Dogbone fuse question... again.


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Dogbone fuse question... again.

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I've read all the posts I can find on here and on other sites. I believe I've wrapped my brain around it all but... The picture shows the connector that plugs into the top of the starter solenoid/fuse holder. The red/white wire terminal has gotten hot enough to melt. The dog bone was still intact but was bent - as if it had gotten hot.

So here is my set of questions:

1. What size fuse (ATC/MAXI) have you used to replace the dog bone?

2. Am I reading the wiring chart right? Can I connect the red/white and red to a replacement fuse and then attach that to the battery terminal or to the battery terminal on the solenoid?

3. The other two wires in the connector are from the start switch and the clutch switch - to energize the starter solenoid? They look OK so I should be able to leave them alone?
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30 amp fuse.... is correct...To red... this is to my ford solenoid I checked for the colors, it's good to keep notes..


It's basically the same....You have the other wires figured out.. You got it... :D
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You have it all correct.Use a large blade 30 amp fuse not the mini fuse.
Also use the large wire fuse holder.i think its a #12wire.Bigger is better.
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Did the rest of you use a HD ATO fuse or a MAX fuse? The ATO housing is about the size of just the MAX fuse. MAX fuse has 6ga wire and looks like I'll have nowhere to stuff it. The two wires that I'll attach to it are, at most, 14ga. I have MAX fuses with 8ga also. But that seems like overkill.
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can someone show me where the fuse is hell if i can find it lol also sort of stealing threat if i have to get new starter solenoid on eBay the after market ones show a blade fuse already attached on the solenoid is that the same fuse??

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If I recall the dogbone main 30 amp fuse is there at the solenoid, in a little boxed area I think under the cylinder of the solenoid itself... Should even have a spare in there and there may be one in the fuse box as well, don't know... :D (Bear) I do not recall what type of fuse I used and what gauge wire ect, I know it was larger than the stock wire.....Like Virgil said Larger is ok..
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I used a standard blade fuse (not a mini blade) and holder, with 10 gauge wire on my GL1100. It worked great.
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Can the bike run/work without the fuse?? unless its been moved by PO i can not find it!!!! nothing near or on the solenoid or along all the wiring i can see.

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No it won't run at all without the main fuse... lol
LOL it's not there...Oh mercy. :shock: :shock: ...lol sorry man... follow the red wire I have no idea where it's at..... :lol:
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If it's an OEM solenoid there is a lid on the side that flips down and the dog bone is inside there. The easy switch is to loosen/take out the two screws that hold the fuse add a 30amp blade fuse holder with eye-lets on the tails to those screws and you are done. I'll look for a pic of one..
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That metal strip going from one screw to the other is the dog bone fuse.
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Well I never knew that :-) Never heard of a dog bone fuse before - learn something every day :)
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That's because it look's like a dog bone.
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LOL,,sometimes they crack and it makes riders crazy, making the bike misbehave and such....
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I had guessed that but I did not realise the GL1100 had one - I know my other bikes had a bladed fuse.
I thought it was the same on the GL1100. Never had to touch it on mine.
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LOL thanks that's what i thought it does run well did last 7 yrs until this problem this year lol. OK i will look again to find it will let you know.

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Dog bone fuse replaced, melted connector bypassed... all buttoned up and looking stock. I used the ATO/ATC weather proof (may be water proof) with 12ga wires. The melted connect was sucking lots of juice. And the weather is riding weather... all the other mods will have to wait for the next snow storm. :D
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Tucks behind solenoid but reachable from side.
Tucks behind solenoid but reachable from side.


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Hello everyone and forgive me for resurrecting this old post, I've read so much on this with different answers that I'm a bit overwhelmed and confused and would appreciate some clarification.

On my 1984 GL1200 standard I have the following fuse/solenoid combo, (plug disconnected for the photo), there's nothing wrong at the moment, but to make it safer all I need to do is to buy an inline 30A fuse box and connect it like so in the picture? and I remove that golden tab?

Is that all that is needed to be done?

Thanking you all in advance.
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Fatboy1234 wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:46 am Hello everyone and forgive me for resurrecting this old post, I've read so much on this with different answers that I'm a bit overwhelmed and confused and would appreciate some clarification.

On my 1984 GL1200 standard I have the following fuse/solenoid combo, (plug disconnected for the photo), there's nothing wrong at the moment, but to make it safer all I need to do is to buy an inline 30A fuse box and connect it like so in the picture? and I remove that golden tab?

Is that all that is needed to be done?

Thanking you all in advance.
i would use at ring terminal at the end just for good connection, but that is exactly how it goes.
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That's what I wanted to be reassured of, thanks Chewy.
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Fatboy1234 wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:42 am That's what I wanted to be reassured of, thanks Chewy.
no problem. i will get a few pictures of my 80 done the same way


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