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Hi all
This might be something simple but.....
Disconnecting my battery on the 1972 R75/5 , I touched a bare wire to the air cleaner housing and got a bit of a spark. This is a green wire coming of the positive lead. It has a fuse on the end and goes nowhere. It had been bent over and taped to the lead. The wire cracked at the bend and now is only one string exposed. Before I cut it off to try to reattach to the fuse housing, is this a left over to be eliminated or do I need this?
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Christian

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I understand that the early

I understand that the early /5s didn't have any circuit fusing for power. Is that what this is...an add-on for fusing? What is the rating of the fuse? You say it goes nowhere...how do you know that?

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Hi Kurt
Its about 5 inches of wire into a plastic fuse holder and no wire out. I had a bit of a problem opening the plastic casing and left it, so I do not know the rating of the fuse yet. I can see the fuse inside though. Will need to cut the wire to get it out to pry it open. There is definitely power in the wire.

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So, you have a wire that is

So, you have a wire that is connected to the + terminal of the battery going 5 inches into a fuse holder and no wire out the other side. Sounds like to me that there was once a fused or was providing power to something else that the previous wanted fused. However, the right way to fuse the ignition is to actually splice into the red wire going to the battery with a fuse holder and using something 10 or 15A fuse.

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I believe you are correct

I believe you are correct that it was previously used for something else and the previous owner disconnected it and left the wire and fuse. Just making sure. I will cut the wire and re attach the fuse properly and maybe I can used it in the future. Thanks Kurt.

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