DOG BONE FUSE


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DOG BONE FUSE

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:37 pm



I was looking over the battery side electrical stuff and I noticed there are two dog bone fuses in parallel on the vertical bar just forward of the battery..is that normal? they are not touching each other but separated by a washer or two at their connection ends on the bar but not insulated from each other from what I can see just by looking and not removing anything but the plastic cover that protects the whole assembly.


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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:28 pm

Gl1100 or Gl1500?I'm not sure which bike.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:18 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Gl1100 or Gl1500?I'm not sure which bike.

I see what you mean. He says hes got an 1100 and he posted the question on the 1500 board?????? I'm coitainly cornfused!!!!!!!!

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:19 pm

I know my 1500 dog bone fuse WAS in front of the battery. Now its behind and replaced with a modern blade type fifty amp.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:25 pm

It's a 1500 97 sorry..
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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:30 pm

RBGERSON wrote:I was looking over the battery side electrical stuff and I noticed there are two dog bone fuses in parallel on the vertical bar just forward of the battery..is that normal? they are not touching each other but separated by a washer or two at their connection ends on the bar but not insulated from each other from what I can see just by looking and not removing anything but the plastic cover that protects the whole assembly.

I believe that is correct but Mine only had one. And mines a 93SE. Perhaps THAT has something to do with it. ????? Someone will be along to lay it out!!!!!!!

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:02 pm

Mine is a 88.there is only one 55 amp dog bone fuse there.The others are under the seat.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:05 pm

RBGERSON wrote:I was looking over the battery side electrical stuff and I noticed there are two dog bone fuses in parallel on the vertical bar just forward of the battery..is that normal? they are not touching each other but separated by a washer or two at their connection ends on the bar but not insulated from each other from what I can see just by looking and not removing anything but the plastic cover that protects the whole assembly.


If you have a Compufire alternator, that is what you should have. There should be two, both connected at each end, and not touching each other other than that.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:24 am

OK..wonder why??? two??
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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby artgrantz » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:03 am

RBGERSON wrote:OK..wonder why??? two??

There are two main fuses, one is between the alternator and the battery and one is between the battery and the fuse box. A least I'm pretty sure I remember it that way.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:07 pm

I'm pretty sure the original poster is talking about a double master fuse, like shown on this picture from my bike:

Compufire master fuse
Compufire master fuse


On bikes with Compufire alternators, because the alternators are capable of supplying much more current, a larger master fuse needs to be installed. The way they do this is to install two parallel fuses, with a spacer in between them. The result is as shown.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:14 am

YEP, that's what I was asking about..nice pic too!
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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby noeleo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:06 am

Oh, I understand now. I originally thought that the P.O. stored his spare that way... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby wingit11 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:08 pm

I have a Compufire and that is the way my fuses are also.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby bigmaccc » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:55 am

Where can I purchase the dog bone fuse?

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby noeleo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:49 am

The part number for this fuse is 98200-65500 which is a 55 amp fuse. These can be ordered from a Honda dealer. My local says they cost $1.55+tax.

Hope this helps.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby bigmaccc » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:03 pm

Noeleo, thanks for the info. I stopped by NAPA auto parts while out to lunch and they had them in a pack of 4 for $5. Thanks again.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby bigmaccc » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:50 am

Does anyone know if using a 100A buss fuse is better than using 2 dogbones? Also, what type spacer is used to keep the double dogbones from touching? Thanks in advance.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:57 am

bigmaccc wrote:Does anyone know if using a 100A buss fuse is better than using 2 dogbones? Also, what type spacer is used to keep the double dogbones from touching? Thanks in advance.


It's just a metal washer, nothing special.

Whether a 100 amp fuse is "better" - it should work the same either way, although you'll probably have to cut through the fuse cover in order to do it. A fuse is a fuse, one isn't going to work any better than the other.

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby NebraskaHick » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:48 pm

Thanks for the info. I have a compufire on my project bike. Have not noticed the fuses but had I seen that, in conjunction of all the wires I took off, I would have figured previous owner did that on his own and pulled the "extra".

Now I know!

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby robb » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:37 pm

bigmaccc wrote:Does anyone know if using a 100A buss fuse is better than using 2 dogbones? Also, what type spacer is used to keep the double dogbones from touching? Thanks in advance.


The fuse is there to protect the wiring. A 100 amp fuse would allow the wiring to burn before fuse would blow. After replacing my alternator with a high output unit I elected to use a plugin fuse that can easily be changed to suite the load.


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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby dusty_bottoms » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:49 pm

So what amp rating fuse did you put in then?

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Re: DOG BONE FUSE

Postby robb » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:01 pm

30 amp, same as stock.




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