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Old 03-29-2011, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2007 420 Rancher Starter Problems

I bought a 2007 Honda Rancher to fix up. The previous owner bought it new and said while it sat over the winter it would no longer start. So I bought it off him and bring it back and try to start it and the starter never even tries to start. I checked the fuse on the back of the atv and connections but couldn't think of what else to try. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Battery. Get the battery tested and/or replaced. LOL
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lol Sorry should have put that up there before. I already got a fresh battery.
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Does the neutral light come on?
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Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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Yes, its the ES model and has the digital readout and says its in neutral.
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I would try jumping the two posts on the solenoid (starter relay) and see if it will start.
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Good deal, got the starter going. my next question is what is the compression suppose to be in the 420? Thanks for the help
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Compression is supposed to be about 73 PSI. The reason it's so low is because the cam has a decompression device.
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compression was good. There is a bolt to the left of the spark plug that looks to be missing. I am sure the bolt was there for a reason, but do you know if it was necessary. I tried to find it in the manual and it looks like it was a philips head screw but didn't say much about it.
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