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The bike was completely dead, hoping against hope I charged the battery, as soon as I attached the battery the negative connection sparked as I put it on the terminal. I replaced the fuse and it blow even before I got it in place properly. Any ideas what could cause this.
There seems to be a short in the wire harness, you will have to use a tool to trace where the short is and it often is not an easy task. There are specialized tools, some not very expensive and if you are not too savvy, it'd be worth investing in a tool like power probe but there are cheaper alternatives like SG Tool Aid 25100 Short Tester for $25 (Amazon) which could do the job for less money. Also if you have a multimeter, you could use it to track down the short but that would require more skill and time.
Posted on Nov 21, 2013
Sounds like a wire melted and its a dead short trace all i mean all wireing front to back top to botom
Posted on Nov 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Look for a grounded wire on the ignition switch or a break in the wiring leading to the fuse. Wiring system on motorcycles are a close system with only the battery being grounded to the frame. Any loose connections or breaks in the wires that will allow the current to jump to the frame with cause you tons of fun.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
i have had that happen when i accidentally hooked cables backwards to battery.red cable(pos) to post w/ + next to it & black cable(neg) to post w/ _ next to it is correct.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
you have a short somewhere in the ignition line. check all connections at coil, check for worn spark plug cables grounding on block.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
I know this sounds aomewhat general, however please give the following some thought:
Check your relays, if you have an aftermarket horn you may have a different relay. To troubleshoot unplug your headlight, unplug your horn, etc.. Turn your ignition switch to accessory only. See if the fuse pops. If it does unplug whatever added accessories you may have still have plugged in. Once you can get the fuse to stop popping, turn the ignition switch to on. Then one at a time plug you accessory, headlight, etc. back in. When you find what pops the fuse, unplug that item, start plugging in the other items, if the fuse has not popped you have potentially isolated the circuit causing the issue. Now check the wiring for loose connections, bad ground, and CHECK the relay if that item has one. Hope this helps,
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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