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ok..seems a lot of ppl lately are having problems on how to wire up a battery to their starter solenoid then to the starter ?..sooo..I drew up a quick pic to show how to route the wires. i'm in noooooo means an artist !!!..lmfaoo..but it's pretty simple to understand for anyone trying to wire up their battery to their starters :).
 

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Great diagram Shade. I didn't know that you are also an artist :)
Thanks for sharing this!
lol..your welcome kent...and nooooooo..i'm not an artist by anyyyyyy means !..lmfao.
 

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good diagram hopefully people will actually use the search button!!
thats no art this is true art lol
 

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This might be a dumb question, but I just wanted to know if it's ok to hook a battery charger straight to + and - battery leads, to troubleshoot electric starter problems, just until I get a new battery. Don't want to burn anything up. Thanks.
 

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jgrem77 Yes it is ok to do that BUT a battery charger will not give the amperage necessary to operate the starting system correctly so it wont really work for troubleshooting. If your battery will hold a little bit of charge it might work to hook the charger to the battery with it connected to the quad but not with just the charger.
 

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Ok. I will try that. Thanks very much for the help. I'm kind of a rookie mechanic so I appreciate all the input I can get.
 

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One more quick question. When checking starter clutch, while it's still on the ATV, should it turn freely, or should it have a little stiffness?
 

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One more quick question. When checking starter clutch, while it's still on the ATV, should it turn freely, or should it have a little stiffness?
one-way starter cluch turns freely one way, locks the other.
 

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Ok so I'm new to the atv world I took my 03 ex out an battery fell out I got a new bl batter but when I turn my key switchon I'll a get is the green light no click over but when I take my positive wire an place it on other side of relay I get continuous power even with key off the positive wire an red wire r on left side of relay an the wire to starter on right side please anyone I need help
 

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Shade tree, I have a 95 Fourtrax 300. I cleaned out my battery compartment and must have bumped two small wires when moving the battery. The yellow red and the green red wires are not connected. I see by your diagram, they are connected to the solenoid, but where/how? There a small bolt with a nut on the side? Are they connected together. I'm lost, bike was running fine, now it won't start. Thanks in advance. Citywaterman
 

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Your solenoid has two small wires with a plug coming out of it, plus two large posts with nuts and washers on them. Your two broken wires in your harness had a plug on them... that missing plug connects to the solenoid plug. Check your new thread where you just asked about this for more information and a link to the service manual... Fun hint: Wiring diagrams are found in the back of every Honda service manual. :)
 
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