It'll never work now, you let the smoke out of the wires!!Part of the problem I'm having was posted in a different thread, but that's been fixed so I started this one.
History: Dogbone fuse blew and I finally began the process of replacing the starter solenoid as the wires were all but burned through. Got one from eBay, and that was a mistake. It was shoddy. And here's a possible hint to my troubles--for no more than one second I touched the wrong wires to the wrong place on the solenoid and I saw a very quick puff of smoke from under the seat.
I eventually ordered and installed a Honda replacement solenoid. Battery tested no good. Replaced it. Hooked everything up and hit the starter button...nothing. Neutral light glows. When I cross the poles on the solenoid the engine turns over well but will not start. Doesn't even act like it's trying. I have fuel in it.
So I'm here with the experts. Help me, somebody, cause I am losing some prime ride time!!!
The puff you saw under the seat was probably some of the wire loom associated with the starter button feed to the solenoid. HOPE. Right now I'm looking into thepossibility of the silicon diode. I'll be back.