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My 2016 LE is brand new and I only have about 60 miles on it, but I’m having sporadic issues with the shifter, I have the foot brake down and sometimes it shifts to smoothly from park to high and vice versa and other times it seems to want to lock up. Anyone else notice this issue, obviously I still have warranty but didn’t know if anybody else ran into this.


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I think all Grizzlies go through this issue during break in. I know mine did and in fact, occassionally still has this issue. Maybe some of our more mechanically inclined members here can advise how to adjust the shifting mechanism. But I do think it's a common problem.

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I see this all the time with new grizzlies, Yamaha removed the lock out cable for the shifter in 2016. There isn't a fix that I know of, since it all has to do with the shift forks and gear alignment. could play with the shift linkage but I don't for see that doing much good. The Suzuki Kingquads have fantastic gear selecting and almost all of us at my work wish that Yamaha would adopted the design the Suzuki's use for flawless shifting.
 
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My 2016 LE is brand new and I only have about 60 miles on it, but I’m having sporadic issues with the shifter, I have the foot brake down and sometimes it shifts to smoothly from park to high and vice versa and other times it seems to want to lock up. Anyone else notice this issue, obviously I still have warranty but didn’t know if anybody else ran into this.
Yamaha removed the lock out cable for the shifter in 2016.
Either this is incorrect, or the cable I am thinking of is not the same as the one you are thinking.
See the exploded diagram below, and the 2nd picture shows what machine I selected to get it.
In the red circle, there is an adjuster. It controls how far the pin sticks out that prevents shifting until the rear brake is applied.
You can adjust this to make it easier to shift, without having to apply the rear brake as hard, or at all.
It can seem sporadic depending on how hard you are grabbing/stepping on the brake. If you adjust this out and it's still sporadic, maybe it's not the adjuster/pin.
 

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If you adjust or pull the lockout cable (foot brake to shift) and it still has a sporadic shifting issue, next time rock the bike a little when trying to shit.
If you have a load on the gears, it's not going to shift smoothly. None of them will.
 

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I just got a new 2016 EPS and it does not shift as smoothly as my 2014 did. I have to blip the throttle often when shifting to get the gears lined up.
 

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Either this is incorrect, or the cable I am thinking of is not the same as the one you are thinking.
See the exploded diagram below, and the 2nd picture shows what machine I selected to get it.
In the red circle, there is an adjuster. It controls how far the pin sticks out that prevents shifting until the rear brake is applied.
You can adjust this to make it easier to shift, without having to apply the rear brake as hard, or at all.
It can seem sporadic depending on how hard you are grabbing/stepping on the brake. If you adjust this out and it's still sporadic, maybe it's not the adjuster/pin.


This could do the trick, thanks for the details and diagrams. Interested in KHANSEN opinion of this.


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