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ran then stopped now pops main fuse when you turn key on ?

I am new to bikes, so I apologize if this seems simple to some. I have a 1991 vulcan vn750. I had it given to me by a relative, had to get it running as it sat in a barn for years. I got it running quite nice, rode to work for a month no issue. I got off work, started it and then when i began to drive away it died. Hasn't run since. When I check the fuses the main 30 a (i think its 30) is shot. I put a new one in, turn the key and you can hear it snap when the key is turned. I do not know where to start looking. I am fearful that the stator is shot being the issues associated with stator replacement.

What would be a good place for em to start probing into ?

Thanks.. Brian
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I am new to bikes, so I apologize if this seems simple to some. I have a 1991 vulcan vn750. I had it given to me by a relative, had to get it running as it sat in a barn for years. I got it running quite nice, rode to work for a month no issue. I got off work, started it and then when i began to drive away it died. Hasn't run since. When I check the fuses the main 30 a (i think its 30) is shot. I put a new one in, turn the key and you can hear it snap when the key is turned. I do not know where to start looking. I am fearful that the stator is shot being the issues associated with stator replacement.

What would be a good place for em to start probing into ?

Thanks.. Brian
tailight wires would be a good place to start ,under the seat and in the housing,as the tailight comes on as soon as the key is turned to the on position,that's as good a place as any to start




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Remove the plasic covers in front of the tank. When it's dark, turn it on and look around the neck where the frame joins the front end. You may see a spark. I had a wire that had rubbed and was shorting out. Don't remember which fuse was blowing though.

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Remove the plasic covers in front of the tank. When it's dark, turn it on and look around the neck where the frame joins the front end. You may see a spark. I had a wire that had rubbed and was shorting out. Don't remember which fuse was blowing though.
I had that issue with the wires that go under the front covers around the neck to the headlight. A wire rubbing somewhere is probably the problem, you just need to find it.

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