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Hi guys. Recently bought a 1997 sportsman 500 on Craig's list for 800. It came with a front end loader. The guy I bought it from said its been sitting for about 2 years. It was in pretty rough shape , had some rusting issues. The exhaust was pretty rotted. I got it home and replaced the battery. Rebuilt the carb, flushed out the old gas and got it running. But I'm having issues with either the shifter or transmission. It only drives in low gear. I can't get it to go into hi or reverse, took the linkage off from the transmission and took off the bellcrank. I put a pair of cannel locks onto the gear on the transmission and tried to switch gears manually while it was running but that didn't work either. Anyone have any ideas. Any help would be appreciated . Thanks
 
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