Dog Bone fuse replacement


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Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby metalsmith » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:15 pm



Hi all,

I've been doing some wiring clean up in preparation for a trip and was wondering if anyone has found a source for an inline blade type fuse holder that is weatherproof and has a slot or two for spare fuses. I've checked a couple of auto parts houses in town and find the weatherproof holders, but nothing with a spot for an extra fuse.

This was the time I've looked into the wiring, and the first thing I checked was the stator wires/plug thing. HOLY CRUD! :o :o We got the bike last summer and rode the tar out of it....can't believe it didn't just strand us in the middle of nowhere! The wires had been 'fixed on' before, and the plug is a nice gooey black inside. Don't have a clue how it was making contact, let alone functioning almost flawlessly!!

If anyone has any info on a fuse-holder I'll be thanking you in advance...and hoping you have riding weather where you are. It sure as heck hasn't showed up here yet!



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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:19 pm

Your extra fuse goes in the tool bag,trunk,lock pocket,or whatever.I don't know of any fuse holder with a spare holder on it.

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby metalsmith » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:10 pm

Thanks Virgilmobile,

I can sure store them someplace like that. My problem is remembering my 'filing system' and I'm using the term system pretty free and loose. And then the remembering part....If I can find a way to keep them in the same proximity it would simplify my life. Match my simple mind that way!!

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Jim

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:32 pm

My "extra fuse" is fastened with electrical tape to the weatherproof fuse holder. :)

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby metalsmith » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:55 am

Thanks W-A

I expect that will be the treatment I give it. It is well enough protected in there, and the fuses are fairly bullet proof anyway. That will keep it right where I hope I never need it :roll:

Looking at that bike of yours...do you run it in local parades all flagged up like that? The wife and I were in charge of the city float for about ten years and all the parades we did we rarely saw any nice bikes displayed like that. Now that I have one that might be something I'll have to look into.

Thanks for the tip. Sometimes I just way over-engineer easy problems!!

Got the new tires mounted up and back under it tonight. I'm almost ready for some riding weather.....

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:01 am

Yep, I'm very thankful for this site and Wingadmin. post on this subject...He saved my ass, because I was going on a long trip to San Antonio from Kansas City and back and I was able to solder the wires in place as suggested, so I'm very grateful for this site...thanks guy's..

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby macka » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:28 am

I keep all my spare fuses in a box in my tool kit. That way when I have to do on the fly repairs I have everythig at hand. I also keep my OEM tool kit at home, but I do carry a quality tool kit in all my vehicles. I make them up specific to the vehicle to save space.

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby guitarlos » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:22 am

Ive had one issue since I replaced hte dog bone fuse with a wiper type. I guess from vibrations, the screws where the dog bone fuse used to be at came loose, a simple tightening got me going again.

Question: Is it ok to lock-tite those screws to keep it from coming loose again?

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:51 am

metalsmith wrote:Looking at that bike of yours...do you run it in local parades all flagged up like that? The wife and I were in charge of the city float for about ten years and all the parades we did we rarely saw any nice bikes displayed like that. Now that I have one that might be something I'll have to look into.


That was actually just for a small 4th of July parade that happens in our development here - mostly for the kids, probably a couple hundred of them. There are a few local cops who live here, so they bring out a bunch of police cars and motorcycles and make a big deal of it, the kids all decorate their bikes and ride along.

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:53 am

guitarlos wrote:Ive had one issue since I replaced hte dog bone fuse with a wiper type. I guess from vibrations, the screws where the dog bone fuse used to be at came loose, a simple tightening got me going again.

Question: Is it ok to lock-tite those screws to keep it from coming loose again?


I would say yes. The spade lugs are going to be held in contact with the terminal by the terminal face and the screw head itself. Just make sure you aren't too liberal with the Loctite, so it doesn't get onto the flat terminal face and cause it to not get a good contact. You wouldn't want that heating up and melting.

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Re: Dog Bone fuse replacement

Postby metalsmith » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:54 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
That was actually just for a small 4th of July parade that happens in our development here - mostly for the kids, probably a couple hundred of them. There are a few local cops who live here, so they bring out a bunch of police cars and motorcycles and make a big deal of it, the kids all decorate their bikes and ride along.


We did parades all over eastern Wa and you are exactly right - they were for the kids. What a hoot watching the little ones. Also the older generations seemed to enjoy the efforts of the float builders and parade participants and personnel. Many times they would come around before the start so they could get a close up look at how things were built and displayed. They always clap as the floats go by too, where the younger folks just sit and watch. I started getting a bit disheartened when many of the younger set would not even get off their butts when the flag went past :shock:




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