1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..


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1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..

Postby davebonaked51 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:55 pm



My gas gauge and temp gauge do not work. once in awhile when i turn the key on to start the bike the gas gauge will work , but then stops working. any idea,s? also , until i get it fixed could anyone tell me aprox how many miles i will get out of a full tank ? I do believe these are 5 gal. tanks.



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Re: 1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..

Postby dingdong » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:17 pm

The gas and temp gauge are controlled by the 7 volt regulator. If the regulator is bad the gauges will peg at max. So your problem depends on what "do not work" means. Could just be a bad connection somewhere in the regulator circuit between it and the gauges. Yes the fuel tank holds 5 gal. The 77 ,if properly tuned, should get somewhere between 35 and 40 mpg. Depending on the wrist.
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Re: 1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..

Postby davebonaked51 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:07 pm

most of the time the gauge,s does not move at all. temp on cold and gas on E. when you say 7 volt regulator do you mean the voltage regulator on left side of fake gas tank? that was replaced a few weeks ago and works fine or are you talking about anougher regulator? were is it located if you are. thanks!

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Re: 1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..

Postby D2D » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:47 am

Check your ground wires and clean if corroded on your gauges and check the gas tank sending unit on the tank to be sure it is moving freely.

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Re: 1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:19 am

Yes the 7 volt regulator is a different component entirely. It also is located inside the left side false tank cover. If your gauges are at low or sometimes working it is likely not the problem. I would check all the wiring and connectors from there to the gauges.
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Re: 1977 gl1000 gas mileage , temp and gas gauge..

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:01 pm

It's an extremely simple fix. Check out: 7 Volt Regulator




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