Burning fuses

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  • rubberband-man

Posted May 11, 2008 - 05:24 PM


I wrecked my wr a few weeks ago, and the other day on a ride, the engine died and the ignition button wouldn't light up the speedo. I pulled everything off and found a burned fuse (10 amp). I put the 15 amp off the headlights into the 10 amp fuse spot, and rode the rest of the day, and rode Saturday with no problems. Today I had the fuse burn out again. Anybody have a clue why I'd be going through fuses so quick? I've searched the forum for fuse questions, but nothing like this.


Posted May 11, 2008 - 06:07 PM


You've got an intermittent short somewhere. Check for pinched wires or worn insulation. Don't forget to pull the tank and check the harness along the frame also.

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  • Pluto67

Posted May 11, 2008 - 07:14 PM


What do you mean wrecked? damage the bars? that's a common sites for wire pinches and resultant shorts after damage. I wrecked a Harley last year (got rear-ended by another 'hog'). Took 4 months to get it back. A couple of weeks ago it was blowing fuses, no lights worked. I tried additional fuses, replaced a relay, found out the real problem was the insulation had been scraped off a wire when the shop re-wired the turn signals on the new rear fender. The shop told me new bars and signals are common sites for pinched wires after a wreck or re-build. Could your ignition wires have been pinched by the bars, radiator or something else getting knocked around?

  • rubberband-man

Posted May 12, 2008 - 09:31 PM


Thanks y'all. I pulled off the headlight and I had some exposed wires running from the speedometer to the front wheel. Hopefully the problem is solved.


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