You know when you put a car into reverse it sometimes makes that kind of whirring/grinding noise?
My Fourtrak does that on most occasions when putting it into 1st from neutral, on a larger scale then the average vehicle does when shifting into reverse.
However, if I pull it into any other gear, then, without raising the clutch, push the stick into first, it never makes this noise. (Hope that makes sense - basically, for example, from neutral I put the clutch down, shift it into third, keep the clutch down, then move it to first, it never makes a noise)
Anyone got any idea what this might be? I spoke to a guy at work who trained as a mechanic, his first answer was 'gearbox has gone', which is what I'm guessing most people here will say. But then when I told him the next part, about it being non-grindy when I go to another gear first, he was a bit stumped, and started muttering something about something maybe being out of place or something?