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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Stupid mistakes can really screw up a ride.

I just spent two hours on the side of the interstate trying to find the freaking fuse block on the MV. Two other guys on crotch rockets stopped to help and they couldn't find it either. I never did find it, had to have my wife bring her car and my neighbor came with her in his car to pick me up. I didn't want to leave the motorcycle beside the road by it's self for some reason.

I went home to get my truck and the trailer and went to pick it up. When I got back with the trailer a cop pulled up and left his lights on to protect us a little. He even helped push the bike up onto the trailer. What was weird was that he never did ask me for any proof of ownership.

I got home and grabbed the owners manual. Two minutes later I found the fuse block and the burnt fuse. The bike started right up and ran perfect until I plugged the license plate light back in, the fuse imediately popped. At least I figured out the problem, tomorrow I'll figure out what is causing it.

Unfortunately I can only blame myself for the problem. I installed a fender eliminator, integrated tail lights / turn signals, and a new license plate light this evening. Apparently my soldering job or the electrical tape I wrapped it with didn't work out just right. In my defense everything did work perfect when I left the house.

Regardless, the biggest lesson I learned is to spend a little time going over the owner's manual after purchasing a new bike. I can't say much about blowing the fuse, mistakes happen.
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It's okay! Can happen to anyone. Glad you made it back okay -- seemed lots of people over there are willing to give a hand which is nice to hear
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 01:09 AM
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Sounds familiar. That's exactly what happened to me too!
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I the electrical tape I wrapped it with didn't work out just right. .
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 09:50 AM
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Some time ago i got the temperature till 140 and the water throwing out from radiator because the fan fuse was burnt. Had to stop, wait temperature to cool down, far away from home, worried about possible damages to the engine because of a fuse......

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