Not sure if they are the same but on the Yamaha Grizzly 700's when the reverse limit switch goes bad it messed up the forward gears as well.
But then again it should be on dry or in snow unless moisture is shorting it out.
2010 Prowler XTZ 1000-
27" Grim Reaper Tires/Home Made Roof/Arctic Cat Mirror/Quadboss Folding Windshield w/ home made support bar/LED Tail-Brake lights//Venom 4000 lb Winch/Amsteel synthetic line/Home Made Doors/Custom Adjustable Seats/Custom Oh Crap bar for passenger/Tonneau Cover/Fat Max storage Box in bed
Tiger Tail Towing system