The electrical system includes the battery,
ignition system, charging system, electric
starter, lighting, horn and gauges or sensors on
some models. Table 1 (bulb specifications) is at
the end of the chapter.
Wiring diagrams are located at the end ofthis
There are 3 main fuses in a fuse box under
the left side cover. Remove the electrical cover
screw and the cover (Figure 1). Slide the fuse
box out and open it (Figure 2). The main fuse is
20A (A, Figure 3) and the headlight and
taillight circuit fuses (B) are 10A. Inside the
cover are spare fuses; always carry spares.
Some 1981 a n d later models have 2
additional fuses for electrical accessories. They
are in a separate fuse box under the electrical
cover or behind the fuel tank (Figure 4). Both
accessory fuses are 10A.
Whenever a fuse blows, find out the reason
for the failure before replacing the fuse.
Usually, the trouble is a short circuit in the
wiring. This may be caused by worn-through
insulation, a disconnected wire shorting to
ground or possibly a wire pinched during
assembly or installation of parts.
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