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I bought this bike as a starter bike a few months back and in the last 8 months she has blown 3 fuses and there's really no tale tell signs it's about to happen or any form of riding that causes it. We'll call these fuse blowings "events."

1st event: Cruising at 100mph at about 4,500rpm.
2nd event: Coasting through a parking garage at idle.
3rd event: Decelerating after a 160mph blast at about 6k rpm.

First event occurred about a month after acquiring the bike.
Second event occurred ~4 months after the first.
Third and latest event occurred today, about 2 months after the second event.

My solution to these events has always been taking my bike apart on the side of the highway or in the parking garage and replacing the 30 amp main fuse tucked in the battery tray.
The fuse that is "blown" isn't actually quite blown, the small wire connecting the two spades that is supposed to break when more than 30 amps is applied to the fuse is always intact.
The point in which the spades meet the green plastic always seems to be slightly browned, rendering the fuse "blown."

I'm kind of at a loss considering my electrical prowess is absolute crap.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Clean the fuse contacts up and check the big power lead terminals.

Use a good quality fuse.
 

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The bike I've got is a 2001-A1. 2000 is a typo in the title. :tard:

Is there any real way to go about cleaning the connections? WD-40? Some other cleaner?
Also I'm not sure what you mean about the big power lead terminals.
 

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Clean all the connections for both the positive and negative cables with some contact cleaner



and use tiny bit of dielectric grease on the contacts to keep corrosion out

 

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Thanks for the product ideas. Is there anything to avoid getting the electrical cleaner on while I'm working there? Space is kinda tight around the fuse and such.

Is there anything that the browning of the plastic but not blowing of the fuse points to?
 

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Points to overheating, which normally means a poor contact. Take the battery tray out and take the battery out. Now gain access to the starter solinoid and clean all the contacts up, and rebuild.
 

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What ninjayorkie said it'll heat up due to too much resistance caused by faulty or corroded connections. and with the contact cleaner you don't' have to worry about hurting anything it dries real quick and shouldn't leave any residue. I wouldn't allow it to touch your painted fairings though just as a precaution
 
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