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Offline Darkstar

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Fuel gauge failure indication
on: July 29, 2016, 10:51:31 AM
Just fired up my 2013 after changing the ecu and ignition barrel,(bought a damaged bike missing the key)
The fuel gauge just cycles thru from bottom to top and top to bottom at the same time.
Manual says fuel gauge indication failure. But what does this really mean and how do i fix it.



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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 04:13:10 PM
There is two possible issue that I can see.
1)The display is damaged internally.

2)The sending unit in the tank is stuck or failing.

Oh wait,there's 3)There maybe a damaged wire somewhere between the display and the fuel sender.

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 01:59:40 PM
Found the loose wire.
Can this be fixed???

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 02:12:15 PM
Im hoping the fuel pump cam be saved as $350 aud for a wire is a bit of a bugger.

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 03:55:32 PM
A good electronics shop should be able to repair it.If you can get the terminal out of the plastic housing,you maybe able to crimp, and solder, a new one on.

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 09:36:40 PM
When I seperated the black plug on the left side,  along the tubular frame just below the gas tank which is the connection for the fuel pump, the fuel display started flashing.  I think there is a photo of it in the maint manual, if not in the valve check and adjust procedure available on this site which was published by one of our members.

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 02:09:40 AM
Thank you for this post, I had the exact same issue and when I opened her up.... same exact wire! Weird failure.

I used my soldering gun to melt off the end of the exposed wire and then soldered it back onto the unit. Works fine now. Guess it's only a matter of time until the red one goes too though, eh?  :001:
Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 02:11:23 AM by billyedtimmy

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #7 on: July 01, 2019, 01:49:40 PM
My turn for this one. Just under 20,000 miles and the fuel gauge does it weird flashing.

Sender wire reads open circuit. Remove pump/sender. There is is black wire waving about. It solders easily.

The reason for the black one is it's the longer of the two with no support so it's being bent at the crimp all the time. Stupid poor design.

Now when a wire is soldered it is very prone to cracking where the solder ends, so I've taken a gamble and wiped some PP Chemical Metal round the end of the wires to act as a strain relief - I hope the stuff is petrol proof.

I guess it would have been a silly price if taken to a Honda dealer - "yes Sir, you need a new pump unit, that will be ???".
Brian.

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #8 on: February 03, 2020, 10:17:15 AM
hello,same issue
how remove fuel gauge ?
thank you for your advice !

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Re: Fuel gauge failure indication
Reply #9 on: February 03, 2020, 11:07:48 AM
*Originally Posted by FREDOMETEO [+]
hello,same issue
how remove fuel gauge ?
thank you for your advice !

Take care with loads of petrol floating about !!

From memory.
Remove tank.
Drain tank.
Turn over, unscrew pump/gauge unit.
Ease pump/gauge out.
Brian.