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My husband died in February on this year. I have trying to get things done that I never did before. I replaced the battery but have a thin green wire coming from the thing behind the battery ...I think it's called a Solenoid. Where does that go?
 

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Im very sorry for your loss. We will need the model and year of the quad to be able to help you. Welcome to the forums!
 

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Honda Foreman ES probably about 1996.
It is a thin maybe about 18 gauge green wire coming from the Solenoid
??? round thing behind battery. There is also a red on that run down under seat to something, can't find the end of it. I had it running before then this stupid green wire appeared!!!! I'm so frustrated!!!!!!
 

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Honda Foreman ES probably about 1996.
It is a thin maybe about 18 gauge green wire coming from the Solenoid
??? round thing behind battery. There is also a red on that run down under seat to something, can't find the end of it. I had it running before then this stupid green wire appeared!!!! I'm so frustrated!!!!!!
that green wire should have a red stripe on it ?, if it does ?, then it would have gone to the starter solenoid :). if it does not have a red stripe on it ?, it's posb it went to the tail light :).
 

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Check my sig block for service manuals and download the one you need. Tell us the VIN or underneath the seat and or a label on the front of the frame you may see a tag that says something like TRX400FM1 1996
 

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Thanks again, But just seems like everything goes wrong and I have one of those deep slits on my thumb...didn't wear gloves and they are so dry...thing I got acid on them.

So I've decided that I am going to call a guy that lives here and works on them...my husband didn't believe in maintenance, so everything probably needs done...filters, oil change, lube etc.

I don't think my hands or my mind were cut out for this work!!! I'm not usually a quitter but you can call me one now ;)
 

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That’s good call taking it to the shop; there’s no foul in your recognizing you don’t have the experience or tools to get it back running by yourself. Better off paying someone who does.

Is it a 98 or later? Your big Foreman will need oil change & filter, air filter clean, clutch adjustment, valve adjustment and battery install. If you can afford it get a brake fluid change and brake adjustment. Then have them change the oil in the differentials. It could run $325 but well worth it.

In top shape you might be able to get $2800 for a 98 450ES depending on local market; NADA value looks a little low.
 
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