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1986 Honda fourtrax 350. I have never tried the reverse until lately and it does not work. On this model, it has the reverse notification by the key. The reverse is just a down shift on foot shift lever. The best way to describe it is that it does not seem to go down more than inch when trying to "kick it down to reverse" Would this be in the wiring or in the gear itself?

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I'm not familiar with the older Hondas. Does this one require you to push the button into the brake lever then shift into reverse?

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Lep, I dont see a button, or do you mean the actual brake lever?

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Older Hondas required you to push a red button by the left brake lever mount and while holding that button in, pull the left brake lever and then push down on the shifter. I think you had to be down in neutral before you did this as well.

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i had a clutch on an 87 250x and you had to push the red button on the left handle bar, pull the clutch lever and on the right of the motor there was a lever to pull wich switched first gear to reverse gear.

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Or an act of congress!!! Thank you guys for the info, I will give it a whirl when I get home.

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There is for sure a lock out that must be activated to get it in reverse. Every model with reverse has it except the Rincon I believe. The red part may be missing but you still must push the button down before squeezing the brake handle. This engages the reverse lock cable. Its there to keep you from down shifting one too many times when coming to a stop.

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Mac,

do you know if the Rubicon has the button on the brake handle? I don't remember it on the one I rode back in 2001. I know my Rincon doesn't.

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Lep, I dont see a button, or do you mean the actual brake lever?

Sorry I didn't clarify that better. Dave said it right.

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Ooops, I forgot about the Ruby. I dont think that has it either because of the hand shifter

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Thanks Mac. I wasn't certain on the Rubi.

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Thank you sll for hr imput, the button was there, faded to white/pink!! Pushed it in, pulled the brake and backward we go. Nice easy fix, thanks!!

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Thank you sll for hr imput, the button was there, faded to white/pink!! Pushed it in, pulled the brake and backward we go. Nice easy fix, thanks!!

Dang, should've just told ya it was broken and offered ya some cash wink Now, ya gonna keep that button PINK or ya gonna customize with a dab of red smile

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I might have to add a touch of red!! Now...is there any way to paint these old dogs and to make the paint stick?

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No longer a color on it, used it a couple times last night and the plastic disintegrated!! Oh well.

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