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Honda CRF 230 dirt bike will not even begin to crank

I've put a charge on the 12-volt battery but it will not even turn over...

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Check for a good ground from motor to frame and from frame to battery. And if battery is more than 1 - 2 years old (on a dirt bike) replace battery with a known good one. - if this does not fix it check the start switch for dirt and corrosion

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When you try to start, does the batter voltage drop?
If not, then does the switch put current to the starter solenoid?
If it does, then check for current at the starter solenoid. It should at least click. If there is no current to the stater solenoid, then it is the switch. If the solenoid clicks, but there is no big drop in battery voltage, then it is the starter. You might be able to clean the brushes and commutator in order to bring it back to like.

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If the battery has been sitting flat... it is probably now stuffed. When left flat for more than a day or 2, a problem develops where the lead plates of the battery become coated with sulphate increasing the batteries internal resistance. Whilst it may measure 12 volts, when you draw any current from it, the volts die away.
Are you able to put a 12 volt lamp across the batt and see what happens?
Do you have any electrical activity when you try to start it, clicking, lights, anything??
Let me know and we can work from there
regards Robotek

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