Electrical help...I keep blowing fuses

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cory
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Electrical help...I keep blowing fuses

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Post by cory » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:39 pm

I took my Pan out for it's maiden road trip. I put on 250 miles and blew the fuse 6 times. It's a '60 engine with a 2 brush genny and a Frank's electric regulator. I have only one fuse right near the battery. Only running a headlight, taillight and a small speedo.
The fuse would pop when coming down from highway speeds to an idle. I checked the wiring harness and it all checks out. I started with a 20 amp and went up to a 30 amp. It didn't seem to make a difference.
Could it be something to do with the regulator?



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Post by VPH-D » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:12 pm

If you are blowing a 30 amp fuse, you have a big short. Run the bike with lights off to try to isolate the problem. If the fuse doesn't pop, the problem is in the lighting circuit.
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Post by 51Hog » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:44 pm

Will our generators even put out 30 amps?

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