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Hello all,

Got a problem with my 1988, yes '88, Honda always wanting to turn over when the battery is connceted.

I replaced the rear fender, had to disconnect the wires to feed them out and when I hooked everything back up and connected the battery it turned over with the key and kill switch off??? I color coded the wires to make sure they were reconnected right and the battery wires are molded (from age) so they only go in one direction. Everyone I talk to says I must have crossed wires but I'm sure they went back the way they were taken off.

Anyone run across this before? Appreciate any advise given, supposed to go hunting next weekend...

"Hatchet"
 

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Sounds like the starter solenoid is stuck.
 

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X2 on the srtarter solenoid. Also I have seen an ignition switch do the same thing corroded contacts caused that problem .
 

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Awesome, I'll check those out. Is the solenoid the round thing located in the battery compartment beside the battery? To fix would I just tap it to get it unstuck? If I need to get a new solenoid or ignition switch can you recommend a site to order online?
 

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Tapping will not fix the problem it will merely prolong the repair and eventually get to the point of no return and burn up a perfectly good machine. Alot of times your starter is the culprit also, ... if the starter drive solenoid hangs up it wi keep the starter engaged. Also when you replaced the plastics you may want to check for a chafed wire you might have unknowingly pinched one and it's grounding out somewhere.
 

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Agree with moose on this one..
 

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I hope you checked all of your work before going out and spending money needlessly. If it worked before you took it apart chances are you are the culprit of the issue. I'm not being mean I'm just saying that you may have cut,pinched, or chaffed something on the harness. It's not hard to do on these machines.



Ordered a new solenoid, I'll keep you guys posted if this fixes the problem.
 

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Replaced the solenoid and it still does the same thing. I looked at the wires and didn't notice any visible wear or breaks but to really get a good look the rack and fender will need to come off again. I'll keep you guys posted when/if I find the problem.
 

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tear it back down bro, check the wiring, fix the bad one.Try to start it before you put the plastics an rack back on.... wrap the wiring with wire loom tape the loom ends and every 3 or 4 inches. put it back together and have fun.
 

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Well, finally figured it out. Wires crossed!
The two wires that come up under the fender both look the same except one is black and one red. The black one goes to the neg batt terminal and I assumed the red one went to the pos batt terminal. The red one actually goes to the pos solenoid terminal and the wire coming off the solenoid goes to the pos batt terminal.
The confusion was caused by the two wires coming up under the fender look the same and have the same terminal ends plus it was a while between tear down and put back. Felt like an idiot but had to come back and let ya'll know the outcome. Hatchet
 

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Glad you got it going!
 
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