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post #1 of 6 Old 06-23-2019, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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590i shifting problems

Hello just got XUV 590i bought it from a friend “As is” rides cherry an it has a lot of power for what I use it for. It just has a major shifting problem. I have to turn off the Gator to shift it into gear. I’m just afraid that soon the starter will go out on me.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-24-2019, 01:31 AM
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Hello just got XUV 590i bought it from a friend “As is” rides cherry an it has a lot of power for what I use it for. It just has a major shifting problem. I have to turn off the Gator to shift it into gear. I’m just afraid that soon the starter will go out on me.


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Whatever you do don't force the shifter. Forcing it may damage the transmission (expensive) or shift linkage. Turn the engine off to shift until you get the primary clutch fixed.
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Hello just got XUV 590i bought it from a friend “As is” rides cherry an it has a lot of power for what I use it for. It just has a major shifting problem. I have to turn off the Gator to shift it into gear. I’m just afraid that soon the starter will go out on me.
Welcome, from central PA! I was recently experiencing the same issue with my 550. Do yourself a favor and follow the instructions Brad sent you. You won’t regret it a bit.
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Thanks guys! I ended up taking the primary clutch apart. All I did was sand the plates down so that it slides smoothly in an out. Took me about 2 hours from start to finish. Runs super smooth now!
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Thanks guys! I ended up taking the primary clutch apart. All I did was sand the plates down so that it slides smoothly in an out. Took me about 2 hours from start to finish. Runs super smooth now!


Sanding the sheave face smooth is not the correct solution for hard to shift into and out of gear issues.

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