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Did you check for a low fuel warning eliminator? Sounds exactly how a C-14 acts when one of those is installed, other than the fuel gauge will go down to one bar, but never to [no] bars. The low fuel warning is really pretty close to binary, and it is either there and working or it is not; if not, you will get warnings and a flashing fuel level on the main LCD. No a warning page but rather the fuel indicator tree will  light on the top and bottom alternating in one- second intervals. Not something anyone could miss or 'live with'. So if the display is otherwise functional and working properly, I suspect the bike is wearing a low fuel warning indicator, and there is no situation I can think of where that function can fail without the rider noticing something is wrong immediately other than using a L.F.W.E.

As for the fuel level bars, they are entirely separate from  the low fuel warning system and so if that will not go below two bars, something is wrong, most likely with the sender. The service manual has the test parameters for the fuel gauge and it is quite easy to check, although you do have to have the fuel level sensor out to do that.

Brian


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The other thing isn't really a thing but still irritates me...  The fuel level indication is still wonky and I don't get the low fuel warning.  Still pondering if it is worth the expense to replace the float assembly.
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I had the opportunity to fiddle with the tank level mechanism when I had the tank out for the ABS pump.  I briefly thought about it but I ran out of time and didn't want to open that can-o-worms.  Like I mentioned, it might not be a thing at all - just irritating.

The tank level indication does vary, it just doesn't vary as much as it should to get the low level warning or turn off the last 2 LCD sections.  It's like the resistance of the potentiometer shifted and reads lower than before the "event".
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The other thing isn't really a thing but still irritates me...  The fuel level indication is still wonky and I don't get the low fuel warning.  Still pondering if it is worth the expense to replace the float assembly.


I was sitting here thinking about recommending that you run the tank almost out of fuel and then inserting one of those cheap cameras that attach to a cell phone....and then I thought ...just what Tree needs.. a spark from a cell phone camera in a gas tank of fumes.... :banghead: :doh: ..he hasn't yet had enough problems. ::)

Still, you could perhaps run it low and drain it and remove the fuel pump and check out the little silver thingy (thermosistor) to see if it's still electrically connected and not internally open (electrically speaking open, should be some measurable ohms there).


The float mechanism:
 

other tank photos courtesy of Fred Harmon: http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/c14fuelpump
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One more thing.  Maybe two.  But one for sure.

I replaced the electrical box on the ABS pump with a used one, bled and tested the brakes - ABS works fine now and that irritating ABS light is no longer constantly lit.

Big thanks to SISF for the help with the ABS pump.

The other thing isn't really a thing but still irritates me...  The fuel level indication is still wonky and I don't get the low fuel warning.  Still pondering if it is worth the expense to replace the float assembly.
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Open Forum / Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Last post by sanmo on Today at 05:13:48 am »
:pukeface:

Poor chap was on the verge of posting something interesting about pasties and thongs when the bad sushi from dinner demanded an emergency exit. He was barely able to get to the hurling emoticon to signal his distress. Hope he's feeling better now.  :)
Disclaimer: This is my own personal interpretation of events. May bear no resemblance to reality.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Last post by Conrad on Today at 04:05:45 am »
Actually the estimated top speed is 125 mph.  I've only had the C14 up to 100 mph.  Not exceeding speed limits by much these days.  Not going to do it.  Not prudent.  And especially not on Dunlops.

I was very muchly not being prudent on a long stretch of empty road yesterday.    :-X

Cause if it had a set of wings man I know she could fly    :cool:
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C, you're not going to go native on us too are you?

Nope, there won't be any native bikes in my garage anytime soon.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Last post by mikeyw64 on Yesterday at 11:24:15 pm »
Statistically you are more likely to get a puncture to a rear tyre than a front tyre.
This is because the object is (generally) lying flat when the front hits it, it then gets thrown up and starts tumbling so there is a good chance of the pointy bit hitting the rear.

This is also more likely to happen in a rainstorm as water acts as a lubricant.

(I was told this many years ago during a tour of the Avon tyre factory)
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Yesterday at 06:40:08 pm »
Actually the estimated top speed is 125 mph.  I've only had the C14 up to 100 mph.  Not exceeding speed limits by much these days.  Not going to do it.  Not prudent.  And especially not on Dunlops.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Last post by Conniesaki on Yesterday at 04:43:33 pm »
You know, I've been riding since 1995 or so and the Indian is the only bike I've received punctures (2) on the rear tire.  Thank goodness for TPMS as the checking of tire pressures is a PITA on that bike.  I've plugged them both and they are holding so far.

Heh, yeah, well, just don't take her above anything over about 120.


Oh, wait ... you can't!!!





 :P  ;)



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