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F1 light came on....bike started missing and losing power

It loss power then quit and would not start.....it blew the fuse that handles the gauges....i replaced it and it still will not start....and it keeps blowing the fuses

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Some wire with positive current has been scratched and touches probably the frame or something grounded.Start from around the steering axle and around the fusebox to find it and isolate it with duct tap.

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