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I'm just here to vent more than anything...
As I was plowing snow today I went to shift into reverse and suddenly my shift lever was broken off in my hand. After my brain finally processed what happened I looked at the broken end and IMMEDIATELY got ticked off!! Does everyone know what kind of JUNK metal those shift levers are made of? Cast zinc (from what I've read elsewhere)! Wow, I can't imagine why that material would ever snap like that, can you? What garbage!!! I learned quickly as a child that type of material breaks very easily for God's sake! Anyway, since then I've been scoping the internets for an aftermarket option with no luck. If anyone has a line on something of this sort, I'd greatly appreciate the assistance. The OEM replacement is fortunately only $75... not that it excuses the absolute low budget junk Polaris decides to use to build their overpriced heaps they sell. I expected it to cost more to be honest... generally when companies know they're creating a part that will certainly break over time, they charge through the nose for the replacement, you know.
Sigh... Well, thanks for the stress relief. Again, if anyone knows of an aftermarket option, I'm looking forward to the help.

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I’ve thought about taking mine off before it breaks and welding a steel one up. I’ve done all the Gillomen mods to my clutch but it still gets in a bind from time to time.


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Mine broke today also... I knew from the day I bought it that something was going to break cause of how hard it is getting it into high gear. $25000 and they make something as important as the shifter out of junk pop metal
 

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Mine broke today also... I knew from the day I bought it that something was going to break cause of how hard it is getting it into high gear. $25000 and they make something as important as the shifter out of junk pop metal
I ordered a new one and got mine replaced by yesterday already. It's your call, but the diy wasn't too bad. It requires taking off the top part of the dash which is mostly held on by push pins. The proper tools help in that regard of course. There are a couple part numbers that are identical... 5634266-458 & 5633821-458 (for '19 xp 1000 that is). My original lever was stamped with 5633821-458 and was replaced with 5634266-458. Maybe they changed something in the metalurgy so they're not as brittle? One can only hope, right?
 

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I ordered a new one and got mine replaced by yesterday already. It's your call, but the diy wasn't too bad. It requires taking off the top part of the dash which is mostly held on by push pins. The proper tools help in that regard of course. There are a couple part numbers that are identical... 5634266-458 & 5633821-458 (for '19 xp 1000 that is). My original lever was stamped with 5633821-458 and was replaced with 5634266-458. Maybe they changed something in the metalurgy so they're not as brittle? One can only hope, right?
I'm just here to vent more than anything...
As I was plowing snow today I went to shift into reverse and suddenly my shift lever was broken off in my hand. After my brain finally processed what happened I looked at the broken end and IMMEDIATELY got ticked off!! Does everyone know what kind of JUNK metal those shift levers are made of? Cast zinc (from what I've read elsewhere)! Wow, I can't imagine why that material would ever snap like that, can you? What garbage!!! I learned quickly as a child that type of material breaks very easily for God's sake! Anyway, since then I've been scoping the internets for an aftermarket option with no luck. If anyone has a line on something of this sort, I'd greatly appreciate the assistance. The OEM replacement is fortunately only $75... not that it excuses the absolute low budget junk Polaris decides to use to build their overpriced heaps they sell. I expected it to cost more to be honest... generally when companies know they're creating a part that will certainly break over time, they charge through the nose for the replacement, you know.
Sigh... Well, thanks for the stress relief. Again, if anyone knows of an aftermarket option, I'm looking forward to the help.

Thanks!
my buddy works at a c and c shop... when my new one gets here he is going to take it and make up his own version of it out of billet aluminum... said it will probably cost me $200 but who cares if it won’t break. I only have like 50 hours on mine and it broke at this rate that $200 would only be like 2 new factory junk ones!
 

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my buddy works at a c and c shop... when my new one gets here he is going to take it and make up his own version of it out of billet aluminum... said it will probably cost me $200 but who cares if it won’t break. I only have like 50 hours on mine and it broke at this rate that $200 would only be like 2 new factory junk ones!
Good call. He should save the plans and start a side hustle selling them! I'll be needing to buy one eventually and I'm sure several others will too!
 

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Good call. He should save the plans and start a side hustle selling them! I'll be needing to buy one eventually and I'm sure several others will too!
I think I’m going to have him make up like 10 of them and I will sell them... just don’t know if people will spend $200 on 1... I see the value but other people only think about what 1 will cost not the fact that they will actually replace the cheap factory one 2 or 3 times
 

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I think I’m going to have him make up like 10 of them and I will sell them... just don’t know if people will spend $200 on 1... I see the value but other people only think about what 1 will cost not the fact that they will actually replace the cheap factory one 2 or 3 times
I’d probably be interested. Post it up when you get one made.


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I’d probably be interested. Post it up when you get one made.


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I will... probably be 2 weeks
I’d also be interested!
i will post it up here when we get one made that I know will work will make sure I test it on my machine first
Will these fit ?
no that’s for a razor... totally different setup on the rangers
 

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Mine broke today also... I knew from the day I bought it that something was going to break cause of how hard it is getting it into high gear. $25000 and they make something as important as the shifter out of junk pop metal
I’d probably be interested. Post it up when you get one made.


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Just an update we have the new shifter handle made and we are going to test it out this week
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I'm just here to vent more than anything...
As I was plowing snow today I went to shift into reverse and suddenly my shift lever was broken off in my hand. After my brain finally processed what happened I looked at the broken end and IMMEDIATELY got ticked off!! Does everyone know what kind of JUNK metal those shift levers are made of? Cast zinc (from what I've read elsewhere)! Wow, I can't imagine why that material would ever snap like that, can you? What garbage!!! I learned quickly as a child that type of material breaks very easily for God's sake! Anyway, since then I've been scoping the internets for an aftermarket option with no luck. If anyone has a line on something of this sort, I'd greatly appreciate the assistance. The OEM replacement is fortunately only $75... not that it excuses the absolute low budget junk Polaris decides to use to build their overpriced heaps they sell. I expected it to cost more to be honest... generally when companies know they're creating a part that will certainly break over time, they charge through the nose for the replacement, you know.
Sigh... Well, thanks for the stress relief. Again, if anyone knows of an aftermarket option, I'm looking forward to the help.

Thanks!
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