Your talking about bypassing the reverse push button, right? I saw this done on another forum and I was interested in it. I will try to find that thread. If I remember correctly they put it in reverse and held the lever in and put a pull tie on the lever cable so that it would stay engaged.
Hope this helps but I will try for article.
Found it :: <a href="http://www.angelfire.com/tx6/rancher/reverse.htm" target="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/tx6/rancher/reverse.htm</a>
This tip comes from RancherS01 over on the ATV Connection web site I frequent. A simple zip tie is used to keep the cable extended. I added this to my quad this past weekend and it seems to work great. RancherS01 reports no problems after 6 months.
I'm looking at my Rancher service manual to see if this affects anything. Worse case it might cause the cable to stick if it gets wet a lot. I also want to run the cable to see where it enters the engine. This should be mechanical release inside the engine to allow a shift to reverse and I want to inspect that area. But reports are good.
I have no idea why Honda doesn't make an upgrade to this.
In the picture below you can see how the black zip tie is simply keeping the cable from returning to it's home location. I used a small zip tie, this keeps the cable out just enough to disengage the pin.
I'm talking about the Hondamatic found on the Rubicon, I know it can be done by riding up a slope, stoping, **** N, relese brake and when it starts rolling back, raise the rpm just a little with the throtle and shift in reverse. The tranny will **** smoothly with proper rpm, a lease 3 "gears"(haven't tried going any faster) until you stop again. I found out by luck when I was plowing snow so I don't know if damage can be done to the tranny and if there was a way to electronicaly by-pass it so I wouldn't have to ride up a slope?
I am a retired Tool and die maker with a small hobby machine shop in my barn. I own a Rubicon and Rincon.
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