Re:2001 Big Bear hard shifting
I don't have the same year/setup as the bike you're talking about, but mine goes into reverse just fine, but is picky about shifting 'out' of reverse. It goes in easily, but it seems as if you have to have slack in the drivetrain in order for it to shift. What I mean is, you sort of have to back up in a straight line, let off the gas and shift it right as it comes to a stop.
07 Big Bear 400/SS212/28 X 9.5 MST's/HMF Penland Pro/UNI Filter ---SOLD---
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