fuel system warning light


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fuel system warning light

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:11 am



ok, new question.... on an 86 1200 aspy SEi, when i started it up this morning, a red "fuel system" light came on on my dash display. can someone tell me what this is for and what its about? i shut the bike off and restarted up, and the light didn't come back on. is this something i should be concerned about?

thanks,

stuart.



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Re: fuel system warning light

Postby twocams » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:23 am

I dont have the SEI but my book says for my 86. I would have 1.1 gal of gas left. In other words get me some gas. :lol: if you have plenty of gas the sending unit may need a little cleaning. Don't let it run out of gas it could burn up the fuel pump. Also they start picking up all the trash in the bottom of the gas tank thats been there for the last 30 yrs.

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Re: fuel system warning light

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:29 pm

thanks twocams, i didn't know that was a low fuel warning light. i guess i'll have to stop and "fill'er up" before i head out on my day ride. i've already put some sea-foam and a pint of fuel injector/gas line cleaner yesterday.

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Re: fuel system warning light

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:36 pm

well, i found out why the fuel warning light kept going on and off. seems that the crank pulse sensor wires wiggle themselves loose on the sensor because the connectors are spread open to far to keep them tightly on the connector tabs. when it started acting up, (bogging down and misfiring) i stopped the bike, checked the wires on the tabs and they were loose. once i pushed them down onto the sensor tabs, the bike fired right up and didn't skip a beat and ran perfectly. im gonna have to buy a pair of long nose pliers so i can reach the plug wires easier and pinch them closer together. in the mean time i did a 125 round trip mile ride to where i bought the bike so i could pick up the trunk bumper light bar and service manual. the guy even gave me a brown sheepskin seat cover and a goldwing jacket.

i FINALLY got the horns bolted back on and all the lower fairing parts back on. tomorrow when i back it out of the garage i'll take a few pics and post them. one thing i noticed about this bike, even though its 150 pounds heaver than my 1100, it handles way differently, i mean i don't have to "man handle" it like i do with my 1100. its a lot more stable and nimble and has a LOT more "get-up-and-go" than my other bike. now my poor 1100 is sitting in the garage all lonely and felling rejected, but i'll still take it out every once in a while so it gets a chance to be ridden, unless of course i sell it to someone that wants a good bike with a lot of upgrades and new parts.

stuart.




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