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  1. Blown fuses

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    So my main fuse keeps blowing shortly after I try and start the bike. It is a 20 amp fuse and a friend suggested I switch to a 30 amp fuse. Now I know usually the answer for that is a big NO, but the guy I bought it from in the ad put that he had bought a new CDI starter to upgrade it to a 12...
  2. Electical problems, have no idea what to do

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    Was changing out a fuse from the center box on the handlebars and my keys slid down and touched the fuses while key was in the ignition. What resulted was a big spark and main fuse blew. Now I have no power at all. Battery is fully charged and main fuse was changed but I have no idea what to...
  3. 1981 GL500 fuses

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    Hi everyone. First post, first bike, likely NOT my first headache. I am having some electrical problems with my lights in general. I'm new to electrical but I want to be self-sufficient and solve what I can where I can. The GL500 wiring diagram shows a main 30 amp fuse and the 4 10 amp fuses...
  4. Main fuse problems

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    Hello all, I'm the new owner of a 1980 CX500 Deluxe and also new to the motorcycle world. After purchasing this beauty of a bike I encountered a blown fuse on my first ride(Glass Fuses); A trip to a local auto store yielded a new fuse. When I returned home to change the fuse I neglected to...
  5. Main Fuse Modification (First Project on my GL500)

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    Hey hey hey! I'm about to undertake my first project on my '82 GL500. Looking to do the Main Fuse Modification ( This is my first project, so if you have any: "Remember to do X" or "Don't forget about X, Y, Z", I would appreciate any and all...
  6. Loud pop then everything went dead.

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    The other day I was riding around on maybe third gear at roughly 25 miles per hour with around 5000 rpms when suddenly I heard a pop noise and my rpms quickly dropped and I had to pull over. I turned the key off then back on but nothing was turning on at all. All the power had been cut so I...