30 amp fuse strip broken


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Marky
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30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby Marky » Wed May 18, 2016 10:41 pm



Hey guys; My GL 1100 turned over twice when cold +6 this morning then click click click. Tried it again in the afternoon. No change. Thought the fuse to the right of the battery might be a problem so I started unscrewing the phillips screws and ended up destroying the little strip across the fuse. Can this little strip be fixed or does the whole unit now have to be replaced?
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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby NVSB4 » Wed May 18, 2016 11:20 pm

First, welcome to the forum.
The "dogbone" fuse can't be fixed, but the fuse can be replaced.
There is also a modification here that you can do so that if it blows again, you can replace it with another easily found automotive fuse.
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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby Cattmando » Thu May 19, 2016 6:16 am

Marky wrote:Hey guys; My GL 1100 turned over twice when cold +6 this morning then click click click. Tried it again in the afternoon. No change. Thought the fuse to the right of the battery might be a problem so I started unscrewing the phillips screws and ended up destroying the little strip across the fuse. Can this little strip be fixed or does the whole unit now have to be replaced?
Mark


Marky, the fuse mod was the first change to my recently acquired 83 1100. The link above tells you all you need to make the modification. There may be a spare dog-bone inside the rubber cover, unless it's already been used. That said, if you were getting click click click, the fuse was not the problem. All electric goes thru the fuse. If you were hearing a click, the starter relay was operating indicating the fuse was okay.

Assume +6 C? That's cold enuff to compromise a marginal battery. You need to charge it (fingers crossed) or a new one. Keep us posted.

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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby robb » Thu May 19, 2016 7:49 am

My fuse went out while on the road and repair was made at local parts store. Could change but it works and is more easily found if it goes out.

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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby NVSB4 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:53 am

Check at some auto parts stores for something like this.
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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby Cattmando » Thu May 19, 2016 7:25 pm

robb wrote:My fuse went out while on the road and repair was made at local parts store. Could change but it works and is more easily found if it goes out.

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Rob, I did exactly that as a temporary ignition switch with parts from the nearest NAPA store last summer. Connected the key switched wires to a pair of blade connectors, took the fuse with when we stopped. 25 year old motorcycle with a factory defect, a solder joint on the bottom of the ignition was a cold joint, finally vibrated loose. With over 200,000 miles. On the road. In remote rural Montana.

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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby Marky » Thu May 19, 2016 11:07 pm

Thanks guys for all the info. I just put a new battery in this spring from Lordco Parts. It measured 12.75 at rest. Always has been hard to start. Another thing I've notice is when I turn the key on to start the volt meter needle goes up from 8 -12.75 really slow. I wonder if the bike is recharging the battery the way it suppose to ?
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Re: 30 amp fuse strip broken

Postby 4wred » Fri May 20, 2016 7:08 am

My volt meter does the same thing,I think that's normal.They just react slowly to voltage fluctuation. I've had 2 wings with these meters on them both did the same!




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