1990 Gl1500 goldwing fuel gauge goes to and stays at full


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SteveR54
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1990 Gl1500 goldwing fuel gauge goes to and stays at full

Post by SteveR54 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:47 pm



I have a 1990 gl1500 that the fuel gauge goes to the full mark and stays no matter how low the gas tank goes. Probably the float in the tank. Last year I had found a good Utube video on how to take off panels and such to get to the float to fix or replace. Had back surgery so never got around to it. Not able to ride last year. Cannot for the life of me find the Video again. Can anyone help me out?



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Re: 1990 Gl1500 goldwing fuel gauge goes to and stays at full

Post by GlimWas » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:11 am

Try to take a look in the HowTo section, i seem to remember that there is mention about the float and workarounds
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Re: 1990 Gl1500 goldwing fuel gauge goes to and stays at full

Post by bluthundr31 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:20 am

See if this one is of any help, , , , its not a DIY but its got all the info you need to fix that float, , , (unless the sending unit is bad), , ,Let us know

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Re: 1990 Gl1500 goldwing fuel gauge goes to and stays at full

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:16 pm

If the wire going to the float gets pinched and shorted to ground, this will happen. Unplug the connector from the float sensor at the tank. If the needle still shows full even with the sensor disconnected, then you know the wire is shorted. If it doesn't, then the problem is with the sensor.



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