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Main fuse blows when ignition key turned...HELP 1980 Kawasaki kz550 A1

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  • jgyurko Jul 21, 2009

    my first question was in-complete. i apoligize. After boosting from a truck, with all 4 leads, when i turn the key, the main fuse blows.. wires & harnesses are o.k.

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Sounds like a hard short between the main fuse and auxiliary fuses. disconnect the positive battery terminal and measure it with an ohm meter (red probe on positive battery lead, black probe on frame)

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