HELP 85 Ltd won't start. Blew fuse when shorted trying to jump solenoid where is main fuse


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jra1100
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HELP 85 Ltd won't start. Blew fuse when shorted trying to jump solenoid where is main fuse

Post by jra1100 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:16 am



Bike barely started but got to DC FROM Iowa,now won't start and now electric is gone. PUT key in and zip



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Re: HELP 85 Ltd won't start. Blew fuse when shorted trying to jump solenoid where is main fuse

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:44 am

Blew fuse when shorted trying to jump solenoid where is main fuse
Look at starter solenoid towards rear end of bike just to rear of battery, there's a cover. Lift cover, there is where OEM dogbone fuse was. If old, they will crack and make intermitten contact across the break. The housing is plastic, the fuse metal, = different expansion / contraction rates with temps.

It is a 30 amp fuse, it can be replaced with oem ..... or a inline 10-12 gage wire fuse holder and two ring terminals.
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Re: HELP 85 Ltd won't start. Blew fuse when shorted trying to jump solenoid where is main fuse

Post by jra1100 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:22 pm

I checked that, seems fine but will check again. Very strange. Accidently grounded battery and all dead, nothing when key is on.

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Re: HELP 85 Ltd won't start. Blew fuse when shorted trying to jump solenoid where is main fuse

Post by jra1100 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:52 pm

OK hey Hey Hey. Thanks very very much. I checked the fuses again and you were right, small Crack all the way through. Cleaned up contacts and jumped and JOY will replace with 30A in line. Love this site.



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