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 #10672  by Travis @ Buggy Depot
 Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Take care when installing a new reverse cable.
Hard-mounted reverse cables commonly fail prematurely at the threaded end. Just like this:


To avoid this, route your cable properly.
  • Use zipties to support the cable along the tubing of the swingarm.
  • Do NOT put the cable into a bind when tying into place.
 #10936  by Travis @ Buggy Depot
 Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Understanding the right shifting habits

1. Come to a FULL stop any time you attempt to shift.
Failing to come to a complete stop will result in your planetary gear exploding inside of the gearbox, this damage isn't covered under warranty and will cost you around $100 to replace the planetary.

2. Do NOT force the shifter. You will break cables.
If you have to force your shifter into gear, you need to re-examine how you installed the reverse kit. Shifting should be effortless and requires almost no force.

Gearboxes are rarely ever defective. If there is a problem, it is almost certainly related to the installation and adjustment.

3. Won't shift out of reverse with the engine running? LOWER YOUR IDLE.
You need to make sure you have your idle down far enough that the clutch is not engaging. If the idle speed is too high, it will not shift out of reverse even if the lever is in the forward position.

4. Remember that this gearbox is not synchronized.
This means that you will need to blip or feather the throttle very slighly while shifting it into gear. It is normal to need to slightly rock their buggy [with your body weight] to get the gears to line up.

Original post by PGH:
PGH wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:31 am
Remember that this gearbox is not synchronized. You may need to blip the throttle while slipping it into gear and you need to have idle down far enough that the clutch is not engaging. You should be at a full stop any time you attempt to shift, although some people will slightly rock their buggy to get the gears to line up.

If you have to force the shift lever, you are doing it wrong or there is a problem with the reverse box. There should not be enough force to be pulling terminations off the cable.