New to the board. Just purchased a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500 LC last Friday. No turn signals, odometer or brake light. Rode it home and put a brand new battery in. Then checked the fuse box. The 15a signal fuse was blown. Placed a new one in and turned the key; Everything worked. About an hour later went out to take a ride, the light and gauges were out again. The fuse blew again. This time I put a 20a in and turned the key. Everything worked for about 10-seconds then went out again, only NOW the engine won't turn over. I have no headlights, no power anywhere. What did I blow by placing a larger fuse in? Had the battery rechecked, 12.9V and tested fine. I'm thinking whatever was blowing the fuse, blew the next component on the bike because the amperage was higher????
I can't afford a mechanic so I'm asking for ideas. What and where should I check? I know nothing about this bike, had to lookup where the fuse box was located. What's next? I'm hoping I didn't make a bad purchase at $2,500.