Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
Welcome friend! Not familiar with the 2012 1000 XTZ shift pattern, but here goes: I'd disconnect the shift linkage at the case shaft and then shift it by hand to see what the indicator reads. You should feel by hand each gear detent. If this allows proper operation then the shift cable is the culprit, if not it may be a bent/broken shift fork internal to the engine, and it will require a engine disassembly. I'm sure others will chime in!
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Either - Dick or RD