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Electrical issues

Postby Clredmond622 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:34 am



So after a night ride the other night I learned that my tail lights weren't working. The next day I checked the fuse and it was blown, I replaced it and as soon as I turned the bike on it blew again. After checking all connections and looking for shorted wires I couldn't find anything so instead of the recommended 10 amp fuse I used a 25 amp just to maybe see where the problem is and sure enough my control unit popped and leaked a few drops of stuff. Another problem I'm having though is my fuse box isn't the same as what's in the Manuel. I've got a few pictures and I guess I'm just trying to see what that control box is really for and if my fuse box is the correct fuse box or not. Also what would be blowing that fuse.
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Re: Electrical issues

Postby Clredmond622 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:57 am

Also on a possible related note, I'm also now not getting a spark on my 3&4 sparkplugs now. Could I have messed up my spark unit or ignition coil somehow too?

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Re: Electrical issues

Postby Clredmond622 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:12 pm

I tested left ignition coil and it read 6.7 ohms so I guess I did indeed mess it up somehow.

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Re: Electrical issues

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:37 pm

You've got a short somewhere. By putting an oversized fuse in place, you removed the protection designed in by the engineers. As a result, too much current flowed, and something else failed, instead of the fuse.

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Re: Electrical issues

Postby Clredmond622 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:06 pm

Yeah that's what I'm thinking too, I didn't see any obvious problems so I guess unless there's a shortcut I'm just going to start checking for continuity on my conductors. I've found a topic that explained my fuse box and wiring being different then my manuel l, apparently some 82 models are wired like the 83s. So that explained a lot of the confusion I had earlier when my wiring wasn't matching the book.

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Re: Electrical issues

Postby Clredmond622 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:10 pm

So just an update in case someone else runs into a similar problem. I ended up replacing the "black box", which turned out to be the self canceling turn signal relay, this stopped my fuse from blowing immediately and now my tail light is working since it was on the same fuse. Also my turn signals turn off automatically... Sometimes. I guess that's my next project, troubleshooting and possibly replacing the angle sensor.




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