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PostSubject: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:26 am

For the past few weeks my fuel gauge has been going from full to empty and back to full numerous times during my commute. Before I start taking off panels and whip out my DVOM has anybody have experience with this and know a fix for it?
Its a relatively minor problem, but it is getting annoying.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:06 am

Can't say that I have heard that one before. But damn, Jesse, you sure lead a charmed life with that scoot. Leaking main seal and now fuel gauge whipping 'round like a windshield wiper.

Only thing that I can think of is that there is a weak ground connection somewhere in the circuit.

Either that or the previous owned slipped in a Lucas component from a old Brit bike and now you've got the curse of the god of darkness on your ride.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:36 pm

Yeah, it was a salvage bike when i bought it with 7000 miles. I had been looking for one for about a year in the NY metro area within my price range when i found this one. I love the bike otherwise but in the long run I had to put a lot of work into it (thankfully I can do all my own work). Aside from the fuel gauge issue the bike is 100% now.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:31 pm

Check and clean/replace the fuse for the fuel gauge.....start with the basics first Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:14 pm

If you don't find out the problem you will have to play the 'Reset a trip meter at every fill-up game' Rules are very simple. First one to run out of fuel pushes! Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:52 pm

toolboxjesse wrote:
For the past few weeks my fuel gauge has been going from full to empty and back to full numerous times during my commute.

Jesse in Atlanta

I only experience this when looping and rolling!!!

But seriously - Nope never experienced nor ever heard of your problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:43 am

Waspie wrote:
I only experience this when looping and rolling!!!

You or the Silverwing Question Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:15 pm

With a salvaged bike there would be a good chance of a poor ground, as has been suggested. Might even be at the battery. I always try to check the simple stuff first and work towards the more complex. Was your bike reconstructed after becoming salvage? This might account for ground wires not reconnected or connected at a different point. The factories general mask off the ground points before painting the frame. Good Luck
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge all wonky- anyone ever experience this?   Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:28 pm

thanks.
Not sure- the original owner passed away. The bike has been fine for 3 years and has only started happening recently.
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