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Post by allen0621 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:34 am

help! supposed to leave this thursday for high school reunion. but all lights have quit working along with the digital dash volt meter and the outside temperature gauge. do have turn signals. checked fuses under the false gas tank where compressor is they are fine battery is good and brand new. bike starts up and runs good just no lights. worked on it from yesterday morning till dark last night. any help would be very greatly appreciated

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Post by viada » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:31 pm

rember to not only check that the fuses are good but that they have power. whenever i check a fuse panel i use a
volt meter and check each end of the fuse too ground, this tells me if the fuse is good and that i have full voltage to
the fuse in and out.

i have been a mechanic for about 30 years and have found many loose or bad connections on the back side of a
fuse panel. also a fuse of the glass tube design can pop at one end and get intermitent contact. enough to check as good
but not enough to get sufficent voltage and amps to power anything.

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Post by WingAdmin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:08 am

Now that you mention it - I have also had glass fuses that looked and tested good with a meter, but had dried out and failed inside so that with any heat or vibration, they would open up. Hard to find, because when you shut down and tested the fuse, it tested good once again.

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Post by MSGT-R » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:09 am

Ya know, there are also in line fuses inside the fairing, independant of the fuse box.. you did say your dash panel has gone dead too.

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