Hot fuse


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rev71
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Hot fuse

Postby rev71 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:43 pm



Okay...bike now starts....everything is working. What I have noticed is that the 15A fuse gets VERY hot. It has not blown but I just don't think it should be this hot. First, is that normal, second, if not what are your thoughts?

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Re: Hot fuse

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 01, 2014 9:26 pm

Usually a hot fuse is related to a corroded connection on one or both of it's blades.scrape,clean or replace.
Corrosion .....its resistance + current = heat

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Re: Hot fuse

Postby ka4yqi » Thu May 01, 2014 10:19 pm

virgilmobile is correct, if it getting that hot, it would be long it will be blown again. Clean the fuse blade holders. also do a amp draw and make sure it not over the amp draw. Should be at 12 amps and under. That will be 80% of the 15 amp fuse.

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Re: Hot fuse

Postby robb » Fri May 02, 2014 8:01 am

Bad ground will also cause heat load. Check that nothing has been added to the circuit causing over load.

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Re: Hot fuse

Postby rev71 » Fri May 02, 2014 8:38 am

Thanks for the replies....will clean all connections later and try that

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Re: Hot fuse

Postby ka4yqi » Sat May 03, 2014 8:34 pm

Let us know what you find.

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Re: Hot fuse

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon May 05, 2014 10:16 am

When I had the 1980 GL1100 there was a problem with the headlight cutting out
I traced the trouble to the fuse block and the corrosion was causing a lot of trouble -
I replaced the fuse block with a modern blade type..
Here is a link to that thread for information
--> viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14320&hilit=+fuse
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Re: Hot fuse

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon May 05, 2014 10:18 am

Follow this link as well for more pictures --> viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14207


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