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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Looking or help with my 06 Rancher

I just made my first post here: https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...a-rancher.html

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So you have a 2006 350 Rancher. Is the transmission in neutral and the neutral light on? Kill switch in the "Run" position?


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Yes to all that. Everything works as it should, simply won't turn over electronically. I can pull start, hot wire, jump the solenoid etc. it always starts/runs just fine.

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In your introduction post you mentioned that the neutral light comes on when shifted to 1st gear and pushing the start button. Is that true? So the neutral light comes on in neutral and 1st gear? Please explain...


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When I shift out of neutral and push the starter button, the neutral light flashes indicating to the user it needs to be in neutral to start. Here's a video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fhAGxU8m2cauQ6NR9

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Is your Rancher model a manual shift 4x4 (TRX350FM)?

Have the handlebar switches assembly been replaced, or the wiring spliced/modified in any way? Are there any aftermarket parts on it, or is it still 100% OEM Honda?


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I'm not sure on the exact model (is there a place to find that?). I bought it used and never got any paperwork, etc. with it.
The entire handlebar switch assembly was replaced, no modifications were done. It's still 100% OEM Honda except for non-consequential things (it has a manual plow, I took the racks off and had them sand-blasted and powder-coated, new tires, etc.)
I'm very against doing anything custom to electronics because it's always such a mess, so as far as I know (perhaps someone before me did something) it's 100% OEM. Maybe three years ago it was professionally tuned by the local deal, and it's always ran great, etc.

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Was the replacement handlebar switches assembly a Honda part number? We need to be certain up front of what is on the bike... we can't fix china knockoffs so thats why you're receiving a gazillion questions.

Is your Rancher a manual shift model? You shift it with your foot in other words...


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As demonstrated in the video it's an electronic shift (with your left thumb there's an up and down button), no shifting with your feet at all.
As with all my stuff I buy factory OEM (or better in the case of Moog in my trucks, etc.), so the part came from the dealer and should be 100% A-OK.
I'm thinking it's not the handlebar switches or anything because when it's in gear the neutral light flashes every time I push the starter button (as shown in the video).
I'm quite sure there's power, contact and the circuit is working, I think there's just some other safety switch that's preventing it from electronically starting (pull starting works just fine every time).

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OK, I haven't looked at your video because I have google blocked by my browser. I'll be right back in a few minutes... gotta get my eye balls on and grab some info from the service manual for ya...


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