View Full Version : Big red will kick start but nothing else

11-28-2011, 03:04 PM
85 Big Red atc, it will kick start and run great but no electric start, light, or indicator lights, tried new key switch and new selenoid and nothing. and all fueses are good. kill switch and key switch will shut it off if I kick it over. any tips? I'm banging my head on the wall here!:wondering

11-28-2011, 05:35 PM
good battery?
neutral switch bad?
turn the key on and put it in reverse, if the light doesnt light up and you know the batt is good the connections between the neutral switch and the harness may be bad or missing.

another test, turn the key on and jump the solenoid with a wrench or screwdriver, if it turns the motor over then the batt is good and theres a wiring problem.

tri again
11-28-2011, 06:23 PM
x2 with wyte

The funny thing is that one of mine has NO ig key or battery and
all 4 ingition switch wires are unplugged.
It kick starts but the indicator lights glow when it starts and headlight works.
no battery.

I had my first bad neutral bulb but have also had more than a few
neutral safety switch connectors come loose.

11-28-2011, 10:08 PM
thanks a bunch guys! I actually just found two wires that were rubbed and one cut in the harness, of course it was buried and didnt see it before. fixed that and she works like a champ! thanks again!