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    How to put atv in reverse

    Im buying a new engine for my buggy, possibly just a 125cc manual atv engine, therefore I need to work out the gear shifter.

    Ive never rode an atv before, only dirtbikes. Where is reverse on an atv?

    I cant see it being R1N234.

    Can someone explain it to me?
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    Normally it is a twist of a knob or similar and then all the way down....
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    Not all ATV's that size had reverse. If it did, crazy81 is correct. Put into neutral, twist the knob and push the shifter down (as in going into first but it hits reverse).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustler 007
    Im buying a new engine for my buggy, possibly just a 125cc manual atv engine, therefore I need to work out the gear shifter.

    Ive never rode an atv before, only dirtbikes. Where is reverse on an atv?

    I cant see it being R1N234.

    Can someone explain it to me?
    Depends on which side you want to get out and push from.
    Seriously though I agree with Double G, many of the smaller ATVs don't/didn't have reverse. Typically reverse is much more common on ATVs that are made for work, not really ones just for playing with (just one more thing to go wrong).
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    Mine had a shifter on the fender that you pulled down when the trans was in neutral.
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    It depends on the type of transmission the ATV has. If its an automatic with a belt transmission it will have a subtranny with a shift lever of some kind. This is not the type of setup your likely to end up with.
    If its a full manual transmission with a clutch or a semi manual with an auto clutch and it does have reverse (which, since your asking about it, I assume you will buy one that does have reverse) it will be a gear below neutral. Yamaha's have a knob you turn, some have a lever you pull back on. Older fully manual hondas had a secondary button on the clutch lever you pushed down, then pulled the clutch in from neutral and pushed the shifter down one more time.

    In general, an ATV with the knob or lever will be the easiest as you could locate that part anywhere on a buggy. As some have said though, you may need to look at a 250cc setup to get reverse. Very few 125's came with reverse.
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