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i was driving my honda foreman 400 it started smoking melted the whole main harness what could cause this new guy here thanks in advance
 

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You’ll have to trace the harness and check where it melted. Could be a short and caused a wire to get to hot in the harness. Could be a mouse chewed on wires causing it the touch metal and short out. Start tracing and see what you find.
 

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yes i thought about a short but i dont think it is because pretty much every wire is melted to a crisp even my solenoid wires are melted to a crisp
 

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would you recommend just installing the new harness because i cant find anything wrong ??
 

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yes i thought about a short but i dont think it is because pretty much every wire is melted to a crisp even my solenoid wires are melted to a crisp
It sure sounds to me like the whole harness needs to be replaced. But you would need to find out what caused the first meltdown.
I have done this on a motorcycle. It was only one wire that got pinched under the seat but it ran through a bundle of wires and it melted several other wires in the bundle along with it.
 

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It sure sounds to me like the whole harness needs to be replaced. But you would need to find out what caused the first meltdown.
I have done this on a motorcycle. It was only one wire that got pinched under the seat but it ran through a bundle of wires and it melted several other wires in the bundle along with it.
i tried to trace the wires to see which one it was but there melted so bad could it be the regulater rectifier
 

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Sorry it took so long to come back to you.
It could be. But it could also be something else. It is not really possible for me to guess from a distance what caused the meltdown.
 
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