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1996 Honda 300 2wd

Was running great! Just finished the rear brakes and was out testing them. Stopped by my brothers house with it. After a few adult beverages he started lifting the front up and wound up standing it on its rear rack. I thought nothing of it, but now it’ll run for about a minute and then die. Then try to start and the solenoid just clicks (never happened before). Kick start and it tried to start but popped, back fired and died?


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maybe dislodged some junk or water in the fuel tank. Try draining the carb bowl

Try a different battery same thing can happen with seds in the bottom
 

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gas tank debree, or carb, debree.
if ya roll em over, every so often, it wont happen. :devil
just kidding on the second line..
 

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Ok finally getting back to this thing. I can’t get a sound out of it now. Battery test good and is on a tender. The solenoid just clicks when I hit the electic start. Kickstart and no sound of fire. Even if I cross the terminals on the solenoid it won’t turn over. The solenoid just clicks. Fuses are clean and clear. Someone guide me in the right direction please! Thanks


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Also when I changed the brakes I changed the cables to the hand and foot lever. I’ve looked for any exposed wires but it all looks good.


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Solenoid chatter tells me it’s a battery and/or dirty connections.

Is the plug wet with fuel after you cranked it?
 

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Solenoid chatter tells me it’s a battery and/or dirty connections.



Is the plug wet with fuel after you cranked it?


I tried a jumper pack on it and still nothing. Put a new plug in today. The oil had a scent of gas but not excessively over full


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Solenoid chatter tells me it’s a battery and/or dirty connections.



Is the plug wet with fuel after you cranked it?


I tried a jumper pack on it and still nothing. Put a new plug in today. The oil had a scent of gas but not excessively over full


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Wouldn’t it kickstart though?


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if your oil smells like fuel, your carb float is sticking and flooding your motor with fuel and will in time or?? ruin your seals and dry out bearings
you need to remove and clean carb and set float!
you also need to change oil/filter ASAP
longer its in there more damage it can do!

adding a booster pack might NOT start your atv, as many times a dead battery when you add a booster pack to it will suck the power down and NOT go to starter and such
I am guessing you did NOT disconnect the batter when trying to jump start it with the booster pack here ?? right??
SO< again, adding a booster pack, doesn't mean your good on enough amp's to try and start things!

NEXT, if you tipped the atv on its rear, HOW Long was it there while running<
you can run these motors that way and RUIN them a s they don't get p[roper lubrication while sitting upright like that, you can starve things from getting oiled!

also, when tipping on its tail, you can for sure shake up the crap in a older fuel tank and thus, send it to your carb and end up with poor or NO running issue's

SO< before cleaning your tank, you MIGHT really want to drain this tank and make sure inside is CLEAN, then clean and make sure peacock is free flowing, and HECK< IMO< since fuel line is cheap,m replace line from tank to carb, this way your 100% sure you have a clean fuel flowing rom tank to carb, into that NEW cleaned carb , other wise you can clean carb and start running and be right back to where your at now!
have to clean up stream, to solve carb problems!

ethanol fuel, coats parts with a varnish like coating that can flake off and clog carbs, and it can build on inside of tank, peacock, fuel line and carb parts!
thus, why I stated, clean tank, peacock, replace fuel line and THEN clean your carb!
GET a good KNOWN battery, and odds are you will be back and running, unless you have motor issue's from running a while on its tail!
 

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It wasn’t running when he accidentally stood it up, and he quickly brought it down.Why won’t it try to even start while kickstarting? Thanks for the reply


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Solenoid chatter tells me it’s a battery and/or dirty connections.



Is the plug wet with fuel after you cranked it?


I tried a jumper pack on it and still nothing. Put a new plug in today. The oil had a scent of gas but not excessively over full


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Wouldn’t it kickstart though?


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Yes it could kickstart with a weak battery. When you disconnect the fuel line from the carb does fuel leak out fast or slow?
 

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It sounds like an electrical issue so far. Try cleaning and reattaching the ground cable on the motor and clean the ground on the frame as well. If the starter won't work after cleaning grounds remove and clean up both cable ends on the solenoid/starter motor cable. Let us know how all that goes.
 

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Electrical- Check for spark, remove the spark plug, make sure kill switch is in the right place, key is on etc, and crank, ground the plug against the motor. Should see spark dancing on the plug.
 

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Electrical- Check for spark, remove the spark plug, make sure kill switch is in the right place, key is on etc, and crank, ground the plug against the motor. Should see spark dancing on the plug.


It won’t crank at this time


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It sounds like an electrical issue so far. Try cleaning and reattaching the ground cable on the motor and clean the ground on the frame as well. If the starter won't work after cleaning grounds remove and clean up both cable ends on the solenoid/starter motor cable. Let us know how all that goes.


I’m only finding the ground on the engine? Where would it be grounded to the frame? It’s a 1996 model


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Gas tank looks bright and shiny and fuel runs fast out of it as I sit here thinking about throwing a match in it!


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If I remember right there is a harness ground where the ignition coil mounts to the frame. There may be another somewhere, dunno... don't have one here to look at.

Jump battery voltage to the positive terminal on your starter motor. Be careful heavy arcing will occur and sparks will fly! Do this outdoors only. If the starter runs, then check the solenoid and start button, neutral light, etc.
 

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Check the fuses—there are two near the battery.

Do you have a service manual? No insult intended but it sounds like you’re not reading one.
 
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