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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Gas gauge does not work

I am new here and hope to have many more and I just bought an 07 900 and the gas gauge does not work. I have not had a bike in 8 years but now that i'm back on it is great. I don't know were to start to look to fix this problem but would love any suggestions on what to look for. thank you for your response.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 06:37 AM
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If you look up at the sticky section, there's a thread labeled "Gas Gauge Fix". You could try starting there.

(Assuming of course that's what you meant by "doesn't work")
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yea... i just bought an '08 Custom and so far... the light has never come on even though i have been stuck on E for quite a few miles. i've reached just over 4 gals. during a refill and the light still never came on?!?! i am hoping it actually works!

might have to try doing a controlled drain to test it?!?!

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My gauge does not work at all. The needle is stuck on E all the time even after filling up. the light does not come on.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 08:37 AM
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I would start by pulling off the chrome cover around the speedo, the wiring for the instruments are there, check to make sure the gas gauge wires are connected, there is a plug in connection that might have come loose. Also could be a fuse.

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Remove the tank bezel cover and short the fuel wires at the connector with the key on and the gage should read full (need to slip a jumper in the connector), empty when disconnected.

If good:
Disconnect the fuel level sensor connector (you'll probably need to remove the tank bolt and lift it a bit). Check resistance across the black/yellow and white/yellow wires:

Full tank: 4-10 ohm
Empty tank: 90-100 ohm
If bad you'll need to drain the tank and investigate further.

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