Fuel Gauge

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Fuel Gauge

Post by Cfdchief »

I have a 1984 GL1200. Digital dash. The other day I was riding and it was full and it started to slowly go empty. Now it doesn't work at all. Any idea??

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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by newday777 »

Welcome to the forum.
We don't know your bike so history is important just as if you took a vehicle to a shop. Did you just get this bike, Mileage, the bikes history, Has it sat for a number of years with old gas in it?
Being an Aspencade? (You didn't say) you have a digital dash gage correct?
Most likely the fuel level sensor, which is a coil of wire around a flat surface and as the float goes up and down it contacts the wires sending a power voltage level to the dash gage so that wire surface can be dirty, or the pin on the float arm that contacts the wires could have rust or some foreign crud between it and the wires. Remove the float out of the tank (have to have less than 1/3 tank of gas) and inspect it. I've been able to get one working by manually moving the arm up and down to clear gunk out when I had the float out. Or you might have to find a good replacement float.
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