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Offline bigbob570

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Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
Reply #16 on: November 04, 2020, 10:21:40 PM
Thanks for battery info. Being a DCT I keep it on constant trickle charge with optimate but the battery is now +3.5 years old so it could be the problem.
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Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
Reply #17 on: January 15, 2021, 01:29:50 PM
My fuel gauge has been wonky since I first posted.  It seems moody.  like a sticky float.  As for the battery I have trickle charger wiring but I consistently go through a battery every 2 years.  Pretty much every bike I've ever owned has.  Be it because I lived somewhere cold or like here hot.
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Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
Reply #18 on: January 15, 2021, 07:34:38 PM
Mine started acting similarly about the time it turned 4,000 miles.  Still doing it at 5,000.  The gauge hangs at 3 bars for way too long, then begins flashing 1 bar.  Sometimes will show 2 bars for a few miles, then start flashing 1.  I watch the mileage more than the gauge, so it's a minor niggle and not a real issue for me.
Last Edit: January 15, 2021, 07:35:20 PM by Ernest_T_Bass

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Re: Fuel Gauge Problems
Reply #19 on: February 13, 2021, 07:52:22 PM
There are two sensors that form the mechanism for fuel level sensing on the 2017 CT DCT

A float based gauge that's attached the the fuel pump assembly at the bottom of the tank and a "low level" sensor that bolted directly on to the tank (seems this is for the "distance to empty" indicator.).

I guess you might be having a fault float.

Can you confirm if you ever get the mileage countdown that the VFR computer gives when the bars are all out on the gauges?

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