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so ever since I bought my 07 back in april the fuel gauge didnt work at all. The low fuel light did but not the gauge itself... I thought it was really weird too. Anyway today I pulled the tank and the fuel level sensor and found a broken wire on the sensor, the super thin one that the float rides on. soldered it up reinstalled everything and voila working gauge. I find it really strange that the low fuel light would work with a busted fuel level sensor.

Thats all I just wanted to brag about how I fix my own bike a little... No you cant have that 2 minutes of your life back.
 

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saved $$$ too !

Hey, that's cool that you found the problem & it was a simple fix. If you had taken it to the dealer, it might have cost 100 bucks or more. I always like to repair what I can - with tools, a service manual, & nice garage you can go along way. Maybe the low fuel light has a different sensor ?! Nice job !
 

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Good for you, we should all know how to fix the little things (and some of the big things too) on our bikes! Never know when you'll have a problem out in the middle of nowhere.

The low fuel light is on a different circuit, which is why it works while the gas gauge didn't.

And to brag a little too, I recently made the harness to convert a Dual-Fire tach into a single fire tach using the info from http://www.gadgetjq.com/tach_install.htm#sfa, and I contacted the site owner to tell him his diagram is wrong - and that the diodes are on backwards.

In fact, since this is DC current, I really don't think the diodes are necessary. Still, the tach works great, and I was able to set the idle correctly - it was at 1500 rpm!

Doc
 

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its not that strange......as the low fuel light run on a speraste circuit and gets its reading from a different sensor......but thumbs up for getting the guage working !!!!
 
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