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post #1 of 8 Old 04-24-2006, 12:24 AM
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Where is the f***en main fuse?

Alright, I have looked and looked all over these forums and have yet to find any mention of somebody saying where is the 30 amp fuse on the DL650.

I was installing PIAA lights thru an optional fuse panel that I bought thru adventuremotostuff and somehow I must have blown the main fuse when connecting the battery because not even the clock will turn on with the battery connected.

I thought that was a misprint in the owners manual when it said to connect the postive terminal first when installing the battery.That was completely opposite of what I was taught in auto repair class in high school where I was told always connect the negative terminal first to avoid electric arcs and overload.

I connected the negative terminal first like always and started to connect the positive terminal and it started arcing the second the connection screw touched the terminal. Before I knew it there was a blue flash and everything went dead. (it was dark at the time.) I opened the fuse panel under the seat expecting to find the main there or it sitting next to the fuse panel and I didn't find it in either place.

I removed the optional connections I made to the battery to at least get the motor running. But I have to replace the main fuse and I just can't find it.

I would really appreciate someone telling me where is the 30 amp fuse I keep reading about but have yet to find it.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-24-2006, 12:40 AM
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Well.....I hate to tell ya, but those directions were VERY correct. You always connect the negative up last when installing, and always disconnect the negative first when working on a battery. The current flows (- to +) on a battery. No wonder you arced and blew things up!! That was no missprint in those directions.....go back to your old high school and punch your teacher in the gut. :roll: I'm glad you didn't get hurt.....hope you find the main fuse....and I hope it did its job!



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The bike frame is connected to the negative cable. Accidentally touching a screwdriver to the frame while connecting or disconnecting the positive cable then results in a direct fuse free short. If the negative cable is being connected/disconnected, accidentally touching a frame member causes no problems. A circuit doesn't care whether the positive or negative terminal is attached first or last. Either will complete the circuit. It's the possibility of an accidental short that requires caution. The usual caution is to disconnect the ground cable when working on the electrical system.

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Well.....I hate to tell ya, but those directions were VERY The current flows (- to +) on a battery. [/u]
That depends if you believe electron flow or hole flow.

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-24-2006, 01:24 AM
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I know

I appreciate the explanation of how to disconnect the battery and will remember to practice this always from now on.

But seriously, "Where is that 30 amp Main Fuse?

I really want to know this so I can find it and replace it and get my Vstrom running again.
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Its right next to the battery under an almost clear plastic cover. You can see two screw heads through the cover and there is also a 4 wire connector that runs down through it. At least this is where it is on my '04 , so I'm assuming it would be the same on yours. I looked over the service manual for about half an hour last night and could not find a main fuse location in there either, but there is an image of the battery area and it is where the starter relay is shown to be.
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-24-2006, 02:12 PM
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Thank You

I just want to thank spongebob218.

I looked at the plastic enclosure and thought that was a solenoid.

I couldn't believe I blew the main fuse 3 times. After the third time I was in disbelief because I had disconnected all the accesories I had installed and it still would arc.

After looking at the battery a little closer in the morning daylight I finally found the problem.

I had installed the battery backwards. After rotating the battery and connecting the terminals as I should have, the clock turned right on and the vstrom fired right up.

Now all I have to do is troubleshoot what I did wrong with my auxillary fuse panel as the PIAA lights I installed wont turn on and I wont install the heat grips I ordered till I figure what I did wrong with the PIAA lights.

I'll have to take my digital voltmeter and figure if the aux panel is getting power or not when the key is turned on. I'll do that anouther day because the wheather is gorgeus today and I have some riding to do.
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It sounds like you need more light in your work area. It's very important and often overlooked.

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