sorry, I don't do phone calls.
as far as when I'm off the clock......I usually have this question page open from when I get up in the morning until I go to bed, checking it whenever I have some free time. I do have a day job, but it's a real good day job with freedom to do as I wish as long as my work gets done.
- the 40A maxi fuse gets power from the battery by way of a wire on the starter bolted to the same post as the battery POS cable.
- the load side connects to the voltage regulator, ignition switch and battery and ECM fuses.
- disconnect the voltage regulator connector (with the red and black wires), ignition switch and pull the battery and ecm fuses.
- you should be able to install the maxi fuse and it should not blow.
- either check the maxi fuse socket with an ohm meter or leave a fuse installed and reconnect all of the things you disconnected, one at a time until the fuse blows. you will then know in which circuit your short to ground is and allow you to track it down and correct it.
- if I were you, I would purchase the HD service manuals for your bike. there is a service manual and a electrical diagnostics manual. I also like the parts catalog as it contains assembly diagrams of every part on your bike, along with a hardware section in the back.
let me know if you need more help.