Mine went dead on the road because the battery cable came loose
Check that first because it's incredibly easy. Like shark88, my main fuse kept blowing because a screw head rubbed through the insulation. There's a harness that runs from one side of the bike to the other. It goes across, behind the battery. Mine was zip tied tightly to the frame and that was what caused it to rub one of those screws that are right there. I loosened it up and all's been fine since.
Hey Ironman, Shark, Gemguy, Tinkertoy and fellow Vulcaneers --
Your advice was right on the money!!! I replaced a blown fuse and it cranked up immediately. However, I am confused about a couple of things.
1. My fuse box has installed four 10 amp fuses
and two spare fuses (one 10 & one 30). There is no installed 30 amp fuse, only the spare 30. All four installed fuses are 10 amps.
2. The diagram under the fuse cover also shows the same thing ( four 10 amp fuses and two spares)
3. The diagram on page 340 of the Clymers manual shows 4 installed fuses. However, it shows three 10 amps
and one 30 amp
, the 30 being the main fuse.
4. It appears that the fuse that blew is in the 30 amp main fuse location.
5. Do I replace the blown 10 amp fuse with a 30 amp? Is the diagram wrong? Are there supposed to be three 10 amp and one 30 amp?
6. Is it possible that the 10 amp fuse blew because it's too small and needs to be a 30 amp, or do I need to keep looking for a frayed wire? I could not find any frayed wires in the harness around the battery area. Are these fuses available at the Auto Parts stores?
I'm not riding again until I hear from you guys!
I was really disappointed and P.O.ed last night left stranded on the road, but with your help I'm feeling better about Mr. Spock once again! I sincerely appreciate the help you've given me!