I liked the foot shift better on my Cat but have grown to really appreciate the ES on the Honda. I wouldn't worry about any problems..........like said above: dialectric the angle sensor and you will be good to go. I am in the creek just about every night.
 

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yes because thats what actually makes the motor shifts
 

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PROS ; Deep water I dont get wet till it comes over the seat and then I'm screwed anyway cuz it drowns out!! (I want snorks)

Cons Never had a problem.....00 450 ES 4000 Miles of beating the everlivin piss out of it not a single problem out of the es but I broke everything else! New one has 1000 on it and not a single problem yet!
 

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where is the angle sensor locatated???im goin ridin sunday and i want to put some dialectric on the connector....QUOTE ("jgb_500_06":14qylzuu)
PROS ; Deep water I dont get wet till it comes over the seat and then I'm screwed anyway cuz it drowns out!! (I want snorks)

Cons Never had a problem.....00 450 ES 4000 Miles of beating the everlivin piss out of it not a single problem out of the es but I broke everything else! New one has 1000 on it and not a single problem yet!
 

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It is on the left side of the engine near the bottom. If you remove the black plastic covers right where your left foot and ankle usually are positioned while riding, you can get to it fairly easy. The connector is a bit of a pain to disconnect, you just have to push on the little tab towards the front of the bike pretty hard and pull out.
 

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Love the ES on mine, would never go back to manual shift.
Friend of mine has over 5000 miles on his of somewhat hard use. Only problem was the angle sensor got changed under warranty and since no problems.
 
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