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Re: Electrical System Update
- Subject: Re: Electrical System Update
- From: "David J. Hughes" <bambi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 11:29:27 +1000 (EST)
On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Richard & Lisa White wrote:
> Looking at the wiring harness a little more, it was obvious there is a
> problem that I suggest everyone look into on their ride. On our ST (and
> I suspect David Hughes' and everyone else's), the harness that exits the
> bottom of the ignition switch is routed back upwards and "tied off" to
> the mounting bracket before turning to go back downwards. Right there
> near the twisty-tie, the clutch cable pinches the wiring harness against
> the bracket, especially when the bike is turned hard left (as in the
> steering wheel lock position).
This is exactly the problem I had although I didn't see the smoke. The
cable tie area was where the wear had gone through the insulation and
caused the short.
> I believe this could only be part of the problem, because I can not
> explain yet why the 5 amp fuse (side and rear lights) blew. I checked
> all lights last night before turning the key to the off position and
> I suspect many other bikes will suffer the same consequences unless the
> harness is repositioned. I'm just glad it didn't happen once underway
> on one of our planned trips.
I blew the main 30 amp fuse when mine let go.
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