whats the most likely causeblowing #8FUSE


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TerryRuth
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whats the most likely causeblowing #8FUSE

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:23 pm



THOUGHT it fixed itself went on 1/2 hr drive then it took out the 20 amp ( 3rd 1 ) and ate the 4th one while idling



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Re: whats the most likely causeblowing #8FUSE

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:12 pm

I APPOLOGIZE BUT ITS DRIVING ME NUTS thought pinched wire on aftermarket lights

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Re: whats the most likely causeblowing #8FUSE

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:24 pm

Its gonna be tough you point my finger at one area because the fuse that blows feeds almost every corner of the bike.
Ill have you rely on your eyes and common sense.
With the fuse replaced and the key turned on, do all the lights seem to work.?
Headlight,brake,turn signals,marker lamps...Test each one.
What extra lights have been added?A pair of halogen driving lights or many marker lamps?
Is there a "trailer wiring"plug or a brake lamp modulator?
Extra lights added to this circuit can easily overload the fuse.
Generally the OEM design operates the circuit at 75% of the fuse(about 11amp)...at a 15amp fuse that leave only about a extra 4-5 amp before the fuse blows..

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Re: whats the most likely causeblowing #8FUSE

Postby TerryRuth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:37 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Its gonna be tough you point my finger at one area because the fuse that blows feeds almost every corner of the bike.
Ill have you rely on your eyes and common sense.
With the fuse replaced and the key turned on, do all the lights seem to work.?
Headlight,brake,turn signals,marker lamps...Test each one.
What extra lights have been added?A pair of halogen driving lights or many marker lamps?
Is there a "trailer wiring"plug or a brake lamp modulator?
Extra lights added to this circuit can easily overload the fuse.
Generally the OEM design operates the circuit at 75% of the fuse(about 11amp)...at a 15amp fuse that leave only about a extra 4-5 amp before the fuse blows..

cant replace fuse , but all YES ALLLLLLLL THE LIGHTS WORK...........AGHHHHHHHjust went to double check tails not working ty

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Re: whats the most likely causeblowing #8FUSE

Postby TerryRuth » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:23 am

TerryRuth wrote:
virgilmobile wrote:Its gonna be tough you point my finger at one area because the fuse that blows feeds almost every corner of the bike.
Ill have you rely on your eyes and common sense.
With the fuse replaced and the key turned on, do all the lights seem to work.?
Headlight,brake,turn signals,marker lamps...Test each one.
What extra lights have been added?A pair of halogen driving lights or many marker lamps?
Is there a "trailer wiring"plug or a brake lamp modulator?
Extra lights added to this circuit can easily overload the fuse.
Generally the OEM design operates the circuit at 75% of the fuse(about 11amp)...at a 15amp fuse that leave only about a extra 4-5 amp before the fuse blows..

cant replace fuse , but all YES ALLLLLLLL THE LIGHTS WORK...........AGHHHHHHHjust went to double check tails not working ty

NO not hard at all Virgilmobile DAM trailer plug tyty




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