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1Back to top Go down   Gas gauge stopped working Empty Gas gauge stopped working Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:29 pm

Schatzi03

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Went for a ride the other day and noticed when I first fired up the bike the gas gauge wasn't working, needle was sitting past the E. After about 2-3 miles it started working again. I rode for a couple hours, turned it off a few times, etc.. and it continued to function. However, the next day it wasn't working again, and this time it didn't starting working after a few miles. I checked connections, cleaned it, etc.. and still nothing. Is this my sending unit in the tank failing, or has it failed?

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2Back to top Go down   Gas gauge stopped working Empty Re: Gas gauge stopped working Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Inge K.

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Disconnect the four pole connector for the tank, under the RHS battery cover.

At the tank side measure between the yellow and the brown wire, depending on how much fuel you got on the tank...you should expect between 3,4 and 110 ohm.

Measure between the same wires on the harness side, where you should expect 210 ohm.


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3Back to top Go down   Gas gauge stopped working Empty Re: Gas gauge stopped working Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:54 pm

charlie99

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pretty common that the connector that inge speaks of ...is corroded or loose on the socket side of the connector .

we like to recommend a product called "deoxit" for all such connector issues

but in any case , confirm that all the pins on that connector fit snugly into place ,,,many have squeezed the socket part of the connector closed a little more with good results .

when your finished ...make sure the connector sits in a little clamp off the under seat brain ...for strain relief

cheers


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4Back to top Go down   Gas gauge stopped working Empty Re: Gas gauge stopped working Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:41 pm

Inge K.

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Good point to mention the connector, Charlie.

It sure is a well known source of problems.


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