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Offline steveg

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Wonky fuel gauge
« on: December 22, 2018, 01:41:07 PM »
My fuel gauge has always been pessimistic , but not a problem as always use trip
Recently when full fuel gauge not showing last 2 marks on fuel gauge , have checked tune ECU for errors nothing , reset adaptations no change
Must be a dodgy sender ?

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Offline steveg

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 03:30:55 PM »
I normally refill at approx 190 miles with miles to empty approx 10 miles left
Now that fuel guage is under reading if I do 190 miles the miles to empty will be on 0 for 20 miles or so , does this cause any problems ??
I can live with the wonky fuel guage but don't want the ECU for example not to allow bike to restart bike if fuel guage is reporting 0 miles even if there is fuel there

Bike averages approx 55 mpg so definately fuel for 200 miles + ( even if guages does not agree)

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Offline tauzero

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 05:24:02 PM »
I've had the fuel gauge dropping to a range of zero with no problems. You'll be pleased to know it doesn't go negative!
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Offline steveg

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 06:02:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
I've had the fuel gauge dropping to a range of zero with no problems. You'll be pleased to know it doesn't go negative!

Cheers good to know ;)
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Offline grizzlybear

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 08:06:41 AM »
I can confirm that the bike will run when gauge shows zero much to my missus dismay approaching casuals
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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2018, 10:00:53 AM »
I've had mine on dashes and still running and then only getting 18 litres in.
Stupid is as stupid does.
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Offline D6864

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 04:04:37 PM »
On the other hand, mine's run out with one bar still showing!
This was a one-off though, otherwise it's been very consistent. My money would be on Steveg's gauge sorting itself out after a few refills.

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 10:48:12 PM »
The errors that I have had since 2012 have been to under-report how much fuel is in the tank. First scare I had was my fault. I was rolling through some spectacular northern plains and simply ignored the fuel gauge. Got down to one bar and I was still 45 miles from town. Turned out that I had at least 100 miles of fuel available. Considering all of the amazing technological advances in motorcycles in the last 10 years, one would think an accurate fuel gauge would be trivial. Not complaining just an observation.

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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 10:18:47 AM »
I try not to run fuel too low, it's the only coolant for the pump.
When it did go down to zilch once, it only took 17'ish Litres so maybe still enough to cover the pump.
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Re: Wonky fuel gauge
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 03:40:43 PM »
Guage Still wonky
Gone through another couple of tanks
Guage now only show 10 out of 12 marks when full
The low fuel light now comes on at approx 120 miles ( was 150 miles ) and the guage shows no bars and zero miles at approx 170 miles ( was approx 200 miles )
Just ignore it now and use the trip
Last tank did 200 miles and used 16.6l petrol so 12miles per l / 54 mpg so had approx 25 more miles left  so a nice safe 200 miles
May be it will sort itself out , if not will file under "character"
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