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Bandit main fuse blowout

Discussion in 'Suzuki 250cc In-line 4's' started by redzook1308, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. redzook1308

    redzook1308 Member Premium Member

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    Riding the bandit home from a club meeting tonight on a pitch black rd no street lights and as i was approaching a bend the light went off and the bike died. Checked fuses and my main fuse blew. I replaced it and the new one blew instantly.
    Ill be looking at it tmoz.
    Anyone know were to start or of a common fault with these bikes.
    Any info will be greatly appreciated
     
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    I'd be checking where the wires move the most (handlebar switches and the wiring from headlights/indicators back to main body)
    They have probably chaffed off the outer layer of vinyl/plastic around the wires and a positive wire is now rubbing on the frame somewhere.
     
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    Found the problem. The short was the starter plug thingy that burnt out
     

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    Good that you found, but now you need to ask yourself what caused the starter plug to burn out and find the cause.
     
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    Maybe the metal connectors were loose or rusting up causing increased resistance?
     
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    I looked through nearly every wire possible and found nothing. The connector was rusted heaps. Ill run ot and see how it goes.
    Thanks for all your help
     

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