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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Mode/Reverse Override Switch

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Can someone tell me what this switch is about? I understand the Mode selection for the odometer cluster but what does the Reverse Override switch really do? I don't notice any difference when backing...
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Have you tried to go really fast in reverse while pushing button v/s not pushing the button?

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No, haven't tried that yet...should I try that and if I hurt myself, I can come running to you? lol
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the bike will come out of 4 wheel drive in reverse unless you hold the button down.if you put the bike in 4wd and then into reverse the indicator light will go out until you press the override.also the rev limiter is lower in reverse and the switch will also override that,this feature is good to know about if your stuck and trying to back out.

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Thanks for the info...it really doesn't seem to say much in the owners manual that I downloaded from the internet. Sure do love the bike! Never had a Polaris and I was a little apprehensive at first because my son told me that Polaris was junk due to the rubber belt that apparently drives it. I've had an old Honda before that ran pretty good but never had a Polaris before. I think my son was smoking too much pot...you think?
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Never had a Polaris and I was a little apprehensive at first because my son told me that Polaris was junk due to the rubber belt that apparently drives it. I think my son was smoking too much pot...you think?
Does your son like Harleys? They use a belt drive too.

I had one Polaris machine for ten years and never had to change the belt.

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Not only Harley but Kawasaki and Yamaha run belt drives too. I'm pretty certain about Can am and Suzuki as well but don't quote me on that.
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Yes, I have a Harley too which has a belt so I told my son...soooo, what's the problem!? You know how kids are! lol
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The reverse override is a safety feature to keep you from killing yourself in reverse. It cuts out the ignition if you get too fast and the 4x4 as well unless you press the button. The CVT transmission will run just as fast backwards as it will forward creating a dangerous condition and canceling the 4x4 is to keep you from backing up on an obstacle or incline and flipping over forward pinning you under the machine.
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Not only Harley but Kawasaki and Yamaha run belt drives too. I'm pretty certain about Can am and Suzuki as well but don't quote me on that.
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