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The headlight fuse blows as soon as I turn on the ignition switch. I checked the battery wiring, it looks good. I am not sure where to go to from here. I tried looking at the wires and I do not see a bare spot or anywhere it can ground out to blow the fuse.....that I can see. It sat in my garage over the winter and did not have this problem before that. Any ideas? Thanks for any all help.

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Are the wires running through the handle bars? Try getting a new fuse in there, have a bunch on hand, and get some help, like 3 or 4 people, go out at night and hit the switch, look for the spark, It will show up ten times better at night. If it is in the handle bars, you might be able to see it there too. Try it. Turn the bars left and right, look up and down, Hope this helps.

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