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A week ago I had no front light and brake lights constantly on. Glass fuse fixed it right up.

Yesterday I rode home and parked the bike.Today a friend was here and we checked the brake lights.
NO brake lights, no license plate light, no headlight, and no turn signals.
My running lights work, The gauge cluster works , and the engine turns over.

Fuses looked good. Got out the volt meter. All fuses 0.0 , accessory 0.0, dog bone is still in one piece-0.0
the two bolts above the dog bone 12.8, battery 12.8.
The dog bone is still stiff and sturdy. Really I was shocked when I found the dog bone still on the bike- I thought I had changed that to blade fuse.

Any way Will the dog bone fuse cause my problem?
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Nope. Not dogbone. It either passes voltage or it doesn't. You have at least two circuits with issues - headlight and tail light. Separately fused. So, I'd be taking a close look at connectors/connections. In fact, it's probably a good idea to DISCONNECT every plug in the harness and spray it with contact cleaner, slather it with dielectric grease and see what happens.

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My next planned project is to replace the original fuse box with a GL1200 fuse box. Get rid of the glass fuses and go to blades.
I am changing out the ignition currently. I prefer to do one thing at a time so I know it works before the next project.

But now I need to get this electrical problem solved. This will probably move my fuse exchange to the forefront.


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Ignition switch could cause weird stuff like that. Try jiggling it on/off quickly a few times to see if it makes anything come on. Had a similar issue on my 1100 that turned out to be some burnt iggy switch contacts.

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Ignition switch could cause weird stuff like that. Try jiggling it on/off quickly a few times to see if it makes anything come on. Had a similar issue on my 1100 that turned out to be some burnt iggy switch contacts.

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Or it could simply be a bad ground in the rear harness. Possibly corrosion causing loss of contact on the lower connection of the dogbone. Check the simple stuff first.

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Cleaned out the key and several plugs with electrical grease.
Tightened the main ground wire by the coils.
Result-- I have lights where I should have them.

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Cleaned out the key and several plugs with electrical grease.
Tightened the main ground wire by the coils.
Result-- I have lights where I should have them.


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:good: Love it when just a little fixes a lot! :salute: :thanks: For the update.

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