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rogersti
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fuel and temp guages

Postby rogersti » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:59 pm



While riding the temp and fuel gauges stopped working. Checked the fuses and all looked good. Where do I go from here ?



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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:09 pm

The first thing I suspect is the "tail(main)relay" #3 and it's supply fuse (15 amp) #8...
Combined,they supply the 12 volts to both gauges...
Before you run over to GN Gonzales to buy a new relay($$$)..borrow one from a different slot and test it.If it is the problem,a auto parts place should have a suitable replacement...

By the way,did you notice if the instrument panel lights went off too.?..There on the same circuit.
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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby rogersti » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:15 pm

Thanks, i'll try that. yes the panel went out also. will let you know if that's the culprit.

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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:22 pm

It might be difficult to remove the cover.just saying.The saddlebag is kinda close fitting.

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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby rogersti » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:47 pm

That did the trick. Thanks a bunch

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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:21 pm

Great.Probably a good idea to keep a spare one on the bike with the other stuff.

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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby redial » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:26 pm

Hasnt WA gone into the "supply of relays" business as well. He purchased a batch of them, and they go like hot cakes on a cold day!
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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:52 pm

Probably.I order bulk online as well.and where I work,I do use them often.

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Re: fuel and temp guages

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:18 pm

redial wrote:Hasnt WA gone into the "supply of relays" business as well. He purchased a batch of them, and they go like hot cakes on a cold day!


I purchased a big batch of them and they sold out so fast I was left spinning. I purchased another (bigger) batch of them before the newsletter went out last weekend, and sold out of those in 11 hours!!

I've now got a huge order of them on their way here, I expect them here on Saturday or Monday. I'll fill the outstanding orders...and then I'm sure all order activity will immediately cease because everyone's already got as many as they need, and I'll be left with hundreds of relays sitting in a box. :) :)

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Postby redial » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:29 pm

I doubt that you will be left holding the bag full of relays, as I have not ordered some spares yet. And I am sure that others have yet to purchase. With winter coming on, it will be the season for changing relays!


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