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How to locate specific short?

So far I've used a circuit tester through my headlight and turn signal wires to discover two wires that are dead at the initial connection spot (the first connector off the switch). I've located one of the wires to run all the way back to the tail light which looks like a direct line. The other wire I'm unsure of. I came around to searching for a short because I recently blew my master fuse. After replacing that, my 10A headlight/indicator fuse blew. I replaced the master fuse next to the battery, as well as the 10A fuse and the 10A fuse continues to blow, so I began to test each cable through the headlight/indicator switch. So now that I've located the potential shorted wire, do I just splice it at each end and solder a new wire onto it? Tape it against the harness? I figure that's what I would do next, but I'm also unsure of how to determine exactly what kind of electrical wire to run. Any help would be a benefit. I can upload pictures upon request!


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Chopping and bypassing would be the easiest course to take if the wire you think is shorted is tucked or snaked through the frame. As far as sizing the new wire, you'd have to know which circuit it's from and what kind of current to expect. From what I've seen on my bike, most of the wires are in the 16-20 gauge if they're not part of the battery/charging system. Find a wiring diagram and make sure no other systems are using that wire for anything else too. For ease, grab a chunk of the wire you're going to replace and just get a similar one at any auto parts store or radio shack. Get some heat shrink and solder away~

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Chopping and bypassing would be the easiest course to take if the wire you think is shorted is tucked or snaked through the frame. As far as sizing the new wire, you'd have to know which circuit it's from and what kind of current to expect. From what I've seen on my bike, most of the wires are in the 16-20 gauge if they're not part of the battery/charging system. Find a wiring diagram and make sure no other systems are using that wire for anything else too. For ease, grab a chunk of the wire you're going to replace and just get a similar one at any auto parts store or radio shack. Get some heat shrink and solder away~

I'm no electrician by any means but this is what I figured. I guess I could look at the wiring schematic to see if it's a direct wire. Don't wanna do all this work only to find out something else now doesn't work because I hard wired a line that was actually connected to something else through the frame.

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