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TIMOTO, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  Honda registered technician, silver level award, former Kawasaki/Suzuki tech, 40+ years exp.
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Atv 2003 Honda 350 ES locks up in 5th gear and wont shift down

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atv 2003 Honda 350 ES locks up in 5th gear and wont shift down to 4th have to stop machine and rock it or back it up and turn off engine switch
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  TIMOTO replied 1 year ago.
You need to determine if it is a mechanical or an electrical problem. To do this remover the emergency shift lever located under the seat or in the tool kit. Attach it to the hex stub coming out of the bottom left rear of the engine. Rock the atv back and forth while moving the shift lever to change gears manually. If the transmission shifts ok manually then you now that the problem is electrical in nature.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a electrical man shift works Honda made it that way in case you would break shifter off handle bars it could be shifted
Expert:  TIMOTO replied 1 year ago.
Does the gear position indicator on the dash flash when the problem occurs?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it fashs in 5 then a strait line comes on
Expert:  TIMOTO replied 1 year ago.
If it flashes the ecu should have a stored diagnostic code in it. There is a procedure to extract the code but it varies with every Honda model so I will have to research it and get back to you.