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T-Rat
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main fuse

Postby T-Rat » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:03 pm



ok guys here goes the first of probably many questions since i just bought a non running 83 GL1100I. Looking at the service manual I see that the main fuse (I assume this is the 30amp fuse) is supposed to be at the rear of the battery near the starter Solenoid. I am looking but I don't see it.....could it be somewhere else on the 83? The manual I have is a Climer and I have found them to be wrong in manuals for other bikes before. any help would be appreciated. I checked all the fuses in the fuse box under the door on the tank shelter but I have no lights or anything when I turn the key. I can jump the solenoid and the starter turns.



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Re: main fuse

Postby spiralout » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:33 pm

The main fuse on my '80 is on the solenoid itself, not sure if it's the original one or not, though. Seems like I've seen 1100''s with the fuse in a small plastic box at the rear of the battery box, too.

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Re: main fuse

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:34 pm

Where the wires plug into the solenoid - remove the plug and there is a black fold down flap - the 30amp old main fuse is located there.


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Re: main fuse

Postby T-Rat » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:50 pm

OK thanks it was hidden by the plug. It was blown and only had a 10amp in it......I'll have to go get a 30 amp tomorrow. Biggest I have is 20amp Thanks for the quick answer!

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Re: main fuse

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:51 pm

Buy a couple of the 30 amp fuses if they are blade type - just in case there is an issue with your electrical system

But I would think with a 10amp only installed it would blow quite quickly - way too much load.

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Re: main fuse

Postby T-Rat » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:45 pm

my thinking as well......probably get a 5 pack so I will have extras!

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Re: main fuse

Postby redial » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:06 am

Here might be something for all seasons. The price seems right. But as they are coming from China, be aware that they may take a while to arrive.

http://www.eachbuyer.com/60-car-automotive-boat-mini-blade-fuse-5-10-15-20-25-30-amp-p32229.html
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Re: main fuse

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:17 pm

those mini fuses are no good, they blow out too quickly. even the 30amp will blow out fast. unless you have the right mini receptacle, it wont work.

stuart.

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Re: main fuse

Postby deanbw » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:37 pm

unless it's already been used there should be a spare fuse in the little door that you opened to see the fuse

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Re: main fuse

Postby T-Rat » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:17 pm

well not only was the spare fuse gone so was the door.............LOL but thanks. I got some from the parts store but there seems to be a wiring problem now as soon as I hook up the battery the green light on the dash comes on, this is before I turn the key on, and when I push the start button the rad fan comes on but nothing from the starter. The starter does work because I jumped the solenoid and it works. There are also two wires going to the positive side of the battery that look like they have been added. I won't get a chance to work on it until the weekend then I will, or should, know more!

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Re: main fuse

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:06 am

hey T-rat:

I noticed that your in Knoxville, I live here in Sweetwater, not too far from you. I also have an '83 aspy, maybe if the weathers good this coming Sunday I can take a ride up to where you are and take a look at it with you as I have had to do a lot of electrical work on mine as well. I have a spare starter solenoid and extra fuses I can bring with me. maybe together we can figure it out quicker. I also have an '83 repair, parts and specifications manual on cd I can bring you a copy of it.

the first thing we'll need to do is take the false tank shelter and seat off so we can get a look at all the electronic relays that are under it. then trace those extra wires that are connected to the battery to see where and what they're going to. I'll bring some of my spare relays with me also if I can still find them. my garage is a disaster area lol. pvt message me and we'll set up a time to meet.

stuart, a.k.a. roadwanderer2.




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