Fuse Question


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Fuse Question

Postby ramdam1 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:04 pm



I have a 1981 gl1100I that I am rebuilding and painting. Took the fairing off and found two fuses a 5 amp and a 2 amp. The last leads are red and no fuse or holder in the fairing. Looked at the wiring diagram but it ends at the fuse. Can anyone tell me what all three are for? The red one that is not connected goes to the clock which by the way does not work. One of the black wires does go to the clock and that has a fuse. Attached to the clock is the amp gauge and the altimeter along with the outside temp gauge. Thanks!!



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Re: Fuse Question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:29 am

If they are white inline fuse holders, inside the fairing, they are part of the power bus that runs the radio, CB, etc - if they are installed. If you have the altimeter and clock, then I suspect you don't have those.

Oh, wait - do you have a type I Clarion radio?

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Re: Fuse Question

Postby ramdam1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:30 pm

No radio. So do I need them or can I use them for an aftermarket radio. If so which one is the hot and which one is the constant hot to run the memory of the radio?

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Re: Fuse Question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:51 pm

Turn the bike off and take the key out, and measure with a meter to see which one still has +12V - that's your radio memory lead.

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Re: Fuse Question

Postby ramdam1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:02 pm

thx

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Re: Fuse Question

Postby ramdam1 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:43 pm

Thanks again. In case anyone wants to know the red wire with the one amp fuse is the constant hot for the clock and the radio memory. I didn't have a a fuse holder or a fuse so I guess the PO couldn't figure out why the clock never worked and since he didn't have a radio he didn't care.




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