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Some questions on Wiring for a CM400C

My name is Chris and I am new to this forum. I will give a run down of what I have and what I have been doing. I have a 1981 CM400C and I have had it for some time now and am doing some work to it. I stripped it down and put all types of new parts on it and have been working on it all winter long. I had got some new contrals and was able to wire in the start switch and the horn, kill switch, head lamp and then that is were it was going down hill. When I got it wired in it killed the fuse and have not been able to get it to work and I still have not wired the turn signals yet and was wanting to know if it would be easier to just wire in new lines and cape off the old? If you would like I can post pictures of were I am on the project and were I started.

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Are you sure everything is wired correctly? Anything shorting out? I had this happen before and the best thing to do is to undo and inspect every electrical connection one by one.
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I asked a friend and he said it could be a pinched wire so I retraced all of what I did and all of the other wires. I have been trying to make it in to a bobber/old school

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Does it blow the main ?Is the main larger than the rest?

If so turn off the kill switch and install new fuse.Turn the switch on and check fuse.If it blows the main the trouble is south of the kill switch to the fuse box.

You can put lighter fuses in the other spots and see if they blow first and if one does then chase that line of power.

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Does it blow the main ?Is the main larger than the rest?

If so turn off the kill switch and install new fuse.Turn the switch on and check fuse.If it blows the main the trouble is south of the kill switch to the fuse box.

You can put lighter fuses in the other spots and see if they blow first and if one does then chase that line of power.
No it only blows the fuse for the headlamp. The main fuse is 15amp the others is 7amp and the headlamp is 10amp and I also tryed put a 15amp in were the headlamp is but it blow rightaway.

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No it only blows the fuse for the headlamp. The main fuse is 15amp the others is 7amp and the headlamp is 10amp and I also tryed put a 15amp in were the headlamp is but it blow rightaway.

Dont up the fuse size. you have a short trace the short in the headlight circuit.




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Dont up the fuse size. you have a short trace the short in the headlight circuit.
+1..up it too much and you may end with melty/fire-y mess

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Where it goes into the lamp houseing.

Or the line to the high, low is crossed with a ground.Power is always going to the high, low switch then to one of the bulbs

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Thanks guys, I still think that I should just run new wire and get it overwith but I am not the wiring type if you know what I mean, I like to get dirty not shocked.

I still have some stuff to do but if you guys would like I can show you were I started and were I am now with some pictures?


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