Originally Posted by Rutchard
What?? No. Pulling up on the revers lockout will not affect any other gear. You could pull it up and shift into every gear just fine. It might be a little more difficult to grip the shift knob, but that's the only issue unless you actually try to pop it all the way far right and down into reverse while moving. It's not like pulling up on the lockout blocks the gate for 6th.
I agree, but if you are not aware that you have the lockout pulled, you can on accident be going into reverse instead of 6th. Of course if wont go in, just as it didn't for the OP or myself when it happened to me. While trying to force it in, you can damage some gears and bend the shift fork (depending on how hard you try to force it).