Hot!1999 foreman 450 es electrical problems

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2020/11/16 09:12:20 (permalink)

1999 foreman 450 es electrical problems

i have a 1999 foreman 450 es i recently got from my brother for free. he bought it for cheap and has not tried to get it running.
it has no power to anything. i have tried a good battery and a charger. changed all fuses. changed the solenoid just because i had a new one. anyone know the issue?
i was told it could need a new ignition and ecm. could the ecm cause it to have no power to anything? not even the headlights come on. i can short the solenoid and the engine turns over.
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    Re: 1999 foreman 450 es electrical problems 2020/11/18 20:59:19 (permalink)
    So none of the lights come on? You need to get a test light or meter and start checking power from the battery through the ignition switch. If an ecm is bad you would still get lights.

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    Re: 1999 foreman 450 es electrical problems 2020/11/19 08:56:36 (permalink)
    no lights at all. i tried a good ignition switch. still nothing. whoever had this bike before my brother had no idea what they were doing and should never touch a wiring harness again. the wires that go to the shift motor are spliced and tied back together with not even any electrical tape on them, the cdi box is just hanging down, the connector for the carb heater was cut off, and all the fuses were gone. 
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    Re: 1999 foreman 450 es electrical problems 2020/11/19 18:23:08 (permalink)
    Lord sounds like you have a basket case on your hands. You could always looked for a used harness on ebay. Or you could look for a wiring schematic and trace out your power. There should be a constant hot to your ignition switch.

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    Clutch Kit
    SuperTrapp IDS2 Exhaust
    K&N Filter
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    32" Interco Interforce II's
    16" MSA M30 Trottles
    Snorkled 
    54% gear reduction
    Honda 350 rear axle assm.

    6" BPC CUSTOM LIFT WITH 8" STRETCH AND 3" BODY LIFT OLD 300 LOOKING GOOD AS EVER THANKS TO WHITNEY!!!!!

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