My Polaris has been hard to shift since new. I also owned a 2002 Sportsman 700 and it shifted so nice. Anyway, I tried checking all linkage, oiled everything and no change. I have read a few discussions about hard shifting, cold, warm, different RPM's. I was at the selling dealership and asked the long time mechanic about the hard shifting problem. He said "Oh, there was a service bulletin on my model about that exact problem, but mine was out of the 6 month warranty". I was so pissed I have never gone back to that dealership for anything since. Does anyone know what the "Service Bulletin" for the 2005 Sportsman 800 EFI was, and what the fix was. I realize it is 15 years old, but I take really good care of my equipment, and other than shifting hard, it has no other problems.