Dog Bone fuse cracked


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rrmiller73
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Dog Bone fuse cracked

Postby rrmiller73 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:58 pm



Rode my 1200 down to vote Monday about a mile from home and went in and voted. Came out 20 minutes later and the bike would crank but not fire. Tried pushing it and no start either. Caught a ride home and went back up with tools about an hour later and it cranked right up. Having just read a post about a simular problem being the 30A dogbone fuse on the solonoid or the pulse generators for the ignition. I checked the fuse first. It had a small hair line mark in it and when I touched it a piece of the strap fell out. There was a spare in the fuse cover. Put it in and all seems well after a couple trips. Wiring a blade fuse holder across the dog bone terminals looks like the permanent fix. Thanks for the info.



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Re: Dog Bone fuse cracked

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:21 pm

I had a very similar experience - when I touched the fuse, it crumbled in my fingers. I put the 30 amp blade fuse holder (a good quality, waterproof one with a status LED can be had for $5 at Radio Shack, of all places) in there, taped a couple spare 30 amp fuses to the side of it, and haven't had a problem since.

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Re: Dog Bone fuse cracked

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:30 am

i carry a blade fuse holder already set up so when my dog bone fuse goes on the 1200 wing i am not stranded. my gf's dog bone fuse went out on her 1200 wing a few weeks ago, she was in toledo with a group of her riding friends and they were nervous about installing the blade fuse holder i had set up for her so i had to take an hour ride just to install a fuse
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Re: Dog Bone fuse cracked

Postby maestro319 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:12 am

Just how DO you install a blade fuse holder?? Do you need solder? Connectors? Splicing? Directions and/or a diagram would be nice. I'd like to have a set-up ready to go for my '86 GL1200, and it would be nice to know how to install it or I'd be in the same fix as your girlfriend.

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Re: Dog Bone fuse cracked

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:45 am

maestro319 wrote:Just how DO you install a blade fuse holder?? Do you need solder? Connectors? Splicing? Directions and/or a diagram would be nice. I'd like to have a set-up ready to go for my '86 GL1200, and it would be nice to know how to install it or I'd be in the same fix as your girlfriend.


Have a look at this post, it has a couple pictures of what you're looking for. The dogbone fuse is held in place with two screw terminals, and the fuse screws into place as you can see.

Then have a look at this post, where you can see the replacement I used. I took a couple large spade lug terminals and crimped them onto the ends of the wire coming out of the blade fuse holder. I then just screwed the two terminals in place of the dogbone fuse. That's all there is to it, really.




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