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Gauge Problems, blowing fuse
Yet another one of these threads...
Got the old gal back on the road the other day, had been about 3 months sitting.
Battery was old when I got the bike 2 years ago so I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did; replaced it. Starter. Vroom.
Park it. Go back an hour later and my gauges are dead. No needle sweep, no lights, no speedo, nothing. But clock is still keeping time.
Pull fuses and it's blown. I replace it. Gauges come to life, everything works.
Park it. Go back an hour later. Once again. Gauges are dead.
Ride bike to my shop.
Pull the map light and tail plate lights, replace fuse. Gauges come to life.
Park it. Go back an hour later. Gauges are BLOW A-FREAKING-GAIN!
Never had this problem before and I'm starting to get frustrated.
Anyone else ever experience this? I've checked my tail light (OEM) and there's no ground faults...
Why would it ONLY be happening when the bike is off? Should I add decoupling capacitors if it's a surge when the bike gets shut off? Should I bypass the OE harness completely for the tail/map/gauge and add a fuse block? Should I try to sing it a soft rock tune and appease whatever motorcycling god I have upset?
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