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Top left is a new one for reference. I replaced all my fuses after I pulled one and saw the corrosion. Here is what they looked like.
 

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Some of them looked bad. Othes may have had light at the right angle and looked like polished.
Maybe should add "pull all your fuses out" if you have electrical issues.
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Top left is a new one for reference. I replaced all my fuses after I pulled one and saw the corrosion. Here is what they looked like.
If you really are concerned about fuses and their contacts, good or bad, replace them again with the EZ-ID or Smart-Glo kind that will light up when they pop. Makes tracking down a problem so much easier, and they aren't that much more than the regular ones. Readily available at auto parts stores.
 

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If you really are concerned about fuses and their contacts, good or bad, replace them again with the EZ-ID or Smart-Glo kind that will light up when they pop. Makes tracking down a problem so much easier, and they aren't that much more than the regular ones. Readily available at auto parts stores.
I wasnt really concerned. All of them were still making contact. The spares were the ones that had the most corrosion. I am just going through my old is new to me bike are doing things like replacing fuses that look tired. Im doing the same with hoses, radiator fan motor, replacing screws and nuts, putting antisieze on some items that should have had that to begin with, checking torque numbers, etc. It's just for fun, I want her to look and ride like new. I'm not a ride or die guy, its just fun for me. Im not a mechanic so don't beat me up about that...lol If its not broke don't fix it, I get it.
 
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I wasnt really concerned. All of them were still making contact. The spares were the ones that had the most corrosion. I am just going through my old is new to me bike are doing things like replacing fuses that look tired. Im doing the same with hoses, radiator fan motor, replacing screws and nuts, putting antisieze on some items that should have had that to begin with, checking torque numbers, etc. It's just for fun, I want her to look and ride like new. I'm not a ride or die guy, its just fun for me. Im not a mechanic so don't beat me up about that...lol If its not broke don't fix it, I get it.
Last year I was having an intermittent issue with popping a 10 amp fuse that had several different factory items on it, incl. FI power. Thought it was solved before a big ride to southern W. Va. Made it about 125 mi to near Elkins. I had 1 spare. Put it in, made it into town, and bought every 10amp fuse Auto Zone and Advanced Auto had. Wouldn't you know it, it made it the rest of the way to Welch, well over 200 mi. with zero problems. After parking at the motel for an hr., we were going to dinner. I made it about one mile before it popped again. Got it towed home by a friend, as I couldn't trust riding it. It was a problem with the wiring for my Kuryaykn RTB flasher unit.
 
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