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  1. Repair & Maintenance
    I have a 2002 Honda Rubicon Foreman that my stepfather has neglected for the past 15 years. It has been in his garage collecting dust. My goal is to awaken the beast. It only has 100 hours on it and pretty much in prime condition. I have done the following: -Replaced the battery -Changed the...
  2. Repair & Maintenance
    I've seen some discussion around this issue. The engine starts only when the start button is released. Short version - the neutral sensor was bad. The high resistance of the neutral sensor raised the ground potential to 2.5V when the start button was pushed. The ICM only fired when the...
  3. Repair & Maintenance
    Hello All, I am trying to figure out a spark issue on my fathers 450 s. The only time it will spark is when you first press the start button, and then a second time when you release the start button. Any thoughts? I have not had a chance to do any checking with my meter just thought i would...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Picked up a 300ex. No spark, but turns over. I grounded out both the reverse switch and the neutral switch at harness near battery. Engine starts, but doesn’t rev up. Seems to be limited, like it’s in reverse Limited mode. if I unground (open) the reverse switch off, it doesn’t turn over. Same...
  5. Repair & Maintenance
    Hello All, I picked up an 1986 TRX125 a couple months ago and I'm finally getting around to fix it up. When I bought it the guy said it could not be in neutral to start, and that it had bad compression. I have already fixed the low compression, but I'm trying to figure out why i cant get spark...
  6. Repair & Maintenance
    Just recently bought a 2008 Honda Rancher 420 4x4 for my stepbrother for $1000. It supposedly has a fresh top end rebuild. It was running great up until the other night, not even 30 minutes into riding it, after we got to the mudpark. My stepbrother hit a hard bump, and it died. I noticed that...
  7. Honda FourTrax
    I get a good spark occasionally. I've replaced the coil, but the old one was working fine a week ago. The pulse generator and alternator tested fine on the resistance checks. Could it be the CDI? Or do I need to open the left side and check the pulse generator?
  8. Repair & Maintenance
    Just joined this forum. Thanks in advance for any knowledge shared. I am reviving the foreman mentioned above. After a few days of work, I took a few victory laps around the house. Parked it in the driveway. Went to put it in the garage, but the fuel pump will not activate when key is turned and...
  9. Repair & Maintenance
    Hello everyone... "New to this".. I have a 450R trx that's my buddy's with multiple problems .. He brought it to me because he was replacing the clutch and ended up with a extra friction plate.. o_O even like that he tried to start it up "KICK START" by the way. Gave up and asked me if I could...
  10. Repair & Maintenance
    Morning folks - Need some help with this one. . . . Got a '92 honda TRX350 (yes, I'm in Canada LOL). I understand they are the same as the '89. we got the bike not running, with the charge wires from the stator melted. I replaced the stator with a used one out of an 88. Bike started right up...
  11. Repair & Maintenance
    So recently I purchased a pretty rough 200SX used. Me and my buddy have been working on it for a couple weeks now, the original carburetor was missing a bunch of parts, so I installed a close replacement. For the time we set up a container with a fuel line installed into it for a gas tank...
  12. Repair & Maintenance
    Hi all! well as the title implies, I'm having a pretty rough time. I got a 2000 honda fourtrax 300. I ended up rolling in on a mountainous trail a little while back and had to be searched and rescued out. During the roll, the ignition cylinder got busted out into pieces, brake throttles...
  13. Repair & Maintenance
    I have an '87 TRX250x that has a geremlin I can't find. First- the reverse switch is already bypassed. Second- there is no key or ignition switch, i leave them loose for run and connect to kill. Third- I replace my Kill switch(on the leftside handle bar) with an automotive rocker switch...
  14. Repair & Maintenance
    I have a 1999 Honda TRX450ES that only starts and idles when you let off the start button. If you pull the plug out and crank it it only sparks when you let off the starter. When running if you give it gas it dies. I have replaced the pulse generator, CDI box and checked battery voltage and...
  15. ATV General Discussion
    I think i saw something on here about it may be in reverse and that is why it doesnt spark when i kick it. Well i need some suggestions or pointed in the right direction of how to fix this problem. I appreciate your help and if you need anything from me ask away.
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