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I recently bought a 1986 Honda Fourtrax 250. I was told that all the dash electrical components didn't work. The key switch is the only thing that actually works.

I have replaced battery, all fuses, solenoid, good used start/light/kill switch.

I spoke to a mechanic at a Honda dealer. He told me it was either the fuses, starter, or the solenoid.

When you press the start button, it does nothing.

If you use a screw driver to connect the terminals on solenoid, the starter will turn over and will start.

Does anyone have any ideas of where to go from here to fix this issue?
 

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Do you mean that you are laying a screw across the terminals on the starter or the solenoid ?
 

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I had one of these. Coming off the battery the main fuse holder cracked, the fuse was good but wouldn't allow power out the other side. I replaced it with a modern day fuse assembly. With the key on the bike would kick start but the lights were all dead. Hated that bike.
 

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I recently bought a 1986 Honda Fourtrax 250. I was told that all the dash electrical components didn't work. The key switch is the only thing that actually works.

I have replaced battery, all fuses, solenoid, good used start/light/kill switch.

I spoke to a mechanic at a Honda dealer. He told me it was either the fuses, starter, or the solenoid.

When you press the start button, it does nothing.

If you use a screw driver to connect the terminals on solenoid, the starter will turn over and will start.

Does anyone have any ideas of where to go from here to fix this issue?
I just got this same wheeler on a trade deal I can turn the key on kick it and its running and i can shut it off with the key but there is no power to the handle bar switches or lights I can run a jumper from the battery to any terminal in the handle bar switches and everything powers up and even the starter button engages all the fuses ive located are in great shape im stumped 2
 

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Download the service manual and check parts links in my signature block below. This has the electrical and troubleshooting charts
 
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