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Blowing fuses
The other night I put in progressive shock springs.
Before I even had it out of the shop it blew a fuse (the one behind the battery 30A) when I was turning it around is when it happened. Put in new fuse and drove er home, well ....the long way home... as usual.
Last night I was changing the anti dive settings and it blew again, it was when I turned the wheel hard to the right. So in goes a new fuse and the experimenting begins. I turned to the left....its ok....I turn to the right........ it blows again. Out of fuses......
Question ...... has anyone else had this happen? What should I look for?
Obviously I have a short happening, but I am looking for a quick easy fix, so...any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance - Bear
#1 06-25-2008, 06:38 PM,
a quick fix may be spotting the wire thats being crushed by the steering mechanism :p
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#2 06-25-2008, 09:23 PM,
I put a breaker were the fuse was for troubleshooting.
I have unclamped the wires on top of the shocks and moved them around etc but it still shorts out when turning the wheel to the right.
Is there some wires deep in the triple tree area that I cant see that could be the culprit?
#3 06-26-2008, 08:58 AM,
theres the angle sensor for the auto canceling turning signals, try disconnecting that.
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#4 06-26-2008, 10:02 AM,
I thought of that too, it didnt help.
But good news I think I found the probem, it seems to be in the switch.
I felt he wiring going into the switch (cant see it, its under the triple tee), first I pulled on it, no difference, then I pushed it into the switch and it quit shorting. I've been moving the it back and forth and all is well.
Temporarily anyway. I want to remove the switch and see if I can find the problem and repair it.
Are new ones available?

#5 06-26-2008, 10:30 AM,
maybe is just a nude wire, tape it and you're good to go. you will know once you take it out to inspect and see Smile

i dont know if you can find new but will not be hard to find an used one.
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#6 06-26-2008, 12:17 PM,
Here is a pic of the problem area.
The wiring going into the switch was rubbing on the frame. Just in front of the "1984" tag there is 2 bolt heads, above the top one is where it was rubbing. You can just see the wires now taped up about an inch above it. I tied the wires up, so it shoud be good for another 24 years :wink:
The manual said to remove the top triple tree to get the ignition switch out, I didnt, I used stubby wrenches and gotter dun. :lol:

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#7 06-28-2008, 06:49 AM,
Congratulations, I'm glad you made it!! Smile i told you it was a silly wire on the steering neck 8)
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#8 06-28-2008, 04:39 PM,
I had the same thing happen to me recently, or at least similar. Sounds like you got it figured out but I will share what happened to mine. I actually just bought this bike two weeks ago. When I got it home I found that the tail light that was on the rear has been added and it was wired into the accessories circuit. There was no fuse in the tail light slot in the fuse box. I of course tried installing a fuse and at first all the lights came on but two and those were just burnt out bulbs. Then I drove it about 10 feet out the drive and it blew the fuse. Next time it melted the wire and then blew the fuse. After hours of plying around the wiring harness I found a brown tail light circuit wire that had come unplugged just before it went into the left fairing pocket and the end of the wire was dangling on the frame. This is down low on the pocket so not too easy to see right off. It is a single plug in with the clear plastic around it. I have no idea why the tail light circuit goes into the left fairing pocket. Anyway had to run all new tail light wiring. Goodness that circuit goes all over the place!
#9 06-28-2008, 07:44 PM,
its always smart to check all the wiring that PO had made on your bikes.

when i got mine. i stripped all the useless wires hanging around and now im pretty happy with the results and feel safe. i also know where and how is every single accessory connected to the bike, and where to start looking in case there is a problem. i followed this guy guide:

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my bike already had a terminal block on the left fairing pocket i just rewired it, i dont have anything wired to the back of the bike yet but now is ready in case i need to Smile
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#10 06-29-2008, 12:53 PM,

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