Harley Davidson Forums

Loading


Hello

Guest

Welcome to the harley davidson forum. Join our discussion today for FREE!

CREATE ACCOUNT

Membership Benefits

Get your questions answered by harley davidson community gurus and industry experts. Exchange your experience with another members. Access full features forum. Get a members discounts for your harley parts & accessories.

Fuse keeps blowing

Softail Models

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jun 30th, 2010, 10:10 PM     #31
Banned
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
Join Date: May 4th, 2008
Location: Central Ma.
Posts: 830
My Mood: My Mood
whatyardwork is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

Now take it back apart and put some dielectric grease in there..Just kidding, Gladd you sorted it out.
whatyardwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 1st, 2010, 07:58 PM     #32
New Family
Ride: 2006 Classic
 
Join Date: Jul 1st, 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 5
My Mood: My Mood
Goaty is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

very similar situation as mine, 2006 electra glide classic, blew an instrument fuse, replaced it and road for a few miles. went to ride it today and now have no start, no speedo, no tach, no brake lights. all the fuses are good, i'm thinking i have a short to ground somewhere! i cant DTC either.
Goaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 1st, 2010, 09:21 PM     #33
Community Guru Wannabe
Ride: 1968 Harley Chopper
 
Chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 25th, 2008
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 1,651
Chopper is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

Welacome to the forum Goaty, Do you have a headlight? Have you cleaned & checked you battery terms? You might check the wire that comes out of the front fender for the fender tip light, sometimes they can contact the front tire and short out.
__________________
Hollow Points - For Those Who Care Enough to Send the Very Best
Chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 11:14 AM     #34
New Family
Ride: 2006 Classic
 
Join Date: Jul 1st, 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 5
My Mood: My Mood
Goaty is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

checked both fender tips, the rear tip lamp was out as well, replaced the lamp and checked the wire loom on both ends, battery is good. the search continues
Goaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 11:19 AM     #35
Wise Member
Ride: 0
 
Join Date: Jun 21st, 2007
Posts: 26,212
My Mood: My Mood
glider is on a distinguished road
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

Have you looked over the wiring harness under the rear fender? They have been known to get damaged from the tire.
glider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3rd, 2010, 01:24 PM     #36
Community Guru Wannabe
Ride: 2010 Roadking
 
sprinklerfitter669's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 17th, 2009
Location: Coal Region, PA
Posts: 1,083
My Mood: My Mood
sprinklerfitter669 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

did you try disconnecting the harness by the battery that feed the rear?
i did this to help isolate my situation.
then check at the fron of the tank where thae front harness come out, there is harness connectors there, that may have come un-done
sprinklerfitter669 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5th, 2010, 04:52 PM     #37
Community Guru Wannabe
Ride: 2010 Roadking
 
sprinklerfitter669's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 17th, 2009
Location: Coal Region, PA
Posts: 1,083
My Mood: My Mood
sprinklerfitter669 is an unknown quantity at this point
I thought I had it fixed

well, if you read my post titled "fuses keep blowing", i thought i had the problem fixed. Since i foufn the pinched wire, and loose harness, i put everything back together, and finally took it out for a est ride today.

So i wne about 2 miles, and the bike shut off, and so did the trip ometer, speedometer, no dash lights. I pulled over nad everything lit up, and started, went about 500 feet and same thing, the bike shut down. then everything lit up, and i started again, went about 100 feet, and same thing, it also seemed like it was taking a while to turn over. after about 5 or 6 more times of this, the battery pretty much died out, and only clicking from the starter, so i had to get a trailer to get it home.

Anybody have any ideas,
could it be a short, or do i need a new battery?
sprinklerfitter669 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5th, 2010, 05:38 PM     #38
Banned
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
Join Date: May 4th, 2008
Location: Central Ma.
Posts: 830
My Mood: My Mood
whatyardwork is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

You need to replace the harness going through the bars.That 1 wire you found pinched is part of that harness.
whatyardwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5th, 2010, 06:13 PM     #39
Community Guru Wannabe
Ride: 2010 Roadking
 
sprinklerfitter669's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 17th, 2009
Location: Coal Region, PA
Posts: 1,083
My Mood: My Mood
sprinklerfitter669 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

the wire was only pinched exposing the wire, i taped it and made sure that it would not get pinched again. Something has me confused, as to why the bike shuts off, and lose power to everything and comes back on, and i could restart it, but to happen again and again.
I thought maybe a loose battery connection, and that was not it.
i put the tender on to, and checked it about 1 hr later, and the tender was HOT!, so was the battery, so i disconnected the battery from the bike and hooked the tender up without being connected to the bike, still is hot, that is why i am wondering if it could be the battery, because i cannot find a date on it to tell how old it is, but if it was the battery, would the bike shut off?
i dont think so.
Any body have any ideas as to where to start?
sprinklerfitter669 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 5th, 2010, 06:17 PM     #40
Wise Member
Ride: 0
 
Join Date: Jun 21st, 2007
Posts: 26,212
My Mood: My Mood
glider is on a distinguished road
Re: Fuse keeps blowing

It depends about the battery, it could be shorting out internally momentarily and causing the stall. The bike needs at the least 9 volts to run and if it falls below that, nothing runs as far as the electronics.

If a wire was shorting out, that could also stall the bike because possibly the main breaker opens up.
glider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maxi fuse keeps blowing wesso Electrical 2 Sep 28th, 2010 02:29 PM
Blowing accessory fuse myhd3 Electrical 8 Oct 20th, 2009 01:20 AM
Fuse for speedo keep blowing Gwiz Touring Models 3 Oct 13th, 2009 11:30 PM
Accessory Fuse Keeps Blowing melvan1234 Touring Models 2 Sep 6th, 2009 07:46 PM
blowing battery fuse bsawvel Electrical 4 Apr 27th, 2009 11:22 AM