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Billy Aldrich

HELP foreman 450s won’t shift out of first when running?

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2001 Honda foreman 450s manual shift. i can shift through the gears when the ATV is off, but when I turn it on, I can shift into first, but I cannot shift to second or even back to neutral. Same with reverse. I can get it into reverse but cannot shift out. If i turn it off it will shift back fine, any idea? I just bought this and fear I got screwed over. 

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Hey @Billy Aldrich welcome to Quadcrazy. So what's happening here ? Is the engine idling ok and not too high where it could just be an idle adjustment ? Thats a semi automatic, Just a foot lever shifter yes ? 
 

I would think the clutch has something to do with this problem where you may need to open the side cover and take a look to see if its jammed up or stuck in any way. 
I would also drain the oil and see how it looks as far as any metal parts/shavings from a blown gear etc. 

But before all that:    
Can you explain how you think you got screwed? Did you purchase it from someone that may not have been honest with the mechanical condition? 
And can you bring it back? 

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