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I have a 2011 Grizzly 450. I have about 13hr/96mi on it. I am having a hard time shifting my grizzly into gear. The shifter moves fine. It just when in gear the indicator light won't change. I have to rock my grizzly back and forth to engage the gear. I notice it more with low and park, but high and rev does it at times. Is this normal during the break in period. My dealer said to wait till I change my fluids to worry about it. I thought it could be the cold or the quad breaking in. Anyone have any insight on what it could be? Thanks in advance.
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Well you CAN wait for your changing the fluids at your first service, but since your shifter has absolutely nothing to do with fluids, I think his advice is pretty strange.

Your shifter is simply a lever, connected to a rod, connected to the gearbox. Loosen the nut at the top of the rod (part number 18) and loosen the nut at the bottom of the rod (part number 19). Make a horizontal mark with a sharpie on the rod, then turn the rod 1/4 turn at a time until your bike finds all the gears. If it gets worse right away, go back to the point you started from and 1/4 turn it the other direction. You should find the gears then.
If you don't, my guess would be that you have a bent shifting fork.

Trying to force it into gear all the time might end up bending a shifting fork... maybe the dealer is hoping it will happen once its outside the warranty period??
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Another QUICK thing to check... there's a little water dump on the bottom of the shifter... part number 26 on the diagram. Make sure you dont have water/ice inside it, and if you do, drain/melt it.
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I have an 09 450 and had the same issue. My problem was that my idle was set to high so I just adjusted my idle screw. Also my rear brakes were out of adjustment. Just an idea of something else to check.
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New units do have a hard shift in Low and Reverse.
Mine did the same thing, with use it will become less of a issue. I never did have them do anything.
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Well I turned the rod both ways. Only affected the lever it self. I also don't know if it has a bent shifting fork or not. It still won't go into gear without either standing up and gently move the quad forward or back slightly or giving it the gas. You can feel a little click under seat as it goes into gear. I am at a loss. I am taking it to the dealership tomorrow for my first service. I have 21hr on it after plowing out all the snow we got last night. If there is anything wrong I hope it's covered by the warranty. Also what should I expect to pay for the first service. I have heard that you pay for stuff they don't even do, like check the valves. When I bought it the guy that sold it to me said I should have them do it for the first and I can do it after that for the warranty to be good. He said it would be around $200 for the first service. Can that really be right? How long does the first service take for them to do? As I am new to quads and this is my first "New" off road bike. I would like to make sure the dealer don't rip me off. Thanks for the help.
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Yea if you have the time ask if can watch, just say want to learn. They should change the fluids, check the valves etc.
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I have the same shifter behavior on my 2011 550. There is nothing wrong with it.
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Yeah that price is about right. I called my dealer the other day and he told me it would be about 120.00 just to adjust the valves on my 350. FTW I would bite the bullet and have them do the first service. After that buy a service manual and start exploring your atv. In the long run you will be glad you did and after the first time you do something like check your own valves or replace your own brake pads you will know how simple alot of the things are on your machine are to repair.
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New units do have a hard shift in Low and Reverse.
Mine did the same thing, with use it will become less of a issue. I never did have them do anything.
+1 3 years old and still have to rock it for the park lite to come on.
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Well thanks everyone. I just got my 450 back from the shop today. I bit the bullet on my first service. Ended up costing me $240. I am going to get me a repair guide ASAP... Enough paying almost $100 per hour plus material. Glad I did get it back today, we got about 6" of snow today, even though I did not have time to take it out and see what it can do. Now that I can give it full throttle:)
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So what was the verdict on the hard shifting?
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Mine's a little hard to get into gear sometimes, takes a little rocking sometimes. I never really thought about it because I see my buddies doing the same thing with all their different brands. I don't know if it's a sync issue and rocking the bike lets the gears sync or what it is but it seems to be common.
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They said they found nothing wrong. It does go into L, H, N and Rev fine now. Park was hard when I loaded it but not since. Going to keep my eye on it. Got more snow last night so spent all day out plowing. Pulling the plow off tomorrow and seeing what it can do. Snow over my knee with drifts up to my waist. I almost went out tonight instead of watching the Super Bowl, but think I will wait for day light to go play.
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That is a lot of snow for any ATV to plow. Unless it stays cold (ie. no thawing or rain), it's always way harder on the next day. I've learned to never put it off. I've been burned bad.
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