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Electrical question

Related to my Stebel horn.

It's connected to a Fuzeblock on a 10 amp fuse. The fuse blew, can I get a 15 amp fuse, or is there an underlying problem I need to sort out first?

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I would probably try to find out what size fuse was required before substituting at random (I here a .22 cartridge fits well).
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For the Stebel - 15 Amp!


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Eddie is sharp on the stuff needed for these bikes, so trust his info.

And I see you are wired thru your FB, that is good.

But just remember that if you remove the FB or decide to wire your horn back to stock, you will definitely need to add a separate relay due to that particular horns electrical draw.
Of course, everyone here prolly already knows that except me, and I just learned it here:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ht=stebel+horn

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Thanks friends. I picked up a 15 amp fuse and I'll be installing it in a minute.

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just want to add that you should make sure the wire you used is rated to handle 15 amps.
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/am...uge-d_730.html

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just want to add that you should make sure the wire you used is rated to handle 15 amps.
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/am...uge-d_730.html
I'll check tomorrow. He used some pretty heavy wire. Thanks for the reminder.

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At least a 14- or 12- gauge wire.

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just want to add that you should make sure the wire you used is rated to handle 15 amps.
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/am...uge-d_730.html
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Thanks friends. I picked up a 15 amp fuse and I'll be installing it in a minute.
Tony - I learned that when I 'tried' a 10 amp fuse (I was out of 15 amp ones) in my FZ-1 at first. It worked UNTIL I gave a more-than-a-short honk, blew, and I went to O'Reilly's to get a pack of 15's and did what I SHOULD have done in the first place.


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Tony - I learned that when I 'tried' a 10 amp fuse (I was out of 15 amp ones) in my FZ-1 at first. It worked UNTIL I gave a more-than-a-short honk, blew, and I went to O'Reilly's to get a pack of 15's and did what I SHOULD have done in the first place.

The 15 works fine. There is some pretty heavy gauge wire on the horn. I'm confident everything will be fine. Thanks again for the advice.

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