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In the middle of a long ride yesterday I notice my tachometer wasn't reading and my blinkers weren't working. I was able to ride another hour to my buddies house but wasn't able to get the electrics working. I took the seat off and found the main fuse was blown.....I replaced it and it kept blowing.....electrical short!!

Luckily, I was able to coast down his driveway, pop the clutch, get her started and drive home before dark. This morning I stripped it down and found one of the horn connectors was rubbing against the frame and causing a short. I yanked the horned, taped up the wires and it started right up.

I thought I'd post here in case anyone had questions with shorts or disassembly/reassembly and I can share my experiences. It was fairly easy and I had it working and back together before noon.



 

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Greetings spinach, you’re one lucky or very smart fellow to have found the cause of the short so quickly. Good for you, and by the way, welcome.

Dick
 

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Thanks, Dick!

Trust me, most likely the former ;)....I tried to include pics and a video but the forum stripped it w/o me at least 15 posts...

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For others, for future diagnostics.

One can use a headlight bulb with both HI & Low terminals jumper wired to battery side of fuse terminal and ground side of bulb jumper wired to ignition switch side of fuse terminal to act as a NO BLOW fuse. Disconnect the bikes headlight.

The NO BLOW will glow dimly with normal current & glow full 10 amps brightly as short is contacting, but it will not burn out.
 
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