Most circuits are protected by fuses of different ratings, details of which are given in the Specifications Section of this Chapter. Note that the circuits are identified by numbers in the Specification Section and in the wiring diagrams at the back of this Manual; these numbers correspond with those on the transparent plastic fuse box cover and also with the numerical order of the fuses, counted trom top to bottom.
The fuse box is located behind the left-hand side panel, on the side of the electrical components box underneath the fuel tank. Remove the side panel, unclip the transparent plastic cover and pull out the faulty fuse.
Blown fuses can be recognised easily by the melted metal strip; each is clearly marked with its rating and must be replaced only by a fuse of the same rating. Never put in a fuse of higher rating or bridge the terminals with any other substitute, however temporary; serious damage may be done to the circuit components, or a fire may start. Always carry a supply of spare fuses of each rating on the machine.
While an isolated fault may occasionally blow a fuse and never occur again, such cases are rare and generally due to faulty connections, although fuses do sometimes blow due to old age or similar factors. However, if the fuse for any circuit blows repeatedly, a more serious fault is indicated which must be traced and remedied as soon as possible.