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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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battery draining

I just change my turn sig. lights from stock to after market. There are three wires (red is flasher) (solid black is running) ( black w white stripe is ground) the wires on my nighthawk are (green for ground) (L blue) and (L blue w white stripe), but when I changed them it was running my battery down. I did the same to the rear, but I made them running lights also. In doing this I hooked them up wrong and blew a fuse. Could this be because I need to change the fuse from 10A to a 15A since the battery is pulling a little more juice. They work fine ,but I had to put it on a charger last night. I just wanted to know if anyone had this happen to them.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 08:02 PM
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You need to make sure its all hooked up right. If you weren't popping fuses before... go back and fix the screw up. Going up on the fuse is never a good idea.




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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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You need to make sure its all hooked up right. If you weren't popping fuses before... go back and fix the screw up. Going up on the fuse is never a good idea.
Thanks GAS MAN . If the back tail light , and the LED lights that I have on the same fuse is a 10A, and now I have the pos wire from my rear turn sig. running on the same line. Will it not overload that fuse?Or will it be OK to go up to the 15A in this case?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 09:27 AM
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You never want to go up on the fuse. The fuse is in there based on the wire rating. Let's just say you go up on the fuse, any fuse, and there is a problem somewhere that you are trying to "mask". Then the problem continues but you don't see its effects... UNTIL! You have a electrical fire and your bike tries to burn down on you. Or you are in mid-corner and the motor cuts out and causes you to go down...

Either way the same conclusion comes. Don't just increase the fuse size. Fix the problem.

In your case, sounds like you ran LEDs (for extra cosmetic looks) off your tail lights. I suggest you run that straight off the battery and use a switch or install a relay somehow.




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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks BRO will do!!
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