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I know this is simple, but I am always amazed at the ingenuity of the folks here to keep their nearly 30 yr old machines purring.



Can anyone share a pic of their dogbone fix using a blade fuse holder? I bought a Bussman PN BP/HHM "mini" blade-style fuse holder with weather cap, and plan to use the slip on connectors shown. Note: I will remove the yellow plastic caps, and solder the connectors and over with shrink tubing. Not a fan of crimped connectors !



I will do a write up on this with pics once I decide on the best fix !!!
 

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Here's my fix after soldering:
 

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I would have crimped the connectors with a crimp tool that makes a reverse curve in the metal, and then crimps the back side real hard. Makes a gas tight connection that will not come loose. Then the solder makes it pretty much impervious to corrosion.

Yours will also be gas tight, and the shrink wrap is the perfect finish to the job.


I also would have removed the nylon sleeves. Hard to get a gas tight crimp thru a nylon sleeve.
 

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What - you want better than my paperclip???

:cheeky1: :D :action:

 

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Red makes the bike go faster, Silver just matches the chrome!
 

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stuck on the road needing to get home.... I just connected the bike side and moved it over and hard wired it to the power side..... I know, y'all can say you did "what?" but I was stuck along side the freeway miles from home with a flashlight...

once home I put in a spade connector
 

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Only difference in mine is that I used a 12 gauge wire instead of the the sixteen that you used.
 

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Isn't the fuse holder wire in the pictures is only rated to 30 or 60 amps max.? They sure look like the ones available at local car stores. If one were running a Compufire, they would need a wire and fuse capable of about 10% to 15% above the expected amperage.
 

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Fix looks like mine too.

Anyone know the amp rating on the double wire paper clip?:D:cheeky1::dude:
 

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Wichita Scorpion wrote:
Fix looks like mine too.

Anyone know the amp rating on the double wire paper clip?:D:cheeky1::dude:
I'll betcha it's over 100a. Enough to make the bike a BBQ had I left it in place, and an electrical problem had developed.

But - it got me home!!! :) I'm pleased to say I have it fixed properly now - with a blade-fuse adapter. But I still think the paperclip photo RAWKS.
 
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