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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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fuse, battery

FYI for those as ignorant as I . Fuse without broken metal piece doesn't mean it is good. Battery load tested at auto store testing "good" doesn't mean it is.

I didn't have power for my gps Garmin, fuse looked good. New one gave power.

Day before someone coming to try my 1200gs for sale, starter button produced click. Load tested good. Battery was the problem.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2019, 07:34 AM
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electricity is kind-of like water...

test its flows at the start point, test at the end point......

use a test light ( like 5 dollars )... or make your own.

even the old glass tube fuses could fail with no visual clue it has failed..
next is the connections at the fuse.. oxidation on the fuse or connector.

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I have gone through more batteries in AZ in the last twelve years than all other years combined. Just the way it is here.

Wish you well on your sale.

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I have gone through more batteries in AZ in the last twelve years than all other years combined. Just the way it is here.

Wish you well on your sale.
Sold! left deposit since it was pouring rain, he couldn't ride it, but he checked it out carefully. First the bat, then the rain. What next? Thanks Lee.

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This summer I found a cracked main fuse link on my son's Honda V-65 Sabre. I checked for voltage on both sides of the fuse and it was OK. For some reason I pressed on the center of the fuse link and saw a tiny spark. Fortunately the bike had two spare 30A fuse strips, so I replaced the original (1984) fuse and all was good.

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