Hello fellow Kawi Riders -
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas @ a problem I'm having w/ a 1989 KZ 1000 Police Special. The main symptom is a Main Circuit fuse that gets so hot over the course of just 15 minutes of riding (it's to hot to touch after just 2 minutes of warm-up) that it melts the solder & 'blows' the fuse.
Obviously, the problem is in the electrical system. I have replaced the voltage regulator, ignitor & battery. I have inspected (& found to be fine) the ignition switch & starter motor. This occurs when all of the 'police switches' are in the off position (or on, for that matter). Since none of the other circuits get hot & the battery holds a charge for weeks: I'm assuming there is some sort of short in the main circuit after the ignition switch. Any weak points to check? Any tests to run?
Am I headed in the right direction? Does anyone have any insight? It's a great bike in all other respects & I'd hate to see it burst into flames @ 75 miles an hour (Especially w/ me astride).
Thanks for any help.