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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Blowing headlight fuse.

Hey guys and gals, I so appreciate all your helpfull info since recently buying my bike and now have an issue i hope you can help with. I removed my headlight to get to a tun signal lead. now everything works but the headlight fuse keeps blowing as soon as you start the bike. I just for the sake of knowing installed a 30 amp (didn't have any more 10's) and of course the bandage worked fine, at least for the five minuites it sat there running(it was 2:00 am under the house outside at this point. Any ideas. please respond if so as I am supposed to go on a ride I've been waiting for and I would like Murphy (Murphy's Law) to kick back for this one. I would appreciate any help any of you might have as I have not seen many threads matching this. Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 09:32 AM
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My guess is that you are shorting to ground somewhere in the headlight bucket. I would remove the headlight again and check the wires. Maybe there is a sharp edge in there that you made contact with when putting the headlight back in the first time, or crossed an exposed lead.

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I agree with Chris. When things go wrong best way to figure out is.. what has changed to cause it. Also one good reason to do things one at a time so you have less steps to re-trace.
The bucket isn't real roomy in there and chances are you have a pinched wire that is causing the short. Should be easy enough to check.

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RE: Blowing Headlight Fuse

Thanks Guys, guess it's back to basics. I'll find it, as not riding is not a consideration.
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Ditto on the others posts....Just make sure to take that 30 amp out!!!! Put in a 10 amp or you may short out the whole thing and that will be bad!!

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RE: Blowing headlight fuse

Thanks for your responses, seems that a PO left some exposed connections in headlight housing and now they're not! No Mo blown fuses. Next is the 6" rise Drag Bars. Thanks again to the community.
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Glad you got it resolved!

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-MF Battery
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-Stebel Nautilus Horn
-AutoMeter 2" VOM
-Silverstar Headlight
-Refinished Gauge Rings and Mirrors(Flat Black)
-Refinished Swingarm/Lubed Pivots
-K&S Turn Signals Clear Cover/Amber Bulb
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-Clear Alternatives LED tail light
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