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A sticker on my 2008 Sportsman 500 says the rear wheels have to be stopped before shifting into 4x4. That seems a little odd. I like to ride in 4x2 and shift to 4x4 when necessary. Is shifting while moving really a problem?
 

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Just be sure your rear wheels are not spinning when you move the switch and you will be fine. Let off the throttle and switch it while coasting.
 

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That is why the throttle and 4x4 switch is on the same side. You can;t be on the throttle and flip the 4x4 switch at the same time, unless you have 2 right hand thumbs. Like Bob said, as long as you are coasting, you are fine.
 

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That makes a little more sense. I think the sticker says the wheels should not be turning. Off power is more reasonable.
 

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I think you are misinterpreting spinning for turning. You can turn 4x4 on while moving, but not if the rear wheels are slipping. So, say you loose traction and decide you need 4x4, let off the throttle and flip the switch...no need to come to a stop.
 
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