Fuel Gauge and sender unit


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Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:39 pm



Has anyone ever used a alternate fuel sender unit and associated fuel gauge on a GL1000, Im having problems with my ones and Im considering if there is an option to use a different type and supplier.
Thanks John



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Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by SnoBrdr » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:57 pm

GL1000-1976-SCX-593P wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:39 pm
Has anyone ever used a alternate fuel sender unit and associated fuel gauge on a GL1000, Im having problems with my ones and Im considering if there is an option to use a different type and supplier.
Thanks John
I don't even bother with the gauge.

It's been pretty useless since day one.

I go by mileage.

But I've seen some in other bikes but no clue what they were.

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Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by Fred Camper » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 pm

Miles works well. If your reserve line is not plugged, it works well when the wind blows harder than you thought. No real reason for a fuel gauge other than entertainment.

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Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:53 am

Normally I would agree, but in this case I want to sell this particular bike and some people would be critical if everything on the bike doesn't work.

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Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by SnoBrdr » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:27 am

GL1000-1976-SCX-593P wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:53 am
Normally I would agree, but in this case I want to sell this particular bike and some people would be critical if everything on the bike doesn't work.
Does it not work at all?

You can adjust the level but it still doesn't make it accurate at all.

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Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:31 am

Temporarily ground the wire at the sender, if the gauge goes up it's good. Remove the sender, bend the tabs on the metal cover and take it off and clean the grid and wiper arm.

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Re: Fuel Gauge and sender unit

Post by GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:21 am

Hi, Thanks for that I will try it, I have been looking at a type they use on boats which has a float that uses magnetism, which if this fix doesnt work I think that one might.
I would not bother but I have 2 GL1000 which at the moment is one too many.
Thanks.



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