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Ok, hi guys first time asking for info let me start by letting you guys know what happened, I was slow charging the battery and left the key on the ignition, I mean on lights on and everything, let for work and it started raining, when I came cack I noticed what happened and tried to started, all I got was a major clicking sound from the solenoid area, I checked the fuses they are all OK, so I thought I fried the solenoid, no biggie I'll get a new one, well I've gotten 3 none work, when I install them I get nothing not even any lights or anything, when I install the old one there is lights it just won't start and clicks like there is a short inside, if I shake the solenoid I can hear something loose in there, any ideas on what might be going on, thanks for any info.
 

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Check the voltage on the battery... A trickle charger won't keep up with the power draw of the lights and running the bike electrically... You may need a new battery, or I could be completely wrong... I would check the voltage on the battery with the key off. Then check the voltage with you trying to start the bike with the original solenoid...
 

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On the new solenoids, are the letters in the pic below on the same right-hand, left-hand side, as the Oem solenoid? Note the difference on the second pic.


 

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I agree,it sounds like you have a battery issue. I would leave the original solenoid on and replace the battery. Just my opinion.
 

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On the new solenoids, are the letters in the pic below on the same right-hand, left-hand side, as the Oem solenoid? Note the difference on the second pic.


Ron it looks more like the first one, a bit different it does not have the square box in front but under it, and at the bottom is MR5 2, i was thinking the battery too, but why would the cluster lights and head light go on with the old solenoid but not the new one, (i tried 3 different ones) :-(
 

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Ron it looks more like the first one, a bit different it does not have the square box in front but under it, and at the bottom is MR5 2, i was thinking the battery too, but why would the cluster lights and head light go on with the old solenoid but not the new one, (i tried 3 different ones) :-(
They may be the incorrect one.
 

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Ron it looks more like the first one, a bit different it does not have the square box in front but under it, and at the bottom is MR5 2, i was thinking the battery too, but why would the cluster lights and head light go on with the old solenoid but not the new one, (i tried 3 different ones) :-(
That's why I said I would put the old solenoid back on. Cant explain the light situation with the new solenoids but if the old one worked fine before killing the battery I don't see any reason to replace it.
 

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That's why I said I would put the old solenoid back on. Cant explain the light situation with the new solenoids but if the old one worked fine before killing the battery I don't see any reason to replace it.
the old solenoid sounds like there is something loose in there when i shake it, the new one if from another shadow, they look exactly the same, i will pick up another battery and see if that helps, is reading 12.8 i dont think there is anything wrong with iy, i should pull the one from my other bike
 

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Well i figure out what was up, well actually my 4 year old did, yes i know how the hell a 4 year old did let me explain, i took the old solenoid out and put it next to the new one, and started checking the cables to make sure there was nothing wrong with them, when i hear my daughter say B, M M, B over and over again, she started to get on my nerves, when i went to take the solenoids away from here she says "daddy they are back ward" it took me a while to find out wtf she what talking about when i noticed that on top of the solenoids there is a B and an M on the original it went from left to right, on the new one it was backwards , changed the cables and book problem solved, i just finished making her 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies. :mrgreen:
 

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That's just too funny! Ya' gotta love it.:lol: Lucky you, AND her. She works a lot cheaper than your local Honda wrench.
 

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My grandson @ 4 yrs. was watching me assemble a grill and proceeded to my rollaway and came back with two 7/16" wrenches and proceeded to adding additional bolts to the hood section. Kids do the darndest things. You better keep your keys hidden to the bike!
 
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