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650 H1 2008 New Frame Blowing Fuses to ignition
I bought a 2008 650 H1 that had rolled down a mountain. The front wheels were 2 inches to the left of the back wheel and it pulled hard to the right. I got sick of driving it that way and bought a used frame off of ebay. I changed EVERY thing over to the new frame. Ever since then I am blowing fuses. I can't repeat the issue ie I can't follow a pattern and reproduce the problem consistently.
The first time I blew fuses was when I was pushing snow this winter. Sometimes it would blow after the machine got warmed up and then sometime it would blow as soon as I turned the machine on. After a while it would blow within the first 2 minutes of pushing snow.
This winter I took all the front plastics off and went through the steering column looking for a wire that might be cut and causing a short. I could not find any that looked really suspect. but I rewrapped them and tucked the up nicer in the steering column. Things seemed to be good this spring and no issues.
Fast forward to today. I was pulling my Jetski out of the lake and pop the fuse went again. I pull off the seat and change the fuses and turned the key and pop it went again. I got another atv and pulled it out of the lake and waited for about 5 minutes. I changed fuses and turned it on and everything was fine for 5 minutes then pop it went again. I have had the atv in the water at least 5 times this year and this is the first time it is popping.
How can I find the short? What should I be looking for? I imagine that I hooked something up wrong. what accessories run off of the ignition fuse? How can I find a short? are there tools and stuff I can use to solve this problem?
Also The light cluster dies as well. I still have headlights but everything else is dead.
Last edited by ccommcomm; 07-02-2019 at 11:37 PM.