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Here is what I found to be a short-term solution to blowing fuses on the KFX450 it due to water and mud infiltrating into the non-waterproof fuse box.


Two orange fuse boxes... the left one (removed from the aluminum bracket in photo) is for the radiator and the right one is for the fuel pump.


Aluminum bracket showing the fuel pump fuse on right (the left one for the radiator is removed).


May be 15 hours of riding time, as you can see quite a bit of dirt has accumulated in the fuse box (that is in no way waterproof). What were the Kawasaki engineers thinking?


Noticed the white rubber gasket at the top of the fuse box and unfortunately no gasket at the base of the fuse box.


Noticed the holes once the white rubber gasket at the top of the fuse box is removed. This I believe is part of the problem for some people and having no rubber gasket at the bottom of the fuse box allows mud and water to work its way up.


Rubber band solution (for now).




I have ordered a few different style waterproof fuse links/boxes and will update this post, after I find a viable solution. I forgot to mention even though you see two fuses in the box one is just a spare (that was a great idea from Kawasaki).


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I forgot to mention these orange plastic fuse boxes are very brittle... mine broke into several pieces even though I carefully remove them. Not sure if they're brittle from the factory or were just subjected to a lot of heat been located near the radiator.

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QUOTE (madracing @ Oct 29 2007, 09:21 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3998
Ordered something like this... waterproof fuse link.



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I blew my radiator fan fuse, actually the wires pulled apart inside the insulation also. I bought 2 waterproof fuse links (found them at AutoZone), one for the radiator fan, and one for the fuel injection (just in case it decided to go bad). OEM fuse blocks are a crappy design, and those things are impossible to get apart without breaking them.
 

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Thats What Happened To Us At Steel Creek.Blown fuse .overheated. Cleaned The Whole Elec System connectors.ran AWRCS Today Bike Ran Great .we also put in a 15 amp Fuse Instead Of 10 Amp.
 

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had a similar problem with my fuel pump one. I took off every electrical connection on my kfx450 and stuffed them full of di-electric grease and havent had a problem since.
 
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