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Old 03-26-2009, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 07 700 hard shift into low gear

the machine performs great in all aspects, even in low..... but getting it into low is an issue. you have to apply steady pressure until the trans locks otherwise a possible popout happens...

any ideas?? I thought possibly the linkage is set off a bit...

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah, my 660 does the same thing. the manual specifies a correct length for the shift rod, but good luck taking the measurement without removing the rod.

it is easy to just adjust it though. just loosen the jam nuts and rotate the rod to your desired length.
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Minesbeen doingthat to right from day one, although every once in a while it goes into low realy easy like it should.....not quite sure how to fix it.
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Tried measuring it last night (shift linkage)..... 413mm is whats specified and its oh so close..... hopefully its +10 this weekend and check out if its just the cold..... looks like the muffler shroud has to come off to get a good measurement/ loosen the bottom locknut..... time will tell....


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My '08 700 has the same problem, altho never had extreme trouble getting into Low. If I give her abit of throttle when your half way between High and pushin toward Low she'll go into Low. However, my Low indicator light doesn't. It flashes and will sometimes stay on until throttle applied then go out. I have to pull the shift lever back out of the notch to get the light to indicate. I think Hammer's suggestion to just loosen the locknuts and adjust the rod length until shifting is easier is a good one and I will be attempting that myself to try tofix the shifting into low problem and the gear indicator lamp.

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Had the same problem. It seems the more I have used it the easier it got.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I adjusted the shifting lever yesterday and it now slips into LOW very easy. In fact all the shifting is easier. Its evidently a matter of fine tuning. I turned the rod 1 full turn extending the reach of LOW gear. The Grizz goes into low easy and the LOW indicator light is working again. You can make this adyustment with open end wrenches by taking off the left side cover. Wish I'd known abt this 80 miles ago ...Wheeler
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Hey thats great Wheeler, did making that adjustment affect any of the other gear indicator lights? (not indicating what gear its in)
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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All is A-O-K !!!

Instructions..

Remove left side panel.Loosen the locknuts top and bottom, Spin the rod one turn (clockwise looking toward the back of the Grizz). Re-tighten both locknuts, buttun-up and you're done. Note,ifyour Grizz needs adjustment in the other direction,then perhaps the opposite (counter-clockwise)is the correct way to adjust the rod.Have no complaints abt Grizz except the increased difficulty steering in diff Lock which wasn't there when I took delivery. I was told by a Yamaha serv. mgr that the battery has to beat least 12.8Vterminal voltageto get maximum steering control in diff lock mode.

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