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Hi All,newbie here so apologies if im posting in the wrong place. Im seeking some enlightenment if possible. Ive just bought a 2005 bruin 350 petrol ultramatic transmission equipped quad. Getting more used to it and starting to prefer it to my previous Honda trx 350 .
Now my question is,i know I have to put my foot on the floor mounted rear brake to engage reverse. Should I be able to engage reverse as well by using the handle bar mounted rear brake as well. I ask as I have a disability and ride the quad side saddle so to speak. I checked the switch on the handlebar mounted brake and I have four wires connected to the sliders in it ,two I know are for the brake light but im hoping the other two might be the answer to my problem but cant seem to find a wiring diagram as to what the other two wires and switch actually control.
Thanks to any and all who reply to help out an ole timer


In case any one is wondering at the minute I have a steel rod attached to the floor pedal at the moment and I flip the clip on the handle bar mounted brake to ensure im stopped and the brake is on then ram my rod down as I slip the lever backwards,it works but a bit ungracious to be seen
 

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Hi All,newbie here so apologies if im posting in the wrong place. Im seeking some enlightenment if possible. Ive just bought a 2005 bruin 350 petrol ultramatic transmission equipped quad. Getting more used to it and starting to prefer it to my previous Honda trx 350 .
Now my question is,i know I have to put my foot on the floor mounted rear brake to engage reverse. Should I be able to engage reverse as well by using the handle bar mounted rear brake as well. I ask as I have a disability and ride the quad side saddle so to speak. I checked the switch on the handlebar mounted brake and I have four wires connected to the sliders in it ,two I know are for the brake light but im hoping the other two might be the answer to my problem but cant seem to find a wiring diagram as to what the other two wires and switch actually control.
Thanks to any and all who reply to help out an ole timer


In case any one is wondering at the minute I have a steel rod attached to the floor pedal at the moment and I flip the clip on the handle bar mounted brake to ensure im stopped and the brake is on then ram my rod down as I slip the lever backwards,it works but a bit ungracious to be seen
Welcome to the forum. Here is what I did on my 450 when I first got it. I, like you, have a disability that prevented me from operating the rear brake pedal with my foot. I looked at a parts diagram and your Bruin should have the same cable and spring connected to the rear brake pedal. Just disconnect the spring from where it hooks to the pedal, and reconnect it where I have shown so that way it keeps enough tension on the cable to allow you to shift. If you ever need to change it back, just reverse the process in no time. All this is right behind the front right wheelwell.

Edit: don't worry about anything electrical. the lockout is strictly a mechanical system

 

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There is a couple ways to accomplish what you want.
Wheelsquad above posted probably the best way to do it.
You can also adjust the cable really tight to pull the pin back far enough to clear the locking mechanism.
Or you can simply remove the lockout cable from the shifter box completely.

The whole reverse lockout system is mechanical only. Nothing electrical. The 2 brake handle switches are for brake lights and the start in gear feature.
 

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job done and works great thank you.
i didnt know before but do know that i can start here in gear if i pull the brake on :smile2:
 
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