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Strange ground out?

Ok, so something very strange happened on my Frankenbike the other day.
Went to start up and a riding buddy yelled at me to stop and pointed down to beside the rear brake lever. I look down and the spring came loose and was
touching the side of the case. It was glowing red and started to cool to
white. Like it tried to weld to the case side.

WTF? Where would the case become electrified?

Kinda figure might have an exposed wire or something going on.
Any ideas?

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I would hope that whatever it was, it would blow a fuse before getting that hot.

Did you re-wire the bike? or are we talking stock wiring?
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I would hope that whatever it was, it would blow a fuse before getting that hot.

Did you re-wire the bike? or are we talking stock wiring?

Precisely X2 !

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
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Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
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Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
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Total stock wiring. Its definately weird problem.
Im gonna get with my buddy and do some wire testing with meters to try and track
down the issue.

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