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Can you see any black marks on the wiring from an arc burn?
If not you can use heatshrink (my recommendation because it looks better) or e-tape safely. Your exhaust shouldn't be getting that hot either, if there are black marks on the wire its from an arc, exhaust can temp SHOULDN'T discolor the metal in the wiring.
When the FE got caught, did it pull the sheath off of any of the wires?
I'd recommend going to your local hardware store and pick up a cheap multimeter and start checking the live wires for continuity to ground.
The fact that it doesn't trip when it's attached to the battery (with key on) means something; yes, there is more amp draw when you hit the starter but the two systems are completely separate outside of sharing the battery; in fact they should be completely "off" when you hit the starter.
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