No, it is impossible, the ES won't let you shift from 1st to neutral except at a very low, almost stopped speed therefore preventing you from shifting into reverse. Just use two plastic ties on the cable, don't waste money on the override kit.
Sparkey,it's not a big deal,mainly the satisfaction that a minor inexpensive modification can be made until I can complete some major mods like 424 conversion,back-up lites,etc. However whether it is from
the increased usage of the brake lever or not there is considerably more slopp in it than the right one. I do a lot of towing (trailer),pulling trees and the like so I do use reverse a lot
Push red reverse button down, pull brake handle back, push the downshift button. Or push the downshift button and that is it. Much easier. Plus if you have mud all over your bike, it is alot easier to get it in reverse. Trust me, it is a handy, cheap modification. I used to think like you until I did it, now I don't know why I didn't do it earlier!
I never thought it was a big deal either but once I did it on mine I love it.
helps alot for plowing snow and doing alot of foward and reverse switching, plus with winter gloves on pushing the little button 50 times in 2 hours gets bothersome.
alos for backing up trailers I can turn around and steer one handed and go from backwards to foward to get straight with the trailer to contiune to back up with out having to put the 2nd hand back up on the handle bars.
Backing up a trailer full of wood or empty into position to fill or empty sometimes can require 1-2 shifts from reverse to foward.
The 4 wheelers just don't turn short enough to get the trailer where I want it and wih the ground full of leaves backing up sometime the ATV goes straight back when I want to turn also. so I go foward 3-4 feet and get set how I want and then back up the 10 feet to the wood pile.
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