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Unread 01-08-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Could anyone tell me why the wires going from the motor to the coils is melting the plastic insulation?? It is a 98 CC 48V conversion with V-Glide and coils.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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When you upgraded to 48V did you upgrade the wiring as well? Loose and or dirty connectors will cause this as well.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 05:49 PM   #3
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Could anyone tell me why the wires going from the motor to the coils is melting the plastic insulation?? It is a 98 CC 48V conversion with V-Glide and coils.
Too much current flowing in the wires.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Too much current (unlikely), bad connections or just plain ole crap cables.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 11:00 PM   #5
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Too much current (unlikely), bad connections or just plain ole crap cables.
If iy is near the connector I would agree, but if it is along the length of the wire it is too much current.
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Could anyone tell me why the wires going from the motor to the coils is melting the plastic insulation?? It is a 98 CC 48V conversion with V-Glide and coils.

Amuse us, where at on the cable is the insulation melting?
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Unread 01-09-2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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Most time I've seen it melt out in the middle or length of the wire is from a dead azz short, Gotta always go with the more common failure statistics (behind the ends) when poor info is given.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 10:17 AM   #8
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I upgraded the wire to 10awg on all the wire except the wires going from the V-Glide to the coils because i could not get a connector small enough to fit the V-glide side. It is melting at the ends not in the middle

Thanks for all the help
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It is melting at the ends not in the middle
It is your connectors or connections or both.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 10:42 AM   #10
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Sounds like a bad connector cable ,
If you can't replace this cable then Jump another larger cable across this and see if it also over melts ?
If it also melts the problem is elsewere ,
if not ,get the correct ends at ACE or Home Depot or Autommotive parts and make a new cable !
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