82 Fuel Gauge


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82 Fuel Gauge

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:34 pm



The fuel gauge on my 82 has been damaged (okay all gauges were damaged) in an accident.

I have decided to delete the speedometer in favor of a gps bolted to fairing. I have added a digital gauge for voltage, oil pressure, and engine temperature. what I need to know is if anyone has found an aftermarket fuel gauge that will work on the 82 gl1100 and the stock fuel tank and sending unit?

(Currently all gauges are Blue LED "except" oil which is yellow LED normal and red LED at low pressure and are 2" round)

Please any help..



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Re: 82 Fuel Gauge

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:11 am

Is there a reason you dont want to buy replacement stock guages and temp/fuel? 8-)
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Re: 82 Fuel Gauge

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:33 am

I can think of a few ways of doing this:

1. Put a small analog voltmeter in place, run power through it, and from there into the fuel sender. I would recommend putting a resistor in series (or a current limiting voltage regulator) to limit current flowing into the fuel sender, to avoid inadvertent sparks inside the fuel tank. This would be a Bad Thing. :)

2. Put a small analog ohmmeter in place, have it measure the resistance of the fuel sender, recalibrate it to show empty/full as required (or just mark "empty" and "full" marks on the dial face)

3. Put a small digital ohmmeter in place, have it measure the resistance of the fuel sender, remember in your head what resistance value represents full and what value represents empty, do the math in your head whenever you look at the readout

4. (my favorite, and probably what I would do) Use an Arduino processor with an A/D input to measure the resistance of the fuel sender, light up a specific number of LEDs in an LED bargraph to display the fuel level. I just did a quick Google search, and someone has already done this - and provided the circuit and code required: http://makezine.com/projects/arduino-led-fuel-gauge/

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Re: 82 Fuel Gauge

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:16 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Is there a reason you dont want to buy replacement stock guages and temp/fuel? 8-)


I don't want too! The darn things kept breaking and It is time to get something new and better.
Why spend money on something I don't want,like or trust to always work?




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