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2009 vector reverse issue

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by fdxhawk8369, May 19, 2018.

  1. fdxhawk8369

    fdxhawk8369 Veteran

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    Location:
    Schererville Indiana
    looking at picking up an 09 I haven't seen it yet guy says reverse doesn't work. Is there a common issue with the reverse on these?
     
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  3. 74Nitro

    74Nitro Expert

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    270
    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2018 Sidewinder XTX 141
    The most common issue is the linkage not adjusted properly. Too much freeplay.
     
  4. TrueBlue

    TrueBlue Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Franklin Park, IL
    I have had 4 Vectors so far & the only thing I can tell you is that if someone was inside of the chain case they may have not have re-aligned the linkage on the outside of the case or didn't put everything back together on the inside. Also if your drive belt is to tight you will have a problem getting it in reverse. If the handle will not move into the reverse position, with the machine running rock the machine back & forth & try putting it in reverse.
     
  5. thrasher

    thrasher TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    618
    Location:
    Ottawa Valley, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    06 Vector/ 17 800 SwitchBack Adventure
    50% of the time with the machine running, it probably won't go into reverse. Just turn the sled off, and put into reverse. It seems any pressure in the chain case prevents it from going into reverse in my experience.
     
  6. CaptCaper

    CaptCaper VIP Member VIP Member

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    2,001
    Location:
    Northern N.H.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 RS Vector XTX 1.25 Lug wifes..2013 RS Vector LTX.. 2003 600 VMax Past Machines 3-2007 Attaks 1-2010 Vector LTX.. sorry no Stinkdoos or poo's cats.
    I put the brake on while going to reverse ..this helps. Stops the drive live
     
  7. MidwestMike

    MidwestMike Extreme

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    102
    Location:
    Oak Lawn, IL Ride in SW Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Vector
    Stating that a machine will probably not go in to reverse 50% of the time is not a statement that applies to these sleds.
    Obviously you have a big problem on your machine that needs to be corrected.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
  8. thrasher

    thrasher TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Ottawa Valley, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    06 Vector/ 17 800 SwitchBack Adventure
    Obviously, as usual, someone on here has the only sled that works 100% of the time. Must be nice to own such a fine piece of engineering. Unfortunately, mine must have been made on a Monday. Has always been that way, even after the techs adjusted it. And before you say they obviously don't know how to adjust it properly, they do, they have, and it's just one of the many small problems with this sled, and I know how to live with it.
     
  9. 74Nitro

    74Nitro Expert

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    270
    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2018 Sidewinder XTX 141
    It is correct that even when adjusted properly, they may not go into reverse. This is just because the teeth on the gears are not lining up. A blip of the throttle or two to inch the machine ahead is the solution. After each nudge forward, simply try it again, it will go into reverse.
    However, the original post was that the reverse didn't work at all. There could be so much freeplay that the gear isn't engaging, or as someone else suggested, the chaincase has been apart, and the fork is not in the groove.
     
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