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Well after a lot of plowing yesterday and deep snow. My only pet peeve is shifting using the foot brake. Snow kept getting packed in right there affecting my ability to shift gears. Anyone else? It would be nice if you could use a hand brake instead for shifting.
 
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You can use the left hand brake which engages the rear set of brakes and allows the gear lever to move.
 

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thanks.. i will try that out next time as soon as i grow a second left hand lol.. I shifted with my right hand a few times while winching the plow up with my left so that shouldn't be too bad for that occasional situation. I tried the right hand brake but never thought to try the left. I just kept digging the snow out from under the brake to get shifted. thanks!
 

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thanks.. i will try that out next time as soon as i grow a second left hand lol.. I shifted with my right hand a few times while winching the plow up with my left so that shouldn't be too bad for that occasional situation. I tried the right hand brake but never thought to try the left. I just kept digging the snow out from under the brake to get shifted. thanks!
You can probably get a left hand 3D printed, might as well look into that ;)
 

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You can probably get a left hand 3D printed, might as well look into that ;)
i have a 3d printer at work. Right after 3d printing a new tonka truck wheel for my son I might have to get on that lol.
 

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I wonder if it would be possible to swap the levers?


That is a good idea, as I wish the right brake lever operated the rear brakes like a bicycle. I suppose these motorcycle manufacturers that build ATVs are in the habit of always using the right handlebar for the front brake, because the left hand lever is the clutch control on a MC.
 

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Another pet peeve i have is only being able to start the machine while in neutral or park. I could see this being a problem if the machine stalls while climbing a hill.

I could start my Kawasaki in gear as long as the brake was engaged.
 

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Another pet peeve i have is only being able to start the machine while in neutral or park. I could see this being a problem if the machine stalls while climbing a hill.

I could start my Kawasaki in gear as long as the brake was engaged.
You can start the Kodiak in any gear also, you just have to engage the brake, I've notice on mine you almost have to use the foot brake to get the bypass to work.
 

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I was able to shift yesterday using the left hand brake. Good to know for when the foot brake gets packed with snow. Thanks
 

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Not on mine. It will only start in P or N. Will not start in R, L or H with any combination of applied brakes...
Your left hand brake/foot brake are not adjusted correctly or a bad bypass sensor. You should be able to start in any gear with rear brake applied or in park or neutral without brakes applied
 
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