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Old 12-29-2007, 03:35 PM
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Default 250 Recon ES Shifting Problem

My 2003 Recon ES will shift into reverse great when cold. However, after riding it will not shift into reverse. Once it cools off, it will shift correctly. Any suggestions?????
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:10 PM
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Default 250 Recon ES Shifting Problem

have you looked in the service manual
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:15 PM
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Default 250 Recon ES Shifting Problem

Don't have one yet. Plan to order asap.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:19 PM
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yea that is best to do i am researching my my little sis"s it is the same year ect....

as for as now i have know clue
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:32 PM
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Default 250 Recon ES Shifting Problem

have you checked the oil back there and i cant find the service manual on my sis's so for now check the oil and let me know
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:50 PM
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Fluids fine.
Getting code 11 when RPM's get high. Cleaned all contacts without success. Have ordered speed sensor. Hopefully, that will help with codes and reverse problem also.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:58 PM
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idk if that al work but if you are getting a code it might be the chip they had a recall on that we had to change ours

have you tried to manual shift is using the tool if not go and ride and get it hot and try to shift it manual ****

let me know
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:52 PM
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Default 250 Recon ES Shifting Problem

Yes, the speed sensor is what is throwing the code. Sounds like it is telling the ECM by resistance that the unit is moving, not allowing it be put into reverse.

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Old 12-30-2007, 05:16 PM
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Thanks Gimpster!!!!!!!
It will be next weekend before I get the sensor and get it in. I'll let you know if this solves my problems.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:01 PM
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Default 250 Recon ES Shifting Problem

Just a heads up though, rear of the engine there is a plate covering the reverse cable pivot. Under that cover is a reverse switch also. Just for kicks you should try grounding the wire going to the sender when the issue is occoring. The switch may still be bad. It does need the speed sensor though. I have had a number of speed sensor failures on recons and it causes all kinds of driveability problems one wouldn't think is affiliated to it

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