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Yep, I was just toolin' down Ventura Blvd, 100 miles from home, and sputter sputter pop - she dies.

After some roadside diagnosis, I found the dogbone had a crack in it.

My spare - crumbled like Egyptian parchment from a forgotten tomb when I touched it. Is this thin-gauge lead or ??

I grabbed what I could find - and that was a small piece of wire. One single strand of 22ga. I used it across the terminals.

It just got me back to the hotel tonite.

I have six pieces of 24 ga here with me, and I figure in the morning, I'll replace that one piece of 22ga with a few pieces of 24.

If I find an AutoZone or something, I'll buy a blade-type adapter.
 

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what you can't find a penny:shock::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::action::waving: good luck
 

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Thanks to the info on this site I went ahead and replaced the dog bone and all the standard glass fuse holders with the new BUS flat blade type holders over the winter.

You canbuy them at Walmart for 1.23 each,its cheap insurance. :cool:
 

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To get my bike home, I ended up using a large office paperclip. Heck, I'll bet that's good for 60a or better! :)

I'll bet this ends up more a permamanent "temporary" fix for me.

I guess I should be motivated to put a real fuse in place.

But 'til I do - :action: :action: :action:

 

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rgbeard wrote:
To get my bike home, I ended up using a large office paperclip. Heck, I'll bet that's good for 60a or better! :)

Steel Paper Clip is good for 55 amps, Aluminum Paper Clips are good for 40 amps...- LOL :action:

Good Luck - Jim
 

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i have a friend who lost his BMW that way.. go change that fuse asap mate.

rgbeard wrote:
To get my bike home, I ended up using a large office paperclip. Heck, I'll bet that's good for 60a or better! :)

I'll bet this ends up more a permamanent "temporary" fix for me.

I guess I should be motivated to put a real fuse in place.

But 'til I do - :action: :action: :action:

 

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Point taken.

I don't want to have an issue cost me the chassis wiring or the bike.

The paperclip is good to get it home. I'll have a real fuse in tomorrow.
 
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