What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )


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What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby BlueStar Aspencade » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:23 am



Over the weekend the electrical system started cutting out. It happened several
times before I noticed smoke coming from the left side by the battery case.

I removed the cover and found this :?: :?: :?:


Can someone please identify the part circled below :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:


Thank you kind sir's (and or madam's)

-P.S. Also if anyone is familiar with this problem, any advise or wisdom you can
provide would be greatly appreciated. :D



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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:21 am

The problem is caused by a poor contact with the fuse in the fuseholder.
Replace it with a heavy duty fuseholder and the larger type fuse...DO NOT use the mini fuses.
The part circled is the starter solenoid.

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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby BlueStar Aspencade » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:21 pm

Thank you Virgilmobile for the quick response. I will do just as you recommend. I will also have the solenoid checked, just to be sure it wasn't damaged, or maybe had something to do with the fuse being blown.

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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:26 pm

It's possible the fuse holder was not rated high enough, and as a result it heated up and melted.

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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Possible.It appears that its a yellow wire fuseholder.In my world,that's a 30 amp capable...
What I can't determine is if its a ATC or mini fuseholder.
I've found that if its a mini fuseholder,the surface contact area is a bit small for that rating.I have seen the same fuseholder damage with a 20 amp fuse with a continuous 15 amp draw.
I've been replacing them with the larger ATC 30 amp fuse.

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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby geraldm » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:37 pm

I had a similar problem resulting in a burnt wire at the solenoid plug .. from unrealistic amp draws to my pair of 100 watt spot lights , what seemed to happen was the battery was very low after a long ride with lighting on ,, when trying to start bike with low volts makes the amps peak even higher than usual and simply caused overheating at the fuse assembly . A few times I checked and could feel heat at that fuse , since installing a LED spot flood It has never felt warm .. just a thought

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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby CrystalPistol » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:29 pm

When I put an inline 30 amp fuse holder in line in place of the dogbone .... I used a tubular holder that holds a glass tube fuse and I pushed the wires in and soldered the wire to the terminal .... where it is just crimped normally ..... and I crimped and soldered the ring terminal ends on the wires as well.
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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby BlueStar Aspencade » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:27 am

Just a quick update, Got the new ATC 30 amp fuse holder, and replaced the 30amp for a 20 amp fuse, and will be checking periodically to verify it is not heating up again. Bike is running great. I feel like a pro now. :shock:
Thanks again Virgilmobile and everyone else who contributed helpful instructions and information.

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Re: What is This Part called (ie Burnt fuse casing )

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:15 pm

The ATC fuse should be a 30 amp.




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