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I have a 2007 Honda Rancher 400FA. I haven't started it in a month and temps have been like 10 degrees and below at night. I tried to start it yesterday and it turned over good but wouldn't start. I tried it again for about 10 seconds still didn't start. I flipped the on off switch to make sure it was in on position. Now when you push start button it does absolutely nothing no clinking or anything. Its been hooked to battery maintainer whole time. Lights are good and bright the battery isn't dead or weak. Its still hooked to the tender. You push start and nothing happens. Neutral light is on. No fuses are blowed that I can see. I only see like 6 fuses near the battery compartment. Is there fuses other than in the fuse box by the battery? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

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My OEM battery lasted 7yrs. I change it to a gel battery from Oreillys back in 2002 and is still in it. Maybe it is battery but light on tender is green and lights are bright. I would think if would click or something. When I was cranking in it wasn't getting weak. Unless it is dead. Its 6yrs old.
 

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You should get some kind of sound of the electrics are good. We can assume the battery is good enough for a click! LOL Jump the solenoid and see if it turns over that way. If it does turn over then it must be the switch, solenoid, dirty battery cable or something like that. It is possible the starter motor is bad but they usually go bad slowly.
 

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Where would I find this? Is it under the seat also? I'm not much of a mechanic but can do some things.
 

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Just to see if it will turn over. Then I will for sure know its the battery..
 

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I flipped the on off switch to make sure it was in on position. Now when you push start button it does absolutely nothing no clinking or anything.
The immediate suspect would be the on-off switch I would think ??
Not sure if you can disconnect/bypass it... I am NOT an expert. :sad

After that, there is still the turning over but not firing issue...
 

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Ok its for sure not the battery. I crossed the starter solenoid and it immediately starts cranking strong. Does that mean solenoid is bad is all??
 

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Ok I ordered a new solenoid and still same thing. I took the killswitch off the handle bars and just pushed the back where the wire is on back of it and it started right up. Its either the connection on the switch itself. Looks like its all hard wired to me with a harness. IDK if I can just replace the switch itself. Its working as of right now though.
 

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Ok I ordered a new solenoid and still same thing. I took the killswitch off the handle bars and just pushed the back where the wire is on back of it and it started right up. Its either the connection on the switch itself. Looks like its all hard wired to me with a harness. IDK if I can just replace the switch itself. Its working as of right now though.
We had the starter button go bad in a Recon ES (same button as yours I beleive). So instead of buying a whole new switch assembly, we just took those 2 wires and connected them to a MX kill button. So that is the starter button now. But working reliably for years. We went with the Honda CR style.

 
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