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brake line install, help!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by snydley, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. snydley

    snydley Active Member

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    Hi Ken,
    It's funny how things like that can happen, and have you chasing problems that aren't there. I was so sure I cause a short by changing handlebars, because everything was working fine before I changed bars. I never thought to check the C.B. Before I was told a C.B. could go bad I tore the left handlebar controls, and the left gas tank off tracing the wires and looking for a short. I did a lot of work for nothing when I could have just popped the seat off and changed C.B.s for fuses. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda! If, for nothing else I learned something new, and here I didn't think you could teach this old dog any new tricks! I'll have to check into the Master fuse now. I don't know if it's something for my Evo. or if it's something for Twin-Cams and newer. If I could get a whole RELIABLE set of circuit breakers I'd go with them. I like the idea of a C.B. over a fuse, but they've got to be 100% reliable, otherwise I'll just carry an extra set of fuses with me for that bike!
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    These things took a dive on my Heritage from time to time, probably 4 of them, its one of the reasons HD went to the Maxi-Fuse setup, the CB isn't as reliable.

    Nothing like going down a freeway at 70+ and have the breaker pop on and off, backfiring like a cannon, always exciting.

    As to converting it over imagine you could easily do it. You'd want the new parts for the newer HD, change the end of the wires over and the new fuse, holder and cap..

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  3. snydley

    snydley Active Member

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    I've been lucky to never have anything like that happen to me.
    I think I'll probably just stay with fuses for now.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a fuse, it's called a maxi fuse, main breaker on softails is behind cover in front of rear wheel. Would be pretty easy to convert.

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