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Melting positive side of the starter on 85 vf700

The positive side of three starters have melted or blued do to extreme electrical heat and it is a 1985 Honda Magna vf700...not on your list of bikes and apparently not supposed to have problems since I can't find anything on the internet about, I'm trying to find some info. so that I can fix it... not a short in a wire either all were checked and all are functioning. all grounds are good and solid as well. please, please, I need info. on what could be wrong.

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  • airepair May 11, 2010

    Do you have a upgraded headlight or other loads? How is the battery voltage while running? Try to unhook nonessential electrics (headlight etc) and see if it still heats up. Possibly a voltage regulator problem?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    My first thought would be, given you've checked the usual stuff, is that the gauge of the positive cable to the starter is to small for the current the starter is drawing. Or, the connector at the end of that cable is not making good electrical contact with the wire strands in the cable. Has this cable been replaced? Have you thoroughly inspected the connector on the end of the starter cable? You could also measure the resistance of this cable with an ohmmeter -- if the resistance is not almost zero ohms, this could be a source of the heat. Charlie



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Hi, Lilbigbrojoe check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary. For this scenario, you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Honda, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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