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Re: Electrical System Update
- Subject: Re: Electrical System Update
- From: stump <stump@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 20:21:03 -0700
David J. Hughes wrote:
> 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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Well, I looked at mine and had the same potential on it's way. The zip
tie was really tight, and coupled with the clutch cable, was putting
things in a real bind. This list has saved my bacon once more. Wiring
is my one big bugaboo. I can do it but I absolutely hate dealing with
motorcycle and automotive electrics. Thanks again for the info everyone.
Best Regards, Steve.
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