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    Default Shifting into Reverse

    Hey all, have a question on whether what Iím experiencing is normal or not. Iíve grown up driving boats but this is our first v-drive, purchased a very well taken care of 2017 Craz over the winter. Did the full warranty check/transfer and everything passed. Raptor 400.

    My concern is, shifting into reverse takes a few seconds to engage, even when going slow it seems like it will rev up and engage pretty hard. Iíve come to learn how to do this smoothly, takes some finesse, but trying to teach others is challenging. Is this common, or sound like something I need to get checked out? Other than that it performs great.

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    Sounds like the linkage to the transmission needs to be adjusted. The reving up seems to me like it is applying throttle before the trans gets into reverse gear, meaning it needs to engage reverse sooner. Iím not sure if the adjustment is made at the shifter or the transmission though, but I imagine itís pretty simple.
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    Yep sounds off, mine takes a lot of travel to engage. Going from idle to reverse basically does nothing. Have to apply a bit of throttle to get the prop moving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt0520 View Post
    Yep sounds off, mine takes a lot of travel to engage. Going from idle to reverse basically does nothing. Have to apply a bit of throttle to get the prop moving.


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    This is kinda how mine is, just if you apply too much throttle too fast itís pretty rough.

    I will do some research on that and/or contact dealer. Do you guys know if this could be done myself? Would be a 3 hr trip to dealer otherwise..


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    Quote Originally Posted by kt_405 View Post
    This is kinda how mine is, just if you apply too much throttle too fast itís pretty rough.

    I will do some research on that and/or contact dealer. Do you guys know if this could be done myself? Would be a 3 hr trip to dealer otherwise..

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    Hm yeah itís definitely something that takes some finesse. In line you have to push it a bit further rearward and youíll hear the trans/drive whine and engage


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    Mine is slow to engage but I don't ever have engine revving hard engagements. It just has a delay from when the throttle is in position to when it actually starts spinning the prop backwards. Done this since day 1 and I just chalked it up to a characteristic of this drive train. If this is not the case then I will have my dealer check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    Mine is slow to engage but I don't ever have engine revving hard engagements. It just has a delay from when the throttle is in position to when it actually starts spinning the prop backwards. Done this since day 1 and I just chalked it up to a characteristic of this drive train. If this is not the case then I will have my dealer check it out.
    Well said. Ditto here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt0520 View Post
    Hm yeah it’s definitely something that takes some finesse. In line you have to push it a bit further rearward and you’ll hear the trans/drive whine and engage


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    Same for mine. Just takes some learning to find out exactly where the engage is on the reverse throttle. Forward gear seems immediate but reverse seems to have a little “slop” from where it actually engages. Maybe this is by design so people don’t accidentally engage reverse if they didn’t mean to? I dunno lol but mine is the same. I’ve got used to it already but the first few times I would rev reverse too much not anticipating the normal reverse delay plus freaking out around the dock. I still freak out around the dock though ....but I’ve learned the sweet spot for reverse to actually engage.
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    I had the dealer adjust mine on my 20hr service. When Iíd put it in forward gear I would have to go a little past the ďnotchĒ (for lack of better term) for it to engage. They adjusted it so that when I feel the ďnotchĒ I know itís in gear. Thatís how my last Moomba was, and my old mastercraft Stars and Stripes for that matter, and turned out to be a preference of mine (since it bothered me enough to have them adjust it lol).
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