[QUOTE=silverspurs;267807]Hi guys; I'm resurrecting this thread because I'm going to start working on the bike in the next couple of weeks... to recap:
on a trip to Canada over Labor Day, my main fuse blew one morning about 5min after the bike had been started and was running. we replaced the main fuse and the bike started up again and ran about 10 minutes before the main fuse blew again... all other fuses were ok...
after that, the problem progressed so that the main fuse now blows immediately upon the ignition switch being turned to the ON position... the bike doesn't get a chance to start at all...
we had been riding in some light rain the day before all this started, but experienced no problems while riding in the rain, it was the next morning that things went haywire... the bike has about 20,000 miles on it.
any more suggestions to guide me on my quest are appreciated!!... thanks!![/QUOTE
You mention you were riding in the rain the day before the problem surfaced. Two things come to mind here: The first is, could you have gotten water in somewhere and it's shorting something out? I know, motorcycles are designed to be ridden out in the elements, but sometimes odd things occur we don't think about. Secondly, you may, as a result of vibration, have a wire rubbing against a frame member or some other ground source, that has worn through and is now shorting. I say this because my wife had a problem with her Burgman 650ABS scooter a few years ago. Not the same problem as yours, but a problem, in that it quit shifting and didn't want to start. End result was, on teardown, the tech found that a main wiring bundle was incorrectly routed at the factory so that it was wedged between the fairing and a frame member and eventually shorted out blowing a couple fuses.
Not saying this is your problem, but just a couple suggestions. I rode my '10 Nomad from Lewiston to Grangeville in some very heavy rain once, but never had any electrical problems after that.
"Don't sweat the small stuff---it's all small stuff"
'09 650 VStrom