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1988 Honda fourtrax 300 electrical short


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Could be the starter relay, have you looked into all of the components of the electrical side of the bike. Check the relay and see what happens when you jump it. 
See if the engine cranks, there is also a neutral safety switch that you should look into as well. There are also other relays as well within the starting system so bottom line is your going to have to go part by part and check everything. If your not clear on how things work then feel free to ask.  

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