78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse


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78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse

Postby Nickel1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:25 pm



After putting my bike back together after waiting for a year to get the sheetmetal painted, one of the issues I have been having is every time I turn on the key, it burns out my Neutral 5Amp fuse. Any ideas on where I may look for the ground issue?


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Re: 78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:45 pm

I'm not aware of a "neutral fuse".
Is this the 5 amp tail fuse?

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Re: 78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse

Postby Nickel1 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:29 pm

Sorry, I just attached a photo, the fuse third from the bottom is blowing.
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Re: 78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:43 am

I've been looking close at the picture.It doesn't appear that the fuse is blown,just overheating.
The cause is a poor connection at the fuse contact clips.Same old problem...current flowing through a resistance produces heat.
If you remove the fuse , you will see corrosion and a loose fitting fuse.The clips MIGHT be cleaned and squeezed a bit tighter to hold the fuse firm.The clips are getting weak from age.
Those glass fuses should snam in very tight.
Some will replace the entire fuse block with a newer AGC type automotive blade fuse holder.

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Re: 78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse

Postby Nickel1 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:02 pm

I see what you are saying, but I can hold the box in my hand and turn the key, and watch the fuse blow. I just don't know where to go from here. The fuse fits tightly.
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Re: 78 Goldwing Keeps Burning Neutral Fuse

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:47 pm

OK.the fuse does blow.when it does , does it blow fast or get red like a heating element then blow.Next is , what size is the fuse and what does it operate.
Is there any add on equipment or lighting.




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