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ES won’t do anything

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I bought a 2001 Honda foreman 450 es on Sunday rode fine shifted fine turned on. Got it home and won’t do anything. When you go to start it just clicks,so google the problem bought a new starter figure I was good to go. New starter is on and still won’t crank. Messed around with the carb/fuel line/air box and got it fire up for like 20 mins. We turned it off because ES wouldn't do Any thing, doesn’t make Sound won’t shift out of N. We had to manually shift it into N just to fire it up. Any help for a noobie would be great.

*I did buy a new carb to put on*
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Thank you guys for chiming in, I've read the post you posted. I do have the battery out and I'm going to bring it to advance auto after work to see if it's weak. The carb I bought is not OEM but I figured I'd try it first and if it works well enough until I have the factory carb rebuilt I'll be happy with it as a temp solution. I just want the freaking thing running/shifting normal so I have the peace of mind I didn't just throw away $1000. We bought it for our daughters to ride with my wife and I and the guy who sold it to me said it was all good and it did start and ride fine at his house but the hour ride home thing is dead and now my problem to deal with. Thanks again for any input, I appreciate it.
I just check the battery with a multi-meter and it read 12.8 but it's not under any load or anything.
Battery was just tested and they said it was good. Advance Auto did it. And the guy said he use to work at the Honda plant for 10 years. I told him what's happening and he told me tap the ES motor up front and see if that gets it going. I asked 3 time if the was sure the battery was good he said yes
Got it fixed, changed all the fuses and put the new carb in ands it’s running awesomeeee.
Prior owner definitely went swimming with this hog
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