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Well i just had my first cable break. 4100 kms.....sounds like i was on borrowed time! The last couple rides, i did get some belt squeal when i stopped ( clutch hanging up or bearing ? )
Contrary to a lot of posts i have read, mine has never been hard shifting.....only issue was if I was in too big of a hurry, it would be in a mid gear position.
Now the main reason for this post, is all the parts diagrams i have found, THAT shifter would not work in my Cat.
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The cable anchor/ shifter pivot point are reversed on mine. This caused quite an arguement, as i shifted from H to N with a broken cable, which would be impossible, in the above configuration.

PS. i am on my first belt also, approx 2600 mi . New cable and belt on order.
One video i watched said primary clutch bearing is not replaceable . Blow the clutch housing out and inspect clutch??
thnx for your time.
 

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Hi Omak, I’ve broken several over the last couple of years due to various clutch problems. The first cable broke while I was riding with my wife and we several hours in the middle of no where. It was a difficult ride back require a lot of manual shifts. Anyway, go to Rocky Mountain ATV. There you can input your vehicle, year, make, and model. The site will guide you to the correct parts. The cable is very easy to install, it just takes time to snake the new cable through the body, from the shifter to the transaxle. The diagram does look accurate. Definitely blow out the clutch housing regularly and make sure the fluid in the transaxle is fresh and to the proper level. I had shifting issues and overheating issues due to a low level in the transaxle. Once I changed the fluid and added the proper amount, the two problems went away on my ‘16 Wildcat Sport
 

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As you can see, my anchor point of the cable, is BELOW the fulcrum, the opposite of the schematic parts pic where it is ABOVE the fulcrum( pivot point of shifter )
I'll just go with the theory that ARI NETWORKS pic is wrong.
I was on the side of a mountain when my cable broke, ( in reverse no less) Buddy just used a screwdriver piece from tool kit, and shifted it to H.
 

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You are correct, my mistake. The diagram is wrong. The cable does mount below the fulcrum, but the cable also mounts to the body/frame at both ends. You make cable adjustments by advancing or retracting the cable at the frame mounts to correct the shifting. When you first connect the cable, you may not get into all the gears. Once you mount the cable, start the machine and shift through the gears, you might not get back into P or L, adjusting the cable at the mounts will correct the problem
 

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While your in the clutch check for primary buttons being sticky in the towers, that's usually what makes them hard to shift.
If you search primary clutch tower you should see a number of posts on how to lightly sand the tower insides to allow the outside primary sheave to slide all the way out smoother.
 

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While your in the clutch check for primary buttons being sticky in the towers, that's usually what makes them hard to shift.
If you search primary clutch tower you should see a number of posts on how to lightly sand the tower insides to allow the outside primary sheave to slide all the way out smoother.
Thnx....as mentioned, my rig , i dont consider has ever been hard to shift, maybe until last 2 rides, and the clutch/belt squeal. Maybe this is why i got many more miles than others, on the cable. I havent got into the clutch housing yet, so not sure what i will find..... And yes, i have seen a couple videos on sanding the towers.... never any mention of lubricating them tho ? Too much of a dust attractant ?
 
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