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Losw Electrical power

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Hello everyone
I need your help. Took my daughter on a short ride just before dark, shut the bike off and decided to get some pic of the lights. Turn the key and the light came on and when right back off. Now i have no start, no lights. The radio still works, the cruise control light still reponse when I hit the button, so does the horn. but now starter, no light just dead. If anyone has any idea what may have went wrong your help would be most appreciated.



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Re: Losw Electrical power

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Did she pull up on the reverse lever? Wiggle the reverse lever

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I found the problem, one of my fusses didn't just blow, the carzy thing exploded. I've never seen a fuss blow like this Motorcycle or Car. The fuss was half melted away. Thank you for the response.

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And no pictures....it didn't happen....

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Oh wow...! I didn't even think about taking a pic of it! I thru the fuss in the trash.

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Well glad you found the problem.
What fuses blew?

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The 15 amp rear light acc fuse, and after three days it just did it again under the exact same curcimstances. I road the bike to work everyday except one, no problem. Took my baby daughter on a small ride and but this time I didnt shut the light off as she worked her way off the bike and POWW, the fuse blew.

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A fuse that melt usually has a draw near the max . It gets hot without blowing the fuse. You might have incandesant bulbs. Changing them to led might help.

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rmcgruder wrote: โ†‘
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:00 am
The 15 amp rear light acc fuse, and after three days it just did it again under the exact same curcimstances. I road the bike to work everyday except one, no problem. Took my baby daughter on a small ride and but this time I didnt shut the light off as she worked her way off the bike and POWW, the fuse blew.
Has someone put a 15a fuse in the accessory fuse slot of the fuse panel?
That is supposed to only be a 5 amp fuse. All accessories should be fuse off an accessory fuse panel that is relay triggered to protect the very anemic bike wiring harness.
You need to inspect All the wiring for burnt pins and wires that may be shorting out/ bad connection. Burnt pins in the connectors tell you that you have an overloaded circuits and repairs are needed, as well as your blowing the fuse.

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No..I have all the correct fuses in the correct place.. Sunday I blew a total of eight fuses, trying to troubleshoot the problem....and I found the problem is me...lol. I saw these new connectors on the internet. The connectors that tub, sodier and clamp your wires with heat in one go. I got them from Amazon and love them. My next post I will add a pic of them. But I believe I heat one to much and burnt the tubing and now the wire is touching something under the seat. We had a small tornado today and I had to put my bike into storage for its protection. As soon as I am able to get it back out I will check my theory. Now I can turn all my all my light except my skirt and side LED's, as soon as I hit the toggle switch the fuse blows and I mean right now.

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Glad you survived it.

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rmcgruder wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 pm
No..I have all the correct fuses in the correct place.. Sunday I blew a total of eight fuses, trying to troubleshoot the problem....and I found the problem is me...lol. ...
We had a small tornado today and I had to put my bike into storage for its protection. As soon as I am able to get it back out I will check my theory.
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FUSES, do try to find fuses that are NOT china made. Their blades are thinner and with less tension they heat up.
My fuse box is partly melted from just one 'cheap china' fuse. On the road it took me 2 fuses to realize the thin blade was the problem so I doubled up on the blades thickness and no issues, going on 5 years.
I did find the proper thick fuses, BUSSMANN brand I believe is what I got..... it's been a while.
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Losw; That makes me feel better, Bossmen is what I got, but I did find a wiring mistake on my part. Now my headlight has blown or I have a wiring problem there, one minute I had a headlight the next nothing. You would happen to know what bulp goes in a 1992 would you....lol? Tommorrow I will remove it and get the size.

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H4 headlights in the 1500s

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Yeah buddy I found that out and without looking at my old bulbs sent the wife out to purchase it while I was at work... just took my headlight apart and the bulbs are fine, fusses are fine but I have no power to the headlights

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The headlight problem could be your start button. The power for the headlights go through that start button before getting to the lights. They are supposed to go off when you push the start button.
Another test is to see if they come on when you pull the reverse lever up to the reverse position.

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Check your headlight relays, might be unlikely both would go bad at once, but easy to check. Headlight switch could be problematic too...
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Thank you everyone for your help! I caused and found the the problem.

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rmcgruder wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:46 am
Thank you everyone for your help! I caused and found the the problem.
Tell what it was so others can learn that look at this later on over the years.....

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DITTOES with newday777.
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I omitted what happened because no one would learn from this mistake I made; here is what I didn...lol I blew a fuse and didn't have an extra, I took a random 15amp and put it in the blowen champer, well I put the blown fuze in the port from which I got the non-blown fuse. I forgot what I had done and walked away from the bike, got busy with other things, two days later returned to the bike and had no headlight.

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๐Ÿ˜‚ Yep that will do it every time! Bet that won't happen again.

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You got that right....lol

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rmcgruder wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:58 pm
I omitted what happened...
HONESTLY... I did that once also.
In hopes I would remember when I got home to refill the blown fuse.
Well that HOPE turned into a near nightmare. Luckily I was able to pull a different fuse to use the headlights after dark.
NOW I carry more extra fuses than needed.
One little baggie in the fuse box, another baggie in the left fairing pocket. If I lose one set... ;)
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I'm the very same way now...I have all kinds of fuse in the bike...more then I really need. But I am blowing way more fuses then I should be......So decided to add another fuse box and tall all my leds and put them on there own power system. Take care of this problem once and for all. Plus I would like to add some electronic to the bike like xm radio..



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