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I have a brand new 09 and when I first got it I had the low fuel light come on.. I thought it was weird cuz I hadnt run it too long and never read the manual (too busy riding) to know even how big the tank was.. Well since then I have taken the tank off to put on my commander and the gauge works fine but I let it run pretty dry and never saw the light come on.. Is there a connector just for the light I might have disconnected?? I read earlier that the gauge is "all in one".. Its under warranty but I dont want to drop it off if its a connector.. Ideas, thoughts?? I will take the cover off the gauge tomorrow but other than that?? Oh, BTW, I think I get BETTER mileage with the commander than before..
 

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Most 900's have the low fuel light come on at around 1.3 gal left. You need to check your speedo/odometer with a GPS. Past 900's were all off by approx. 5mph in speed and a corresponding amount in mileage shown on the odometer. One 900 rider said his '09 was almost spot on so possibly Kaw has corrected things.
 

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I need to check mine with a GPS. I have an `09 and after only 50 miles it already shows that I am down to a half of a tank (the tank was full). I may have to end up doing the fix that is stickied.
 

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It's only one connector for the meter unit, so if your speedo and other lights work, you must have plugged it in, though it could be loose on one side.

My low fuel light came on today with 273km on the tank, filled it up and it only took 14.5 liters. Pretty close to the 1.3 gallons claimed.
 

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I can safely run mine until the low fuel light comes on...around 200 miles. Using three gallons usually has my needle on the "E" mark and 150 miles. I usually fill up at about 170 miles.
 

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Since I've done the fix, my light comes on right around 200 miles and when I fill it up, it takes 4 gals +/- a tenth.
 

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Most 900's have the low fuel light come on at around 1.3 gal left. You need to check your speedo/odometer with a GPS. Past 900's were all off by approx. 5mph in speed and a corresponding amount in mileage shown on the odometer. One 900 rider said his '09 was almost spot on so possibly Kaw has corrected things.

Actually, checking mine against the wife's car, the speedo is off about 9-10%, as is common with Kawi's bikes, but the ODO only differed a couple tenths of a mile after a 350 mile round trip, and I attribute that to my ability to change to the inside or outside of the lane at will, which a cage just won't allow for. :p

I've seen other posts as well that provide similar insights, so I don't think the speed difference has any effect on the ODO. Kawi purposely sets the speedos to read a bit faster to avoid fines from a lot of the countries they import to, but I'm pretty sure if the ODO was off, there would be similar fines.
 

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I can safely run mine until the low fuel light comes on...around 200 miles. Using three gallons usually has my needle on the "E" mark and 150 miles. I usually fill up at about 170 miles.
I usually fill up between 160-180 (takes, on average, about 3.3 gallons, at least per my fuzzy recollection :p), and get about the same... my fuel light comes on between 180 and 200 miles. I haven't implemented any sort of "fix" on the fuel guage, as I don't mind filling up by the trip ODO. :D
 

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Before I did the gas gauge fix I thought the low fuel light didn't work on my bike. Turned out it wasn't coming on because I was filling up before it had a chance to come on. After the gas guage fix it came on with the needle around 1/8 full.
 

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As far as the odometer goes, mine was off. At 14.1 miles, I showed 14.7. When I dumped those horrendous stock tires and went with Pirellis, it now is within a tenth and the speedo is only a mile or two off. Go figure.
 

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My low fuel light usually comes on at around 180 miles. The fuel gauge has been on "E" for a long time by then. I try to fill up at around 170 miles and it takes about 3.5 gallons.
 

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Got a 2007 900 classic about 3 months ago. Never even thought about the fuel gauge being inaccurate. It wasn't until I got back from a short trip and started wondering why, at startup, the coolant and fuel low lights never lit up like the oil pressure and fuel injection lights do when you first turn on the ignition.

That got me to going down a rabbit hole and finding threads about the inaccurate gauge.

I suppose my question is, without the resistor fix, does the light still come on with approximately one gallon left? Does this mean that without the fix, you could basically be riding around on a less than empty gauge, but the fuel level light would actually be accurate at approximately 1 gallon left?

Obviously there are motorcycles out there in the world that don't have a gauge but have a low level warning light. And this is the first motorcycle I've ever had with either a gauge or a light. I always went by the odometer.

However I can understand someone being concerned with depending on a low level light when their gauge has the needle far to the left of E.

So are we saying that the gauge itself is inaccurate, but would be accurate with the resistor fix, and that despite all else, the low level light is always accurate?
 

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On my 2019 model the light comes on with the needle fully in the red, and I have slightly more than 1gallon in the tank, given that it takes around 4 gallons to fillerup at that point. I have only ever seen the light come on once, but only out of curiosity to see if it would come on at all. I usually fill up when the needle is at or near E.

Interestingly, shortly after I bought my bike I got survey from Kawasaki, and one of the questions was about the accuracy of the gas gage. I had only filled it up once so I had no idea there was even a problem, but it appears to be more-or-less working. So, they are aware of the issue.
 

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Well for those of us with the 2007 model I don't think Kawasaki really cares so much about a 13 year old motorcycle at this point.

but hopefully they learned from the mistake by the time the 2019 was manufactured.

I have some 270 ohm 1/2 watt resistors that should be here by the end of the week. I'll wait to install one of them after putting 125 miles on the bike. That should be right at half a tank. Or, 100 miles and it should hold approx 2 gallons. I get about 50mpg.

I'll look at what the needle reads and then know that I should be right at half a tank. If the gas light comes on with one gallon left then every quarter of a tank is 1 gallon. I'll put the resistor in and then let it sit and see how it adjusts.
 
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