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Hey all I'm in a bind, I have a 2013 vn900 classic I took it in for its first service and when I got it back the speedometer light wasn't working then I got pulled over by a bike cop to find out my brake light was not working either (super nice guy followed me home and everything) anyway fuse was blown. Easy replaced it and it blew again as soon as I turned the key, I disconnected the clips and still it's blows please help.
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Warranty issue. I suspect they have compromised a wire when lifting the tank (assuming they lifted the tank) or elsewhere.

Strange though that it's the speedo & brake light as I doubt they are connected except maybe at the earth.

Is the headlight working - any others?
 

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Obviously its their screw up, take it back to them and inform them of the issues that happened following their "service". They must have pinched at least one wire of which is causing the short, and thus frying the fuse.

Id walk you through how to fix this, but since its their screw up, you may as let them diagnose where it is, and let them fix it on their own.
 

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Everything else's works fine
So the brake light and speedo light are on different fuses & both blow? If only speedo light fuse is blowing then could the 2 issues be unrelated - e.g. the brake switch is not activating the light & the speedo light has a shorted/broken wire?
 

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Any final outcome on this? I'm going thru the same problem and going insane trying to figure it out. I don't see any pinched wires or any issue. it was just my brake light and tail light that kept popping the fuse but now my speedo light went out too. Going to look at the wires in the brake handle on the handle bars and see it there are some pinched wires next. I put risers on not long ago and let the bars kind of hang and wondering if something got pinched and is now rubbing and shorting out.
 

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Hi, just checked the wiring diagram and speedo light, brake light, tail light and front running lights are all on the tail light fuse. I would suspect the fault is somewhere under the seat or near to the ignition switch. Start by removing the seat and tool tray as maybe the loom to the rear fender has been trapped under the tool tray and is shorting to the metal mounts or perhaps the ignition switch wiring has been trapped somewhere under there. Kawasaki seem to have crammed a lot of plugs, relays and other stuff into a small space.
 

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Hi, just checked the wiring diagram and speedo light, brake light, tail light and front running lights are all on the tail light fuse. I would suspect the fault is somewhere under the seat or near to the ignition switch. Start by removing the seat and tool tray as maybe the loom to the rear fender has been trapped under the tool tray and is shorting to the metal mounts or perhaps the ignition switch wiring has been trapped somewhere under there. Kawasaki seem to have crammed a lot of plugs, relays and other stuff into a small space.
Well I've looked everywhere on this damn thing and can't find anything wrong. After rereading your post I see you said running lights are on the same circuit, I noticed I hooked my accessory wire for my amp on one of the running light wires. I unhooked it, maybe it was too much for it but it's been hooked up like that for a few months and just started having this problem in the last week.
 

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Well I've looked everywhere on this damn thing and can't find anything wrong. After rereading your post I see you said running lights are on the same circuit, I noticed I hooked my accessory wire for my amp on one of the running light wires. I unhooked it, maybe it was too much for it but it's been hooked up like that for a few months and just started having this problem in the last week.
This could be the culprit. Sometimes when you do things like that, it doesn't immediately overload the circuit. The amp could cause a spike in current which then overloads the circuit and blows the fuse months sometimes years after install. You should check out this thread: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15582 Will help you redo your amp set up the right way.
 

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This could be the culprit. Sometimes when you do things like that, it doesn't immediately overload the circuit. The amp could cause a spike in current which then overloads the circuit and blows the fuse months sometimes years after install. You should check out this thread: http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15582 Will help you redo your amp set up the right way.
I'm really hoping that's it! Thanks for the link, I did see that thread before but now I'm going to have to follow it.
 

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Last year my tail light fuse popped once but I replaced it and didn't have any issue again until now. So if taking my amp wire off doesnt help, I may have to look further into the harness for problems.
 

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I fixed the problem I believe! It was my amp being hooked up to the running light wire. So happy, I was about ready to bring it somewhere but I'm glad I didn't give up.
 
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