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Offline Baconfat

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Fuel gauge and Thermostat problems
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:51:57 pm »
Hello, new to the page. love the feedback of motorcyclists. I have a Kawasaki Concours ZG1000 '99. The fuel gauge isnt reading correctly and is stuck on E as well as the Thermostat on C. Do you think it can be a grounding issue? sat for quite a while.

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Re: Fuel gauge and Thermostat problems
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 09:06:32 pm »
Welcome,
Yeah could be an earth issue in the instrument cluster.
More likely the connector to the wiring loom has corroded.
Take the connector off and check/clean the contacts.
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Re: Fuel gauge and Thermostat problems
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 09:16:36 pm »
Float arm for the gas gage may be stuck too.
  Use a piece of wire to move it up and see if the reading changes.

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Re: Fuel gauge and Thermostat problems
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 02:10:44 pm »
I will have to give that a try

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Re: Fuel gauge and Thermostat problems
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 12:46:49 am »
steered out of this one so far based on "first" post panic/ with content.. clearly evident the fuel tank was removed during the pre -issue...'check to see if the black/yellow wire that attaches to the left hand coil mounting bolt, is in good condition, and the terminal has been abrasively scrubbed and shiny, and actually plugged  in.
Not a visual check, a physical inspect and clean.

then report back.
 also, unplugging-re-plugging every connector up front, would go a long way..
 based on your brief, and incomplete descriptions of the bike, it's conditions, it's parts, and a heck of a lot more... you have not really described anything other than "key on.... don't work... "

it takes a LOT more to tell you where to look..
 >:( >:( >:(

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