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Ive gone through a whole box of 10 amp fuses trying to figure out why the fuses keep blowing out
I noticed that these two wires had slipped out from the kill switch box on the right side( I taped them up for safety)
Could these wires be causing the short in the circuit?


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They are for the front brake light switch on the master cylinder, look underneath it you should see 2 terminals where they go.
 

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Thank you for the quick reply, the PO must have taken of the connectors which confused me, do you suppose this could be causing the short in theory?
The left handle bar also has similar wires but does not have terminals to connect to
 

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Those wires are live with the ignition on if they touch the bars it would blow a fuse, the 2 wires on the left side go to a small switch in the clutch lever.
 

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Thank you trev, everything else on this bike is working great.
This noob is forever thankful, I'm sure it won't be this won't be the only time I ask Such a simple question
 

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The next time you have something that is blowing fuses, instead of wasting fuses while trying to figure it, out temporarily connect a 12V bulb in place of the fuse. It will give you a visual indicator while limiting the current to prevent damage to the wiring. It will probably light up dimly when you turn the key on but it will become bright when the short occurs (in this case when the green/white wire touched the bars).
 

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Thank you for the quick reply, the PO must have taken of the connectors which confused me, do you suppose this could be causing the short in theory?
The left handle bar also has similar wires but does not have terminals to connect to
Do you have after market control switches. With no connection you have no front brake light.
 

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I believe they are stock, from when I bought it, the front brake light was t working, but now I've figured out why. My main question was abouty the short so I'm hoping this fixes it
 

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The left handle bar also has similar wires but does not have terminals to connect to
Sorry. I missed that the first time around. The wires on the left side are supposed to connect to the Starter Disconnect Switch mounted in the clutch perch. It prevents you from starting the engine in gear with the clutch engaged.
 

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Thank you! Do you know the guage of the wire I'm not at home and I'm trying to find the right size guage to use for te connector
 

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I can't remember off hand but I think it is something like the equivalent of AWG 18 or 20. You aren't likely to find the correct terminals locally. Most of us order them from places like Eastern Beaver
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I bought connectors and fixed the front brake light switch so now both brake light are functional, later when I have time I'll take t for a ride and see if the new fuse blows out. On a side note now that I connected the front brake switch the brake light come on only when either switch is engaged but it doesn't light up normally as it should. Maybe it's on and I didn't see it. Will try again when it gets darker
 

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Then i don't think the tail light is on, it was before i fixed the front. what could be causing this? Perhaps i connected the front brake light terminals wrong?
 

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The brake light switch doesn't care which way the wires are connected.

If the bulbs are working and the wires are connected correctly under the seat the tail light should be on when you turn the key on and it should become significantly brighter. Have a look under the seat and make sure that the wires are all connected like colour to like colour. Make sure that the green is connected to ground properly too (use an ohm meter if possible).
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
The ground is good. There is a green and yellow wire With a bullet connect that I can't find a corresponding connection
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