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P1000 Is it hard to fully engage LOW in your Pioneer 1000 ??

ehart814

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Over in the Talon section there is a thread about low gear engagement issues:


@PaulF has designed a different shift gate to allow the shifter to move a little further in order to fully engage the gear, for the Talon.

I have noticed this issue on my Pioneer 1000. Especially when cold, I need to really make sure the shift lever slams against the very bottom of the gate to get it in. Sometimes I have to do that a couple times. It seems to hit every other gear just fine. I don't have as much experience with the 1000 as many of the other members here, so I'm hoping others will chime in on this subject. I have read that some are getting better results by adjusting the cable, but I feel like if I adjust the cable it could mess with getting it into the other gears. If I only have a problem with LOW, maybe a modified gate would improve function and avoid partially engaging gears and premature failure.

Paul has hinted that he could maybe possibly come up with a version of his idea for the Pioneer 1000. Two factors: 1. Is there demand? He would want to hear 25 or more commitments before investing his time and efforts into this. 2. He would need access to a Pioneer 1000

Thoughts?
 
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I didn't notice the problem in the summer, but I did in the winter. I really have to wait for it to kick in and for it to say "L" on the dash. All my other gears work fine, and the shifter seems to be lined up perfectly.
 
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I'd at least check cable Freeplay. With shifter in neutral, check Freeplay up and down. Manual says 2+mm either way. Key is it should be the same up or down.
If adjustment is fine, next I'd check metal tube at end of shift cable on subtrans end. It's there to reinforce the cable. Mine popped out completely and I couldn't get machine into low at all. It's thin metal and is just crimped onto cable. Tube is under boot on cable end.
If metal tube is intact and still crimped, check low engagement with engine off. See if "L" comes on dash easily. At around 6k miles my clutches started dragging. With engine running it was hard to shift especially into low.
 

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I didn't notice the problem in the summer, but I did in the winter. I really have to wait for it to kick in and for it to say "L" on the dash. All my other gears work fine, and the shifter seems to be lined up perfectly.
same. mine's in the shop right now getting the shift indicator on the dash sorted out,and the cables adjusted.
 
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