Think of your engine’s ignition system as a chain. The ignition switch fires the battery, which supplies power to the starter and the starter, in turn, cranks the engine. But, how does the starter use the electricity stored in the battery? The starter solenoid, or starter relay, is that link. The starter solenoid is what takes the current and allows it to turn the engine. In many cases, ignition problems where potentially-faulty spark plugs, wires, and coils have been ruled out, the starter is often blamed as the culprit. After all, the starter motor takes the brunt of the wear and abuse during startup. The seemingly logical fix would be to replace the entire starter. However, it is always a possibility that the starter motor could be fine but the solenoid or starter relay might have failed. It’s not always the case, but it does happen. Instead of spending the extra money to replace the entire starter, you can save yourself the trouble (and the extra dollars) by replacing only the solenoid and refurbishing the starter yourself. HQ Powersports is an online retailer of powersport vehicle replacement parts and components that meet or exceed OEM quality. We stock a full assortment of brand new starter solenoids, starter relays, and starter switches for ATVs and UTVs from some of the most popular manufacturers in the business including Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Can-Am, Arctic Cat, Suzuki, and more.