After rebuilding my 1000 and splitting the case (new bevel gear, new crank) it is hard to shift. If I rock the machine back and forth I can eventually get it to work. I did let the transmission gears slip out when I split the case (sorry my first time) and I looked at the parts diagrams multiple times before assembling. Didn't leave any parts out. Also it is not the cable/shifter. It is hard to shift directly at the shaft into the transmission. I unhooked the cable to make sure that wasn't the problem. Any thoughts on this. I haven't found any videos covering it. I assume I'm pulling the motor and splitting the case again. (well it's a learning experience). Thanks for any help.