Hello from North Central Ohio!
Hello Everyone. My name is Jerry and I currently ride a Harley Electra Glide Classic, but my son has caught the two-wheeled bug and wants to learn how to ride. I found him an 86 Honda Rebel 250 that isn't in terrible shape to learn the ins and outs on. Got some minor work to do on it to get it road-ready but here recently it has started having issues when I've tried starting it. It does have a brand new battery in it and when the key is turned on, clutch lever pulled in and start button is pressed, nothing happens except for the headlight dimming. No clicking or anything. The engine cutoff switch is in the run position and it's in neutral, and had been starting up just fine. I haven't been able to look into it too in-depth yet but I'm thinking it's either an issue with the starter solenoid or possibly the clutch lever switch as it acts the same whether the clutch lever is pulled in or not. Figured I'd join the forum and learn a bit about these bikes.