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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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Old 11-15-2010, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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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