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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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HELP! fuse keeps blowing

ok went for a long ride with my girlfriend.as I was pulling into the entrance way to my apartment complex it's kind of a rough bump.as soon as I hit the bump my bike shuts off.after inspecting it my 30 amp fuse blew.removing thethe regulator rectifier, she runs.as soon as I plug in the regulator rectifier the fuse blows again..I've checked continuity between the three hot coming from the Stator.continuity is good.attached one lead of the amp reader to the yellow hot and another to the battery positive and I'm coming out with 12 volts.should she be at 0?...I'm thinking that she's grounded out..is it the stator or is it my rotor help me please somebody!
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I wouls sugest unpluging your stator and doing a contineuity test. That would rule that that out possibly? Im kinda new to the stator problem as mine just burned up on me.
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Hey gh, I am not great at diagnosing electrical gremlins.
slimvulcanrider has a electrical diagnosis plan here somewhere, but I cannot find it.

If he doesn't chime in here soon, end him a PM with a link to your opening post on this thread.

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I hope someone can help...btw it is a new r/r and battery...why is it that everytime I've owned a motrcycle that it gets electrical problems!??!
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Oh and some new symptoms are, when the regulator rectifier is unplugged or at least a portion that's attached to the stator.
And the battery cables plugged in, the ignition switch is off yet the indicator lights come on. I checked the ignition switch connections, they seem to be good the welds are intact the insulation on the wires are all good. the bike fires up when the regulator is not plugged in...I hate gremlins
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Hey gh, I am not great at diagnosing electrical gremlins.
slimvulcanrider has a electrical diagnosis plan here somewhere, but I cannot find it.

If he doesn't chime in here soon, end him a PM with a link to your opening post on this thread.
I have taken it down, and no longer share it because I am not on enough to explain it.

OP, you have a short to ground through the R/R wiring harness... Or through the R/R itself. If the short were before the R/R, then the R/R would absorb the short and you wouldn't know it by blowing a fuse.
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Thanxs slim i will get a new r/r ... plug and play and see if she fires up
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A newr&r won't help if the harness is shorting out.need to find where it is grounding out.

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A newr&r won't help if the harness is shorting out.need to find where it is grounding out.
Exactly, I highly doubt the R/R would cause the Fuse to blow... the R/R should absorb any short in itself (that is what they are made to do btw) Check the harness real good between the Fuse box and the R/R
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