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    Fuel gauge
    on: Sep 27, 2019, 02.50 pm
    Sep 27, 2019, 02.50 pm
    Just got back from doing 3500miles in weather about 25-35c.
    I had a strange problem after the first few days (there was a small low speed off in sand but dont think its related)
    The fuel gauge reads 5/, then 4/ then 3/5 as normal then drops to flashing.
    It was fine and this caused me a few issues when i wasnt paying attention to the miles i was covering, especially as i diddnt expect to have the smallest tank while being with a bunch of harleys!

    Any thoughts on the cause? Or what i can try to fix it? I thought it might be the heat in the sun. Havent yet got it back from the shippers to test it in normal temps


    Wayne

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    Re: Fuel gauge
    Reply #1 on: Sep 27, 2019, 07.17 pm
    Sep 27, 2019, 07.17 pm
    Mine drops progressively to 3 then holds it till it flashes.  I have seen a couple other posts that are the same.  Some seem to auto correct.  I typically reset the trip meter anyway.  Always have.  But unless I'm on the highway I just wait till it flashes.  Or try to remember how many trips to work it's been.

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    Re: Fuel gauge
    Reply #2 on: Sep 29, 2019, 03.20 pm
    Sep 29, 2019, 03.20 pm
    My gauge seems to work right? It drops a segment at a time,(although I've never been down to one flashing bar so far)? I do reset my tripmeter at every fill up,so I don't know if that effects it's operation or not?

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    Re: Fuel gauge
    Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2019, 09.38 pm
    Oct 23, 2019, 09.38 pm
    I also had this problem just after I bought it which had 15'000 miles on it, after speaking to the Dealership and not the one I bought it from. I was told they could fit a new Sender unit but it may not cure the problem.
    Apprantly it will sort itself after a few thank fills, which it has done but I always reset my trip and keep my eyes on that.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Fuel gauge
    Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2019, 01.44 pm
    Nov 27, 2019, 01.44 pm
    Mine has started working again near as I can tell.....  after an 8 month hiatus.

     



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