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Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP
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I jump started the rhino, I smelled a burning wire smell and

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I jump started the rhino , I smelled a burning wire smell and now the ignition switch will not turn the starter
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Thats all well and good I was jump starting a dead battery
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2013 yamaha Rhino
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tested the starter by going direct to it works fine, when fired up from a direct battery connection
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 4 months ago.

I my name is ***** ***** am I speaking to ?

Can you gest me a little more detailed info on what you jumped it with ? car ?

Was the battery remove from the vehicle before you attempted to start the unit.

When you originally hooked up the jumper cables might have you unintentionally switched the cables ?

Have you inspected any part of the wiring harness and if so do you see any portions that my looked melted ?

Lastly do you have access to a multi-meter ?