odometer & gas guage not working in 1986 - 1200 aspencade

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odometer & gas guage not working in 1986 - 1200 aspencade

Post by kat2011 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:53 pm

I purchased my 1986 1200 goldwing aspencad and noticed that the gas guage does not fully work correctly. It will go from full to 1-2 bars after 56 miles. Around the same time I noticed that my odometer only works when it feels like it. One good thing is my trip mileage does work which is now the only way to tell how many miles it is to my next fill up. Cannot seem to find any information or parts in order for my mechanic to repair. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: odometer & gas guage not working in 1986 - 1200 aspenca

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:48 pm

OOOOOO a new problem...cool....Lets see....mile meter intermittent..2 possibilities.1. a completly mechanical device that has a cracked drive gear or 2.a hybrid elecrtonic pulse driven motor that has a bad connection.Either one would require removing the cluster and opening it up for inspection.

Second,the fuel indicator.Well there are specific tests for the sending unit.Thats where the insturment gets it's voltage readings from.It's usually a float mechanism that contacts a strip of resistance wire.As the float moves up and down,the resistance should change with it.Most of the time,the contact areas are contaminated and just need to be jently cleaned.And yes , it's in the gas tank.

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