Incorrect fuel gauge


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Incorrect fuel gauge

Postby chefjmbutts » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:19 pm



I have a 1979 Gl1000 with about 52000 miles on it. Right before winter began the fuel gauge atarted reading only half full though the tank would be filled to the brim. It seems to work....as I ride and burn gas, but of course reads empty when I have quite a bit of gas left. It reads the same on every fill up without fluctuation. Has anyone ever had this issue or have any idea how to correct it?



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Re: Incorrect fuel gauge

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:48 pm

It could be a couple different things. Does your temperature gauge also read low?

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Re: Incorrect fuel gauge

Postby chefjmbutts » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:07 pm

No, the temp gauge is fine....I know what you were thinking, but I changed that relay a few years ago when they were both completely inoperable.....

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Re: Incorrect fuel gauge

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:24 pm

OK then, my next guess would be that the float inside the tank has developed a hole, and has partially filled with fuel, so that it does not float correctly anymore.

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Re: Incorrect fuel gauge

Postby curtis71 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:42 am

Dont know if the 79 is the same but my 77 has never read correctly,always go by the mileage,when i hit around 125 or 150 miles on a tank of gas i fill up

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Re: Incorrect fuel gauge

Postby Old Fogey » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:39 pm

Randakk calls the fuel gauge a 'Honda entertainment device' :D . Use your trip meter!


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