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Offline pat8228

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Gas gauge
« on: May 12, 2011, 10:17:29 pm »
My gas gauge stopped working. I rode the bike to the store and it was working fine, showing about a 1/4 of a tank. When I left the store and every since it has showed a full tank. I'm sure no one has been secretly adding gas to it, haha. My question is what could be wrong with it? I have checked all fuses in the fuse box. thanks.

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Re: Gas gauge
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 05:06:56 am »
Easy first. Pull tank and get a good look at the wiring, I think a pegged gauge would mean a short to ground, somewhere between the gauge and the sender(??) or a bad sender, or a bad gauge. Neither the sender or especially the gauge are known issues, I would concentrate on the wiring.
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Re: Gas gauge
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 02:54:19 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I had the tank off last week when I was changing plugs. Took it back off and started messing around with the electrical connector and The gauge started working again. Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Gas gauge
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 04:16:04 pm »
Glad it worked out for ya. Sometimes I do guess well.
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