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Offline RichC

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Fuel guage
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:36:51 PM »
Hi

I've just picked up a 2014 800 XC and noticed that the fuel gauge drops to just below 1/4 then stops there - no further reduction or low fuel light. Thought the economy was good but think there is a prob, went to fill up and it was virtually dry........ so question is, problematic fuel sensor????

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Re: Fuel guage
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 05:19:08 PM »
Could be the sensor (float design) or the ECU. The are tests in the manual to help you determine the culprit.
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Re: Fuel guage
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 05:38:52 PM »
Thats great - any clues about how to check via manual or links to check ?

Sorry for being a numpty but new to triumph !

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Re: Fuel guage
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 11:00:29 PM »
Unlikely, but it's possible the previous owner bent the float arm if they took the guage or pump out of the tank.

In the mean time, rely on  the old-school fuel guage----reset the trip meter when you fill up. Typically you should be getting around 20km to the litre for on-road normal riding.
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Re: Fuel guage
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 12:33:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by chuckxc [+]
In the mean time, rely on  the old-school fuel guage----reset the trip meter when you fill up. Typically you should be getting around 20km to the litre for on-road normal riding.

What Chuck says. The earlier bikes don't get as good fuel economy as the later ones so if you aim to fill up at around 180 miles you should be fairly safe unless you are riding like its a Moto 2 bike.

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Re: Fuel guage
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 02:33:32 AM »
Another thought, the wire inside the tank can interfere with the float movement. It's a PITA, but if you remove the tank and turn it upside down, you will be able to access and check the float. But do this when you've run out of other possibilities.
Here is a diagram and notes. (See the 'Caution' note)

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Re: Fuel guage
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 06:37:56 AM »
My 2011 used to stick occasionally, a couple of good slaps on the side of the tank usually sorted it.
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