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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Blowing a fuse

Hey guys my 01 volusia is having an electrical issue I've been trying to fix for a couple weeks. I've replaced the relay and the 30 amp fuses in it and it started, but almost immediately when I started it I saw smoke come from what looked like the center of the bike and it dies. Every time I start it it blows the same 30 amp fuse. You guys have any idea what the issue is?
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You have a short somewhere. Probably a worn wire touching the frame, or an overloaded circuit.

Do you have any aftermarket electrical accessories wired in?

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Like Capt Cruiser said check your accessories first if you have them but sounds like you have a dead short which should be easy to find.
Check any wiring that runs along the frame.

What relay is this? The main relay?

Whatever you do DO NOT put in a larger fuse! That’s asking for fire!

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The short should be easy to spot since it started smoking. Trace the wiring and just look for the melted insulation. Follow the wire to whatever it's hooked up to, checking for other problem areas as you go.

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