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I have an 91 Aspencade. It is blowing the tail light fuse. When it goes, I lose headlight, gauges, idiot lights and the starter will not work once I shut it off and try to restart until I replace the fuse. It can go an hour or a second before it blows. Absolutely no rhyme or reason that I can detect. I have left the switch on and moved wires all over the bike, but cannot make the fuse blow. Any suggestions?
 

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have you checked all the wiring and contacts. sounds like you have abare wire that may be rubbing, a bad socket or corrosion. check all your contact on that circiut
 

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What all is on the circuit besides the taillights? Why does the headlight and starter go out with this fuse? The headlight has its own fuse--do you know how they are connected?
 

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There are a lot of things on that fuse, tail, meter, position, side marker lights, gauges, license light, reverse system and headlight relay etc. Something like that can be hard to find, the short could be almost anywhere on the bike. You need an electrical manual and patience.
 

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I have an 91 Aspencade. It is blowing the tail light fuse. When it goes, I lose headlight, gauges, idiot lights and the starter will not work once I shut it off and try to restart until I replace the fuse. It can go an hour or a second before it blows. Absolutely no rhyme or reason that I can detect. I have left the switch on and moved wires all over the bike, but cannot make the fuse blow. Any suggestions?
The # 8 tail light fuse receives power from the 55-amp main fuse B and provides power to the # 3 tail main relay. There a many different circuits interfaced with the # 3 tail main relay.

I would start by checking the # 3 tail main relay and it's contacts in the relay box.

Do you have a trailer electrical plug on your bike? If so, I would check it for any possible shorts.

Then move out to other circuits from there.
 

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+1 trailer lights?
 
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