Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Renton, Wa. USA
Maybe they ran the new wires in such a way that the original wires started rubbing on something and the original wires are shorting to ground. Seems unlikely that so many things could go wrong from a fairly straight forward wiring job though. When the switch for the radiator fan turns on, it closes and connects to ground. If the wire to the switch has rubbed through, the fan would stay on as long as the wire was touching the frame for instance. Or the switch may just be bad. I don't know for sure if the wires for the neutral light and gas gauge run through the headlight bucket, (a lot of things do) but if they do, the insulation could have rubbed off there. Might be worth pulling the headlight and seeing if anything's worn.
'04 750A- and loving it!
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