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Old 10-20-2008, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am experiencing some problems with my 2005 Honda foreman 500 4x2 standard shift. The electric starter works and turns over the engine perfectly fine but it will not start because it loses spark. However, if I use the pull start instead it will start up with no problems. I figured it was the battery, but I installed a new one with a full charge and experience the same problems. Its an intermedient problem becasue once out of a blue moon the 4 wheeler will start up with the electric button. Its definitely an electrical issue somewhere.

Has anyone experienced this problem or knows anything that could be?

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Old 10-20-2008, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know, but i think you would be well off to start at the battery and go point by point to make sure every connection between the battery and the starter is solid. after that i dont know.
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I would go to your starter, and check the voltage coming off of that. Since your pull start doesn't use that it's more or less like pushing a clutch to get it started. Your starter might be binding, if it's not turning fast enough then it won't create enough of a spark. Battery was a good try, I would see if you can get your 100 bucks back, depending on where you got your battery from.

I just had another idea. I rebuilt the motor I had in my raptor. After I had it done, it sheared off the dowel in the fly wheel. It would crank and crank and crank, we could push start it, but it wouldn't start with the electric start. I'm not sure how this stuff works on these foremans, I have never gotten that far into them. I hope this helps you out.
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I would go to your starter, and check the voltage coming off of that. Since your pull start doesn't use that it's more or less like pushing a clutch to get it started. Your starter might be binding, if it's not turning fast enough then it won't create enough of a spark. Battery was a good try, I would see if you can get your 100 bucks back, depending on where you got your battery from.

I just had another idea. I rebuilt the motor I had in my raptor. After I had it done, it sheared off the dowel in the fly wheel. It would crank and crank and crank, we could push start it, but it wouldn't start with the electric start. I'm not sure how this stuff works on these foremans, I have never gotten that far into them. I hope this helps you out.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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dacheez is in the right place. See how much voltage your SOLENOID pulls when starting- it may be pulling too much and discharging the system too far taking spark away- IE, there isnt enough to drive the coil, which wont produce any spark to the plug. Pulstarter, your not draining the system, thus it starts.

Another way to test this is hook your meter to your battery, and hit the electric start. If your battery drops below 10vAC, your solenoid is bad.

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