Head light & running light short

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by codger61, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. codger61

    codger61 New Member

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    1996 flstn, jump start from car battery. Got the bike started let it warm up for 20 minutes, disconnected the jumpers and revved the engine and the head light and front turn signals start to flash on and off then completly off followed by a smell of a electrical short "burn" in front of the gas tank area. Turned of the ing. and let it sit for a bit, turned the ing. on to test lights no low beam, high beam works, turn signals worked for a little bit then nothing. Will check lamps and replace. But concerned about the burn smell "wiring". Need to replace battery before I get started. Wondering if I could have fried the voltage reg? Any input would be appreciated! Codger...
     
  2. codger61

    codger61 New Member

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    Thank you, that will be my course of action...Codger
     
  3. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    I hate the smell of burnt wires!
     
  4. codger61

    codger61 New Member

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    Agreed!
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    After you make repairs have a look here http://www.hdtalking.com/archive/t-47714.html While working on your wiring problem disconnect the battery or pull the main fuse. Look close at all wires that appear fused and make the proper permanent repair, Good Luck
     
  6. codger61

    codger61 New Member

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    Thanks Jack, will do. Thanks for the link, very helpful! Codg...
     
  7. doctor727

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    Remember, never let the smoke out.