1990 low fuel level sensor


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702scottc
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1990 low fuel level sensor

Postby 702scottc » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:39 am



Can anyone tell me where the low fuel level sensor is located in the fuel tank? The light circuit works when you turn the ignition key on but the light doesn't come on when the tank is low on fuel. I know it doesn't work because I ran it out of fuel on a trip we took a couple of days ago, good thing I was able to coast off the freeway into a station outside of Barstow, Ca. Pushing this monster would not be fun!



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Re: 1990 low fuel level sensor

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:20 pm

It's attached to the fuel pump assembly in the tank.
Remove the seat and extract the pump.You will see it attached to the front part.Theres just one wire attached to it.
First...Verify its bad by turning on the key and then shorting the sensor wire to ground.The lamp should light.
If you pull the pump,be certain you have no more than bout 1/2 tank of gas.
If its full,it will come out when you loosen the pump mounts.

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Re: 1990 low fuel level sensor

Postby 702scottc » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:44 pm

Ok, thanks. I thought that's where it was but wasn't sure. Which wire is it on the pump assy? Would be easier to unplug it and ground it before pulling the assy. Can these be replaced separately or is it nessasary to replace the entire assy? The pump is likely original to the bike so it may be prudent to just go ahead and purchase a new assy.

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Re: 1990 low fuel level sensor

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Although you won't see them listed in the parts fiche, they can be ordered separately.
Order part # 37810-MN5-008.
Think they are running around $42 for the part. Easy fix.







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