jwaller wrote:windmill wrote:jwaller wrote:Oh yeah, his fuse going out was under the gas tank. The retro has fuses under the tank and behind the headlight. He had to pull the headlight out of the bucket to check fuses. Seems like a silly place for fuses but what do I know?
My Patrol Has them in the headlight bucket too, far from the worst place for fuses I've seen on a motorcycle. My M70 has it's fuses and relays in a waterproof box on the right side near the rear of the tool box.
I haven't had to replace any fuses on my Patrol yet. I have replaced the headlight and don't remember seeing fuses under the lamp in the bucket but maybe there are. I do have a bank of fuses right behind the headlight bucket on the left fork. I can get to them without having to remove anything. That seems to make more sense, but then again, you shouldn't have to be changing fuses too often.
It does seem that they have moved them around over the years....just to keep us on our toes.
In this instance, I replaced the OE headlight bucket on my Patrol with a Retro bucket and moved all the connections, fuses block and flasher into it. Not the most convenient location if access is necessary, but they're more protected from the elements. Its a trade off, being a daily rider in the PNW, replacing waterlogged flashers was a regular thing, but haven't had to replace it in around 7 years since I put it in the headlight bucket.