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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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2000 honda trx 400ex not charging while running

My 2000honda 400ex will not charge while running, I just replaced the battery a couple of days ago and that is not the problem. Battery was fully charged, 2 days later after running it the battery looses its juice. The nuetral light doesn't come on and hasn't since I bought this two weeks ago. I've had lots of trouble with the quad not charging. All the cables are tight and everything. There is a red wire near the chain that has been cut(im guessing by the chain, I'm not sure what it goes too.) Let me know if you have any ideas.. Thanks.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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im guessing its the wire that connects to the positive side of the battery and charges it. how do you start your quad? do you seed any "rigs" in the wiring?
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Hmm, i'll check it out tomorrow, i've been trying to figure out what it is for awhile but havent had time to look. I hit the button and it starts or it doesnt. Not sure what you mean by "do you seed any "rigs" in the wiring?"
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ehh im not good at explaining sorry lol, how many wires are coming out of the positive side on the battery?
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Theres one cable that hooks to positive side of the battery, i don't think theres any other wires, I'm not near the quad right now so i couldn't tell you toda.y
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alright well, on my quad theres 2 wires that come out of the positive side and it wont start without them being connected to the postive
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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your quad is a 400ex aswell? when i bought mine a couple of weeks ago, there was only one cable that hooked to the positive side. I will check tomorrow and see if I am mistaken.
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300ex, yea i always thought there was 1 wire until i couldnt start my quad -oops- i could be mistaken but theres definately 2 wires on the positive on MY quad
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, i'll deffinatly have to check it, I really hope i can get it fixed because the quad runs amazing, extremely powerful, and I got a good deal on it. And I really don't like broken stuff. I like stuff that starts right up and runs
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On most quads, there's only one cable that hooks to the positive positive post of the battery, but there's a small red wire that connects to the same post on the solenoid that the positive cable hooks to. This small red wire is your "hot" wire that runs to the key switch that powers everything. You can see what I'm talking about by looking at the illustration below.

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