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Riding at Wolfpen Gap last weekend it became apparent that I was having an issue, I noticed that when I put it in Low that the shifter was at the rear of the slot and that park was more in the middle of the slot, a few more shifts later and Neutral was at the rear of the slot...obviously I was having issues. I finally got it into Low and finished the day out without shifting. Got back to camp Saturday night and pulled the tunnel to diagnose. There are 3 little welds maybe 3/4" long holding the shifter bracket to the thin 3/4" or so square tubing frame. The problem: the tubing broke around the 2 welds on the drivers side, one of which is perpendicular to the shifters movement and one which is parallel. The 3rd weld is about to go. I plan to reinforce/gusset all of these areas and reweld as well as tie that whole bracket into the crossmember that is under the back of the seats at the bottom of the frame. I am also thinking of tieing it with a bolted connection to the peice of square tubing that the factory seat belt receivers bolt to. In my opinion the factory thin tubing, thin steel of the bracket, and shifter mounted in a single shear configuration led to its demise. With the cable disconnected from the tranny the shifter operates with some resistance which I do not feel is excessive and I can shift the trans by hand. I wasn't yanking around on the thing and have had an e-brake (which works very well) for quite some time. Oh well, I will make it better :rollfinger: Anyone else have this issue? Sunday we just rode in High all day and hauled :butt1:

My rzr is an 09 with just upwards of 800 miles and 110 hrs
 

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Ya, mine broke right off at the same place. In my case the original shift cable boots were torn a bit and with md and water getting in there it was hard to shift. I guess because of the flexing on the bracket and poor weld it broke off. Re-welded the bracket and installed a new shift cable.
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Haha, ok...so at least its not just me. My cable goes it and out with what I feel is not excessive resistance. My boots are in good shape. Is there any way to lube the cable? How much does the new cable run?

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I think you could lube if you could slide the boots to get at inner cable. I didn't try to lube mine because the boots were damaged. I think I paid a little over $100.00 CDN, at my local dealer.
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