SEI blowing main fuse


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oldishwinger
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SEI blowing main fuse

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Hi folks, have friend who has an 86 SEI which has started blowing the main fuse at the solenoid, everytime he turns the ignition on, he doesnt get to even start it.

Replacing the fuse just burns that one out too so it obviously quite a big fault somewhere.

Was wondering if someone may have struck the same problem and could point us in the right direction?

Thanks very much.



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Re: SEI blowing main fuse

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You have a dead short to ground on one of the ignition controlled circuits (obviously). Switch the 'kill' switch off and turn the ignition back on. Does the fuse still blow? If not, there is probably a short on the main feed to the coils. If it does still blow, you will need to start checking the other circuits. Headlamp wiring / light switches are also a possibility.
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Re: SEI blowing main fuse

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If you don't find the short quick,rather than blowing a bag of fuses,attach a old headlight in place of the fuse....The dead short will simply light the lamp full brightness.(it gets hot too) and when the short is removed the lamp will go dim.

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thank you for your thoughts much appreciated

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Re: SEI blowing main fuse

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I have the '85 LTD (essentially the same bike) schematics in PDF and the electrical troubleshooting manual as well. If you PM me with your email address, I can send you the files via wetransfer.

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