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I am having issues with mine too. I have a new battery and starter and the solenoid is good. when I push the start button I get a click and a low tone high pitch noise. I pulled the starter out of the bike and left it hooked up to the bike wiring and a ground, hit the start button and the starter spins fine but when I put it back in the bike I get nothing but a click. Every now and again I get it to turn over but not often.
 

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I am having issues with mine too. I have a new battery and starter and the solenoid is good. when I push the start button I get a click and a low tone high pitch noise. I pulled the starter out of the bike and left it hooked up to the bike wiring and a ground, hit the start button and the starter spins fine but when I put it back in the bike I get nothing but a click. Every now and again I get it to turn over but not often.
and this is in...…..what ?????????.
 

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it is hard to reply without the year, model, and such. give it another try. this is the place to go for honda atv problems, and other problems atv. :smile
 

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I am having issues with mine too. I have a new battery and starter and the solenoid is good. when I push the start button I get a click and a low tone high pitch noise. I pulled the starter out of the bike and left it hooked up to the bike wiring and a ground, hit the start button and the starter spins fine but when I put it back in the bike I get nothing but a click. Every now and again I get it to turn over but not often.
I would suspect the starter won’t turn under load. Most likely This could be that the starter is weak and in need of rebuild or replacement. However a smaller chance there’s binding in the starter gears or in rotating the engine. Understand knowing the quad specs can be helpful in diagnostics
 

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2 times now my 15 Rancher has cranked and runs fine, after several miles of riding kill it and it just won’t start again. Someone pulls me back to camp and after it cools down it will crank again. I will use this post to see if I can track the problem down
 

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Do you have service manual?
Do you have a recoil starter?
Need to do diagnostics—
 

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2 times now my 15 Rancher has cranked and runs fine, after several miles of riding kill it and it just won’t start again. Someone pulls me back to camp and after it cools down it will crank again. I will use this post to see if I can track the problem down
where did ya put your post the first time? usually it takes only one post, in the right forum. not trying to badger ya, lord knows i will get some, badgering, for one of my post soon. those here are friendly. you should stick with your own post.
maybe repair, and maintenance. for example. that way your problem is concentrated on.
i think it relates to the starter, or
 

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@Voltron : with a name like that, i have to think, you understand how to read a voltmeter, or something similar.. i ask, so i might not ask dumb questions, of you, when ya post.. sad thing is, my memory is wayward anyway, so i might just ask a dumb question anyway.. //ed
 

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sorry, i wasnt very clear. i got major brain fog.. i wasnt referring to this post, just that when and if ya post something, i dont want to be the one, that ask you if you know how to read a voltmeter. :) i was trying to save myself, from another duh., moment.. :D
"maybe repair, and maintenance. for example."
i posted that, now looking back on it, if im not mistaken, this is repair and maintenance.. just ''dazed and confused''..
if i didnt say so before.. welcome
 

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I have a 1986 Honda Fourtrax 300. Starter was out so I was using the kick start for a while. I finally bought a new starter and replaced it, now it won't start even with the kick start. Starter spins but never starts bike up. I went back to kick start and still can't get the bike to start. Any ideas?
 

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is the starter from china, comes to mind.. check fuse's.. if you go OEM, you are better off, and will save money.
 

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Look's like there are alot of members that come on here lately with a problem about thier atv's not starting ??..turns key on..pushes start button..and they only hear a clicking noise comming from somewhere ??? ( i said somewhere..because they have no idea what or where it is ! )..lol. anyway..your answer !!..this is a sign of a couple reasons as to what is going on..first..your battery could be weak ?..or dead ?..depends on how long you let it sit ????. soo..first thing's first..check your battery..make sure it's fully charged ???..now..push the start button....same thing..clicking noise that's driving you crazy..and not starting ??..ok..now..locate your starter's solenoid..it's round..and most of them are near your battery..it has two large cables on it..there is a 10mm nut that attaches the cable to the terminals...make sure the post is clean..and tight ?..now..follow the cable to your battery..do the same here..clean..and tight !. back at the solenoid's other termianl post..is the other large cable..check to see if it's clean and tight ?..if so..follow it to your starter....it's attached with a 10mm nut...about middle ways of your starter. check to see if it's clean and tight ?. now..go back to your battery....find the neg post on the battery....see if it's clean and tight ?..follow this cable to your starter or a motor bolt ?..most of these cables bolt up near the starter...either with the starter bolt that attaches the starter to the motor ?...or near the starter..is a 6mm bolt going through the cable..into the motor. see if it's clean and tight ?..okkk..now..go back to the solenoid..you know...that pesky round thing that makes that clicking sound when you push the starter button !!..with key on ( check to make sure all your fuses are not blown ! )..push the start button..does the atv crank up ?..or do you hear that damn pesky noise again ?..if you hear that clicking noise...take an old screw driver..and touch the screw driver to both tops of the solenoid terminals..did the bike crank over ??..or did it do nothing ?..if it cranked over...then replace the solenoid..it's bad !..if it did not crank over when you put the screw driver on the solenoid's terminals..then take a hammer..and slightly tap the starter as your pushing the start button....if the starter turns over after this..then your brushes are worn to much..and you can either replace the brushes in it ?..or..buy another starter ?. if you have found that it's your starter that is bad...remove the starter from the atv ( make sure you unhook the battery from the atv )..just one cable..neg or pos...does not matter. if you have a service manual ( which..you really should have one ! )..it will show you how to pre-test the starter. before you start removing the bolts/screws from the starter ( pay attention to this next part..VERY IMPORTANT ! )..scribe a couple lines across the ends of the starter..where the ends meet the middle...this is so...when you go to put it back together..you can line the ends up where they are suppose to go !..pull the starter apart, test the armaiture..it shows you in the book how to test it..and ohm it out. clean the ends out of all the grim and dirt..and crap..i'm sure it's full of it !!..an air compresser works wonders..if ya don't have one..well..wing it !!..lol. grease the ends of the armature..bearings if it has them ?..most do. put your new brushes in..put it back together. do not tighten the bolts or screws down to tight !!!..try spining the starter by hand..does it spin kinda easy ?..if not..you got something wrong ?..or..your new brushes have not '' seated '' in yet. now..take a set of jumper cables..hook them up to a good battery..car/truck..or even a battery by itself..just make sure you got the cables on the right post on the battery's end !..now...at the other end..hook the neg on the body of the starter..the best place is the ends of the starter..where the two bolt holes are. now..briefly..touch the pos cable end of the jumber cables to the starter's bolt post..becareful..if the starter is rebuilt right..it will kinda jerk as it turns really fast !..if you did it right..then congrats..you just over hauled your starter..and saved a few bucks !..if you failed..well..it's time to go shoping for a new starter !..lol. hope this helps out gang !.
When i press start all i hear is a click and then spinning but no cranking i have spark i have compression my flywheel is spinning same thing happens when jumping solenoid and i have a big battery jumper/charger so have right power fuse good neutral light replaced cvt belt starter clutch starter spark plug wire n spark plug any ideas?
 

