Ok we are talking about a F4 2005 1000s.
Recently I had the bike serviced at Trooper Lu's (very happy with both bike & personal service) and after about 100klms of getting the bike back the fuse popped turning off my dash and tacho - the bike runs perfect.
We had all sorts of trouble with the blinker connections on the touch pads & blinkers not working, so we converted it over to hard wire with pull out connectors - blinkers now work perfect.
Initially I thought this may have had something to do with it - except the blinker fuse doesn't blow & the blinkers work even when the dash fuse (7.5 amp) blows - interestingly, with the display out, the blinker display still shows up on the dash when the fuse is blown, so you know your blinker is on.
Anyhow, the fuse appeared to blow randomly - not when the blinkers are operated not when anything else is touched - just sometime during the ride it blows.
Today in effort to narrow the problem, I put in a new fuse & took the bike for a ride, I did about 18 klms & it blew. I rode back home disassembled fairing nose cone, took off the fuel tank, I can't see a pinched wire anywhere.
I put everything back together and when on another ride - I got some 8 klms from home & the fuse popped - I changed it there & then & it blew right away.
I rode back home & put in another one & it within 10 seconds of installing it blew just with the ignition on.
I let the bike cool down & the fuse holds fine.
Obviously the fuse only blows when the bike gets hot
Has anyone come across this before? It's driving me nuts!