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Old 11-15-2010, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Honda Shadow 85 VT700 30 amp fuse location

Can someone help me find the location of these fuse. I found the other ones which is the 10 amp but can't find this one. I actually don't know how it look like so it's much harder for me to find it.

My bike's problem is it doesn't have any power(all lights not working). I have no idea why so I called my mechanic and he told me that it might be just the fuse. The battery is good which is less than a year old. I even took it to the shop to have it checked.

I don't have money to pay for a mechanic so I was hoping this is just a simple fix. I don't know why it happened because the bike was running fine the day before that. I was in a hurry that day so i didn't warm up the bike like i usually do. I just started the bike and after a minute I took off. Went to the gasoline station less than a mile from my place. turned off the bike and after that it wouldn't start anymore.

I did a search on this forum and I found out that the 30 amp fuse is near the battery. But since I dont know which one. I decided to post on this forum for help. Picture below




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In your model year, I believe the 30 amp fuse is a fusible link, not a plug-in fuse.

Follow the big red lead from the battery to the first thing you get to. It should be a metal-ish can, about the size of a 35mm film canister. On top of that can will be the 30 amp main fuse, if your has a fuse. I suspect you'll see what looks like two small bolts with a strip of metal between them. In your case, it may be a strip of melted metal. That's the fusible link.

Actually, I just checked the online diagrams to be sure I wasn't leading you astray. In your picture, right above the voltage regulator (the part with the cooling fins on it at the very bottom) is a white plastic box with a black plastic cover. It has two red wires coming out of one end. Inside that box is the 30 amp fuse.

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Can someone help me find the location of these fuse. I found the other ones which is the 10 amp but can't find this one. I actually don't know how it look like so it's much harder for me to find it.

My bike's problem is it doesn't have any power(all lights not working). I have no idea why so I called my mechanic and he told me that it might be just the fuse. The battery is good which is less than a year old. I even took it to the shop to have it checked.

I don't have money to pay for a mechanic so I was hoping this is just a simple fix. I don't know why it happened because the bike was running fine the day before that. I was in a hurry that day so i didn't warm up the bike like i usually do. I just started the bike and after a minute I took off. Went to the gasoline station less than a mile from my place. turned off the bike and after that it wouldn't start anymore.

I did a search on this forum and I found out that the 30 amp fuse is near the battery. But since I dont know which one. I decided to post on this forum for help. Picture below




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Old thread alert!! But, anyone able to help me with the part number for that 30 amp fuse above? The rectangular box fuse in the picture above that has the red/white wires going to it.

Also, who might carry this part? Can't find one.
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Old thread alert!! But, anyone able to help me with the part number for that 30 amp fuse above? The rectangular box fuse in the picture above that has the red/white wires going to it.

Also, who might carry this part? Can't find one.
Ok, I found it. The P/N for anyone else that needs the number of the 30 amp fusible link is: 98200-53000, available on Amazon for .95 each.
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You might be better off replacing the stock lead fuse with a standard plug in fuse. The old lead ones go bad over time. Shouldn't cost you more than 10 bucks at an auto part store.
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You might be better off replacing the stock lead fuse with a standard plug in fuse. The old lead ones go bad over time. Shouldn't cost you more than 10 bucks at an auto part store.
I have a couple of those hanging around. Little worried that the wire isn't heavy enough. Might have to spring for a bigger one.
BTW, while looking through the tool kit out popped a 30amp fusible link. Guy that owned it before me must have thought he needed it. I do I know!
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The housing for the fuse should have a spare. 12 or 14 gauge wire should work fine for a new inline fuse.
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The housing for the fuse should have a spare. 12 or 14 gauge wire should work fine for a new inline fuse.
Good info. Yes, I did find a spare under the cap.
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