ignition fuse not failed but problematic?

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Sun Jul 6 23:22:02 PDT 2008

Weird. I've had a number of 'partial' failures, not of fuses but of  
many electrical connections. A fuse has 2 connections, so if it's  
never been changed it's possible enough corrosion crept in to keep the  
ignition from firing. I have frequent problems with the main power  
feed to the harness; the plug that connects to the solenoid. It'll  
work fine for months then die - generally during, or more often after  
a rain. Annoying...
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jul 5, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On Jul 5, 2008, at 1:30 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> Was this coincidence?   Or is it possible that a fuse would fail  
>> somewhat but not entirely?  Is there anything else to examine here  
>> to find a clue?
> FWIW, this fuse has never been swapped.  I bought this bike new in  
> March of '02 and it has probably ~40k miles on it at this point (32k  
> street miles and 2 years of racing now).  So it is entirely possible  
> in my mind that it failed.  I've just never seen a fuse "kind of"  
> fail, which is why I am curious.
> -- 
> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM

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