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Offline Nick Nick

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2018 Fuel gauge issue
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:12:59 PM »
Hello all.

On my 2018 XCa I've noticed on the last 2 fill ups that the fuel gauge bars shown on the TFT display no longer rise all the way to the top to show that the tank is full when I brim it.

Instead it only goes 90% of the way up and the estimated range shows about 200 miles.  The bike has only done 1000 miles.

It definitely used to show maximum and a possible range of 240 ish miles...

Talked to the dealer and they have never heard of this on the 2018 bikes. Apparently there is no calibration routine possible.

Anyone got any ideas?

Offline The Reaper

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 06:58:00 PM »
My 2015 xrx did the same thing, sorted itself out after 3-4 fill ups.

Offline Nick Nick

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 11:15:24 PM »
We'll see.  As soon as the snow and ice go....

2 tank fill-ups so far. I'll keep you informed. May be a while.

Offline K1W1

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 12:09:41 AM »
Dodgy full fuel readings are part and parcel of Tiger ownership.
I filled my tank 5 times last weekend and I always fill to the same level and had some times where the gauge showed full and other times where it showed one bar missing.
There is no need to report back your bike is behaving just like every other Tiger manufactured since 2011. Just wait till your weather improves and go out an ride it and enjoy it.  :001:

Offline Nick Nick

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 02:56:59 PM »
So owning a Tiger is very much like owning a Landrover?

This is not a problem, just a feature?  Lets hope it's not a feature rich environment.....

Thanks for the heads up!

Nick

Offline The Reaper

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 03:16:03 PM »
Could be worse, could be a BMW F800 that shows a full tank until its half empty! 😉

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 05:50:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by The Reaper [+]
Could be worse, could be a BMW F800 that shows a full tank until its half empty! 😉

Or - 'Could be worse, could be a BMW.' (No need for the rest of the sentence  :001:)
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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 08:42:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Nick Nick [+]
So owning a Tiger is very much like owning a Landrover?

I've owned two Land Rovers and the experience is completely different. No Tiger of mine has ever needed roadside assistance or a tow truck and maintenance costs are what I would call acceptable not extortionate.  :002:

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 08:44:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by The Reaper [+]
Could be worse, could be a BMW F800 that shows a full tank until its half empty! 😉

Or better still a 1980s Australian Ford where the gauges had a habit of stopping decreasing when they got to half full. It was lottery time driving one of those with a gauge showing half a tank.

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Re: 2018 Fuel gauge issue
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 09:45:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by ProdigalJohn [+]
Or - 'Could be worse, could be a BMW.' (No need for the rest of the sentence  :001:)

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