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Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:33:58 PM »
I need to really press hard on the brake to be able to shift my 2016 400s into reverse. Does anyone know how to adjust this so it owuld need less pressure, or disable to need for the brake altogether? I'd still stop and use the brake, it is just that it takes way to much pressure to release the shifter so I can go into reverse. Thanks for any help! I searched the web but could not find anything on it.

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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 06:11:43 PM »
There is a manual here at the top of this category. Download it if you haven't already. I seem to recall a cable of some sort attached to the foot brake? Could be wrong but give it a look.
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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 06:28:17 PM »
Unnfortunately I went through the service manual and could not find anything that helped. Do you know if this is like a honda clone where I could use the same instructions that honda owners use? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 06:50:48 PM »
Gota be some kind of cable that just needs adjustment. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 08:27:33 PM »
It's a good thing & not hard to find & adjust. The adjustment is by the foot brake, it's a little mickey mouse. You will find a spring connected to a cable that leads to pin in the shifter @ the console. You can look down thru the shifter gate & see the pin....myself I've poked down thru their to release then pin.

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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 08:32:01 PM »
Great! This helps alot, I can find that. Thanks. I will do it tomorrow.

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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 11:59:47 AM »
Looks like your not the first to have this issue. If you are able to get a few pics, that might help the next guy especially because it's missing from the manual.
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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 09:47:10 AM »
Thanks guys! I fixed it. I actually adjusted it so I barely need to touch the brake to shife to reverse and park. A little more adjustment and I would not need to touch the brake at all to shift. Here is how I did it:

Removed right side side panel and foot rest. (May have been able to remove the panel behind the wheel but it was a pita so didn't)

This gave easy access to the adjustment cable. See photo. It is right in front in the circled area.
I adjusted bith the top and bottom. Bottom: loosen botton lock nut (1). Then turn shaft counter clockwise as you look down on it. It does not take many turns to have a major affect. Tighten the lock nut when done. Top? Same thing, but loosen the top lock nut (2), hold the shaft, and turn the top. Test, tighten locknut when done.
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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 04:50:51 PM »
That will definitely help the next guy. Seen that yamaha sticker. That dealer is right in my area.
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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 05:42:15 PM »
I am about halfway between that dealer and the CFMoto offices in Plymouth.

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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 07:56:45 PM »
Awesome you updated the post with a solution! Someone searching in the future will find the answer.
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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 11:14:51 PM »
There is a lockout poker at the shifter side of the cable, remove the left side black engine panel, if you look you behind the shifter assembly you will see the cable that locks out the shift movement, release pressure on jam nut , then unscrew the cable and you will not need to step on the brake to shift. look up while epushing the brake and you will see the nut you are looking for , it's about 1/2 long.
If it has Pistons or Tits you will encounter problems.

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Re: Adjust or disable need for brake to shift to reverse
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 06:19:35 PM »
Of course someone posts an easier way to do it a couple days after I do it.