Fuse blowing


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rodee71
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Fuse blowing

Postby rodee71 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:35 am



BTW, last Friday when I stopped at a redlight in Fairfax, Va., the wing died, absolutely no electricals. I opened up the main fuse, which is a very thin metal strip fuse, and found it had blown, just like the one you found. Fortunately, there was a spare in the fusebox. Unfortunately, it was so thin and 30 yrs. old that it broke when I tried to mount it. Fortunately, I had some wire with me and temporarily inserted it as a jumper, just to get me home, where I replaced it with a new inline fuseholder. Is it possible that the new 55W driving lites I recently added are overloading the system? I mean, the heat blew a hole in the plastic walls between the wires, which caused the fuse to blow when the wires arced. I'm afraid to use the lites now, even with the new fuse and holder added. Some insight/advice would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: Fuse blowing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:22 pm

The 1100 cannot support an additional two 55 watt driving lights. It's possible that was the cause of your old fuse blowing. You should replace the bulbs in those lights with 35 watt bulbs - the 1100 can run two 35 watt bulbs, but don't have them on if you're idling or riding slowly - below around 2500 or 3000 RPM, you'll actually be discharging your battery rather than charging it.

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Re: Fuse blowing

Postby britman » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:26 pm

It could be the lights as the wing is ratted for 300 watts i think . So 55 might be to high id change the bulbs to a 35 watt its still going to be bright . And the fuse most of us have got rid if the Honda fuse . Go to an autoparts store and pick up a fuse holder and a car 30 amp fuse and put that in place of the Honda one . As car fuses are found everywhere so if it blows most places will sell the fuse .
Heres a pic of what im talking about
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Re: Fuse blowing

Postby rodee71 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:37 pm

Britman, that's exactly what I did when I got home. So, I'll be getting 2 35W bulbs this evening. Thanks, guys.

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Re: Fuse blowing

Postby britman » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:24 pm

Ive got two 35 watt lights mounted on the lower radiator bolts and there bright enough




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