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When i press start all i hear is a click and then spinning but no cranking i have spark i have compression my flywheel is spinning same thing happens when jumping solenoid and i have a big battery jumper/charger so have right power fuse good neutral light replaced cvt belt starter clutch starter spark plug wire n spark plug any ideas?
and this is on , what ???. engine cranking over in the CORRECT direction ??.
 

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New member today. Over the years have had many times where the battery would charge up, read good voltage, but fail a load test. Can be frustrating after doing all ground and connection checks, but thats still good PM. Had a bad voltage regulator that fried a battery only once in 20 years over 5 atvs/SxS. Sometimes you just have to have the battery load tested first and be prepared buy a new battery. All good info above. AGMs worth the money spent.
 

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Look's like there are alot of members that come on here lately with a problem about thier atv's not starting ??..turns key on..pushes start button..and they only hear a clicking noise comming from somewhere ??? ( i said somewhere..because they have no idea what or where it is ! )..lol. anyway..your answer !!..this is a sign of a couple reasons as to what is going on..first..your battery could be weak ?..or dead ?..depends on how long you let it sit ????. soo..first thing's first..check your battery..make sure it's fully charged ???..now..push the start button....same thing..clicking noise that's driving you crazy..and not starting ??..ok..now..locate your starter's solenoid..it's round..and most of them are near your battery..it has two large cables on it..there is a 10mm nut that attaches the cable to the terminals...make sure the post is clean..and tight ?..now..follow the cable to your battery..do the same here..clean..and tight !. back at the solenoid's other termianl post..is the other large cable..check to see if it's clean and tight ?..if so..follow it to your starter....it's attached with a 10mm nut...about middle ways of your starter. check to see if it's clean and tight ?. now..go back to your battery....find the neg post on the battery....see if it's clean and tight ?..follow this cable to your starter or a motor bolt ?..most of these cables bolt up near the starter...either with the starter bolt that attaches the starter to the motor ?...or near the starter..is a 6mm bolt going through the cable..into the motor. see if it's clean and tight ?..okkk..now..go back to the solenoid..you know...that pesky round thing that makes that clicking sound when you push the starter button !!..with key on ( check to make sure all your fuses are not blown ! )..push the start button..does the atv crank up ?..or do you hear that damn pesky noise again ?..if you hear that clicking noise...take an old screw driver..and touch the screw driver to both tops of the solenoid terminals..did the bike crank over ??..or did it do nothing ?..if it cranked over...then replace the solenoid..it's bad !..if it did not crank over when you put the screw driver on the solenoid's terminals..then take a hammer..and slightly tap the starter as your pushing the start button....if the starter turns over after this..then your brushes are worn to much..and you can either replace the brushes in it ?..or..buy another starter ?. if you have found that it's your starter that is bad...remove the starter from the atv ( make sure you unhook the battery from the atv )..just one cable..neg or pos...does not matter. if you have a service manual ( which..you really should have one ! )..it will show you how to pre-test the starter. before you start removing the bolts/screws from the starter ( pay attention to this next part..VERY IMPORTANT ! )..scribe a couple lines across the ends of the starter..where the ends meet the middle...this is so...when you go to put it back together..you can line the ends up where they are suppose to go !..pull the starter apart, test the armaiture..it shows you in the book how to test it..and ohm it out. clean the ends out of all the grim and dirt..and crap..i'm sure it's full of it !!..an air compresser works wonders..if ya don't have one..well..wing it !!..lol. grease the ends of the armature..bearings if it has them ?..most do. put your new brushes in..put it back together. do not tighten the bolts or screws down to tight !!!..try spining the starter by hand..does it spin kinda easy ?..if not..you got something wrong ?..or..your new brushes have not '' seated '' in yet. now..take a set of jumper cables..hook them up to a good battery..car/truck..or even a battery by itself..just make sure you got the cables on the right post on the battery's end !..now...at the other end..hook the neg on the body of the starter..the best place is the ends of the starter..where the two bolt holes are. now..briefly..touch the pos cable end of the jumber cables to the starter's bolt post..becareful..if the starter is rebuilt right..it will kinda jerk as it turns really fast !..if you did it right..then congrats..you just over hauled your starter..and saved a few bucks !..if you failed..well..it's time to go shoping for a new starter !..lol. hope this helps out gang !.
 
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