Bike went down, HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by virtuallj, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. virtuallj

    virtuallj New Member

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    Well i layed down my bike yesterday, it was a 4 car pile up, with me being last and sliding under the corner of an SUV. First car just slammed on brakes and chain reactoiion from there i had to hit the brakes hard, and the bike just went down and i slid, I ddint get hurt, just some minor scratches, but heres my problem, i knocked off the right rear turn light assembly, the wires were cut, i have replaced the assembly, but now the fuse keeps blowing, also the speedometer and odometer dont work either, i have checked my connections twice and found nothing wrong, i also have checked for bare wires somewhere else and found none, what now i have blow 5 fuses just trying to trouble shoot where the problem is. The bike will start and is able to be ridden just cant solve the signal problem, can anyone help or offer suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sorry to hear about the accident but you are OK.

    Check the signal wires further into the fender for grounded wires. When the light got ripped off it may have pulled on the harness and it's shorted somewhere. You could try unplugging the rear harness from under the seat and see if that isolates where the problem is.
     
  3. virtuallj

    virtuallj New Member

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    I checked all the way into the fender on the right side when i ran the new wires for the turn signal assembly, i also pulled the harness off from under the seat and tried a fuse and it blew, the headlight works and the rear light works, also noticed theres a red light that says Harley Davidson lit on the instrument panel is this normal, i dont recall seeing it before but then again i just got the bike last Friday.
     
  4. virtuallj

    virtuallj New Member

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    No security, i might have to take it in to be looked at i spent 6hours today messing with it. It just has me baffled.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  6. virtuallj

    virtuallj New Member

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    Thanks ill check it out and see what i can find
     
  7. bonsi57

    bonsi57 Active Member

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    Sorry to read about your accident. The main thing is that you are okay. Good luck tracing the electrical problem.
     
  8. SportyHawg

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    Ditto Bonsi57 -- glad to hear this is all minor in the scope of things.