F Chassis ('07-???) Also known as the Twin Spar chassis.

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hello, I just purchased a used 06 F6 (500 miles) and rode it for the first time this past weekend. It was a private sale and I don't know the warranty or service history of the sled. The sled has exceeded my expectations for comfort and performance so far.

I am experiencing a problem with reverse that I'd like to solve. When I press the reverse button, I'll see the lights dim for a moment and then the wrench is displayed (no reverse beeper), I press the button again and everything is back to normal. This failure is random and happens about 60% of the time when I try to select reverse. The times that reverse works I get a noticable clunk when reverse is shifted in and out, is this normal?

Thanks in advance for any insight anyone may have with this problem.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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My '07 is usually pretty smooth going in and out of reverse. Once in a while a clunk will occur but not very often. There is a shift actuator which is electronicly controlled, chances are it could be acting up when the sled doesn't want to go into reverse and the light comes on. I would check the oil in the Diamond Drive, better yet flush the drive and replace the oil with the proper oil from Cat that is meant for sleds with reverse. It is supposed to be done yearly anyway and who knows, someone may have put the wrong oil in previously.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:46 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll check the oil level before this weekends ride, and plan on changing the oil as soon as possible to ensure it's the correct oil.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:08 AM   #4
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (nhskier @ Mar 1 2010, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Hello, I just purchased a used 06 F6 (500 miles) and rode it for the first time this past weekend. It was a private sale and I don't know the warranty or service history of the sled. The sled has exceeded my expectations for comfort and performance so far.

I am experiencing a problem with reverse that I'd like to solve. When I press the reverse button, I'll see the lights dim for a moment and then the wrench is displayed (no reverse beeper), I press the button again and everything is back to normal. This failure is random and happens about 60% of the time when I try to select reverse. The times that reverse works I get a noticable clunk when reverse is shifted in and out, is this normal?

Thanks in advance for any insight anyone may have with this problem.[/b]
When your lights dim and you get no reverse beeper, are you actually getting reverse?

If you have a sticky GPS (gear position switch) it will trip your wrench light and you will have no beeper. But it may have made the shift.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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09-10 Mileage: 600
08-09 Mileage: 800
07-08 Mileage: 800
06-07 Mileage: 800

Good point, I haven't actually dared to test for reverse (I'll have to try it!). After the light dims and the wrench comes on I don't get the familiar clunk that I get when I switch to reverse and it functions properly, so I never attempted to try it.

I'll try it out tonight, Thanks
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:05 AM   #6
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I'm currently having the same problem. when I put it in reverse I get the wrench light and a CCU message on my 08 F6 LXR I was told by the dealer at this maybe a switch problem. As far as I was told the clunk noise you are getting I was told it is normal when shifting in and out of reverse. reverse on my machine works fine my dealer told me to keep riding it till the snows gone and they will fix it for me.
Also from what I have read in the forums it seems to be a fairly common problem. Good luck and test to see if it is actually goes in reverse.
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