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Offline Greenie

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gas gauge
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:36:43 pm »
Out of the blue the gas gauge has started to act up. A full to the brim tank will register 1/2 full. The white two prong connector near the hold down bolts reads 6.2 volts - anyone know what's going on?

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Re: gas gauge
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 10:09:35 pm »
If it was me I would pull apart and reconnect the instrument cluster wire harness.
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Re: gas gauge
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 10:13:48 pm »
Where's that live?

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Re: gas gauge
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 10:16:37 pm »
Run the bike until you get down to reserve. Then, using a small inspection mirror, look in there and see if it is jammed up or broken.
If you can't see the problem, then pull the tank and remove the sender unit for testing.

The previous owner of mine managed to drop a few items into the tank and left them in there.

The service manual has some excellent troubleshooting steps to isolate the cause.
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Re: gas gauge
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 02:54:13 pm »
Where's that live?
  underneath the cluster
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